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Snow in the sunshine flutters down unseen, but flakes of shadow fleck my paper screen.
Aman Kyoto is set in a secret garden at the heart of a 32-hectare forest, called Kerry Hill Garden, to commemorate the late architect. The courtyard is covered with moss, and this courtyard, which Mr. Kerry Hill loves, retains its original natural landscape to the utmost extent.
Exemplary in its simplicity, the resort is an architectural masterpiece masterminded by Kerry Hill Architects. True to the Aman aesthetic, which is very much inspired by Japan, Aman Kyoto’s structures – including its Aman Spa – have been designed with characteristic elegance and sensitivity to complement their verdant surroundings.
Aman Kyoto has six Guest Pavilions, housing 26 guest rooms. Aman Kyoto’s latticed pavilions are a contemporary homage to the traditional Japanese ryokan inn, minimalist in their geometry, and each serving as a window onto their spectacular natural surroundings. Strikingly minimalist in their design, the rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows framing the spectacular natural surroundings, tatami mats covering the floors, and tokonoma (alcoves where items for artistic appreciation are presented) providing subtle focal points.
The 29 hectares of permanent forest and three hectares of exquisite gardens surrounding Aman Kyoto serve as a serene setting for the Aman Spa. Traditional onsen bathing facilities, using the water from a local spring, deliver relaxation and healing in their purest forms, while a range of treatments tap into Japan’s plentiful natural apothecary.
Resting at the heart of the resort is the convivial Living Pavilion by Aman with its central fireplace and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open onto an ornate terrace overlooking the Kerry Hill garden.
From this peaceful haven, where gardens, forest and healing waters rejuvenate body and mind, guests can explore all that Kyoto has to offer on uniquely curated, behind-the-scenes Aman Journeys.
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