Opened in February 2014, the Ritz-Carlton is a fantastic addition to Kyoto's luxury hotel scene. It's in a great location overlooking the Kamo River, and within walking distance of the downtown shops and restaurants of Kawaramachi, as well as the Gion and Pontocho geisha districts.

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The 134 guest rooms are elegantly decorated and include the Ritz-Carlton's signature 600 thread count bed linen. Amenities include large flatscreen TVs, Blu-ray disc players, Nespresso coffee machine and spacious bathrooms with a walk-in rain shower, separate bathtub and double wash basins with luxury toiletries. A Japanese aesthetic is ensured with bonsai and original Japanese art works decorating each room. Free wi-fi internet as well as wired internet is available in all rooms and throughout the hotel.

The hotel has a Japanese restaurant - Mizuki - where guests can indulge in multi-course Kaiseki dinners, and an Italian - La Locanda - which serves fine Italian cuisine with a contemporary cuisine, within a historic century-old dining room. There is also a Pierre Hermes Paris concession providing guests with the finest French macaroons, pastries and desserts. The health club includes a 20 metre indoor swimming pool, steam room, dry sauna, gym, relaxation room and seven spa treatment rooms.

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The excellent concierge service is available to assist with everything from advice on sightseeing, to restaurant reservations and getting inside access to some of Kyoto's hidden treasures.

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Key Info

Number of rooms

134

Eco Rating

3

Location

Honshu

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