Aman Kyoto is Opening November 1, 2019, Aman Resorts' third property in Japan, after Aman Tokyo and Amanemu, in Ise-Shima. That opening enables it to welcome guests for the 2020 cherry blossom season, as well as the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics, since many attendees are expected to spend additional time in Japan, especially in the Kyoto area. Aman Kyoto's opening also provides even higher end competition to the existing Four Seasons Kyoto, which opened in late 2016.
While Aman Kyoto isn't yet a Virtuoso property, I anticipate that it will become one, with similar benefits to Amanemu available to TravelSort Clients:
- Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
- Complimentary American or Japanese Breakfast for two daily for duration of the stay
- $100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
- Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
Aman Kyoto Location and Garden
Aman Kyoto will be located at 1 Okitayamawashimine-cho, Kita, in the Takagamine area of Kyoto on 80 acres of land. It's just a short 6-7 minute drive, or about a 20-25 minute walk to Kinkaku-ji, the Golden Temple, while Ginkaku-ji, the Silver Temple, Philosopher's Path, Gion and Kiyomizu-dera are about a 25 minute drive away.
Aman Kyoto's heart will be its 8 acre garden, bordered by a small stream and a wooded hill. Japanese maple trees and red cedars will be especially picturesque in the fall, during the foliage.
Aman Kyoto Rooms
As with Amanemu, Aman Kyoto will be an intimate property of fewer than 30 accommodations: just 24 rooms, set in four guest pavilions, plus two 2 bedroom villas.Aman's minimalist aesthetic is particularly at home in Japan. Kerry Hill Architects, which designed Aman Tokyo and Amanemu, are also leading Aman Kyoto's design.
Rooms will feature deep ofuro soaking tubs, tatami floor mats, and floor to ceiling windows that look out on the grounds. The photo below is of our room at Amanemu.
Aman Kyoto Restaurant and Spa
Aman Kyoto’s restaurant will feature locally sourced produce in kaiseki dining experiences, although for more casual dining, the Living Pavilion will serve Obanzai (Kyoto homestyle) cuisine and afternoon tea. Guests can also order bamboo picnic hampers to enjoy in the resort's gardens and surrounding forests.
The Aman Kyoto Spa will offer traditional onsen (hot spring) bathing, sourcing water from a local spring. Treatments will utilize local Japanese ingredients, such as saké, cold-pressed camellia oil, and green tea.
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