Featured Destination: Kyoto


The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto

Our Exclusive Amenities for 2015: 

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Continental breakfast daily, for up to two in room guests
  • $100 Equivalent Resort or Hotel credit, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability


Ranked the #1 city by the readers of Travel + Leisure in 2014, Kyoto is the cultural heart of Japan and is known as “the city with 10,000 shrines” and for its Zen temples, palaces, and gardens. A city storied with 17 world heritage sites, time-honored tea ceremony, and world-renowned kimonos, Kyoto is a thriving city full of culture and also home to cutting edge industries and upscale shopping.

The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto

The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto sits serenely on the banks of the Kamogawa River, with sweeping views of the famous Higashiyama mountains. The resort features 134 guest rooms and suites, 4 restaurants and bars, The Ritz-Carlton Spa, and 4 different types of banquet rooms ranging from corporate dinners and meetings, to exhibitions, private events and weddings. Blending the centuries old traditions and rich culture of Japan's ancient capital with modern luxury, The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto brings to life the cultural heart of Japan. The resort is in close proximity to Kyoto's popular downtown areas including Gion and Kawaramachi, the city's retail and entertainment district.

Kimono Experience 

Immerse yourself in history as you stroll through the old streets of Kyoto dressed in a traditional kimono. As part of the experience we will be happy to help you to choose your favorite colors, patterns, and designs of kimono.

Samurai Experience 

In feudal times, samurai warriors practiced the performing art of kenbu (literally “sword dance”) to prepare themselves for battle. In this class you will learn basic kenbu moves using a real samurai sword while dressed in traditional costume, before enjoying a stage performance by a kenbu master.