Private garden picnic
A luscious jewel at the heart of a forest, Aman Kyoto’s garden is a feat of nature, offering all who enter its emerald bowers nature’s healing touch. In autumn it is particularly inviting, when the sea of leaves turns several shades of gold and red. To make the most of the resort’s serene setting, guests are invited to enjoy a picnic in the garden itself, where a private set-up and Aman Kyoto’s team on hand to cater to every need. Accompanied only by the gentle breeze and flickering sunlight through the trees, choose to enjoy breakfast or lunch in this uniquely tranquil setting where autumn is found in full bloom.
Autumn afternoon tea – A touch of rinpa
Around 400 years ago in the early Edo period, artist Hon'ami Koetsu settled in the Takagamine district in Kyoto - where Aman Kyoto stands today. The artistic beginnings of Takagamine later created a new style of art called Rinpa, which has influenced artists around the world. This autumn, Aman Kyoto offers afternoon tea that pays homage to the creativity of this style, served in the resort’s elegant Living Pavilion.
Alongside a choice of 20 different types of tea, a decadent display of treats will be served. Using autumn ingredients, savoury dishes include red caviar and smoked salmon quiche while intricate pastries are inspired by renowned Rinpa artists. A fragrant combination of lemon mousse, apple agar, and soybean flour creates Bun Kin, which represents Araki Jippo's artwork, Birds and Flowers of Four Seasons Autumn, and a pastry inspired by Tawaraya Sotatsu’s masterpiece, Fujin and Raijin Folding Screen combines light pumpkin and smooth brûlée cream and finished with gold leaf, for a truly unique gastronomic experience.