The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto is luxurious urban solace! Located near to downtown Kyoto, this resort tranquilly sits on the banks of Kyoto’s Kamogawa River and has been inspired by the classic 11th century novel, ‘The Tale of the Genji’. It hosts an extensive art collection, and incorporates zen garden and water features, including a three storey waterfall! Rest your head in one of the 134 rooms and suites of this peaceful sanctuary, which are all styled with traditional Japanese artwork and honor the city’s heritage. Expect breathtaking views of the famous Higashiyama Mountains! All the rooms pay attention to detail, from cherry blossom design marble bathrooms, to fine linens, and all the standard amenities, including an LCD TV, DVD player and complimentary WIFI. Relax in the indoor swimming pool, at the 24 hour fitness center, or in the spa. Feast at one of four restaurants and bars, where you can tuck into modern Japanese cuisine, or utilise the 24 hour in-room dining.