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Six Senses Set To Open in Kyoto This April — How to Book

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Six Senses has announced that it will debut its first resort in Japan, with a resort in the ancient city of Kyoto expected to open this April.

Before the resort opens its doors in the spring, let’s take a look at the details of this exciting new property.

New Six Senses Set To Open in Kyoto This April

Six Senses Kyoto is an exciting addition to the brand’s portfolio, marking its debut in Japan.

The new resort will feature 81 meticulously crafted guest rooms and suites, with sizes ranging from 452 to 2,562 square feet. Every room will offer views of the serene central courtyard, the neighboring Toyokuni Shrine gardens, or the bustling cityscape.

Six Senses Kyoto will offer a variety of dining options, including an all-day dining restaurant, a counter-style sushi restaurant, and a cocktail lounge and bar. Amenities include a state-of-the-art gym, indoor pool, bathhouses, and more.

Six Senses Kyoto Lobby
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The hotel is a 90-minute drive from Kansai International Airport (KIX). Kyoto Station train terminal is just over 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) from the hotel, which would mean a 15- to 20-minute walk or a quick taxi ride.

“We are thrilled to announce our debut Six Senses opening in Japan. There couldn’t be a more fitting location than Kyoto in the cultural heart of Japan, where age-old sustainability traditions thrive, and well-being is deeply ingrained in the way of life,” said Six Senses General Manager, Nicolas Black.

Bottom Line:

The Six Senses Kyoto will be the brand’s first resort in Japan. Six Senses is 1 of the world’s most high-end hotel brands and emphasizes wellness and sustainability. You’ll find 23 Six Senses hotels in some of the most exclusive destinations around the globe, like Bhutan, Seychelles, and the Maldives.

Booking Six Senses Kyoto

Six Senses Kyoto is accepting reservations starting on April 22, 2024. Six Senses is part of the IHG Hotels & Resorts family.

Regrettably, like other Six Senses resorts, IHG One Rewards cannot be redeemed for stays at Six Senses at the moment. “IHG One Rewards is not applicable at this Six Senses hotel at this time,” according to provided on the hotel’s website.

However, it is still possible to earn IHG One Rewards points during your stay at the hotel, which can be used for future visits.

Luckily, earning IHG One Rewards points is extremely easy, as you can earn points during stays (such as Six Senses). IHG is also a transfer partner for Bilt Rewards and Chase Ultimate Rewards at a 1:1 ratio. Finally, you can earn points through a welcome bonus offer or daily spending on some of the best cards for IHG loyalists.

Cash rates at the hotel start at around $1,000 nightly, which is what we’d expect for the brand, given its exclusivity.

Final Thoughts

Unsurprisingly, Six Senses has chosen to open a resort in Kyoto, given its popularity as a top destination in Japan and worldwide. For those planning a trip to Kyoto and seeking a lavish hotel experience, the Six Senses Kyoto will be available for stays starting in late spring.

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Juan has extensive experience in writing and editing content related to credit cards, loyalty programs, and travel. He has been honing his expertise in this field for over a decade. His work has been featured in various prestigious publications, such as USA Today, CNN Underscored, Forbes and The Points Guy. Juan is the visionary behind JetBetter, a premier award booking concierge service.

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