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The Six Senses Kyoto opens

The Six Senses Kyoto opens

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A Luxurious Sanctuary in the Heart of Japan’s Ancient Capital

Six Senses Kyoto
Six Senses Kyoto

The Six Senses Kyoto: A Luxurious Sanctuary in the Heart of Japan’s Ancient Capital

Six Senses has recently expanded its footprint with the opening of its first urban hotel in Japan – the Six Senses Kyoto. Situated amidst the iconic heritage shrines and palaces of Kyoto, this new addition to the brand’s flourishing portfolio promises to offer guests a unique blend of holistic wellness, signature sustainability, and extraordinary experiences.

Six Senses Kyoto Lobby
Six Senses Kyoto Lobby

A Nod to Kyoto’s Heian-Era Elegance

The hotel’s design draws inspiration from the Heian period (794-1185), a golden age of art and culture in Japan that gave birth to the “Miyabi” (courtly elegance) concept. This heritage is reflected in the hotel’s modern interpretation, which incorporates elements of traditional arts to create a unique and elegant ambiance. The lobby’s centrepiece is a stunning folding screen featuring 504 hand-crafted Kyoto-made Rakuyaki tiles, symbolizing the silhouette of the sacred Mount Kurama.

Sanctuary of Serenity and Rejuvenation

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Premier Suite Garden King Private Garden

The 81 guest rooms and suites at the Six Senses Kyoto offer a sanctuary for contemplation and relaxation. Specialty suites, such as the Premier Suite Garden with a private Japanese courtyard and the expansive Three Bedroom Penthouse Suite, provide guests with ample space for reconnection. All bedrooms feature the Sleep With Six Senses program, which promotes peaceful slumber through bespoke organic bedding and personalized sleep consultation services.

Holistic Wellness Journey

Inspired by Kyoto’s Zen philosophy, the Six Senses Spa integrates traditional healing techniques with modern science. Guests can begin their wellness journey with a signature Wellness Screening, which analyses key health biomarkers and allows Wellness Practitioners to provide personalized recommendations. Highlights include the Kyoto-exclusive Ah-un treatment, a series of rituals and harmonizing therapies that symbolize the pursuit of inner peace, and the Watsu (aquatic bodywork) treatment in the city’s only dedicated pool.

Culinary Exploration of Japan’s 24 Seasons

Sekki Restaurant
Sekki Restaurant

Guided by the Eat With Six Senses ethos, the hotel’s dining experiences take guests on a journey through the ancient Japanese calendar. The all-day dining restaurant, Sekki, features hyper-seasonal weekly menus and drinks inspired by Japan’s 24 solar terms. Executive Chef Hiroki Shishikura’s close relationships with local farmers and producers ensure access to the freshest, most sustainable ingredients.

Sustainability and Community Engagement

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walter mario stein unsplash bamboo forest Kyoto

Sustainability remains a core value at the Six Senses Kyoto, evident in the eco-centric design and operational practices. Guests can participate in sustainability tours, workshops at the Earth Lab, and natural body product creation at the Alchemy Bar, all designed to foster a deeper understanding and connection with local culture and sustainable practices. With its commitment to holistic wellness, culinary excellence, and environmental consciousness, the Six Senses Kyoto promises to be a transformative destination for discerning travellers seeking an immersive and enriching experience in the heart of Japan’s ancient capital.

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