Aman Kyoto Japan
1, Okitayama Washimine-Cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto, 603-0000
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Akira Shiota firstname.lastname@example.org Akira- San joins Aman following an 8-year tenure with Marriott International. Most recently he held the position of Executive Assistant Manager, F&B at The St Regis Hotel Osaka in Japan. Akira was born and grew up in Osaka and understands Kyoto’s local culture and customs. An experienced hotelier with strong leadership skills, who is highly creative, very service experienced and concept focused.
5-star Luxury hotel
History & Story
Aman Kyoto is situated in a once- forgotten secret garden that provides a secluded retreat, moments from the centre of beguiling Kyoto. Hidden at the foot of the symbolic mountain of Hidari Daimonji in Kyoto’s north, the resort is nestled in forested grounds in the district of Takagamine, within walking distance of the iconic UNESCO world heritage site of Kinkakuji Temple.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
The resort perfectly tempers privacy, relaxation and rejuvenation with the vibrancy of Japan’s ancient Imperial Capital, home to 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Nestled in the verdant foothills of the symbolic mountains of Hidari Daimonji, Aman Kyoto is a place of untold beauty.
A one-hour drive Osaka International Airport, or a two-hour drive or 90-minute express train from Kansai International Airport
About 30 minutes by car from Kyoto Station
Key sites/activities in the area
Aman Kyoto are within easy reach of Kyoto’s most important sites.
Kinkakuji Temple (The Golden Pavilion) – An impressive structure overlooking a large picturesque pond, Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) is a Zen temple whose top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf
Koetsuji Temple – Koetsuji Temple was originally a mausoleum for the Honami family, but was converted to a Nichiren temple in 1656 after Koetsu’s death, and has a beautiful garden with many maple trees
Genkoan Temple – With a design highlighting the harmonies of colour, the garden at Genkoan is well known for its two ‘windows of wisdom’, one round and one square, and for having one of the best views in Kyoto
Number of suites: 2
Number of Luxury rooms: 24 guest rooms
Number of rooms, (keys) in all: 26
Aman Kyoto latticed pavilions are a contemporary homage to the traditional Japanese Ryokan inn, strikingly minimalist in the geometry, and each serving as a window onto their spectacular natural surroundings. The interiors are spacious and light-filled. Ingeniously crafted to foster peace, relaxation and contemplation at every turn.
Susuki – 60 metres squared
Nara – 60 metres squared
Kaede – 60 metres squared
Hotaru – 60 metres squared
Takagamine – 223 metres squared
Washigamine – 239 metres squared
Combined bedroom and living area, featuring natural woods, floor-to-ceiling windows and tatami flooring
King-size or twin beds
Traditional Japanese “Tokonoma” alcove
Hinoki Japanese bath, madeof cypress wood
Traditional Japanese Tatami room, Western living room, dining room and kitchen area
Two en-suite bedrooms
Restaurants & Bars
The convivial Living Pavilion by Aman, with its central fireplace and glass doors opening onto an ornate garden terrace, will be the heart of Aman Kyoto. Serving western and home-cooked style Kyoto cuisine throughout the day, the Living Pavilion by Aman will also offer a bar, afternoon tea and picnic hampers to be enjoyed al fresco in the gardens or forest glades.
Open to both Aman guests and non-residents, Taka-an offers an invitation to experience the authentic Japanese art of hospitality, which is characterized by balance and equilibrium – and where the texture of the tableware is as important as the flavor of the food on the plate. In this fastidiously curated environment, every element – atmosphere, design and cuisine – work together, in harmony.
The fresh spring water that flows near Aman Kyoto is central to the philosophy at the resort’s Aman Spa. Traditional onsen bathing facilities deliver relaxation and healing in their purest forms, while dovetailing with a range of treatments that tap into Japan’s plentiful natural apothecary.
Offering a range of Aman signature and exclusive local treatments including Yoga and Mindfulness sessions within the gardens, the Aman Spa features:
Onsen ; Outdoor and indoor hot spring , 3 treatment rooms, Spa lounge and Retail area
Corporate & Celebration Events
The beautifully time worn garden spaces dotted around Aman Kyoto are perfect for outdoor events – from small private dinners and functions, to garden weddings. Left unspoilt for years, each brings with it the palpable sense of bygone world, revived in the present through human connection.
- Living pavilion Garden – a lush field in front of the living pavilion suitable for garden weddings or cocktails
- Kurusuno Garden – Situated beside a stream, a beautiful natural setting for a more intimate gathering or private event
- Zen – A hillside venue to play host to private picnic lunches or romantic dinners
- Kagamiishi – A traditional space, where guests can experience a quintessential tea ceremony
- Tengahara – A unique space at the top of Aman Kyoto’s grand staircase
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