A modern garden sanctuary draped in history

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.

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Accommodations

  • 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.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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

    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.

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Featured Offers

Stay Longer – Third Night Free

Receive a complimentary third night.

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Family Time

Make the most of your family time with 15% off our Room Rate, daily breakfast, a Hotel credit, and more.

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Private Retreats – Reunite and Reconnect

Gather in a luxury vacation home designed to bring you closer. Round-trip transportation from the train station, an unforgettable destination experience and daily breakfast await.

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Bed and Breakfast

Start each day with a signature Four Seasons breakfast.

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Kyoto by Four Seasons

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Shakusuien

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.

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View across pond to restaurant patio where couple toasts with wine glasses

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