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"The hotel lobby also provided information on blooming stages of autumn leaves of various location and also provided umbrellas when it was raining."
Elizabeth - November 20, 2019
Location rating score
3 travelers have booked today.
The front desk was really helpful for us to find a doctor nearby.
Felicia | July 27, 2019
Breakfast was really good too!
Felicia | July 27, 2019
I love this hotel!!
Felicia | July 27, 2019
270 meters to public transportation
Located in heart of Kyoto
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.0|
|Nearest airport||Osaka International Airport (ITM)|
|Distance to airport||37.7 km|
Check-in is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.
Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Sanjo does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.
"Great location with public transport adn places to visit."
November 23, 2019
"Overall the location is good, near to subway station."
February 13, 2020
"Rooms are clean & is big enough for 3 of us."
January 18, 2019
This economy class hotel, situated in the city center, is located in the Shijo area. Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Sanjo is ideally positioned for exploration of this unique city and the beautiful natural surroundings. Guests will enjoy a location that is near the business, commercial, and shopping districts as well as significant cultural attractions. The hotel offers modern guestrooms decorated with traditional Japanese decorations and a pleasing color scheme that promotes leisure. Additionally, guests can utilize the modern business and conference rooms. Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Sanjo is perfect for business travelers that want economy class guestrooms and a central location.
"The staff will wish you and smile when meet us, which let us..."
February 13, 2020
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 0-5 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Sanjo
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Lovely hotel, ace location, nice communal bath.”
I had a very good stay @ Mitsui Garden Kyoto Sanjo. The room was small but very well organized and clean. The bathroom, also quite small, looked nice and had a lot of space to use for your own stuff, and featured one of those typical Japanese short but very deep bathtubs, which I just happen to love. The bed was very comfortable, and although I first was a bit skeptical about the pillows, they turned out to be the most comfortable I have tried in a while. From Mitsui, which is just metres away from a subway station, one can easily walk to Kyoto's shopping/walking districts, Pontocho and Gion. It isn't far from Ni-Jo Castle, too. The reception area is very nice, and (as the name of the hotel suggests) boasts an impressive Japanese-style garden. Mitsui Sanjo also offers a nice, yet small, communal bath (sento), which is the ideal way to relax after a day of walking.
We loved staying at the Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Sanjo. It is centrally located and easy to get to by subway, but tucked away so that it feels private and not noisy. It is in a part of the city that is very walkable with lots of hidden gems in the side streets--one-of-a-kind shops, cafes, restaurants. The staff are friendly and very helpful. The room, although small, is well-designed. The breakfast was a great combination of Japanese and western and the restaurant looks out on a small garden. We would definitely stay there again.
Thank you very much for having stayed at Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Sanjo and taking the time to share your precious feedback. It is our great honour to hear that all of our facilities and service could live up with your expectations. As you mentioned, being located in the centre of the city is one of our selling points and it could offer you the most convenient transportation options. For example, Shijo Street, one of the main streets in Kyoto, is just 5 minute walk from us and you would be able to get access to most of the tourist attractions in town. With regard to our breakfast, we basically serve both Japanese and Western dishes in a buffet style. In addition, we are proud of offering a variety of traditional Kyoto style or homemade dishes that have been adored by local people for centuries. Once again, we thank you for your meaningful comments and look forward to welcoming you here in Kyoto in the near future. Front Office Manager.
This was our first time in Japan and we couldn't have picked a nicer hotel or location. 3 subway stops from Kyoto main station, beautiful area on Sanjo Dori. Easy access to subway, with many places of interest and local facilities within easy walking distance. Staff at Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Sanjo were incredibly accommodating and helpful. Would definitely book here again.
Thank you very much for having stayed at Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Sanjo and spending the time on sharing your precious feedback. It is our great pleasure to know that you were impressed with our staff service and location which is one of our selling points. With a regard to our location, there are several public transportations to which you could easily get access. For example, the nearest subway station "Karasuma-Oike" is located in just 3 minutes by walking and it is one of the biggest ones where two main lines are intersecting. Furthermore, as you mentioned, there are many famous attractions such as Nijo castle, Nishiki Market and Rokkaku temple which would make you more interested in a Japanese culture. As for our staff service, as we have been welcoming lots of guests from overseas, there is no problem with assisting in English and other languages at the reception. Once again, we thank you for your valuable feedback and look forward to welcoming you again. Front Office Manager.
The staff at Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Sanjo were incredibly helpful and accommodating. I had accidentally booked a room with two single beds they were happy to accommodate us. They gave helpful instructions to interesting places and great restaurant recommendations.Then when leaving the hotel, they helped us send luggage to our next hotel making the simple for us. I hope to stay with them again in the future.
