Become a samurai for a day as you learn to draw, pose and swing your katana, the traditional sword used by ancient Japanese warriors. Tetsuro Shimaguchi, head choreographer for Kill Bill: Volume One, guides your hand.
Your trip, your adventures. All of our journeys are fully customizable, allowing you the freedom to choose the experiences that speak to you – and change your mind at a moment’s notice.
Learn how to make sushi
Arrive at a Michelin-starred restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto for an intimate overview of Japanese cuisine, followed by a hands-on lesson in preparing a traditional meal.
Visit Sacred Temples and Shrines
With 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites, Kyoto has an abundance of quiet temples, gardens and colourful shrines, each a unique setting for wonder and contemplation.
Journey Through Kyoto’s Culinary Scene
Head out with our Four Seasons chefs to Nishiki Market, known as “Kyoto’s Kitchen” – the place to shop for fresh seafood as well as locally made cookware. Meet with the chefs' favourite vendors and sample the best local dishes for a unique sensory experience.
Located near ancient temples as well as downtown Kyoto, this brand-new hotel is intimate and contemporary, blending modern Japanese sensibilities with traditional values and design.