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Providing a private zazen experience. Zazen refers to sitting with a straight posture, freeing oneself of worldly thoughts, and unifying the spirit. During this process, you focus on your breathing and posture, taking time to face your inner self. After the zazen experience, participants are served tea and can listen to a speech from a monk.
Please let us know the dates of your stay and the day you would like to participate. Times can also be adjusted to suit your needs. For the name of the temple and other information, please contact our concierge.
Private car with driver
Would you like to visit hidden gems in the local area in a private car chartered for you by Park Hyatt Kyoto? The experience of sightseeing with your own dedicated driver is sure to make your trip special. Instead of going to Kyoto's more famous spots, our expert drivers will take you to recommended hidden gems they select just for you to fit your interests and requests.
Please let us know the dates of your stay and the day you would like to use our private car service. The type of car provided may vary depending on the number of people in your party and current service usage conditions. For more information, please contact our concierge.
Ride around the scenic historical streets of Higashiyama with a rickshaw driver as your guide
Would you like to ride in a traditional human-powered vehicle called a rickshaw, a popular conveyance in the Meiji and Taisho eras, and visit historic temples and merchant houses in Higashiyama? Our rickshaw drivers are very knowledgeable when it comes to Kyoto and will show this knowledge through explanations of the sights as they take you around.
Please let us know the dates of your stay and the day you would like to ride a rickshaw (up to two passengers). For more information, please contact our concierge.
A chic and elegant stroll through the ancient capital dressed in a kimono.
Would you like to go for a stroll through historic streets in a traditional kimono, making a lasting memory on your trip to Kyoto? The kimono is a traditional garment which has existed in Japan for more than 1,000 years, with variations depending on the setting. We will prepare a kimono suitable for the situation you request. Photographers for commemorative photos are also available upon request.
Please let us know the dates of your stay and the day you would like to try wearing a kimono. For more information, please contact our concierge.
Take a trip to uncover a new side of Kyoto's charm by experiencing history and mysticism.
Would you like to visit a place in the ancient capital with powerful spiritual energy and learn about the traditional history and mysticism of Kyoto, all while relaxing your body and mind? After a Shinto priest guides you on a walk around the grounds, you can say a prayer. In addition, we will make arrangements for a private hired car to take you to the shrine.
Please let us know the dates of your stay and the day you would like to take part in the spiritual experience. For more information, please contact our concierge.
Healthy activities with a panoramic view of the Kyoto city streets.
At a location inside our hotel overlooking peacefully overlapping tiled roofs and the Yasaka Pagoda, we have prepared yoga classes to help guests align their minds and bodies. Would you like to step away from the urban bustle and take some time to relax?
Please let us know the dates of your stay and the day you would like to take part in the yoga class. In the event of rain, the class will be held at the fitness center. For more information, please contact our concierge.
Private Cocktail Time at the Kyoyamato's "Soyotei"
Fall in love with Kyoto's history and take in the greatest views in the city.
Fall in love with Kyoto's history and take in the greatest views in the city. We have prepared a plan for enjoying special cocktails from Park Hyatt Kyoto's "Kohaku" at the Kyoyamato Japanese Kaiseki restaurant's traditional Soyotei building, which some people say has the best views in all of Kyoto. The Suikokan meetings attended by the famous restoration patriots of history are said to have been held here. While gazing out at the same spot these great men living in turbulent times once turned their eyes toward, you can a enjoy total of five drinks inspired by this place and its history, all created especially for this event by Kohaku's bartender.
Entry: 3:00 p.m. (90-minute plan). Number of people: 2-4. Cost: 68,310 yen for two (taxes and service fees included). Additional guests are 15,180 yen each. Venue: Kyoyamato's "Soyotei" ・This plan is only available for guests staying at the hotel. ・Please make a reservation at least 7 days in advance. ・For cancellations or changing the number of people in your party, contact at least 7 days prior to the date of your reservation. Cancellation requests received 6 or fewer pays prior to the reservation will be subject to a cancellation fee of 100% of the plan cost. ・All participants must be aged 20 or older. ・Additional drinks can also be ordered. ・Please be aware that no food or snacks will be provided. ・For more information, please contact our concierge.
