Six Senses Kyoto marks the brand’s entry into Japan, promising an unparalleled experience replete with cutting-edge wellness and spa facilities, an innovative dining concept, and local adventures.

The 81 guest rooms and suites, ranging from 42 to 238 square meters, are arranged to offer views of the central courtyard, the gardens of the neighboring Toyokuni Shrine, or the city panorama of treetops, temples, tea shops, and rooftops.

Authentic Japanese traditions and décor run throughout, with quirky touches inspired by folklore, The Moon Rabbit, and the 11th-century classic Tale of Genji.

There will be a three-bedroom Penthouse Suite secluded on the top floor of the hotel with access to the adjacent rooftop terrace for guests looking to host private events and get-togethers.

Discovery is at the heart of Six Senses Kyoto and guests have access to various hands-on experiences, including the property’s Earth Lab, an Alchemy Bar, and a locally grown herb garden.

Six Senses Spa incorporates science, traditional healing, and Japanese Zen culture, offering an array of treatments and programmes rooted in Kyoto’s culture and community.

There will also be traditional Japanese male and female bath houses at Six Senses Kyoto, extending to an indoor pool and Watsu. Yoga, meditation, aerial yoga, a state-of-the-art gym, and Biohack Recovery Lounge are available as well to help support guests’ wellness goals.

On the culinary front, there will be an all-day dining restaurant, and a counter-style sushi restaurant, as well as a cocktail lounge and bar.

Six Senses Kyoto is a 90-minute drive or a 70-minute train ride from Kansai International Airport (KIX), or a 10-minute drive from Kyoto Shinkansen station.

Reservations for the IHG property are now open for stays from 23 April 2024.