Resting at the foot of Hidari Daimonji, in a hidden garden near the Golden Pavilion, you’ll find Kyoto’s newest luxury resort, the Aman Kyoto.
On November 1, 2019, Aman debuted its third resort property in Japan in a secret garden of 80 acres, featuring 24 breathtaking rooms and 2 oversized villas. Every accommodation features a tatami-matted room and is designed with a contemporary homage paid to ryokan, a traditional Japanese inn where guests are welcomed with an intimate sense of hospitality.
To fully capture the beauty of its surroundings, each room was designed with a minimalistic concept, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows that perfectly showcases the naturally lush environment. Neutral colour palette interiors and complementing traditional artisan artefacts, such as vases and antiques that were hand-selected for each space, celebrates the culture and creativity of Japan.
Beyond the stunning rooms, guests may also enjoy multi-course dining in Aman Kyoto’s signature restaurant, showcasing Japanese cuisine and fine local produce. Step outside and be greeted by the peaceful Zen Living Pavilion garden and enjoy afternoon tea and home-cooked cuisine. Guests may also reserve private picnic hampers made of bamboo to enjoy secluded areas of the estate, and host private and graceful dinners and functions, from weddings to private yoga sessions. The traditional onsen, sourced from a local natural spring near the resort delivers healing and relaxation at its finest.
Aman, founded in 1988, was built on the foundation of developing intimate resorts that provide a warm sense of hospitality and privacy. The brand was first introduced in Thailand and has grown to over 30 hotels and resorts across the globe and is known for meticulous resort designs in diverse natural and historical landscapes that frame the natural beauty of its surroundings.
The two other Aman resorts in Japan, Aman Tokyo, atop the Otemachi Tower, and Amanemu, the onsen resort in Ise Shima’s Bay of Pearls, have been a much-appreciated success, and chairman and CEO of Aman, Vladislav Doronin, firmly believes that “Aman Kyoto will embody the true spirit of Aman, blending our profound respect for nature with adherence to simple, yet striking, principles of aesthetics and structure.”