Experiences

As the imperial capital of Japan for over 1000 years, Kyoto is a profoundly rich locus of Japanese history and culture. As the birthplace of many cornerstones of Japanese culture, such as the Way of Tea, calligraphy and many other traditional arts, Kyoto continues to be the cultural heart of the country. Horseshoed by mountains, Kyoto is a sight to behold at any time of year, during any season. Kyoto is home to many UNESCO World Heritage sites and countless ancient temples and shrines. At HOTEL THE MITSUI KYOTO, we will put our heart into making your stay a memorable one, with opportunities and activities for guests to capture and experience the unique culture and history of the ancient capital.


Sakura Spring Yoga Experience


■Price : 8,000 yen
■Time : 7:00AM – 8:00AM (Limited to 5 guests per day)
■Location : Courtyard Garden

A Yoga program that deepens your breath in the fresh morning air while admiring the weeping cherry tree in full bloom.

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Cherry Blossom Evening Art Tour in the Springtime


■Price : 4,000 yen per person (Limited to the first 4 guests per day)
■Location : Inside the hotel and courtyard garden
■Time : Starts every night at 8:00PM (Approximate duration 60–75 minutes)

Dive into an enchanting evening with our celebrated tour, guided by ambassadors clad in traditional kimonos, as they unveil the rich array of art pieces nestled within our hotel. This spellbinding evening is your gateway to immersing yourself in a night of artistic and natural beauty.

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Meditation YOGA in Private Onsen 150mins

JPY50,000 1~2 people
YOGA 60mins / Private Onsen 90mins
<Jan. 15, 2024 - Mar. 31, 2024>

As we move from winter to early spring, it's time to get fit and positive from the inside out. In Meditation Yoga, you will relax your body with simple poses, focus on your inner senses through breathing, and deepen your meditation with the use of incense. After yoga, enjoy a private spa bath, healthy smoothies and vegan butter sandwiches.

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Crafted by the artisans of Kyoto's Kiyomizu-yaki, a one-of-a-kind vessel just for you

Duration: Approximately 3 hours
Cost: ¥200,000 per person (Includes the cost of the custom order/one per person)

TOKINOHA, the ceramics studio of the potter Daisuke Kiyomizu, is known for its unique approach to Kiyomizu-yaki, a ceramic tradition with deep roots in Kyoto. TOKINOHA vessels, also used at HOTEL THE MITSUI KYOTO, have a unique design, which both breaks away from the traditional concepts of Kiyomizu-yaki and accommodates the user's needs by eliminating unnecessary elements. During this tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the TOKINOHA Ceramic Studio, enjoy shopping, and engage in a conversation and consultation with Mr. Kiyomizu. You can directly order a one-of-a-kind vessel tailored to your preferences. The completed piece will be delivered to your home at a later date. Through this unique vessel that unites the thoughts of both the user and the creator, we invite you to savour a new world woven by tradition.
*Reservations are accepted for groups of 2 or more (Maximum of 4 participants).
*Please make reservations at least 7 days in advance.

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HOSOO × HOTEL THE MITSUI KYOTO Private Kyoto Kimono Experience

Cost: One person: JPY150,000~ / Two persons: JPY250,000~

HOSOO was founded in 1688 in Nishijin, Kyoto. Nishijin is the name of an area in the old city of Kyoto, known for silk weaving and kimono-making. Nishijin textiles are called Nishijin-ori, a weaving tradition born in the ancient capital of Kyoto some 1,200 years ago, supported by the aristocracy, the warrior class and wealthy merchants. HOSOO is proud to be a part of the long and storied tradition of Nishijin-ori. The pursuit of overwhelming beauty and