The same traditions reverently observed across centuries – from meticulous gardens to therapeutic baths – that have made Kyoto a bottomless well of cultural pursuits are also what make it an ideal destination for luxurious and stylish self-care. Here’s a sampling of how to soak up all the wellness possibilities the city has to offer.
Go on an invigorating cycle around town with The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto
Few things are as restorative as a getaway to a beautiful city and in picturesque Kyoto, with its broad and leafy main avenues and car-free riverside lanes, the best way to get around is to do as the locals do and hop on a bicycle. Exploring the city on two wheels gives visitors time to appreciate the interesting cityscape of modern, low-rise buildings and enclaves of postcard-pretty machiya, or traditional wooden townhouses. At the same time, cycling also allows guests to cover considerable ground within the sprawl that extends from the mountains down to the vast Kansai plains.