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But even if you haven’t booked one of the eight garden-view Premier rooms, don’t fret—the entire hotel has been designed to showcase this striking example of traditional Japanese landscape gardening.\n\n"}]},{"address":"Brasserie","placeId":null,"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.18593639059244998,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":34.99090696111575,"longitude":135.77591909999998},"media":[{"ttsForStop":false,"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FLQZpSETvloMyjQflmFGg%2Fbrasserie%201.jpeg?alt=media&token=ceb3f9f7-a657-478b-9047-208af6aff158"},{"ttsForStop":false,"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FLQZpSETvloMyjQflmFGg%2Fbrasserie%202.jpeg?alt=media&token=8919d6c5-ae6b-4bf2-b6d4-a121a5213174"},{"ttsForStop":false,"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FLQZpSETvloMyjQflmFGg%2Fbrasserie.jpeg?alt=media&token=ef5b1eee-20f6-45e1-ac1e-c9d06b191c4c"},{"type":"place","content":{"place_id":"ChIJOezFdpMJAWAR_Nwp2MOSDzE"}},{"type":"link","title":"Brasserie Four Seasons","content":"https://www.fourseasons.com/kyoto/dining/restaurants/brasserie/"},{"type":"text","content":"This can certainly be felt at Brasserie, the all-day restaurant within the airy, nine-meter-high lobby. Plush sofas make for cozy seating, while an outdoor terrace puts you right along the pond—it’s a picturesque spot to savor a sumptuous buffet breakfast. Fresh fruit, homemade guacamole, a cheese platter, and a sizable block of pure honeycomb are just a few of the myriad culinary offerings on display."}]},{"address":"Sanjusangendomawari","placeId":null,"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.18593639059244998,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":34.98804657027444,"longitude":135.77278854284936},"media":[{"ttsForStop":false,"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FLQZpSETvloMyjQflmFGg%2Fsanhu%202.jpeg?alt=media&token=451d3048-b75c-4228-863f-50213af14e59"},{"ttsForStop":false,"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FLQZpSETvloMyjQflmFGg%2Fsanhu%201.jpeg?alt=media&token=3b5123d3-995a-47f2-92f3-d7fcf5e465cb"},{"type":"place","content":{"place_id":"ChIJZVBb78oIAWARhIVMJ7M-42Y"}},{"type":"link","title":"Sanjusangendomawari","content":"https://www.discoverkyoto.com/places-go/sanjusangen-do/"},{"type":"text","content":"The Four Seasons is the perfect base from which to explore Kyoto’s historic Higashiyama district. Just a 10-minute walk southwest lies Sanjusangen-do (aka Rengeo-in), a 12th-century Buddhist temple concealing a mesmerizing assembly of 1001 gilded statues portraying Kannon, the bodhisattva of mercy and compassion. The rows of faces, each one fashioned from cypress wood and coated in gold leaf, are a vivid display of the profound influence Buddhism has had on this ancient city. Aromatherapy enthusiasts can pick up a box of the temple’s own incense, a blend of amber with hints of agarwood, as a memento of their visit."}]},{"address":"Tempura Endo Yasaka (North)","placeId":null,"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.18593639059244998,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":34.99889796111905,"longitude":135.77514860000002},"media":[{"ttsForStop":false,"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FLQZpSETvloMyjQflmFGg%2Ftempura%20endo.jpeg?alt=media&token=0431572e-9ec4-42cc-873d-3c20a0282d7c"},{"ttsForStop":false,"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FLQZpSETvloMyjQflmFGg%2Ftempura%20endo%201.jpeg?alt=media&token=d324e7f1-4a67-4e8f-af41-15c1531ceb8f"},{"ttsForStop":false,"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FLQZpSETvloMyjQflmFGg%2Ftempura%20endo%202.jpeg?alt=media&token=b8d80060-775f-427c-b1b4-2256770c5e10"},{"type":"place","content":{"place_id":"ChIJ8aS_iMYIAWARYqrEHEF8IjQ"}},{"type":"link","title":"Tempura Endo Yasaka","content":"https://www.gion-endo.com/"},{"type":"text","content":"Afternoon: Minutes away from the landmark Yasaka Pagoda sits one of Kyoto’s most renowned tempura restaurants, Tempura Endo Yasaka. Originally built a century ago as a teahouse where geisha entertained clients, this famed establishment now serves elaborate tempura lunches that include an array of seasonally changing dishes, with chefs sourcing fresh ingredients from both land and sea, and using premium cottonseed oil to deep-fry the morsels."