Thank you very much for having stayed at Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Sanjo and taking the time to share your valuable feedback. We are delighted to hear that you were impressed with the service. It always be pleasure for us to help making our guests stay comfortably. As you mentioned, we provide the derivery service that you can send your luggage anywhere in Japan. Once again, thank you for such a meaningful comment and we look forward to welcoming you here in Kyoto in the near future. Front Office Manager
Good location and clean”
Good location, it is only 10 minuets walking from the main shopping and food place, Kawaramachi, very convenient to hang around. Hotel, itself is cozy (small, but ok) and clean, crews are friendly. The public sauna is very small (way smaller than the pictures but clean, well equipped, no inconvenience to use), good to use it in winter time. The one I liked most was there is a humidifier/air cleaner in the room so I can adjust the humidity (very useful in winter time, definitely doesn’t need it in summer ;) ) There are a few other ones with same name in Kyoto. I got into Shijo one for checked in, but they kindly guided me to Sanjo one and even called to Sanjo and inform them, so get me through quick check in. Definitely will choose this hotel next time if I come to Kyoto. For one quick tip, there is a good izakaya (萬) just left of the hotel, sake and simple Japanese style of bar food are very good late at night. Very delight atmosphere with local Japanese people.
Thank you very much for having stayed at Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Sanjo and taking the time to share your valuable feedback. We are delighted to hear that we did meet your satisfaction with the location, service and humidifier/air cleaner. As you mentioned, we are centrally located in the city and have easy access to various directions for on sightseeing and also on business. Furthermore, it is a walking distance to Nijo castle and Nishiki Market from our hotel. With regard to the humidifier/air cleaner, once again we appreciate your comment and positive evaluation. They are equipped in each room to make the guests stay comfortably. We certainly look forward to welcoming you with the sophisticated service in Kyoto in the near future. Front Office Manager
Beautiful hotel in an excellent location”
I enjoyed my stay here at Mitsui Garden Kyoto Sanjo. The room was great, the garden near the reception was beautiful, the staff was very helpful and extremely polite, but best of all was the location. It's just a short walking distance from the subway and many attractions (traditional, modern, food and shopping related!). Great place to stay to explore beautiful Kyoto.
Great location and service.”
We enjoy our stay at Mitsui Garden hotel. The location is very convenient and very safe, a very prestige area, quiet but close to main attraction. Lots of nice place to eat and shopping. Beautiful Japanese garden and hot spring, very unusual st central Kyoto.
Convenient location ”
There is another Mitsui Garden hotel in Shijo. I prefer Sanjo one. Cos walk distance to everywhere. Nice staff! Most of them can speak English.
Excellent location and decent rooms for JPN”
I tried the two Mitsui Graden Hotels in Kyoto and this is my facourite. Locations are both very convinient but i still prefer Sanjo location, plus room was bigger.
Pleasant staff. Great location. Take exit 6 from Oike & it’s a 10 minute trip from Kyoto station. ”
Fresh breakfast buffet. Clean & peaceful hotel. Great use of space in the room. Kyoto isn’t known for its skyline- so you can’t blame the hotel for lack of a view. Bathroom seemed outdated, but not enough to detract 5-star rating. Short walk to busy market across Karasuma. Money exchange machine in lobby with mediocre rates. Lack of lobby bar, but each floor has machines with beverages. Liquor Museum bar across from hotel has great prices if stronger night cap desired. STARBUCKS in between subway/hotel & convenient store across the street. Doutor coffee & 711 a couple blocks south. During cherry blossom season, the hotel lays out information in the lobby regarding which location has peak bloom. Unfortunately did not have time to visit the spa, but I heard great things.
Thank you very much for having stayed at Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Sanjo and taking the time to share your precious memory. We were very pleased to hear that you were satisfied with whole your stay at our hotel. As you mentioned, we are located in middle of Kyoto city and it takes few minutes to walk from nearest subway station. In order that Kyoto city has strict low about view and we are surrounded by buildings, we do not have good view rooms. However, it is quiet area at night time. We have some services except amenities such as money exchange machine, little souvenir space and some luggage sendings (by charge). Moreover, we have garden bath which has Jacuzzi and there is Japanese garden through the window. It opens at morning and night time and it makes our guests feel comfortable. We hope that you will try to take a bath next time. Once again, we appreciate for your good comment and also hope to have an opportunity to welcome you again in near future. Front Office Manager
Loved the garden ambience of the hotel and the excellent location - easy transport access, subway connection to Kyoto Station just 3 stops away. Easy walk to the castle, the markets and more. Facilities in the room were just right with a super comfortable bed. Excellent breakfast. Loved the garden view hot bath. Would stay again!
Thank you for having stayed at Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Sanjo and providing your valuable comment. We are centrally located and the exit no.6 of Karasuma-Oike subway station is within the walking distance, just one minute walk. Our useful location also facilitates you to have easy access to various directions in town. Based on this, it is our great pleasure to welcome you back for a variety of purposes which Kyoto offers in diversity. We are also delighted to hear that you were pleased with our breakfast in the moment of relaxing morning. We value your precious comment which enables us to continuously improve our services. Once again, we look forward to being of service to you on your next visit to Kyoto in the near future. Front Office Manager
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Mitsui Sanjo and highly recommended it to other travellers. Sharon A. Bong (Malaysia)
Great base for exploring Kyoto by foot....”
