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Hyatt Regency Kyoto's "Fourth Night Free" Promotion
Hyatt Regency Kyoto is located in the district of Higashiyama Shichijo, which has long been the cultural heart of Kyoto. In fact, this district is famous for its significant political and cultural history, led by Emperor Goshirakawa and Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and its beauty of prosperity and tradition still remains. The hotel opened its doors on March 15, 2006, and the hotel design, which was supervised entirely by world-renowned designer Mr. Takashi Sugimoto (Super Potato), expresses a modern interpretation of traditional Japanese aesthetics.
Three major Canadian press sources, who stayed at Hyatt Regency Kyoto last November, expressed that their most unforgettable experience was the dinner with Geiko and Maiko at the hotel restaurant, Touzan. Not only they could savour the western style cuisine combined with seasonal Kyoto ingredients, but they were also able to enjoy the dancing and singing performances of the Geiko/Maiko and participated in traditional games with them.
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Enjoy Zen Meditation and a Cup of Tea in the Comfort of Shunko-in Temple
The most recommended experience at Shunko-in Temple:
Enjoy an English guided temple tour and try Zen meditation
Zen meditation (zazen) is one of the most interesting and profound Japanese cultural experiences. You can try Zen meditation after enjoying a temple tour during which you learn about traditional Japanese art and garden design, as well as the temple's historical background. Instructions are provided in English by the temple's vice-abbot, Rev. Kawakami. Then you can have a chance to seek inner peace during a 45-minute Zen meditation session. A bowl of matcha green tea and Japanese sweets will be served at the end of the session. Reservation is required, and a contribution of 2,000 yen (about Cdn $23) per person is made to the temple.
Stay in the comfort at the temples and experience a memorable night in Kyoto
New accommodations were opened in the temple precinct. Two western style rooms are available with a private toilet, shower room, table and chairs, and futon beds. The guests can also use the fully equipped kitchen located in the same complex. Reservation is required, and a contribution of 5,000 yen (approx. Cdn $58) per person per night is made to the temple.