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Celebrating a Century of Art and Nature at the Hotel The Mitsui Kyoto

Celebrating a Century of Art and Nature at the Hotel The Mitsui Kyoto

Christopher Parr | Pursuitist

Steeped in deep traditions, HOTEL THE MITSUI KYOTO is a Pursuitist’s paradise that beautifully unites centuries-old art and culture with the luxury of modern living. Nestled in the heart of Kyoto, the hotel recently unveiled a unique collaboration with two iconic Japanese brands, SUNTORY WHISKY HIBIKI and HOSOO, a leading designer textile maison. Together, they pay tribute to a century of Japanese craftsmanship, offering guests an opportunity to immerse themselves in the essence of Japan.

Innovative Culinary Experiences

Guests have an opportunity to experience a harmonious blend of culture and cuisine at TOKI, the hotel’s signature restaurant. Under the guidance of Chef Tetsuya Asano, special dinner pairings are available with the exquisite taste of HIBIKI whiskies, adding a novel layer of complexity to each dish.

For cocktail connoisseurs, the hotel’s pop-up Garden Bar offers seasonal specials featuring the original HIBIKI Japanese Harmony cocktails. Each handcrafted label, depicting the 24 seasons of Japan, complements the intricately designed cushions and coasters made from HOSOO textiles, serving up a visual feast alongside an innovative drink experience.

Craftsmanship in Comfort

The collaboration extends its reach into the hotel suites, where elements of HOSOO and HIBIKI have been carefully interwoven into the room design. Guests can discover the luxurious feel of HOSOO textile dyed Japanese Murasaki silk in custom cushions, throw blankets, and pajamas, while savoring a selection of SUNTORY WHISKY HIBIKI in specialty glasses.

Immersive Cultural Experiences

For those looking to delve deeper into Japanese culture, the hotel offers an exclusive kimono fitting experience. HOSOO, a historic custodian of Japanese dyeing and weaving craftsmanship, provides these textiles, allowing guests to appreciate the intricacies of traditional kimono fabrics.

Legacy Brands in Harmony

HOTEL THE MITSUI KYOTO’s General Manager, Manabu Kusui, expressed his delight in partnering with these two legacy brands, describing it as a profound dedication to the harmony between people and nature. He further extended an invitation to all guests to immerse themselves in the rich heritage and time-honored traditions of Japan through these extraordinary experiences.

Availability and Booking

The exclusive collaboration will be available at HOTEL THE MITSUI KYOTO through December 2023. For more information and reservations, visit the hotel’s website at

An Escape Into Authentic Japan

Whether you’re a seasoned traveler seeking new immersive experiences or a first-time visitor to Japan, HOTEL THE MITSUI KYOTO offers an unprecedented gateway to discover everything Kyoto has to offer. From the delicate intricacies of traditional Japanese art and design to the intricate flavors of Hibiki whiskies, this collaboration invites you on a journey through a century of Japanese craftsmanship.

As your Pursuitist journey continues, keep an eye out for more immersive, luxurious experiences brought to you by destinations like HOTEL THE MITSUI KYOTO, where art, nature, and culture blend seamlessly into the quintessential Japanese experience.