Home Away from Home: Aman Kyoto in Japan

Visit the luxurious resort and have a complete cultural, spiritual and wellness reset.

The Aman Kyoto hotel, located at the base of the Hidari Daimonji Mountain in the Takagamine region in Japan, opened on November 1. An extended experience at this luxury resort will prove relaxing, eye-opening and necessary. Drive an hour from the Osaka International Airport (ITM) or two hours from Kansai International Airport (KIX) and into a forested haven.

Spread across 80 acres, the resort features stand-alone pavilions that each are designed for a specific service. One of the pavilions features state of the art spa amenities such as indoor and outdoor onsen spring bathing facilities or yoga sessions in the sun-drenched garden.

Savor local and organic Western and Kyoto-style cuisine in one of the restaurants. The Living Pavilion has floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto a terrace and a bar that surrounds a central fireplace. But that’s not the only gastronomic experience to be had, picnic in the gardens or reserve a table for afternoon tea.

As tempting as it may be to stay in the hotel for the entire visit, it is imperative to visit the local sights. Nearby are 17 Unesco World Heritage Sights as well as several sacred temples.

Reserve one of the 24 rooms or an exclusive two-bedroom villa today and experience a rejuvenation unlike no other at the culturally invigorating and aesthetically pleasing Aman Kyoto resort.

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