KYOTO CALLING. Kyoto draws no less than 50 million visitors annually to discover the rustic city and its 17 Unesco World Heritage Sites.
Taking this into account is The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto (Kamogawa Nijo-Ohashi Hotori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan; +81 75 746 5555; www.ritzcarlton.com), their fourth property in Japan. The seamless blend of Meiji architectural heritage and modern works by Japanese design houses such as Spin Studio induces an inspiring visual experience. Opened February this year, the five-star hotel boasts close proximity to Kamogawa River, Nijho Ohasi and Kyoto’s popular downtown areas—including Gion and Kawaramachi-dori. The views from the hotel rooms are equally special, overlooking the serene river and the Higashiyama Mountains.
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