What does everyone think about Four Seasons Kyoto or Ritz Carlton Kyoto?

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  1. adamefimoff2

    adamefimoff2 Silver Member

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    thoughts?
     
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  2. trobb49

    trobb49 Silver Member

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    Since I live near Kyoto, I haven't stayed at either, but I can tell you that the Ritz Carlton is much more centrally located with a view of the Kamo River.
     
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  3. adamefimoff2

    adamefimoff2 Silver Member

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    neither of the emails they sent were acceptable with dining lists
     
  4. PaulOnion

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    By the time you get there Adam, it might not be that important to you to have a 5 star hotel room .

    To each his own, especially if you're doing it on points. Can't argue with a point redemption. But you can find plenty of places to stay on booking.com or hostelbookers.com.

    If you're going points, then sure. Only higher end place I stayed was in Tokyo. By the time I was over by Osaka & Kyoto , I was fine with 9 hours Kyoto.

    One thing, if you have status, the airlines themselves can often get better rates and special deals so if you have status with the big guys AA/UA make sure you check through their booking engines.
     
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    And you don't have to worry about food, it's everywhere. If you're into the high end, do PH Tokyo, then branch out as you travel across the country.

    To be honest, if I were to do it all over, I found quite a few business style hotels mostly catering to locals just wandering around on foot that were very nice and I'm sure the rates were much lower.

    Traveling across the world with nowhere to sleep that night , sure that can be disconcerting but in the largest city in the world, just like on the Jersey Shore it can be done if that's what you want to do.

    Don't obsess over the room. You won't be in it as much as you think. There are starbucks everywhere and free wifi so you'll always be able to duck in.

    I tried to dig into the ryokans. And those are all on booking.com.

    Travel.rakuten.com is their Kayak/Google flights but lacking a full understanding of Kanji, I wasn't able to delve completely into it.
     
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  6. adamefimoff2

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    [​IMG] who ever think a list as poorly constructed as this is okay needs help upload_2016-12-27_16-41-57.png
     
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  8. adamefimoff2

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    Yes by trips are very hard and need a competent concierge
     
  9. liliwanderlust

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    If you're looking for interesting restos in Tokyo or Kyoto, check out favy's website.
     
  10. adamefimoff2

    adamefimoff2 Silver Member

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    I read all of that but hate hotels that cannot get off their arse
     

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