Comfort and Insight

Comfort and Insight

The Hyatt Regency Kyoto shares the charms of the city with its guests.

Kyoto is a city that is rich in culture, tradition and history, and reveals new secrets each time you visit it.

And having a base where you can relax and refresh after an exciting day can add another facet to your visit, making it even more memorable. Thanks to its intimate yet refined atmosphere, plentiful dining options, outstanding concierge service and unique spa, the Hyatt Regency Kyoto is just such a place.

Opened in 2006, the hotel is located in the city’s historic Higashiyama neigh­bor­hood, close to the Kamogawa River and offering easy access to JR Kyoto Station. Individual travelers and families alike can find the ideal space amongst the hotel’s 187 rooms, which blend contemporary design with traditional touches such as kimono-textiled headboards on the beds. All the rooms overlook the hotel’s traditional Japanese garden.

During your stay at the Hyatt Regency Kyoto, you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to dining, explains Mitsuko Washio, marketing communications manager at the hotel. For an experience of refined Japanese cuisine, Touzan offers a menu inspired by kaiseki ryori, or traditional course meals, but gives diners the freedom to order à la carte. Fans of traditional Italian fare should drop in at Trattoria Sette, an award-winning restaurant that features homestyle dishes made in a dynamic open kitchen. Finally, there is the all-day dining restaurant, Cafe 33, which boasts a tantalizing range of global dishes. All the restaurants focus on using fresh local ingredients, giving guests the opportunity to enjoy the true flavors of the region.

While Kyoto is home to a range of unforgettable sights, one of the best ways to experience the city is through its cultural offerings, and this is where the concierge staff truly shines. In addition to being able to help buy tickets for events or arrange car rental, the concierge team has created a diverse network amongst Kyoto’s temples, craftspeople and artists, which allows them to introduce guests to a wide range of activities.

As Mitsuko points out, some of the most popular experiences that the concierge can arrange are personal, hands-on ones, such as cooking classes at some­one’s home or a private tea cere­mony. “Our concierge staff can also create entire itineraries that will take guests from a meditation session at a Zen temple in the morning to visiting a studio that specializes in the craft of kintsugi in the afternoon and finish with a private dinner accompanied by a maiko, or apprentice geisha,” she adds.

And should you be looking to pamper yourself during your stay, the hotel’s spa, RIRAKU Spa and Fitness, is a perfect place to unwind. The spa offers a diverse array of services, which range from massages and aromatherapy to acu­puncture treat­ments performed by qualified therapists.

The coming months are an ideal time to visit Kyoto. Late spring finds the city’s many green spaces at their lushest and temperatures agreeable. The rainy season brings out the city’s atmospheric charm. Even the warm summers offer the chance to soak up the lively ambience of the riverside terraces. And whatever the weather, the refined charm of the Hyatt Regency Kyoto makes it feel like a home away from home.

From May 1 to September 30, Club Members can get 15% off room rates, complimentary breakfast, and a welcome drink of sparkling wine, wine, beer or a soft drink upon arrival. To book this special offer on, enter the corporate code 143692 for Tokyo American Club.