The Jakarta Post
Paying homage to traditional Japanese design with a minimalist touch and neutral colors, Aman Kyoto will have 24 guest rooms and two two-bedroom villas. (Aman Kyoto/File)
Aman, a luxury hospitality brand, is scheduled to debut Aman Kyoto on Nov. 1. Aman Kyoto, the brand’s third resort in Japan, is located near the popular Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion) temple.
The 80-acre resort will comprise 24 guest rooms and two two-bedroom villas in the style of a Japanese ryokan (traditional inn) and have onsen (hot spring bathing facilities). Traditional Japanese design with a minimalist touch and neutral colors will be apparent in guest rooms, such in tatami (traditional Japanese mats) and ofuro (Japanese bathtub) made from hinoki (cypress) that is native to central Japan.
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The resort, designed by Kerry Hill Architects, will also have separate pavilions, such as for arrival, living, dining and spa. Its restaurant in the dining pavilion will offer Japanese haute cuisine and multi-course dining, while the living pavilion will have glass doors facing a zen (stone) garden. The resort’s spa will have an onsen, with the water originating from a local spring, and a wide array of treatments that use natural Japanese ingredients, ranging from Kyoto green tea to sake. (wir/mut)