Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has revealed plans to open its first property in Japan in 2024.
Six Senses Kyoto will be an urban sanctuary set in front of the Myoho-in temple and Tokyokuni-Jinja shrine and within walking distance of the Gion district.
“Historically the largest city and still thought to be the heart of Japan, Kyoto is famed for its Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, palaces, traditional Japanese architecture, and beautiful cherry gardens. Six Senses Kyoto will open in a prime location to provide an urban sanctuary and welcome recharge ready for the many festivals and cultural events on offer on the doorstep,” the hospitality company said.
Six Senses Kyoto will comprise 81 guest rooms arranged around a central courtyard, which connects guests to nature through its biophilic design as a garden of seasonal landscapes.
The property will feature a spa with wellness facilities blending traditional healing and Japanese Zen culture into the wellness experience. From the Ryokan-style welcome to tea ceremonies and signature treatments, the spa will focus on healing rituals to induce calm and well-being. The spa lounge will incorporate a retail offering including vibrant and fun fashion and homeware collections and a variety of skincare and lifestyle products.
There will be an all-day restaurant, specialty sushi restaurant, brew bar, and cocktail lounge bar.
“We’re delighted to announce our entry into Japan’s cultural heart, Kyoto,” said Six Senses Chief Executive Officer Neil Jacobs. “Together with our partners, Tokyo-based Wealth Management, we’re tapping into Kyoto’s rich cultural significance and our brand ethos of sustainability and uplifting experiences to develop a premier wellness-focused destination. The food, impeccable and thoughtful service, gardens, lanes, architecture, and healing and bathing rituals create an exciting addition for us, and downtown location for guests to relax and reconnect. See you in 2024!”