Hotel The Mitsui, Kyoto

Hotel The Mitsui Kyoto

Only a stone’s throw from the iconic Nijo Castle, this hotel is steeped in history. Built on the location of the Mitsui family’s Kyoto home, maintained for over 250 years. The incorporation of the traditional architecture of the original house in the stunning entranceway and Japanese garden is beautifully done. Hotel The Mitsui Kyoto perfectly combines modern Japanese design with classic Kyoto luxury to provide guests a calm and comfortable stay in Japan’s ancient capital.

Our favourite feature of the hotel, and one which attracts many guests, is the zen-like ‘Thermal Spring’ spa. It is rare to find true natural spring water in Kyoto so we love that you can enjoy an onsen’s health benefits in such a luxurious setting. The spa is tastefully decorated; natural materials taking centre stage. This results in a peaceful atmosphere which strips away all the stresses of modern-day living. Hotel The Mitsui Kyoto also has two private onsen rooms available to hire for staying guests, where you can have an authentic onsen experience in complete privacy.

Hotel The Mitsui Kyoto is the ideal hotel for clients who want to encounter traditional Japan while staying in luxury. Centrally located for sightseeing, designed with natural materials, and equipped with a luxury spa as well as traditional Japanese onsen, any guest is sure to have a wonderful stay at Hotel The Mitsui Kyoto


The soothing décor extends into the spacious bedrooms, with the entry level Deluxe Room an unusually large 43-51sqm. The bathroom is particularly gorgeous, boasting a double sink and Japanese-style wet room. The Nijo Suite is an Into Japan favourite, with the sizable windows providing sweeping views over Nijo Castle’s grounds, which are painted pink during cherry blossom season. Each of the 161 guest rooms has been carefully designed in order to utilise Kyoto artisans’ work while keeping all of the comfort you would expect from a luxury hotel.


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.

The restaurants and bar facilities consist of 4 distinct sections: Gastronomy Teppanyaki, Italian Cuisine, Lounge and Bar, all of which surround the beautifully curated garden, where diners can enjoy viewing the rich tapestry of the seasons.

Breakfast is served at the Italian restaurant FORNI on the ground floor, overlooking the courtyard garden.
Guests can enjoy a variety of chef’s specialties, including freshly baked croissants. Enjoy an elegant morning while gazing at the seasonal beauty of the garden.