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Nestled in the verdant foothills of the symbolic mountain of Hidari Daimonji, Aman Kyoto is a place of untold beauty, where small jizo statues sit contentedly among the yamamomiji maples. The resort perfectly tempers privacy, relaxation and rejuvenation with the vibrancy of Japan’s ancient Imperial capital, home to 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Aman Kyoto is an architectural wonder, a picture frame for a location that is as peaceful as it is otherworldly.
Aman Kyoto is situated in a once-forgotten secret garden that provides a secluded retreat moments from the centre of beguiling Kyoto.
Aman Kyoto’s latticed pavilions are a contemporary homage to the traditional Japanese Ryokan inn, strikingly minimalist in their geometry, and each serving as a window onto their spectacular natural surroundings. Then interiors are spacious and light-filled –ingeniously crafted to foster peace, relaxation and contemplation at every turn. The intimate scale of the pavilions and their considered placement within the garden respects, on one hand the simplicity and appropriateness of traditional Japanese architecture, while on the other allows these contemporary buildings to exist and breathe with the landscape, as if it had been contemplated.
The property offers a range of Aman signature and exclusive local treatments including Yoga and mindfulness sessions within the gardens.
The fresh spring water that flows near Aman Kyoto is central to the philosophy at the resort’s Aman Spa. Traditional onsen bathing facilities deliver relaxation and healing in their purest forms, while dovetailing with a range of treatments that tap into Japan’s plentiful natural apothecary – including Kyoto green tea, Tanba Kuromame black beans, local sake, cold-pressed Camellia oil, and Kyoto silk cocoon.
The convivial Living Pavilion by Aman, with its central fireplace and glass doors opening onto an ornate garden terrace, will be the heart of Aman Kyoto. Serving western and home-cooked style Kyoto cuisine throughout the day, the Living Pavilion by Aman will also offer a bar, afternoon tea and picnic hampers to be enjoyed al fresco in the garden or forest glades.
The Living Pavilion by Aman is the perfect spot for a drink!
Design lovers and sophisticated travelers will appreciate the attention-to-detail at Aman Kyoto.
Hidden at the foot of the symbolic Mountain of Hidari Daimonji in Kyoto’s north, the resort is nestled in forested grounds in the district of Takagamine, within walking distance of the iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kinkaku-ji Temple.
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