Secret Garden Oasis
What we think
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Set in a secret garden at the heart of a forest, Aman Kyoto rests a stone’s throw from Kyoto’s golden Kinkaku-ji Temple and 16 other Unesco World Heritage Sites. The resort is nonetheless a secluded world apart, with light-filled suites and pavilions set in tranquil glades and steaming onsen offering healing in the Aman Spa. Aman Kyoto’s Rooms and Pavilions are a contemporary homage to the traditional Japanese Ryokan inn, strikingly minimalist in their geometry, and serving as a window onto their spectacular natural settings. Interiors are spacious and light-filled, allowing each space to exist and breathe with the landscape and historic forested gardens that surround, instilling a sense of calm.
Restaurants & Bars
The Living Pavilion - offers all-day dining and serves both home-cooked Kyoto-style cuisine and Western dishes
Taka-An - follows Japan’s omakase dining tradition and created by Chef Shinichiro Takagi