The Japanese aesthetic principle of Enso means connecting the body and mind through the Zen Circle motion to express both individuality and the oneness of life. Our spa rituals and revitalizing treatments draw you into the meditative realms of inner and outer peace to celebrate the present moment and a thoughtful connection to self with memorable kyo no iyashi: healing, Kyoto style.
- Open Daily
- 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
- Tatcha Akari Golden Glow Facial
Akari, the Japanese word for ‘light,’ captures this revitalizing facial treatment that enhances your skin’s natural luminosity. Time-honoured botanicals reawaken the skin, a radiance-boosting mask delivers intense hydration, and centuries-old Japanese acupressure techniques provide a natural facelift.
- Find your Zen
Our traditional Zen Mind and Spirit treatment artfully lightens the burdens of modern-day stresses with full-body, therapeutic shoulder and neck and slow-stroke head massages that will send you into a profound state of relaxation, topped by a soothing sake bath.
- Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto Signature Ceremony
Our menu of signature rituals is inspired by imperial Japan as well as healing local ingredients.
- KIRARA Body Therapies
Our carefully curated selection of body scrubs and wraps will leave you glowing both inside and out.
- ADEYAKA Facial
These innovative, anti-ageing facials from Biologique Recherché and Sodashi can help breathe new life into your skin.
- Nail Services
Let us take care of all of your finishing touches.
- Spa Escape for Men – Body
Choose from treatments designed to help you recover from sports or desk stiffness, promote flexibility and improve sleep and mental outlook.
- Spa Escape for Men – Facial
Let our estheticians assess your skin's specific needs and tailor a personalized skincare regimen to help your skin look its absolute best.
- Four Seasons Massage Therapies
Relax and recover with a variety of techniques to promote relaxation, relieve muscle tension and improve circulation.
- Urei Add-On Treatments
Indulge a little longer by choosing one or more of these add-ons to your selected treatments, designed to enhance your spa experience.
- Bath Menu
Ideal precursors to a massage, scrub or body treatment, these two-part bathing rituals are influenced by ancient Japanese traditions.
- Wellness of Life by SODASHI
Pure botanical extracts deliver high-performance benefits in these richly nourishing facials and body treatments.
- Spa Promotions
These exclusive promotions combine some of our most popular treatments for a truly indulgent experience.
Align breath and movement in the privacy of yoga studio or in a uniquely tranquil space of the tea house, overlooking the pond garden. All levels are welcome.
Experience ancient and non-intrusive alternative therapy that enhances the body's own innate ability to heal itself physically and mentally.
Meet the Team
Sanae, who has been practicing yoga since 2004, become a RYT 200 (Registered Yoga Teacher) practitioner in 2009 before signing on as a yoga instructor at a well-known hot yoga studio in Japan – where she provided classes for 50 to 90 members a day. She then became a trainer in western Japan, teaching courses for yoga instructors on anatomy, physiology and basic knowledge of yoga philosophy. She has since been following Indian yogis to deepen better understanding for traditional yoga and keep practice every day.
“Practicing yoga allows us to experience deep relaxation and heal ourselves. Experiencing beyond the practice helps us broaden our perspective.”
Inspired by the work of Edgar Cayce, Takako was naturally drawn to the world of holistic healing arts. She has a diploma in clinical aromatherapy & therapeutic massage with anatomy and physiology and is also a certified practitioner of both Access Bars and M Technique. A Jikiden Reiki Teacher and Practitioner, as well as a CPS accredited spiritual healer, Takako has been an active member of UK Healers since 2015. Since returning to her home city of Kyoto in 2018, Takako has been offering reiki treatment to the international clients who visit the Jikiden Reiki Institute, as well as to guests and customers of the Four Seasons Hotel, Kyoto.
“As a Reiki practitioner, I consider myself a medium who enables people to open themselves up to the healing powers of universal energy, and thus to discover and realize the potential to self-heal.”
Spa with Lunch or Afternoon Tea
Introducing a leisurely day package that combines an indulgent facial or body treatment at The Spa, our popular afternoon tea at The Lounge and Bar or healthy lunch course at the Brasserie, and use of the expansive indoor pool and spa tub. Soothe your body and spirit by relaxing in the peaceful, Zen-inspired haven of The Spa and savouring seasonal delicacies while overlooking our pond garden, Shakusui-tei.
A Day of Well-Feeling Program
Boost your positive energy, mind and body by using the facilities to their maximum potential. The program includes breakfast and a special healthy lunch at the Brasserie, a 120-minute spa treatment, juice cleansing and leisurely use of our expansive pool, fitness centre and Ofuro facilities. An optional private yoga session can also be arranged.
- March 20 – April 30, 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
TATCHA Violet-C Radiance Facial
An original TATCHA facial treatment using traditional Japanese botanicals debuts at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto. A facial mask formulated with topical superfruit callicarpa japonica (Japanese beauty-berry) and fruit acids restores vitality to fatigued skin. Our therapists also marshal superb techniques to relieve stress and tension in your feet. Enjoy unparalleled relaxation, conceived to banish the cares of winter past.
- Time together
Settle into our VIP couple’s suite for our Miyabi Rejuvenation couple's treatment, and celebrate togetherness with a Japanese sake bath, an aromatic massage and a TATCHA facial exclusive to our Spa.
- A boost for tired feet
After a day exploring our beautiful city, unwind with a relaxing foot bath using roasted Uji green tea and our unique Tamba sea salt scrub before your choice of treatment.
- Stay a little longer
Before or after your treatment, extend your spa experience with a dip in our indoor pool and a soak in our whirlpools, or enjoy the relaxing warmth of our steam rooms and saunas. Pool access is available with certain spa packages for non-staying guests.