Information pertaining to our club members in light of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • photos
  • |
  • |

For their third property in Japan, Aman chose the forested ambiance of a forgotten imperial garden, thick with maples and scattered with minimalist rooms and whimsical stone pathways. It’s a side of Kyoto that feels far removed from the city’s crowd-packed temples.

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.


Join "Le Club"

As from your first booking

    To discover your benefits:

    Discover the benefits of "LE CLUB"

    What makes the hotel special

    • The powerful spell of the natural surroundings.
    • The minimalist design of the rooms that nod at a traditional Ryokan inn.
    • The onsen in the garden.

    Our selection of rooms and suites

    Rooms and suites

    Hotel information

    Public areasfree
    In roomfree
    Children policy
    Children are welcome
    Check-in / Check-out
    Check-in3 pm
    Transportation and transfers
    Transfersubject to supplement
    Smoking policy
    Non-smoking public spaces
    Smoking roomsnot available
    26 rooms and suites
    In-room amenitiesflatscreen TV, in-room safe, minibar, coffee / tea making facilities, complimentary newspaper daily, Aman original bathroom products
    Always included in this hotel
    Welcome drink, upon arrival
    Complimentary Internet
    Complimentary Mineral Water in the room upon arrival
    Mini-bar soft drinks
    Coffee and Tea making facility
    Available services
    Air conditioned hotel
    Laundry service
    Concierge service
    Dogs not allowed
    Car park / valet service5000 ‎¥‎ per day
    A handpicked collection of the world's best hotels
    All guaranteed to be exceptional
    Discover the pleasure of bespoke service
    Enjoy the advantages of our "Le Club" membership, and the support of a dedicated Guest Experience Manager for a perfect, tailor-made travel experience.
    Call us at
    A perfect travel experience
    The best hotels, the best service, the best benefits... nothing else.