The Ritz Carlton Kyoto

This hotel is one of the best in JAPAN.  We have stayed at The Ritz Carlton Tokyo, Osaka and Okinawa but 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, I really think you should stay here.  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, groups or business persons.  If you are going to stay here, I would highly recommend booking a room with a view of Kamo River.  You can see peaceful views while chilling out at the room.  When I stayed at a room on 3F, my ear sometimes caught footsteps from the upstairs but it was not a big deal for me.   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 property, immediately staff escorted us to our room and checked in while having Japanese tea.  The room was luxuriously decorated, functional, and user-friendly.  Then all of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, yukatas, bathrobes, a coffee machine with capsules, welcome fruit, baked cakes, and a green tea set.  A Blu-ray player, a DVD player, and an air cleaner were placed.  Also you can complimentary request amenities, baby cribs, slippers for small kids if you need.  Babysitter service is available at an additional charge.  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 club lounge to relax while drinking and eating.  Then the hotel is perfect universal design.  There are some rooms for wheelchair users and wheelchairs are available for borrowing.  If you take 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 hot water baths on B2 which you can complimentary use whenever you like.  Swim wear, swim cap, and swim goggles are available for borrowing.  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 free activates are provided for guests.  We were excited to join a cycling activity in the early morning.  You should join it.  A tour guide would take you to some well-known spots in the city.  If you are not so familiar around Kyoto, you should join others as well, such as “Hike Kyoto”, “Run Kyoto”, “Art Tour in-house”, and “Warm-Up Exercise” etc.  Also they can offer free activities for kids, such as Origami, Balloon art, Treasure hunt, etc.  You need to book all of 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.  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 a gourmet, you should try it.  They have a nice wine list to complement the meal.  You may want to book a table, especially weekend 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.  Alternatively it takes 15min by TAXI from Kyoto station.  It costs around 1,200JPY.  The best season to stay here 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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