TOP5 Best 5-Star Luxury Hotels and Ryokans in Kyoto
The following 5-star hotels and ryokans are particularly impressive and memorable stays. They are exactly the kind of places we would stay at again and again.
If you are the kind of person who likes to walk around the wonderful ancient town feeling like a samurai, PARK HYATT KYOTO or Luxury hotel SOWAKA would be the best choices. They are in some of the best locations in Kyoto.
If you want to stay while enjoying traditional sukiya-style architecture and Japanese gardens created by top-notch craftsmen, Luxury hotel SOWAKA or Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel Kyoto would be the best choice.
If you want to soak in an onsen while enjoying the beautiful nature of Kyoto, Roku Kyoto, Lxr Hotels & Resorts or Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel Kyoto would be the best choices. There are some rooms with wonderful private onsens.
For families, HOTEL THE MITSUI KYOTO, a Luxury Collection Hotel & Spa, Roku Kyoto, Lxr Hotels & Resorts, and Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel Kyoto would be recommended. Activities for children are available.
In the list below, only Luxury hotel SOWAKA, while not 5-star hotel, has comparable service, hospitality, food, a Japanese garden, rooms, and a great location.
Park Hyatt Kyoto
A 5-star luxury hotel located near Kiyomizu Temple in the Higashiyama area. It is a great location for Kyoto lovers. Read more
Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel Kyoto
A 5-star luxury hotel in Arashiyama. There are several rooms with private onsens. Also, it has historical and prestigious buildings and a beautiful Japanese garden. Read more
Roku Kyoto, Lxr Hotels & Resorts
A 5-star luxury onsen resort located in the rakuhoku area. There are some rooms with wonderful private outdoor onsens. Perfect for families, groups, and couples. Read more
HOTEL THE MITSUI KYOTO, a Luxury Collection Hotel & Spa
A 5-star luxury hotel located right in front of Nijo Castle. It has a communal spa onsen with a mystical setting, two private family onsens, and two suites with private onsens. Read more
Luxury hotel SOWAKA
A small gourmet luxury ryokan in the Higashiyama area, not 5 star but just as good service, Japanese garden, food, and rooms are impeccably great. Read more
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