APARTMENT HOTEL MIMARU Your Home Away From Home Tokyo & Kyoto

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Stay at APARTMENT HOTEL MIMARU to experience the ‘real’ Japan

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.

6 reasons why you want to stay at APARTMENT HOTEL MIMARU

The Traditional Japanese Design

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.

Stay together with your friends and family

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.

Spacious and Convenient

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!

A base camp to enjoy Japan in all different ways

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.

Friendly, multi-lingual services

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!

Fun for the kids!

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

4 ways to blend in with the locals!

Kimono Rental KYOSHOAN

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.

Website: http://www.kyoshoan.com/en/
Adress: 637 Mototakeda-cho Higashinotoin Dori Nishikikoji Agaru Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi
Email: info@kyoshoan.com

Cooking Sun / Cooking Sun Tokyo

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.

Website:   https://www.cooking-sun.com/
[Kyoto] Funayacho 679, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8466 Japan
[Tokyo] Shinanomachi 18, Shinjuku-kuTokyo  160-0016 Japan (Building: Maya Shinanomachi II, Room No. 314)
Phone: [Kyoto+81757465094 / [Tokyo] +81-363-806-028
Email:  [Kyoto] info@cookingsun.co.jp / [Tokyo] tokyo@cookingsun.co.jp

Amezaiku Yoshihara

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!

*Less than 30 mins with train+walking from MIMARU Tokyo UENO NORTH, UENO EAST, UENO INARICHO
Website: https://ame-yoshihara.com/english/
Adress: TomoeBldg1F, 1-23-5, Sendagi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0022, JAPAN
Email: mail@ame-yoshihara.com

More experience local life…

Around Apartment Hotel MIMARU are local supermarkets, liquor sites and restaurants popular amongst the local residents. These spots will certainly allow you to immerse into the day-to-day Japanese lifestyle. Be sure to pop by the concierge to get some tips from the local staff.

Room Types at MIMARU

Japanese-Style Deluxe

Room size: 35㎡~/40㎡~/60㎡~
Capacity: 4/5/6 persons
Bed type: Single beds, Futon

Deluxe Apartment

Room size: 34㎡~
Capacity: 4/5 persons
Bed type: Single beds

Deluxe Family Apartment

Room size: 35㎡~/40㎡~/60㎡~
Capacity: 4/5/6 persons
Bed type: Single beds, Bunk beds

Deluxe Apartment with Sofa beds

Room size: 35㎡~/50㎡~/60㎡~
Capacity: 4/5/6 persons
Bed type: Single beds, Sofa beds

Deluxe Theater Apartment

Room size: 35㎡~/60㎡~/80㎡~
Capacity: 4/6/8 persons
Bed type: Single beds, Bunk beds
Special Facility: Screen projector

Deluxe Apartment with Loft beds

Room size: 38㎡~
Capacity: 4 persons
Bed type: Single beds, Loft beds

Hotel Locations



Address: 7-14-4 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0005
Phone: +81-3-5830-6255
Access: 4-minute walk from the Iriya exit of JR Ueno Station


Address: 4-26-3, Higashiueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0015
Phone: +81-3-5811-1677
Access: 3-minute walk from the Iriya exit of JR Ueno Station


Address: 5-8-2 Higashiueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0015
Phone: +81-3-5246-4637
Access: 3-minute walk from Exit 3 of Inaricho Station on the Ginza Line


Address: 7-9-6 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052
Phone: +81-3-6807-4344
Access: 4-minute walk from Exit 7 of Chiyoda Line Akasaka Station


Address: 17-6, NIHOMBASHI-Hakozakicho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 103-0015
Phone: +81-3-6231-1383
Access: 3 minutes walk from Exit 2 of Suitengu-mae Station


Address: 3-8-8, NIHOMBASHI-Kayabacho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 103-0025
Phone: +81-3-6661-9211
Access: 3 minutes walk from Exit A5・B1 of Hatchobori Station


Address: 1-4, Shintomi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0041
Access: 3 minutes walk from Exit 2 of Shintomicho Station


 COMING SOON January 9th,2020


COMING SOON Spring 2020



Address: 249, Tsuboyacho, Horikawadorirokkakusagaru,Nakagyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 604-8255
Phone: +81-75-585-5516
Access: 8 minutes walk from Exit 3 of Omiya Station


Address: 105, Machigashiracho, shinmachisanjonoboru, Nakagyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 604-8206
Phone: +81-75-606-5013
Access: 5 minutes walk from Exit 4-2 of Karasuma-oike Station


Address: 782 Honryusuicho, Nishinotoin-dori Takatsuji-agaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Phone: +81-75-744-6035
Access: 7 minutes walk from Exit 6 of Hankyu Line Karasuma Station


Address: 15-1, Higashikujo, Higashisannocho, Minami-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 601-8004
Phone: +81-75-585-9291
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
Phone: +81-75-708-2120
Access: 5 minutes walk from Exit 2 of Karasumaoike Station


COMING SOON December 12th,2019

Hotel Praise

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.

Customer Reviews

  • Excellent accommodation and plenty of room for family of 4. In a fantastic location. Very modern and tasteful decor.  (Ms. K. Emond)
  • Very nice hotel – modern, clean and quiet. The room is big by Japanese standard. Hotel staff are very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.  (Mr. P. To)
  • Great location for those who want peaceful stay plus an easy commute without the crowd.  (Mr. J. Panyarachun)
  • What a perfect location! Easy to walk to Ueno station and only a 3 minute walk to the grocery store to stock up on fruit and vegetables that our family of 5 were missing from Australia. Reception staff were great and extremely helpful with maps and information about the area. Thank you very much.
    (Ms. R. Waugh)
  • Yes it is a great hotel. Clean and with enough kitchen amenities. The location is great. Short distance from Ueno station. Lots of eateries around the vicinity too.  (Ms. Y. Koo)
  • A great stay with my parents, highly recommend if you are traveling with family.  (Ms R. Chan)