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87 out of 100

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Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto

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8.8

Good (1,485 ratings)

Kyoto, Japan - 

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770 m Sanjusangen-do Temple

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980 m Kiyomizu Temple

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1.5 km Heian Shrine

Hotel Overview

Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto is a luxury hotel located in the historic city of Kyoto, Japan. It's known for its blend of traditional Japanese aesthetics and modern luxury. Based on users' reviews, this hotel exemplifies high-quality service, elegant accommodations, and exquisite dining experiences, making it a favorite among travelers seeking both relaxation and cultural immersion.

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Hotel highlights

Property

Service

Atmosphere

  1. Exceptional Service: Staff is highly praised for their attentive, personalized, and warm service.
  2. Stunning Gardens: The hotel is admired for its beautiful traditional Japanese garden, providing a serene environment.
  3. Luxurious Rooms: Guests appreciate the spacious, well-appointed rooms with modern amenities and traditional Japanese touches.
  4. Excellent Dining: The on-site dining options are celebrated for their gourmet offerings and variety, catering to diverse tastes.
  5. Prime Location: Its location is ideal for exploring Kyoto, being close to many historical and cultural landmarks.
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Area for improvement

  1. Pricey: Many guests feel that the hotel, including its services and dining options, is quite expensive.
  2. Limited Pool Hours: Some visitors are disappointed with the limited hours of access to the pool area.
  3. Busy Common Areas: During peak seasons, the common areas can become overly crowded, affecting the serene experience.
  4. Room Availability: High demand may make it difficult to book preferred room types or dates.
  5. Connectivity Issues: A few guests have experienced problems with Wi-Fi connectivity in their rooms.

Amenities

Babysitting

Babysitting

Extra beds/cribs

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Spa

Pool

Pet friendly

Pet friendly

Parking available

Parking available

Free WiFi

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Total 1,485 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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8.6

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4.4/5

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booking

162 Reviews

8.6 / 10

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google

1,323 Reviews

4.4 / 5

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Service

Property

Bar

Food

Atmosphere

Breakfast

Location

Fitness

Amenities

Pool

Wellness

Spa

Restaurant

Cleanliness

Bathroom

Gym

Sleep

Family

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Nature

Transit

Business

Nightlife

Parking

Kitchen

Service was mentioned 263 times

22% Negative72% Positive

Reviews based on Service

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Phil4 months ago
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Amazing views and excellent staff and service. We had our wedding here and stayed two nights and enjoyed every second of it. We were given a room with amazing views of the historical pond garden and it was a splendid stay. The wedding staff provided exceptional service and they prepared everything for us. Especially the wedding coordinator; he helped plan everything even with the time zone difference. All the staff on the day of the wedding was excellent as well, they followed is the entire day to make sure all our needs are satisfied. They really made this experience stress free. I’ll definitely be coming back given the chance.

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Leslie H4 months ago

My husband and I travel extensively and are blessed to have stayed in some of the world's finest hotels. We stayed at The Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto as part of my birthday celebration. It was spectacular!!!||I was so touched by the hotel's beauty and the incredible charm and kindness of the staff that I was moved to tears several times throughout our stay. The entire experience was a "feast" for all five senses, and it embodied everything we love about Japan and Japanese culture: serene, beautiful, refined, and gracious, down to the very last detail.||The architecture of the hotel is stunning, and the decor is gorgeous. We were upgraded to the 2-bedroom Hotel Residence Garden View room. It was glorious - beautifully decorated, clean, spacious, luxurious, and comfortable. ||Every bite of food was delicious and memorable, whether in-room dining, breakfast in the central hotel, or dinner at the Tea House. The Concierge, Guest Relations, Food and Beverage, and all staff members were kind, polite, charming, and helpful. ||Ami, Emina, and Erica were truly exceptional. They arranged some truly memorable experiences for us, such as the Rickshaw tour around Kyoto, the Tea Ceremony at their garden tea house, and the Romantic Dinner for Two at the tea house. After the romantic dinner, we returned to our suite filled with balloons, sparkles, birthday wishes, and chocolate cake. ||We also loved strolling through the gardens, seeing the lovely onsite wedding chapel, and watching an incredibly lovely Maiko perform in the lobby during the cocktail hour. ||Thank you to everyone at The Four Seasons Kyoto for making my birthday wonderfully special. I will treasure these beautiful memories for the rest of my life.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 177

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Number of floors 5

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Year Built 2016

WiFi Quality

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Ping, ms

Idle

17

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73

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53

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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4K online movies

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online gaming

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What's nearby

Sanjusangen-do Temple

770 m

Kiyomizu Temple

980 m

Heian Shrine

1.5 km

Kyoto Tower

2 km

Fushimi Inari Shrine

3 km

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Getting around

Tofukuji Station

1 km

Kiyomizu-gojo Station

980 m

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Airports Nearby

Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX)

45 km

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Restaurants

十六代権太夫

420 m

市川屋珈琲

350 m

Tea House

Nearby

前田珈琲京博店

700 m

トラットリア セッテ

700 m

Street View

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Daytime safety

70 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

61 out of 100

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Kyoto safety index

Safety

Crime

87

Overall Safety Index

Very Safe

An average rating of the six safety categories

87 out of 100

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Women safety

Safe

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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80

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Physical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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100

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Property safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of theft.

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83

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Political safety

Very Safe

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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90

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LGBTQ safety

Safe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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69

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Medical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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100

33

Overall Crime index

Low

An average rating of the crime categories

33 out of 100

Property crime severity

Low

33

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Mugging or robbery  30/100

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Car theft  26/100

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Car break-ins  28/100

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Home break-ins  33/100

Violent crime severity

Low

30

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Physical attacks  33/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  36/100

Other crime severity

Low

29

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Insult or harassment in public  39/100

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Corruption or bribery  37/100

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Drug problem  32/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.5 - $1.2

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Coffee

$1.5 - $3.1

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Beer 0.5L

$1.2 - $2.6

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$3.1 - $9.3

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$0.9 - $1.9

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$1.9 - $3.5

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$24.8 - $43.4

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$4.3 - $15.5

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McMeal at McDonalds

$4 - $5.3

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$0.7 - $1.9

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Public transport, monthly pass

$31 - $92.1

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$1 - $1.1

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$15.3 - $25.3

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$24.8 - $65.3

Weather In Kyoto

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Precipitation In Kyoto

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Air Quality

Unhealthy (For Sensitive Groups)

PM2.517

PM1032

46

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Limited risk for sensitive individuals. Not recommended to do outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Fair

Water may have some problems, not recommended for daily consumption.

Traffic around property

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Light

Few vehicles on the road, relaxed and stress-free driving experience.

House Rules

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Check in after 15:00

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Check out until 12:00

Children welcome

Pets welcome (restrictions apply)

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