HOTEL THE MITSUI KYOTO Celebrates 100 Years of Japanese Nature and Culture

HOTEL THE MITSUI KYOTO Celebrates 100 Years of Japanese Nature and Culture

HOTEL THE MITSUI KYOTO, recipient of a 2023 Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award, honors the changing of the season and beauty of Japanese nature and culture through today’s launch of a collaboration with SUNTORY WHISKY HIBIKI and HOSOO Historical Natural Dyeing Research Lab, two iconic Japanese brands celebrating a century of excellence.

Inspired by timeless Japanese aesthetics, elements of art, hospitality and nature unite to create a harmonious ambiance. Like the country’s rich textiles, the partnership is expertly woven throughout the hotel to highlight the distinct craftsmanship of each renowned brand.

Experiences include:

Harmonious Dinner at TOKI

HOTEL THE MITSUI KYOTO’s signature restaurant TOKI, led by Chef Tetsuya Asano, offers special HIBIKI pairings to enhance the flavors and elevate the culinary experience.

Harmonious Cocktails at The Garden Bar

For a limited-time, guests will enjoy original HIBIKI Japanese Harmony cocktails and seasonal specials in The Garden Bar. In addition to a beautiful display of HIBIKI bottles featuring an intricate, handcrafted label depicting the 24 seasons of Japan, cushions and coasters will be made from HOSOO textiles.

Harmonious Room

Newly transformed suites feature custom cushions, throw blankets and pajamas are made of HOSOO textile dyed Japanese Murasaki silk, with specialty glasses and a selection of SUNTORY WHISKY HIBIKI.

HOSOO is recognized for its expertise in kimono fabrics. Since its founding in 1688 as a weaver for the imperial temples and shrines in Nishijin, Kyoto, HOSOO has been a custodian of Japanese dyeing and weaving craftsmanship.

SUNTORY WHISKY HIBIKI, a product of the House of Suntory, has garnered worldwide acclaim as one of the most respected whisky brands in Japan and around the globe. HIBIKI JAPANESE Harmony is meticulously crafted by blending whiskies from Suntory's Yamazaki, Hakushu and Chita distilleries and offers a unique flavor profile of sweet honey, candied orange peels and white chocolate, and with a clean finish of sweet vanilla and a hint of cinnamon. The name "Hibiki" reflects a desire to resonate with nature, promoting a harmonious coexistence with the environment through the enjoyment of whisky.

The collaboration will be available at HOTEL THE MITSUI KYOTO through December 2023. For more information and to book reservations, visit