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Park Hyatt Kyoto named No.30 in the inaugural ranking of THE WORLD’S 50 BEST HOTELS 2023
September 20, 2023

Park Hyatt Kyoto has been named No.30 in the new global ranking of The World’s 50 Best Hotels 2023. The list has been announced at a captivating awards ceremony in London, and includes industry-defining hotels from 35 different locations across six continents worldwide.

In Japan, 3 hotels were selected, and Park Hyatt Kyoto is the only hotel selected from western Japan. This long-awaited list is 50 Best’s first foray into the travel space, and its first new global ranking since the launch of The World’s 50 Best Bars in 2009.

Park Hyatt Kyoto, shortly after its opening, faced the challenges posed by the pandemic. However, it was able to achieve this recognition on such an esteemed list thanks to the support of many discerning guests from around the world. Moving forward, our team is committed to uniting efforts, just as our hotel’s unique location and architecture, to provide experiences that can only be found here for our valued guests. We sincerely look forward to the opportunity to welcome all of you again to Kyoto's Higashiyama district in the near future.

Park Hyatt Kyoto presents a special photography exhibition by renowned photographer Shumpei Ohsugi, capturing the essence of "food" and its connection with producers from Tokushima Prefecture
Sepyember 5, 2023
Starting from October 7th (Saturday), guests at Park Hyatt Kyoto's casual dining venue, "KYOTO BISTRO," can enjoy a limited-time menu featuring ingredients from Tokushima Prefecture while exploring Shumpei Ohsugi's captivating photography. Mr. Ohsugi has been associated with the hotel since before its opening, photographing not only the chefs but also artisans and producers connected to the hotel.

Inspired by the craftsmanship of these producers and artisans, Executive Chef Tsuyoshi Iryo and KYOTO BISTRO Chef Yutaka Hirakue, through their interactions with Mr. Ohsugi, aimed to create dishes that not only showcase the producers' faces but also convey the daily life in the bountiful natural landscapes of Tokushima, along with their thoughts and beliefs.

In this event, Mr. Ohsugi's emotionally charged photographs, featuring beautiful natural landscapes, the work of producers, artisans' craftsmanship, and encounters with Park Hyatt Kyoto's chefs, will be printed on traditional craftworks and Awa Washi paper and displayed within the restaurant. While you admire Mr. Ohsugi's evocative photography, savor our carefully curated limited-time menu featuring select ingredients from Tokushima.

On October 7th (Saturday) and 8th (Sunday), we will offer a special dinner course, followed by an à la carte menu available until October 22nd (Sunday).

Moon Viewing
Harvest Moon Viewing Dinner Event
Aug 10, 2023

On Friday, September 29th, starting at 5:30pm, Sanso Kyoyamato and Park Hyatt Kyoto are delighted to invite you to a one-night-only dinner event, the ‘Harvest Moon Viewing Dinner’.
The event will take place at the banquet hall Komorebi within Park Hyatt Kyoto. Here, you will be treated to a fusion of Japanese and Western cuisines, curated by Executive Chef Nakajima Mitsuo of Kyoyamato and Executive Chef Iryo Tsuyoshi of Park Hyatt Kyoto, using carefully selected seasonal ingredients. As you indulge in the culinary experience, enjoy the enchanting performances of Geisha.
Following the dining experience, the historical architectural gem Suikokan at Kyoyamato will serve as the stage for an exquisite Noh performance by Kongo Tatsunori, the young head of the Kongo-ryu Noh School based in Kyoto. Known for its powerful yet graceful movements, Kongo-ryu will offer a mesmerizing and fantastical Noh performance. To conclude the event, savor traditional Japanese confections and tea inspired by moon viewing, while cherishing a beautiful autumn evening.

Sanso Kyoyamato × Park Hyatt Kyoto Dinner Event: Harvest Moon Viewing Dinner

・Date: Friday, September 29, 2023

・Time: 5:30 pm Registration / 6:00 pm Start / 9:00 pm End

・Highlights: A five-course fusion menu (including alcohol pairings),
Geisha performance, Kongo-ryu Noh performance in Kyoyamato's garden, traditional Japanese confections and tea inspired by moon viewing.
(Noh performance will be performed in the stage of Suikokan building. The seats for guests will be set up in the garden in front of the building. )

・Price: JPY 70,000 (inclusive of tax and service charge)

・Reservations and Details: Phone +81-75-531-1234 / Email

An URL for the payment will be sent to phone number or email address.


※ Cancelation fee of 100% applies within two weeks of the event.


Moon Viewing

Wine Spectator's 2023 Award of Excellence
Jun 27, 2023

We are pleased to announce that Park Hyatt Kyoto's signature restaurant, "Yasaka," has been awarded the Wine Spectator's 2023 Award of Excellence, which recognizes outstanding wine lists in restaurants worldwide. Wine Spectator is a renowned wine-focused magazine in the United States, known for its significant influence. This annual award evaluates the overall presentation, the harmony between the wines and the cuisine, and the wine list's appeal to a wide range of wine enthusiasts. The accuracy of information such as vintages and appellations listed is also highly regarded.

Receiving such an award for our wine selection, which is an essential component of our restaurant, is a great honor. We will continue to provide our valued customers with exceptional and memorable dining experiences.

Kentaro Koyama
Kentaro Koyama assumes the position of Chef de cuisine at Signature Restaurant Yasaka
Aug 8, 2023
We are pleased to announce that as of July 5, 2023, Chef Kentaro Koyama has taken up the role of Chef de cuisine at Signature Restaurant Yasaka in Park Hyatt Kyoto, situated in Kyoto City's Higashiyama ward. Since its opening in October 2019, Park Hyatt Kyoto's Signature Restaurant Yasaka has been captivating guests with innovative teppanyaki cuisine, skillfully prepared by chefs on an open kitchen stage, allowing diners to witness the entire cooking process and techniques up close. Guests have also been treated to stunning views of Kyoto city, including the iconic Yasaka Pagoda, while savoring various French culinary delights. With Chef Koyama joining our team as the new Chef de cuisine, we are excited to embark on a journey of a fresh dining experience starting in September. His expertise will bring forth a new horizon of culinary delights and innovative menus to welcome our esteemed guests.
Kentaro Koyama

Travel + Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific 2023
Jun 20, 2023
We are pleased to announce that Park Hyatt Kyoto has been recognized in “Best City Hotel in Japan" category at the prestigious “Travel + Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific 2023”.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all those who voted for us.

We remain dedicated to providing our valued guests with exceptional experiences, and will continue to make every effort to ensure your continued patronage. We eagerly await your return to our tranquil luxury guesthouse in Higashiyama Kyoto.

Award winning in the 'Best Hotel & Tourism Development' category at the MIPIM Asia Awards 2020!
January 29, 2021

We are delighted to announce that Kyoto Higashiyama Project, consisting of Sanso Kyoyamato and Park Hyatt Kyoto, was selected as the winner in the 'Best Hotel & Tourism Development' category at the MIPIM Asia Awards 2020!

Congratulations to Takenaka Corporation, Tony Chi Studio (for Interior design) and Mr. Yasuo Kitayama (for Landscape architecture) on their collaborative design work!