Have you ever visited Japan?
Do you have an interest in Japanese culture?
What is it about Japan that intrigues you?
Japanese culture is much deeper and more multifaceted than what you can experience from just staying in a standard hotel and going through the set menu of tourist attractions. Out of the many fabulous destinations that are in Japan, this is especially true for perhaps two of the most famous cities in Japan; Tokyo and Kyoto.
Tokyo is a futuristic city where modern Japanese culture is buzzing through its streets, where Kyoto on the other hand has a completely different atmosphere built upon over a millennia of history. Kyoto was named the best holiday destination in the world by American travel magazine, Travel and Leisure for two years in a row. The two may be completely different cities yet you can experience so many different ways of life, culture and activities in both.
We invite you to experience Japan more deeply than you have before.
We know you’ll be falling more deeply in love with Japan, when you experience activities that the locals love.
And we know just the perfect hotel that will help you do that.
MIMARU is an apartment style hotel group that was founded only in 2018. It was created with a fresh concept of providing a home base where visitors can live like a local and see Japan from a different perspective.
The hotel combines traditional Japanese details with modern designs, and the rooms are designed to accommodate long-stay guests, families and groups as well. The rooms will provide you with all the creature comforts you expect at home, and a gorgeous and friendly atmosphere you hope for when staying in an accommodation.
From the amenities in the guest rooms to the staff, MIMARU has nearly thought of everything you need to make your stay convenient and comfortable.
Currently, there are six APARTMENT HOTEL MIMARU locations in Tokyo and five in Kyoto. With so many locations available in the each city, you get to choose your pick on what you want to be close to based on your travel to-do list.
MIMARU is unlike any other hotel. From the entrance, to the common areas to the rooms, you can expect to get a good feel of what day-to-day lifestyle is like in Japan at MIMARU.
The design has incorporated Japanese style furniture and materials, and have paid attention to the finest of details including colour schemes and lighting.
As guests at MIMARU, not only will you feel at home, but feel immersed in Japan.
The standard type room accommodates up to 6 people so you can stay together as a group or family during your time at MIMARU. They also offer two connected rooms that accommodate up to 10 people totally so you don’t have to worry about missing out on precious moments with your loved ones either.
You can choose from a great variety of rooms and bed configurations to suit your needs. They have bunk beds, sofa beds, traditional Japanese style room and connecting rooms so be sure to book a room and configuration that will be the most comfortable for you. (You can arrange for a room that can accommodate an extra bed set up for a fee in the Kyoto locations.)
The pricing is per room, so those who are travelling with a larger group or staying for an extended time will save even more.
The guest rooms at MIMARU are more spacious and comfortable than average business or city hotels in Japan.
Every guest room at every MIMARU comes with its own kitchen and dining space, so you can live at your own pace and get comfortable. The kitchen comes with utensils and dinnerware as well as amenities such as a fridge, a microwave and an electric kettle. If desired, you can rent a toaster too.
Each room also comes with its own Japanese bathroom with separate bathtub and shower, as well as a separate, private toilet.
They also offer free WiFi so you can research and plan your activities during your stay. For long stayers, there’s a coin laundry in the common area so you can look fresh everyday!
MIMARU hotels are located in highly convenient areas where it’s easy to access via public transport. The convenient location will help you really delve into the day-to-day Japanese lifestyle, as well as easily access tourist locations that you don’t want to miss out on. The combination of the location and the helpful facilities and amenities at the hotel is what makes MIMARU such a great choice as a base camp for your holiday.
Japan is famous for its hospitable spirit and that’s no different at MIMARU. The friendly staff will attend to you in English so you can communicate your needs and have an easy stay.
The staff are full of local knowledge and will happily assist you in planning various cultural experiences, as well as direct you to all the best spots that you won’t find in a book or a blog.
At the front desk, they are set up with a tablet that can translate nine languages, and within each guest room, there’s also a Handy mobile phone installed with an AI chat bot to assist you 24/7 – including making restaurant reservations!
