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Having been the imperial capital of Japan for more than 1,000 years, 17 elements make up UNESCO’s Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto site, spanning the evolution of Japanese wooden architecture and landscape gardens from the tenth to the 17th centuries. Immerse yourself in mesmerizing spring dances by Kyoto’s geiko and maiko or escape the crowds at Ryōan-ji’s rock garden and Shinto Shrines or make a wish at Fushimi Inari-Taisha Shrine for a blissful year!

At Four Seasons Kyoto, sunlight peeks through the tall, slender stems of bamboo that lead you to an intimate hideaway in Kyoto’s temple district. At the heart of 180 guest rooms and suites, is a 800-year-old Shakusui-en, a pond garden that firmly grounds a contemporary Hotel in tradition, artistry and natural beauty. Watch the sun illuminate the landscape outside your room’s floor-to-ceiling windows – cherry blossoms in spring, rich greenery in summer, vibrant red foliage in fall and snow-kissed mountain peaks in winter at this luxurious accommodation.

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