}]},{"address":"Kiyomizu-dera","placeId":null,"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.18593639059244998,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":34.99553191116088,"longitude":135.78286524999996},"media":[{"ttsForStop":false,"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FLQZpSETvloMyjQflmFGg%2Fkiyomizudera.jpeg?alt=media&token=ec4ced20-e7ab-4b48-823e-7bbf0f4bc492"},{"ttsForStop":false,"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FLQZpSETvloMyjQflmFGg%2Fkiyomizudera%201.jpeg?alt=media&token=d12d8b81-0b89-43cb-882f-b88a5a5dda3a"},{"type":"place","content":{"place_id":"ChIJB_vchdMIAWARujTEUIZlr2I"}},{"type":"link","title":"Kiyomizu-dera","content":"kiyomizudera.or.jp"},{"type":"text","content":"Afterward, head over to the UNESCO-listed Kiyomizu-dera temple. Balanced atop wooden pillars extending from the mountainside, the temple’s main hall sits on huge wooden pillars with a veranda ingeniously assembled without nails. To get there, walk up the stone-paved street of Sannenzaka. Since ancient times, this thoroughfare has catered to the needs of pilgrims from all corners of Japan who sought blessings from the temple, though stores here now mostly sell souvenirs and traditional crafts. Once you reach the top, you’ll be rewarded with a memorable view of Kyoto’s cityscape."}]},{"address":"Sagan","placeId":null,"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.18593639059244998,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":34.99773531111859,"longitude":135.77383550000002},"media":[{"type":"place","content":{"place_id":"ChIJcWa5UcYIAWARPzN_sobl-lI"}},{"ttsForStop":false,"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FLQZpSETvloMyjQflmFGg%2Fsagan.jpeg?alt=media&token=37046367-0a80-4e46-ad31-59ac832398ea"},{"ttsForStop":false,"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FLQZpSETvloMyjQflmFGg%2Fsagan%201.jpeg?alt=media&token=fbfe9cbd-0c3d-483c-838b-e9b589d954f9"},{"type":"link","title":"Sagan Kyoto","content":"https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100054655230064&_rdr"},{"type":"text","content":"Evening: The rustic yet modern ambience of Sagan, a fusion-y local bistro inside a converted machiya townhouse, is sure to delight with its healthy obanzai (Kyoto home-style) meals of brown rice, simmered vegetables, and grilled salmon. Afterward, scope out Higashiyama’s nightlife by tracking down the carefully hidden Bar Kaktel, which offers modern spins on Prohibition-era cocktails, or alternatively Bar Fukuro for a more local vibe."}]},{"address":"Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto","placeId":null,"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.18593639059244998,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":34.989579411115194,"longitude":135.77595574999998},"media":[{"ttsForStop":false,"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FLQZpSETvloMyjQflmFGg%2F48-Hours-with-Four-Seasons-Kyoto-5.jpeg?alt=media&token=8aaedc77-d164-4baa-bdf4-038630d8b8a6"},{"type":"place","content":{"place_id":"ChIJXRfz8csIAWAR7R3vbOxO6J4"}},{"type":"link","title":"Four Seasons Kyoto","content":"https://www.fourseasons.com/kyoto/"},{"type":"text","content":"DAY TWO\n\nMorning: Start the day by lounging inside a cushioned wooden cabana and immersing yourself in the whirlpool baths at the Four Seasons’ stone-clad subterranean pool room. A satisfying breakfast awaits in the comfort of your private quarters. While American and Continental sets and à la carte options are available, the Japanese set features a gorgeously plated arrangement of seasonal vegetables, omelet, and butter-sautéed fish, all presented with the finest lacquerware.\n\n"}]},{"address":"Kawai Kanjiro's House","placeId":null,"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.18593639059244998,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":34.99361276111686,"longitude":135.77433705},"media":[{"ttsForStop":false,"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FLQZpSETvloMyjQflmFGg%2Fkawai%202.jpeg?alt=media&token=38e58ea1-4951-43bb-9ee2-58abb5f09851"},{"ttsForStop":false,"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FLQZpSETvloMyjQflmFGg%2Fkawai.jpeg?alt=media&token=4d751f62-862f-4084-81be-6ffd84be9383"},{"ttsForStop":false,"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FLQZpSETvloMyjQflmFGg%2Fkawai%201.jpeg?alt=media&token=9867a05d-26c4-4e08-b52b-7eec9f3010e1"},{"type":"place","content":{"place_id":"ChIJ3zJ0GckIAWARzTwhdkTyOLA"}},{"type":"link","title":"Kawai Kanjiro's House","content":"http://www.kanjiro.jp/"},{"type":"text","content":"Take a short stroll to Kawai Kanjiro’s House, a prolific potter, writer, and artist, integral to the folk art movement of the mid-1920s. His beautifully maintained wooden townhouse now serves as a museum showcasing the late master’s philosophy on life through a sublime collection of rustic folk-art pieces, including woodcarvings and ceramics created by Kanjiro himself. Look out for the firewood-fueled “climbing kiln” in the backyard."