Four Seasons Hotel


A modern garden sanctuary draped in history
445-3, Myohoin Maekawa-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0932, Japan

Sunlight peeks through the tall, slender stems of bamboo that lead you to our intimate hideaway in Kyoto’s temple district. At our heart is the 800-year-old Shakusui-en, a pond garden that firmly grounds our contemporary Hotel in tradition, artistry and natural beauty. Come morning, watch the sun illuminate the landscape outside your room’s floor-to-ceiling windows – cherry blossoms in spring, rich greenery in summer, vibrant red foliage in fall and snow-kissed mountain peaks in winter. Beguiling Kyoto keeps its secrets close. Let us show you where to find them.


  • Premier Room bed, desk, sofa and round ottoman by patio door, garden views
    Premier Room – Garden View

    With floor-to-ceiling views of our Shakusuien pond garden, these relaxing rooms embody traditional, minimalist Japanese design, featuring clean lines with little clutter.

  • Long glass dining table under chandelier by living room, open wall to sunny patio
    One-Bedroom Hotel Residence – Garden View

    Watch the seasonal blooms unfold in our Shakusuien pond garden from your residence’s private balcony, or open up the curtains and take in the view as you enjoy breakfast on the dining table – or better yet, in bed.

  • Hotel guest room with a king bed and Japanese-inspired wallpaper
    Deluxe Room

    Peaceful and functional, these are some of Kyoto’s largest standard guest rooms and your personal oasis. Unwind in the sitting area, bathed in natural light, or beneath a soothing seasonal scene painted on the bed board.

  • One-bedroom suite large living room desk in front of open balcony sliding doors, patio chairs
    One-Bedroom Suite

    Each of these expansive suites provides distinct living and sleeping spaces, as well as a Zen-like marble bathroom inspired by a bamboo forest. Need a little quiet time? Retreat to your master bedroom and rest your head on your customized Four Seasons Bed, next to views of our pond garden.

  • Corner of kitchen with light wood floor-to-ceiling cabinets, island under chandelier
    Two-Bedroom Corner Hotel Residence

    With two bedrooms on either side of the suite, a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area and a spacious living room, our largest Hotel residences offer plenty of space for everyone in your family to spread out and enjoy the floor-to-ceiling views of the city.

  • Presidential Suite bed, bench, blue carpet, padded wall panels with Japanese prints, balcony bench
    Presidential Suite

    It’s easy to feel at home here in this unique, two-bedroom suite, surrounded by local artisanal décor and spectacular views at every turn. Perched up on our fourth floor with extra-tall ceilings and an abundance of natural light, this calming retreat is where unforgettable family memories are made.

featured offer
Stay and Dine

Take your staycation to the next level with the ultimate in-room dining experience, daily breakfast, valet parking, a JPY 5,000 Hotel credit, and more.

Eggs benedict brunch on plate, fruit and salad in bowls
  • offer valid for: Jun 17 2021 – Apr 30 2022
  • Reservation must be made at least 3 days in advance


  • Nightly French set-menu dinner for two served through In-Room Dining or in our Brasserie restaurant
  • Daily breakfast for two served through In-Room Dining or in our Brasserie restaurant
  • JPY 5,000 credit towards Hotel dining and spa treatments (excludes Sushi Wakon)
  • Valet parking
  • Accommodation upgrade, subject to availability at check-in
  • Always included: Access to our wellness facilities (fitness centre, swimming pool and spa tub, sauna, bath and relaxation lounge)
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A walk through poetry

Believed to once have been the garden of samurai Taira no Shigemori’s mountain villa, our Shakusuien pond garden was immortalized in a 12th-century epic poem, “The Tale of Heike (The Taira Clan).”



Built some 800 years ago at the foot of a mountain in the scenic Higashiyama temple district, our 10,000-square-metre (100,000-square-foot), circuit-style ikeniwa, or pond garden, is a haven of quiet dignity – and one of the few remaining gardens created at the end of the Heian Period, the peak of Imperial Japan. Wander its tree- and water-lined paths and fill your soul with a resounding sense of peace.

  • Patio chairs, umbrellas by wood walkway along pond
  • Large orange-and-white koi fish in grassy pond under rocks, hotel buildings

Kyoto by Four Seasons