In the Kyoto locations, MIMARU occasionally hosts fun workshops for children within the hotel or in the local areas. You can join the workshops with your kids, or while they’re having a great time experiencing Japanese culture, parents can go off to explore Japan on their own (For children above 5 only). MIMARU was recognised by Mikihouse child & family research and marketing institute inc. as the very first Child-friendly HOTEL for travellers in Japan, so you can trust that they will look at for your whole family.
● Special service exclusively available in the certified “Child-friendly HOTEL for travellers” guest rooms
Toy rental service
Child-proofing on sharp corners
Bed guard to keeping sleeping children safe
● Other convenient facilities
Private bathroom with separate toilet
Coin operated laundry facilities
Complimentary amenities in guest room
Kyoshoan is a kimono rental service produced by one of Kyoto’s kimono dealers.
Find a kimono . that suits your style and they’ll help you dress up and get ready to explore Kyoto in a kimono. They also provide return services via courier from your accommodation and you can even return the next day so you can enjoy the kinmono through to the evening. In summer, you can purchase your own summer kimono, the yukata from them too.
A Japanese cooking school in Kyoto and Tokyo, teaching the art of cooking Japanese food to visitors from all around the world.
If you are looking for an authentic experience learning from local instructors, be sure to join their exciting classes. The cooking lessons are all delivered in English, so you can have an easy and smooth learning experience.
[Kyoto] Funayacho 679, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8466 Japan
[Tokyo] Shinanomachi 18, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0016 Japan (Building: Maya Shinanomachi II, Room No. 314)
Phone: [Kyoto] +81–757–465–094 / [Tokyo] +81-363-806-028
Email: [Kyoto] email@example.com / [Tokyo] firstname.lastname@example.org
Amezaiku is the traditional Japanese art of candy crafting. Using candy, the Amezaiku masters create candy in the shape of animals and flowers in a very detailed, beautiful fashion.
At Amezaiku Yoshihara, you can watch the masters create create your order upclose before you take it home as a unique souvenier!
Address: 7-14-4 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0005
Access: 4-minute walk from the Iriya exit of JR Ueno Station
Address: 4-26-3, Higashiueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0015
Access: 3-minute walk from the Iriya exit of JR Ueno Station
Address: 5-8-2 Higashiueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0015
Access: 3-minute walk from Exit 3 of Inaricho Station on the Ginza Line
Address: 17-6, NIHOMBASHI-Hakozakicho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 103-0015
Access: 3 minutes walk from Exit 2 of Suitengu-mae Station
Address: 3-8-8, NIHOMBASHI-Kayabacho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 103-0025
Access: 3 minutes walk from Exit A5・B1 of Hatchobori Station
Address: 249, Tsuboyacho, Horikawadorirokkakusagaru,Nakagyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 604-8255
Access: 8 minutes walk from Exit 3 of Omiya Station
Address: 105, Machigashiracho, shinmachisanjonoboru, Nakagyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 604-8206
Access: 5 minutes walk from Exit 4-2 of Karasuma-oike Station
Address: 782 Honryusuicho, Nishinotoin-dori Takatsuji-agaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Access: 7 minutes walk from Exit 6 of Hankyu Line Karasuma Station
Address: 15-1, Higashikujo, Higashisannocho, Minami-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 601-8004
Access: 2-minute walk from Hachijo East Exit of JR Kyoto Station
Address: 724, Shimomatsuyacho, Kamanza-dori, Oike-agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 604-0034
Access: 5 minutes walk from Exit 2 of Karasumaoike Station
COMING SOON December 12th,2019
For the very first time, three hotels of APARTMENT HOTEL MIMARU in Tokyo were voted in the Top 20 Best Hotels in Japan, chosen by International Travellers 2019 on TripAdvisor. They were voted in amongst famous, high end hotels after just one year since opening!
Two hotels of APARTMENT HOTEL MIMARU were recognised by Mikihouse (child & family research and marketing institute) as the very first Child-friendly HOTEL In Japan. The certified rooms are a safe space for toddlers and new borns, and with plenty of helpful services, travelling families can safely enjoy their stay. The hotels also hosts events to give you a taste of the parenting culture in Japan.