Traditional Buddhist Cuisine Experience
Learn about traditional Buddhist cuisine and try it for yourself.
This tour allows you to visit a Zen temple and experience how traditional Buddhist cuisine is cooked. You can improve your understanding of these unique dishes while learning about traditional preparation methods passed down from ancient times, and then enjoy a meal with a view of the temple's beautiful gardens.
Please let us know the dates of your stay and the day you would like to try Buddhist cuisine. For more information, please contact our concierge.
Local Cultural Attractions
Kodai-ji is a Zen Buddhist temple, the largest subtemple of Kennin-ji and a neighbor of Park Hyatt Kyoto. The gardens are a nationally designated historic site and a place of scenic beauty.
Kennin-ji is a historic Zen Buddhist temple in Higashiyama, near Gion, at the end of Hanami Lane. It is considered to be one of the so-called Kyoto Gozan or "five most important Zen temples of Kyoto".
A sub temple of the well known Kodai-ji temple, offering a stunning collection of priceless art collections and a beautiful karesansui (dry stone) garden. A serene Buddhist temple known for its hand painted sliding doors & illuminated landscaped grounds.
Ryozen Gokoku Shrine
The Kyoto Ryozen Gokoku Shrine is a Shinto Shrine located in Kyoto. It honors the heroes of Japan, especially from the Bakumatsu period and the Meiji Restoration. Sakamoto Ryōma, a Japanese samurai and influential figure in the establishment of the Empire of Japan in the late Edo period, and his associate Nakaoka Shintarō are buried side by side in the shrine.
The Ryozen Museum of History is located in the Higashiyama hills just behind Park Hyatt Kyoto. It specializes in the history of the Bakumatsu period and the Meiji Restoration. The Museum is next to the Kyoto Ryozen Gokoku Shrine.
Otowa-san Kiyomizu-dera, also known as Kiyomizu Temple, is a Buddhist temple of more than 1,200 years old. Its name, derived from the Otowa Waterfall, refers to the purity of water. Located in Kyoto’s Higashiyama Hills, on Mt. Otowa peak, Kiyomizu-dera is visited by guests who pay respect to Kannon, a diety of mercy and compassion. Surrounded by blessed nature and composed of several shrines and temples, Kiyomizu-dera is one of Kyoto’s many UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Ichinen-zaka, right at the main entrance to Park Hyatt Kyoto, is a picturesque traditional street of Japanese townhouses lined up in a narrow cobblestone alley.
Ishibe-koji alley is one of the most beautiful lanes in Kyoto and feels like you are entering another world. Once you enter Ishibei-koji, you will find yourself in the Kyoto of your imagination, where there is nothing modern to be seen – only beautifully maintained traditional inns, restaurants and bars.
This traditional street, on which Park Hyatt Kyoto is located, is filled with local stores, cafes and restaurants. We recommend to walk here for great photo opportunities as well as Kyoto gifts and souvenirs to take home.
Nene-no-Michi Lane is a path that runs by Kodai-ji Temple, and was named after Nene, the wife of historic figure Toyotomi Hideyoshi. The temple was founded by Nene herself, hence the name of the path. This is a pedestrian-only zone, and is a perfect place for a stroll. It gets particularly picturesque in spring when the cherry trees are in blossom.
Sannen-zaka features restaurants, ceramics shops, and souvenir stores. It leads up to the famous sightseeing spot, Kiyomizu Temple. There are various stories about the origin of the name Sannen-zaka, which translates the three-year hill, one of which is that it was named after Hideyoshi Toyotomi's wife going up the hill in consideration of the birth of their child to visit Kiyomizu-dera.
Hanami Koji Street
A famous street situated in the Gion district. This street takes you back to the traditional Japan, showcasing historical wooden houses and teahouses. It is also one of the main Kyoto geisha districts, and you may spot a Maiko or Geiko on your evening stroll.