The former imperial capital of Japan keeps ancient traditions alive while embracing the future. From its architecture to its culinary traditions, Kyoto showcases a deep reverence for the beauty of the natural world and the brilliance of human creativity. Explore samurai castles, stroll tranquil Zen gardens, experience the art of kaiseki dining, and immerse yourself in the cultural heart of Japan.

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Hotel the Mitsui Kyoto, a Luxury Collection Hotel & Spa

  • World's Best
Enrich your Kyoto vacation with unparalleled accommodations at Hotel the Mitsui Kyoto. The beauty and culture of Japan is infused into every detail of the hotel’s amenities. Luxuriate in an elegant room or suite designed in the elegant fashion of a Japanese tearoom. Delight in curated décor, artisan-styled furnishings, and a spacious bathroom featuring a stone tub. Located near Nijo Castle, Hotel the Mitsui Kyoto offers convenient access to popular attractions including Kinkakuji Temple, the Kyoto International Manga Museum, and much more. After a full day of exploring, enjoy a soothing soak at the hotel’s traditional onsen or book a private bathing experience.  

Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto

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Embrace serenity at the Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto. Tucked away in Kyoto’s temple district, this contemporary hotel welcomes guests to a tranquil sanctuary that embraces the natural beauty of Japan’s enchanting landscape. Your stylishly appointed accommodations boast floor-to-ceiling windows for sweeping views of the courtyard, garden, or city. Plus, immaculate attention to detail and artisanal Japanese accents—from washi-paper lamps and fusuma screens to urushi lacquerware. Enjoy a host of onsite amenities including an extensive Japanese pond garden, two restaurants, a spa boutique, bicycle rentals, and much more. 


  • How many days should I spend in Kyoto?

    This 4-day itinerary gives you what’s needed to truly experience Kyoto. However, the city's abundance of history and culture offers enough activities to keep visitors occupied for a week or more. If you happen to be short of time, a minimum of two days is recommended to get a taste of Kyoto.  
  • Should I go to Kyoto or Tokyo first?

    Tokyo and Kyoto are both great cities to visit in Japan with different vibes. Tokyo is modern and energetic, while Kyoto is traditional and relaxing. Tokyo is ideal for those who enjoy big cities, modern technology, nightlife, and various food options, while Kyoto is perfect for those interested in temples, shrines, gardens, geisha, and hiking.

    It is common for travelers to begin their journey in Tokyo, make their way to Kyoto, and then return to Tokyo for a few extra days. 

  • What is the best month to visit Kyoto?

    The ideal months to travel to Kyoto are March to May and September to November due to the moderate weather conditions. 
  • How much is the bullet train from Kyoto to Tokyo?

    Fares to the bullet train from Kyoto to Tokyo cost 13,080 yen ($93 USD) one way.  


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