TEXT｜Amy Liu , TRANSLATION | Eugenia Yang
安縵京都的用餐閣位於飯店中央，透過玻璃門可將枯山水庭院一覽無遺，欣賞四季更迭。餐食方面，設立了兩間餐廳—鷹庵(Taka-an)及The Living Pavilion，分別呈現日式料理以及創新西式料理。「鷹庵」提供傳統京都懷石料理，致敬藝術家本阿彌光所引領的文化浪潮，因應節氣變化選擇食材，容器則選用細膩的陶瓷器，打造滿足五感的夢幻日式盛宴。酒店也提供下午茶，讓客人品嘗外型如花一般的高雅和果子，年糕、水果等製成的日本傳統甜點，也可以參與茶道課程親手製作抹茶，並搭配新鮮製作的京都抹茶，品嘗日式甜點。
Enjoying a Life of Tranquility
A gem of the Aman luxury hotel group established in 1988, Aman Kyoto opened its doors in 2019. Situated at the foothills of Hidari Daimonji mountain, in the northern district of Kyoto, the resort is known for its tranquil environment, as well as the high level of privacy it offers. Like a once-forgotten garden hidden in the heart of the historic city, this secret oasis of lush greenery awaits to be discovered by travelers. Together, the moss-covered stones, towering maple trees and clouds against the blue sky come together as one breathtaking landscape that transports guests to a Japanese paradise. Here at Aman Kyoto, quietude blends seamlessly with nature, offering guests a unique, relaxing experience.
Natural Japanese Aesthetics
Kerry Hill, the legendary interior designer, is known for his design philosophy rooted in Terroir. He combines the simplicity of modern architecture with the essence of nature, in the hopes of finding the harmony between architecture and preserving local culture and natural environment. Tranquil and beautiful, Aman Hotels are a part of his legendary career. Offering 24 meticulously-designed guest rooms, Aman Kyoto consists of rooms that are characterized by their lighting, natural style and serenity. The sliding door behind the bed connects indoor and outdoor spaces, allowing guests to immerse in the natural landscapes while enjoying a luxurious stay. Spacious and bright, the bathroom also provides the opportunity to take in garden views while bathing.
Located at the center of the resort, the dining venues at Aman Kyoto offer a panoramic view of the Karesansui garden through glass doors for guests to appreciate the changing seasons. In terms of dining, there are two restaurants – Taka-An and The Living Pavilion – with the former presenting Japanese cuisine and the latter, innovative Western food. A cultural homage to artist Honami Koetsu and his artistic legacy, Taka-An serves traditional Kyoto kaiseki cuisine made of seasonal ingredients in accordance with the changing weather. The use of delicate ceramics completes a mesmerizing Japanese feast that satisfies all human senses. Afternoon tea is also accommodated, which allows guests to savor elegant, flower-like wagashi made of mochi and fruits. Guests can visit an ancient ochaya to attend tea ceremony lessons and learn to make matcha, while enjoying Japanese sweets paired with freshly made Kyoto matcha.
At Aman Kyoto, guests can take a stroll down the stone pathway and immerse themselves in the natural energy, while fully taking in the soothing scent of pine trees and their phytoncide. Offering a therapeutic forest experience, this safe haven offers activities like yoga in the courtyard, mediation, tea ceremony and more. During tea harvest seasons, the resort provides the opportunity to explore one of Japan’s largest tea plantations – the Uji tea garden – and discover the ancient traditions of tea culture. Among all the facilities, the all-natural Aman Spa is definitely a guest’s favorite. Drawing from the healing natural spring water nearby, the spa comes with traditional onsens and treatments using a rich blend of Japanese natural herbal remedies – Kyoto green tea, black soybeans, local sake, cold-pressed camellia oil and more. In the purest form of relaxation, guests can fully unwind in this serene environment and finally enjoy a chance to rejuvenate and relax.