HOTEL THE MITSUI KYOTO is located in the heart of Kyoto – adjacent to Nijo-jo Castle on the site of the Kyoto home of the Kitake, the executive branch of the Mitsui Family - a property the family maintained for over 250 years. The tranquility and storied history of the location is reflected in each of the guest rooms. A modern reimagining of the traditional Japanese tearoom, the 161 guest rooms feature carefully chosen natural materials elevated using artisanal skills.
Thanks to its storied history and bountiful natural setting, Kyoto has a rich food culture. At HOTEL THE MITSUI KYOTO, the culinary team selects the finest ingredients from around the world and across Japan, starting with famed local Kyoto produce, to deliver the ultimate gastronomic experiences to your table. Our restaurants and bar facilities consist of 5 distinct sections: TOKI, YUI, FORNI, THE GARDEN BAR and SHIKI-NO-MA, all of which surround our beautifully curated garden, where diners can enjoy viewing the rich tapestry of the seasons.
HOTEL THE MITSUI KYOTO is located on the site of Kyoto home of the Kitake, the executive branch of the Mitsui Family. Recognizing this important part of our heritage, SHIKI-NO-MA is a faithful yet modern reconstruction of part of the former Mitsui home, constructed from Japanese cypress. SHIKI-NO-MA can be used for a variety of purposes, such as exclusive dining events and tea ceremony gatherings.
Kyoto is home to verdant mountains and clear water. Using natural spring water drawn from an on-site source, the THERMAL SPRING SPA facilities at HOTEL THE MITSUI KYOTO are a haven for relaxation. The core concept is of an Oasis of Serenity – where guests are invited to step away from their everyday lives and surround themselves with the tranquility of spring water.
EMBRACING JAPAN’S BEAUTY
The harmony between the natural environment, scenery and history is what brings joy to our guests, and it is our mission to ensure that our guests have a joyful stay. This harmony and joy is key to the ideal hotel experience, which is duly expressed in our brand concept – something
we call "EMBRACING JAPAN’S BEAUTY".
We want all of our valued guests to have special experiences with us, coming into contact firsthand with Japanese traditional culture, architecture, cuisine, arts and crafts – their own personal brush with Japan’s unique beauty and refinement.