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.More about this experience from 2018 traveller Shari Moss
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.