Six Senses Kyoto to debut in Japan with a Downtown retreatSix Senses Kyoto will open in a prime location to provide an urban sanctuary and offer a luxury stay for unwinding and cultural events. The hotel is scheduled to open in 2024. Share
With its meandering paths through tranquil gardens and its feel-good spa, Six Senses Kyoto will bring an upscale luxury experience in front of the Myoho-in temple and Tokyokuni-Jinja shrine and within walking distance of the colourful Gion district.
Visionary thinking BLINK Design Group has been brought on board to bring the Six Senses brand values to life through elegant designs while maximizing space, privacy, and views. The interiors contrast simple lines with earthy organic tones and a “beauty in the details” vibe, setting a calming and welcoming mood and celebrating authentic Japanese traditions and décor.
There will be a total of 81 guest rooms organized around a central courtyard, which connects guests to nature through its biophilic design as a garden of seasonal landscapes. The interiors at Six Senses Kyoto will contrast simple lines with earthy organic tones to create an indoor-outdoor, calming and welcoming mood and celebrate authentic Japanese traditions and décor. Another highlight will be the Earth Lab: a space dedicated to environmental engagement and innovation and to communicating the work happening on and off-site at Six Senses Kyoto.
It is not just the rooms that optimize human health: the spa with wellness facilities is as generous as it is comprehensive, blending traditional healing and Japanese Zen culture into the wellness experience. From the Ryokan-style welcome to tea ceremonies and signature treatments, the Kyoto spa will focus on healing rituals to induce calm and well-being. The spa lounge will incorporate a retail offering including vibrant and fun fashion and homeware collections and a variety of skincare and lifestyle products.
Embodying a heady mix of no-filter landscapes, genuine hospitality and fascinating contrast of preserved ancient culture and ultra-modern shine, Japan is as sensuous as it is enticing. Historically the largest city and still thought to be the heart of Japan, Kyoto is famed for its Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, palaces, traditional Japanese architecture, and beautiful cherry gardens.
The journey of our luxury hotel in Kyoto is designed to mirror the different energies of city life, from the sensory stimulation and movement of the street to the stillness and calm of a Zen garden. Guests will meander freely from these outside spaces into the indoor dining areas, which include an All-Day Dining Restaurant, Specialty Sushi Restaurant, Brew Bar, and Cocktail Lounge Bar. Added delights will include meeting rooms with a fireplace and an Earth Lab.
Boredom is the nemesis of any family holiday and in Kyoto, that is never on the agenda thanks to its fairy-tale charm and child-friendly attractions. Six Senses Kyoto will also offer a host of Grow With Six Senses arts, crafts, ecological and wellness activities to attune children to Japanese customs in a playful, immersive way.
The hotel will be located in the Higashiyama area which is a brimming destination for luxury and fine living. The district is home to several historical attractions in Kyoto, including Myohoin Temple, Toyokuni Jinja Shrine, Sanjusangendo Temple and the Kyoto National Museum. The tranquil retreat here will aim to offer a special stay experience where guests can feel the uniquely beautiful region.
While Kyoto is popular all year round, the spring Sakura (cherry blossoms) and fall foliage are the most iconic. Given its central location, Six Senses Kyoto will appeal to guests seeking culture, history, shopping, and gastronomy—simply hop on one of the hotel’s e-bikes. The location is set to open in 2024.