What is Kyoto area like?
Once home to the capital city of Japan, this prefecture is a treasure trove for tourists aiming to immerse themselves in rich history, long-standing tradition and spectacular views of nature. Located in the center of the Kansai region, Kyoto prefecture draws huge numbers of domestic and overseas tourists all year round. You can enjoy both sides from modern Japanese to very traditional style in the town.
Uniquely Japanese Culture
Kyoto is a city that maintains a traditional Japanese culture and landscape. Not only famous shrines and temples, but also Japanese architecture, gardens, and Buddhist statues are scattered throughout the city. You can also enjoy traditional Japanese performances such as “Maiko”, “Geisha” , Gion Festival and so on.
You can see beautiful scenery of the four seasons in various areas: cherry blossoms in spring, cool bamboo groves in summer, autumn leaves in fall, and snowy landscapes in winter.
Visitors can enjoy a high level of gourmet cuisine, from Japanese sweets to Western-style confectionery, as well as uniquely Japanese cuisine. In particular, colorful Japanese sweets and flavorful Japanese tea are popular as souvenirs.
World Cultural Heritage
There are many places in Kyoto, such as the famous Kiyomizu Temple and Nijo Castle, that are listed as World Cultural Heritage sites.
Rich in nature
According to released by the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) in May, the number of foreign visitors to Japan in April was approximately 1.95 million people, approximately 13 times the number in the same month a year ago and 66.6% of the number in April 2019 before the pandemic.
Kyoto is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan. As shown in the chart below, tourist numbers in 2022 are much closer to those in 2019 before the pandemic. While popular among Japanese, the number of foreigners spiked since Japan opened its borders for visa-free last year.
Especially during the cherry blossom season in spring, and the autumn foliage season in fall, Kyoto is packed with people from Asia, Europe, the United States and so on, instead of Japanese.
It is from such a remarkable Kyoto area that we would like to introduce you to a very special property.
Four Seasons Hotel And Hotel Residences Kyoto
Built around an 800-year old ikeniwa garden pond, the intimate and contemporary surroundings of Four Seasons Kyoto blend seamlessly together to capture the essence of life in the historic Higashiyama area of Kyoto. The unique collection of artfully designed luxury residences incorporates old-world charm and traditions with modern conveniences, serviced by a dedicated Four Seasons team.
Here are our recommended Kyoto listings:
Higashiyama, Kyoto, Japan
Sakyo, Kyoto, 606-0807