A lush grove of bamboo marks the entrance to Hyatt Regency Kyoto in Higashiyama Shichijo, a leafy district suffused with the elegance of the old capital. Modern taste meets traditional style here, with artful hangings of antique kimono fragments and the soft light of paper lamps. Three restaurants offer Italian cuisine, exquisite kaiseki feasts, and grilled specialties prepared in a wood-burning oven. The hotel itself is filled with the works of local artisans and other inspired touches, and offers all of the modern conveniences including full business support and 24-hour concierge service. Guest rooms and suites seamlessly combine Japanese comforts and traditions with the customary amenities of a modern hotel. Adorned with framed works of antique kimono fabric, the serene residences are furnished with softly lit paper lanterns, low-slung beds, and deep tubs for a relaxing soak a blissful dose of daily comfort that’s highly valued in Japan.