Aman Kyoto represents the fruition of a beautiful landscape first conceived as the garden of a textile museum. Whimsical stone pathways curve gently along the forest floor, and stone slabs blanketed in moss serve as the foundations for the resort's architecture. The secluded grounds are part of what was an artistic community that gave rise to the revered Rinpa school of painting some 400 years ago, and are within easy reach of Kyoto’s most important sites, including the stunning golden temple, Kinkakuji.
Set within easy reach of Kyoto's most important sites, Aman Kyoto is a one hour drive from Osaka International Airport (ITM) and a two hour drive from Kansai International Airport (KIX). The resort can also be reached by a 30-minute drive from Kyoto train station, where guests will be met upon arrival.
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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. The 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 hidden gardens of Aman Kyoto are the starting point for countless inspiring journeys into the secrets of Japan’s ancient imperial capital. No fewer than 17 awe-inducing Unesco World Heritage sites are within easy reach, and Aman has privileged access to an array of temples and transformative cultural encounters – out of reach for most travellers.