Area Attractions

At Hyatt Regency Kyoto you will discover beauty, tranquility and the true juxtaposition of modern and traditional Japan. Nestled in Higashiyama, Hyatt Regency Kyoto offers the chance to relax, unwind, and take in this magical city. With 16 UNESCO World Heritage sites located in Kyoto, guests can marvel at the beauty of these centuries-old temples and shrines and receive first-hand insight into this wondrous culture.

RIRAKU Spa and Fitness provides true wellness and relaxation in the heart of Kyoto. Spa treatments, based on both Eastern and Western traditions, are results-oriented and sensually pampering, incorporating Shiatsu, acupuncture, moxibustion and aromatherapy.

Hyatt Regency Kyoto

644-2 Sanjusangendo-mawari, Higashiyama-ku
Kyoto, Japan, 605-0941



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Concierge recommendations

Kibune Area

Kibune area is one of my favorite spots in Kyoto. The area is surrounded by beautiful bright green leaves and the murmurs of Kibune River makes me relaxed. I recommend you to try “KAWADOKO", outside dining on the river when you visit the area. The outside dining is at least 10 degrees cooler than the central area of Kyoto.

Shimogamo Shrine

Located on the delta of Kamo river, just 2 miles away from the central, a lush, green forest is called "TADASU-NO-MORI", it is embraced with the powerful and beautiful season of new leaves now. I recommend you to breath nothing but cool air, feel the music of the trees and go to Shimogamo Shrine, one of World Heritage Site, in the forest for your refreshing.

Ruriko-in Temple

With a short ride of Eizan Railway, we could reach to the foot of Mt. Hiei. The sound of mountain stream great and welcome you to YASE village. Either going up to Mt. Hiei or visiting the temple for seasonal special opening, at this time, we chose "Ruriko-in Temple". We just admired both bright green maple from the window and reflecting them to the black lacquered table. In the moss garden, it gain enormously lush with sudden shower. Just wondering for autmn special opening but for now, please enjoy and relax with the gradation of bright blue (RURI color) as its name.

Umenomiya Taisha Shrine

Hydrangea flowers make me happier duirng the rainy season. When I visited Umenomiya Taisha Shrine near Arashiyama area to see hydrangea flowers, I found cats in the shrine relaxed by the garden and enjoyed seeing their moves. It seems that time passed slowly at this shrine. The shrine is located near Arashiyama area and you may visit there after sightseeing Bamboo forest.

Hotel Activities

Fitness Class

Enjoy the range of our relaxing fitness classes (Yoga / Stretch Pole / Stretch) at our RIRAKU Spa and Fitness to bring balance back into your life.

Bike Rental

Let's explore Kyoto by riding a bicycle! We offer a bike rental service for staying guests. For details and pricing, please contact our concierge.

DVD Library

At Hyatt Regency Kyoto we offer a DVD library of new releases as well as classics for all our guests. This service is complimentary and is limited to borrowing one DVD at a time. Movies are in English, however, some Japanese films do not have English subtitles. Movies for children are also available.


Sanjusangendo Temple

Located next to the hotel in the Higashiyama district. The temple contains one thousand life-size statues of the Thousand-Armed Kannon which stand on both the right and left sides of the main statue in 10 rows and 50 columns.

Chishakuin Temple

This temple belongs to the Chisan Shingon sect and offers a morning ceremony where one can experience a unique Buddhist practice in the tranquility of Higashiyama. It starts at first light so is perfect for early risers.

Tofukuji Temple

One of the so-called Kyoto Gozan or "five great Zen temples of Kyoto". The grounds contain 24 sub-temples and gardens and its main gate is the oldest sanmon in Japan.

Family Fun

Kyoto Aquarium

This is a facility where people can learn about and interact with water resources and aquatic life while having fun, offering more than just the traditional aquarium experience.

Saga Arashiyama Museum of Arts and Culture (ex. Shigureden)

You can learn Japanese culture and Japanese poems called "Ogura Anthology", in a new way (They use Nintendo DS to experience the Ogura Anthology cards). This museum offers a hands-on experience of Ogura Anthology.

Kyoto Railway Museum

The museum is located near Kyoto station and in Umekoji Park. You will see old-style steam locomotives. Also, children can ride on a mini-locomotive in the park.


Nishiki Market

Located in the center of the city, this market has more than a hundred specialty shops featuring fresh produce, in a 400 m long narrow street. The street is always busy with customers shopping for the local fresh produce including fish, quality vegetables, Tofu and home-style dishes.

Kyoto Handicraft Center

Kyoto Handicraft Center exhibits and sells a selection of beautifully designed traditional crafts by local artisans. It offers a wide range of products including jewelry, scarves, pottery, fans, baskets, lacquerware, textiles, etc.

Shinmonzen and Furumonzen

The city main antique district is centered around Shinomonzen and Furumonzen two streets running parallel to each other. Located adjacent to Gion you will find a vast array of Japanese antiques ranging from Buddhist art, woodblock prints, pottery as well as oriental art.

Teramachi Art District

Located north of Shijo Street extending until Marutamachi you will find an eclectic collection of stores related to the arts. Offering different styles of Japanese art such as Japanese paper, Incense, tea, metalwork & crafts this area also includes European antiques and oriental art.