This was the third hotel we stayed in in Kyoto over a week during 'peak autumn leaf ' period, so was more expensive than usual which is to be expected. Rooms are compact (as is the norm in Japan) but service every need well if you manage your luggage size accordingly. The reception staff were warm and very obliging with any requests. Great location for exploring north/west Kyoto by foot as there are so many things to see in this precinct if you enjoy food and more unique shopping. Small local supermarket, wine shop and coffee salons all within 250m.
Thank you very much for having stayed at Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Sanjo and giving us your meaningful comment. As we are located in the centre of the commercial area in town, thousands of guests have chosen our hotel. This is definitely one of our appealing points. We are so delighted to hear that you were satisfied with our staff and cleanliness in particular. That really stimulates our motivation and leads to the further improvement in our service anf quality in future. We look forward to seeing you once again in the near future. Front Office Manager
Staff is very very good. They are very polite and keep smiling. One of the staff knew that I had small children. So they gave my son a baby kit as a gift. it includes baby's toothbrush , nap, and sandals (with a bear printed on it). When I asked for direction to major spot, the receptionist explain very well. They gave me a hotel map, and a direction by bus or taxi to every tourist spot (they already fotocopy and prepared for it). The receptionist escort us until in front of lift. The next day when we will leave hotel to travel, it was raining. And the staff lent us 2 umbrellas. Location near starbucks and supermarket. Since there were 4 of us, mostly we used taxi to travel. It cost around 1000 yen to kyoto station. Hotel near MRT, but we should change few train to reach famous destination. I suggest to take bus rather than train. At 11 pm I went for onsen, but too crowded. More than 10 people and the place was small. So I canceled onsen .
Thank you very much for having stayed at Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Sanjo and taking the time to share your experience and valuable feedback. We are so fortunate enough to hear that you were so impressed with our staff service. Since many guests came from overseas, some staff members would help you with planning of sightseeing, booking a restaurant and assisting on a delivery service in English. Your comment would definitely encourage us to make a further improvement on a quality of our service. However, we are sorry to hear that you could not enjoy the public bath which is one of our selling points. It might cause congestion on some period of time because most of the people are likely to take a bath in the evening. We regret not to have informed you of this when you checked in. Once again, we thank you for your precious review and look forward to welcoming you here in Kyoto again. Front Office Manager.
right in the centre of kyoto ”
the place is very new, so one can feel that newness in the facilities. the staff are very helpful, going out of their way to be of assistance as necessary. the central location of the hotel is also great. it is in the middle of the shopping and entertainment in kyoto. the restaurant Chaplin offer good food, the bakery and patisserie also make great pastries and breads. I can never tire of having the tanba bread made from first class rice. it is something different, unique, and truly special. the hotel is quiet, one does not really hear noise from neighboring rooms nor from the busy activities outside the hotel. the beds are also very comfortable, and generous with the pillows. one can get a good night's sleep.
Loved Mitsui !”
Had a great time at this hotel. I highly recommend their buffet breakfast to start your day before a day exploiting Kyoto. And I highly recommend ending the day in the hotel's traditional Japanese bath. Both experiences overlook the hotel's beautiful traditional garden.
Nice little hotel”
Hotel is nice. However, beware to mix it up with Mitsui Garden Shijo. Room is small, which is expected from Japan, but clean. NIce restaurants around including starbucks. Also, lots of vending machines around to quench your thirst.
Good hotel and good location, helpful staff ”
We are on our honeymoon and we booked the Mitsui Garden since we stayed at the Tokyo branch before. Due to high season, we got the twin room instead of double. But when me mentioned that we're on honeymoon they changed our booking! Room was decent size wise, compared with our hotel in Tokyo, with the same price we got one and a half room bigger. Location was great as well, near subway, shops and restaurants. A lot of convenience stores around. And if you walk couple blocks there's a boutique supermarket. The only down side which my wife really complaining about is the bathroom smells a bit damp. Im guessing it's because of the shower curtain. Also since we're not an early riser, breakfast finish quite early, 9.30.
Perfect reasonably priced hotel that provides everything you need. ”
The staff were friendly, it was clean, more than adequate amenities and the breakfast was delicious! We had a great stay here. It is very conveniently located. We were able to walk to downtown Kyoto and the Gion District. The only feedback I have is that if you are using a JR pass the closest JR station is approx. 30 minute walk away which means you will need to pay for the metro to and from this station each day you are there. The metro is cheap (210Y) so it’s not a massive deal but something that we didn’t look in to before booking.
Thank you very much for having stayed at Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Sanjo and taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. We are delighted to hear that you were satisfied with the service, facilities, amenities, breakfast and location. We are centrally located in the city and it takes around 15 minutes to the main street for the shopping and 20 minutes to Gion area. With regard to the JR station, as you mentioned, our closest station is Karasuma-Oike subway station which is intersection of two subway lines and not JR station. To explore in Kyoto needs some different of public transportations for the various directions and sometimes you have to transfer as. Once again, thank you for your precious review and we look forward to welcoming you here in Kyoto in the near future. Front Office Manager
Great value in a great location”
Great value for the price, very nice and classy hotel, very small rooms but I think they are fine for the price considering prices in Kyoto. So near everything and so convenient to visit the city. Plus very nice to be able to enjoy their mini onsen baths every day.