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.

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Hyatt Regency Kyoto

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

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Hotel Activities

Traditional Japanese Crafts at Concierge Suite

Introducing traditional Japanese crafts from Kyoto and selected by Fumi Kimura, a Food & Lifestyle Environment Producer, who worked on the Concierge Suite’s art direction for this hotel. Please enjoy the items that add color to our lifestyles.

HYATT has it

Whatever you need, whatever you lost, or whatever you just plain forgot, our Convenience Collection has it and we’ll deliver it right to your door. Choose from a selection of complimentary items that are for you to keep and a variety of everyday essentials for you to borrow during the length of your stay.

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.

Concierge recommendations

Nagoshi no Harae: Summer Purification

Around late June, we will have a chance to see big Chinowa ring at many shrines in Kyoto. The ring is about 2.25m tall, and it is made of cogon grass. It is a seasonal ritual in which one wishes to be in good health for the next six months by passing through the ring. It also involves cleansing the body of sins made over the past six months. ★★To read whole article with photos, click "WEBSITE" below.★★

Shogo-in Temple

Shogo-in Temple is well known as a temporary palace used after the horrible Kyoto fires in 1788 and 1854. For this special opening, the temple will display more than 130 paintings displayed on sliding doors. These original paintings are over 300 years old and will make you feel as if you have stepped back in time.

Obai-in at Daitokuji Temple

Sen no Rikyu, one of the most well-known tea masters, designed the picturesque garden which is covered in an abundance of moss and breathtaking maple trees. Neighboring this is the gourd-shaped pond in the dry garden well known to be equally as unique.

Farmer's market in Ohara village

It is held every Sunday morning, and you could meet the morning's pick, fresh and organic vegetable, regional specialties and seasonal flowers at the open-air stalls and in the store as well. Not only to get seasonal and fresh ones but deep breath in rich nature of Ohara. To drive to Ohara, I do recommend you to be there by 8:30AM to secure the parking space and to use the public transportation, Kyoto bus runs from downtown to Ohara. You could enjoy a nice weekend getaway even from town of Kyoto.

Fukuda Art Museum

It is a beautiful museum with marble walls and wickerwork patterned windows. They owns the works of Japanese painters between Edo and the modern times. I was very surprised that many works are their private collections and the visitors are allowed to take the photo. You may enjoy their cafe and the view of their garden with the famous Togetsukyo bridge, the central area of Arashiyama.

Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art

As it's original architecture; the oldest public art museum in Japan, was rather massive and classic, with blowing a new wind, it becomes welcoming but still highlighting the original parts. Certainly the place to visit for enjoying the arts, and also finding your own little oasis as I found one.

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.

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.

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 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.