Japan is one of our favorite destinations, a mix of the ancient and the hyper-modern. We fondly remember the 6am Buddhist monks chanting in their temple, the terracotta warriors, and wonderful hidden sushi bars. The legendary Six Senses resort is making its debut in downtown Kyoto, set to open in 2024. Six Senses resorts and hotels are notoriously stunning and luxe. With locations in Europe, Asia, Africa, and beyond, you’ll be met with world-class hospitality in beautiful settings.
When you arrive, you will be welcomed into the tranquil Ryokan-style hotel. On the grounds, there are stunning gardens to wander through and a relaxing wellness spa. Before your spa treatment you will experience a traditional tea ceremony. The hotel also has an all-day dining restaurant, specialty sushi restaurant, brew bar, and cocktail lounge bar if you prefer to stay on the hotel grounds for dinner and drinks. The Six Senses in Kyoto is both calming and welcoming, a true oasis in downtown Kyoto.
When should you go?
Springtime in Kyoto is beautiful as it is cherry blossom (sakura) blooming season. In the fall, you’ll experience the vibrant colors of fall foliage.
What can you do in Kyoto?
Kyoto has so much to offer in terms of activities, sights to see, and food to eat and, with the Six Senses Kyoto being within walking distance of the colorful Gion district, you won’t run out of options for your itinerary. Here is a list to get you started… Visit the shrines or temples like the Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, grab a late breakfast at Nishiki Market, enjoy a traditional tea ceremony, go to the top of Kyoto’s test building, Kyoto Tower, for a sunset view of the city, walk along the Kamogawa River and dine in the Pontocho Alley. If you are inclined to have a bucket list, our suggestion is to put Six Senses Kyoto at the top.
Learn more about Six Senses debut resort in Kyoto, Japan here.