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.

Hyatt Regency Kyoto

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

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Hotel Activities

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.

Maiko Dance Performance and Greeting

Each day at 6:15 pm, a Maiko (an apprenticed geisha) will perform a traditional dance at Hyatt Regency Kyoto. After the performance, the Maiko will be available for photos in the Lobby as well as the restaurants and bar until 8 pm.

Attractions

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.

Kyoto National Museum

The collections of the Kyoto National Museum focus on pre-modern Japanese and Asian art.

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.

Attractions for Kids

Toei Movie Land

This is a studio park where TV dramas and movies are filmed, especially for Samurai dramas and films.

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.

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.

Umekoji Steam Locomotive 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.

Shopping

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 Craft Center

Kyoto craft 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.