Four Seasons Kyoto Introduces New Dining Experiences for Couples

Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto has introduced two dining experiences for couples at its Fuju lounge. The Sukiya-style teahouse is situated just beside Shakusui-en, the 800-year-old pond garden at the heart of the property.

“Springtime here is especially magical, with up-close views of the blooming sakura trees in our very own garden,” said Giovanni Battista D’Alessandro, director of food & beverage and culinary operations. “Kyoto’s most popular cherry blossom spots are visited by hundreds of people every day. Fuju, however, is a secret place where you can soak in the beauty of sakura in a tranquil and intimate setting.”

At Fuju, couples can enjoy two epicurean experiences during sakura season, and beyond. The first experience is a candlelit dinner by the pond, framed by the blossom-laden branches of cherry trees in Shakusui-en pond garden. Crafted by Chef Kenji Katsura, the Japanese bento dinner is filled with seasonal ingredients and prized delicacies. Guests can also explore a five-course Western menu by Brasserie’s Chef de Cuisine Ryuji Koga, who has honed his skills at Michelin-starred restaurants across Paris and Tokyo.

Available in every season, this dining experience can be paired with local sakes (including a limited-edition sake brewed especially for Four Seasons) or wines selected by Sommelier Takashi Nakano. Guests can also enjoy this experience in the privacy of their Residential Suite.

The second experience at Fuju is a Japanese tea ceremony. Couples can enjoy a tea set of sweets and savories, intricately arranged in a two-layered bento box and served with a cup of matcha, green tea or hojicha (roasted green tea, originating in Kyoto).

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