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.

Gion Festival: Enjoy the Yamaboko Procession from Viewing Seats Exclusive to Guests at HOTEL THE MITSUI KYOTO

■Dates: July 17th, 2024 (Saki Matsuri) / July 24th, 2024 (Ato Matsuri)
■Number of visitors: 30 visitors each day
■Time: From around 9am *Gather on site
■Price: ЈPY 18,000 per person

At HOTEL THE MITSUI KYOTO, we have prepared a special experience for watching the Yamaboko Procession, a summer tradition of Kyoto’s Gion Festival. Enjoy the extravagantly decorated Yamaboko floats from exclusive viewing seats in a designated area accessible only to our hotel guests.


Kids' Hotelier Academy in Summer

■ Price : 5,000 yen per activity per child
■ Duration: 40–60 minutes (varies by number of participants)

An exclusive experience for children to challenge various hotel jobs alongside hotel staff. Wearing uniforms, they can