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Sitting just a short walk from the Golden Pavilion temple in a quiet northern district of the city, the Aman Kyoto is a place where nature steals the show. There is the setting of the hotel, of course, surrounded by 80 acres of hilly woodland, once an imperial hunting ground, but also, the brilliant vision of Australian architect Kerry Hill. The hotel has just 28 rooms in 6 pavilions, hidden amid towering trees, wild flowers, pathways of overgrown boulders and walls of carpeted moss. Inside, the decor is clean-lined and minimal...the kind we’ve come to expect of Aman hotels with contemporary furnishings and nods to the local culture, like those tatami floor mats, swathes of light wood screens, single flowers in single vases and the wooden ofuro tub in every bathroom. But the heartbeat of the hotel might just be the spa where relaxation and healing happen in their purest forms with yoga sessions in the garden, treatments that tap into Japan’s natural apothecary and a traditional onsen, an indoor-outdoor hot spring with an intensely addictive effect. Kyoto being famous for its food also means the hotel has two excellent restaurants: Taka-An offers an authentic Japanese experience with traditional multi-course menus while The Living Pavilion is the hotel’s main restaurant with a central fireplace, floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a terrace and walls of handmade raku tiles.