The Ritz Carlton Kyoto

The hotel is one of the best in JAPAN.  We have stayed at The Ritz Carlton Tokyo, Osaka and Okinawa in Japan.  However The Ritz Carlton Kyoto would exceed others.  Everything, such as hospitality, ambience, food, service, facilities, and staff is impeccable.  If you are looking for luxury hotels in Kyoto, absolutory you must stay there.  Perhaps, if this is your first visit Kyoto, I would highly recommend it.  On the other hand, if you are a connoisseur of Kyoto, this is not.  Because the neighborhood around the property wouldn’t be very much Kyoto.  That’s too bad.  If you want to stay somewhere reminiscent of Kyoto, you may want to book accommodations around Higashiyama area, such as Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto.  The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto would be great for couples, family, solo travelers, or business persons.  If you are going to stay there, I would highly recommend booking a room with a view of Kamo River.  You can see peaceful views while chilling out at the room.  It’s truly worth staying.  When we stayed at a room on 3F, my ear sometimes caught footsteps from the upstairs but it was not a big deal for me.  The soundproofing system would be outdated.  Then when we stayed at a room on 2F, we sometimes met eye to eye people who were taking a walk along the river and we felt bit unconfutable.  Also it seems that there are some rooms facing a cemetery on the west side.  You may want to stay at a room on the highest floor possible.  Once we entered the entrance, immediately staff escorted us to our room and checked in while having Japanese tea.  The room was luxuriously decorated.  Then all of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, yukatas, bathrobes, a coffee machine with capsules, welcome fruit, baked cakes, a green tea set, a Blu-ray DVD player etc.  Also you can request amenities, baby cribs, slippers, etc., for small kids if you need.  Babysitter service is available.  Room service is available for 24H.  There is a convenience store nearby.  Wifi reception was good in the building.  Turndown service is available.  Unluckily there is no executive lounge on a club floor on-site to relax while drinking and eating.  Then the hotel is perfect universal design.  There are some rooms for wheelchair users and wheelchairs are available.  If you bring people with weak feet, you may want to inform staff of it in advance as they can arrange a room near the lift.   Then the property has a wonderful swimming pool, gym, saunas and baths on B2 which you can complimentary use whenever you like.  Staff can provide swimming wears and swim caps.  Don’t forget to visit there during your stay.  You can relax at the pool side after long day out.  The swimming pool is open from 6:00-22:00.  *A minimum age requirement of 5 applies.  The gym is open for 24H.  *A minimum age requirement of 16 applies.  Then some interesting free activates are provided for guests.  We were excited to join a cycling activity in the early morning.  You must join it.  A tour guide brings you to some well-known spots in the city.  If you are not so familiar around Kyoto, you must join others as well, such as “Hike Kyoto”, “Run Kyoto”, “Art Tour in-house”, and “Warm-Up Exercise” etc.  Also they can provide free activities for kids, such as Origami, Balloon art, Treasure hunt, etc.  You need to book them in advance by e-mail. rc.kyoto.activity@ritzcarlton.com   Then the buffet-style breakfast is one of the best in Japan.  You can choose either the buffet-style or Japanese cuisine.  All ingredients were very high-end.  You won’t be able to resist even you are full.  Don’t forget to bring an empty stomach.   I noticed that some local people visited the restaurant for breakfast only.  The hotel has the Japanese and the Italian restaurant in-house.  I would highly recommend the latter for lunch or dinner.  No doubt this is top notch.  If you are gourmet, you must try it.  They have a nice wine list to complement the meal.  You may want to book a table, especially weekends as it is one of the most popular in Kyoto.  *Inform staff in advance if you have any food allergies or dietary needs.  Then an access to the property would be easy.  It takes just 5min on foot from Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station.  It takes 15min by TAXI from Kyoto station.  It costs around 1,200JPY.  The best season to stay there would be in spring.  Cherry blossoms along the river is turly amazing.  Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about the property from the below space.  *All information is as of the date that I posted on my blog.  **Check in and out times 3:00PM/12:00PM   Check Availability and Pricing for the hotel on Booking.com or Agoda

Info about The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto

Style Modern Japanese Hotel
Guest Rating Superb 9.1
Estimated Price 134,247 JPY for 2 adults per room
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Internet Connection Free wifi in the Hotel within 7days
Facility Information Wheelchairs are available
Pets are not allowed
Parking lot is available 3,000JPY per day
Valet Parking is available
Location  The Ritz Carlton Kyoto’s MAP
Access 15min by TAXI from JR Kyoto Station
Address and TEL  Kamogawa Nijo-Ohashi Hotori, Hokodenchō,
Nakagyō-ku, Kyoto, 604-0902
TEL +81 75-746-5555
Official Homepage The Ritz Carlton Kyoto’s HP

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