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    lobby at the Mitsui Garden Sanjo

How to Book

We don’t believe in off-the-shelf packages - we tailor-make holidays.

  • Tell us what you want to do. Whether you have detailed plans or just a vague idea, get in contact – we have knowledge, ideas and expertise.
  • We build a tailored itinerary. Once you’ve received it, we can answer any further questions and refine it until you are completely happy.
  • Book it. When you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit, at which point we start confirming everything.

Different Snow is a fully bonded tour operator, which means we automatically take responsibility for your whole holiday, offering you 100% financial security.

This small modern hotel is perfect base for those wanting a convenient location in the city. Away from the railway station, but close to the main entertainment and shopping districts the Mitsui Garden is also handy for general sightseeing. It has a restaurant, 'onsen' bathing room and there is a Starbucks coffee shop just outside the lobby.

As other mid-budget hotels in Kyoto appear to universally exist in a state of mediocrity, this hotel is just that bit more modern, friendly and 'loved'. Along with the ideal location and value pricing, that's what made us select it and I've been using it for many years now - always with good feedback. The standard rooms at the hotel are rather small, but that's a Japan thing.

  • Bath Tub
  • Currency Exchange
  • Front Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Onsen
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Television
  • WiFi (free)

Only less than a minute walk away is Karasuma Oike Subway Station - a convenient stop to get anywhere in Kyoto. The hotel is a 20 minute walk from Nijo-jo castle and double that to Nanzenji and the Heian Jingu Shrine.

The indicative cost for a Standard Twin Room at the Mitsui Garden Sanjo would be circa ¥17,500 (£100) per room per night rising to circa ¥32,000 (£185) for one of the Executive Rooms.

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  • Bath Tub
  • Currency Exchange
  • Front Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Onsen
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Television
  • WiFi (free)

Only less than a minute walk away is Karasuma Oike Subway Station - a convenient stop to get anywhere in Kyoto. The hotel is a 20 minute walk from Nijo-jo castle and double that to Nanzenji and the Heian Jingu Shrine.

The indicative cost for a Standard Twin Room at the Mitsui Garden Sanjo would be circa ¥17,500 (£100) per room per night rising to circa ¥32,000 (£185) for one of the Executive Rooms.

How to Book

We don’t believe in off-the-shelf packages - we tailor-make holidays.

  • Tell us what you want to do. Whether you have detailed plans or just a vague idea, get in contact – we have knowledge, ideas and expertise.
  • We build a tailored itinerary. Once you’ve received it, we can answer any further questions and refine it until you are completely happy.
  • Book it. When you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit, at which point we start confirming everything.

Different Snow is a fully bonded tour operator, which means we automatically take responsibility for your whole holiday, offering you 100% financial security.