A traditional tea house graces the property.
Guest rooms feature shoji panels and rich polished woods.
The Brasserie serves classic fare with a local twist.
The Brasserie serves classic fare with a local twist.

Kyoto Zen

A sleek hotel near Japan’s ancient capital marries old and new

Opened in 2016, Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto has won two prestigious awards for hospitality design. Set in a five-acre pond garden complete with a traditional tea house, the property features 123 guest rooms that accent modern style with traditional Japanese shoji panels and polished woods. The Brasserie serves classic bistro fare with a local twist. A spa welcomes guests to engage mind and body with a host of treatments. Rates from $675; fourseasons.com