SITUATED in a secret garden at the foot of the Hidari Daimonji, Aman Kyoto looks set to be an oasis of serenity for guests while providing easy access to no less than 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The premises are slated to open in the third quarter of 2019.

The 80-acre site is primarily forest, with 8 acres dedicated to exquisite gardens tended by a former owner – whose wish was to house his prized obi collection in a textile museum housed within the garden. That dream has now been realised.

The self-irrigated garden draws on rainwater collected by hidden caves and water tunnels, and is flanked by yama momiji maples and Japanese cedar. Expect granite monoliths to lend an air of serenity to the magnificent spectacle.

Most of Aman Kyoto has been created using locally-sourced materials. The resort will comprise 24 suites and two villas, bridging the traditional ryokan with certain modernity. 

The Aman Spa will be outfitted with a traditional onsen using water from a local hot spring and field some traditional Japanese treatments.



written by.

Xiangjun Liao

XJ is the associate digital editor and works the F&B, tech, watch and motoring beats. Correspondingly, he's an alcoholic carnivore with a boyish fascination for all things mechanical. No prizes for guessing which Jaguar he wishes to commandeer.

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