}]},{"address":"Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto","placeId":null,"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.18593639059244998,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":34.989579411115194,"longitude":135.77595574999998},"media":[{"ttsForStop":false,"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FLQZpSETvloMyjQflmFGg%2Ffuju%202.jpeg?alt=media&token=bf4c5dcb-5beb-4d76-bc27-5d7bf6100a57"},{"ttsForStop":false,"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FLQZpSETvloMyjQflmFGg%2Ffuju.jpeg?alt=media&token=39b3f33d-4314-4b8f-963e-eed18d96b6f2"},{"ttsForStop":false,"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FLQZpSETvloMyjQflmFGg%2Ffuju%201.jpeg?alt=media&token=f86c6dfe-2051-4dc7-b6a6-a03ed2a47e2c"},{"type":"place","content":{"place_id":"ChIJXRfz8csIAWAR7R3vbOxO6J4"}},{"type":"link","title":"Fuju Tea Lounge","content":"https://www.fourseasons.com/kyoto/dining/lounges/fuju/"},{"type":"text","content":"Afternoon: Back at the hotel, venture across the garden’s glass bridge to the Fuju Tea Lounge, a fine example of a Sukiya-style teahouse built from cypress and cedar wood. While away a few blissful hours sipping on a glass of champagne—or an exclusive sake brewed especially for the Four Seasons—as you read a book and periodically gaze at the pond’s reflection. It’s all very Zen, especially with the hourly bell that resonates through the air from the Myoho-in temple next door."}]},{"address":"The Lounge & Bar","placeId":null,"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.18593639059244998,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":34.9907694611157,"longitude":135.77625835},"media":[{"ttsForStop":false,"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FLQZpSETvloMyjQflmFGg%2Flounge%20and%20bar.jpeg?alt=media&token=b994233f-17f9-4f8d-bde6-aa2bd09db308"},{"ttsForStop":false,"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FLQZpSETvloMyjQflmFGg%2Flounge%20and%20bar%201.jpeg?alt=media&token=e929f2c9-7f3d-4419-ad30-5630681ef415"},{"ttsForStop":false,"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FLQZpSETvloMyjQflmFGg%2Flounge%20and%20bar%202.jpeg?alt=media&token=557ee348-939c-4eb0-aea1-6b75b38be83c"},{"type":"place","content":{"place_id":"ChIJg51GyVcJAWARkAskC4dHc_U"}},{"type":"link","title":"The Lounge & Bar","content":"https://www.fourseasons.com/kyoto/dining/lounges/the-lounge/"},{"type":"text","content":"Evening: If it’s a Wednesday or Saturday, you can catch a rare glimpse into the living art of maiko (geishas-in-training) through a mesmerizing dance performance at the lobby from 5:30 p.m., followed by a meet-and-greet at The Lounge & Bar. Kyoto’s famed geisha quarters of Gion, about 20 minutes away on foot, are best seen after dark when the daytime crowds have dissipated and lanterns illuminate its enigmatic cobblestone streets. The cherry tree–lined Shirakawa Minami-dori is the most picturesque route to take, thanks to a canal that runs in front of traditional wooden townhouses. Return to Brasserie at the Four Seasons and settle down for a set dinner that skillfully blends French and Japanese haute cuisine—the squid ink risotto with chorizo and basil impresses, as does the Kuroge wagyu beef fillet and pan-seared foie gras. For drinks, ask the in-house sommelier to make a recommendation: he’s a walking encyclopedia with an uncanny accuracy when it comes to pairings."}]}]
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Discover Kyoto's cultural treasures at your own pace with us as your pocket guide. Our self-guided tours blend tradition and luxury, ideal for history buffs, foodies, or relaxation seekers. Start your extraordinary Kyoto journey here.

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