The Man Kyoto is a secret garden sanctuary in the middle of a forest in Kyoto Japan. One of Australia’s greatest architects, Kerry Hill, designed it and was one of his last projects before his passing away in 2018. Mr. Hill specialised in hotel design in tropical Asia.
The Man Kyoto is strikingly minimalist. The hotel has 26 guest rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows which frame the spectacular natural surroundings. It was designed to foster peace, relaxation and contemplation. All decorative artefacts, whether it be a vase or artwork, have been individually curated for each space.
The use of shades of black contrasted by light timbers creates spaces that are warm and cosy. This was a true masterpiece, which Kerry Hill left to the world, before he left.