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Mimaru Kyoto Station: A Wild Pokemon Appears in This Kyoto Hotel!

Mimaru Kyoto Station: A Wild Pokemon Appears in This Kyoto Hotel!

Date published: 19 October 2020
Last updated: 24 February 2021

Mimaru Kyoto Station is one of the urban apartment-style hotels near Kyoto Station. Guest rooms are spacious, accommodating families of four or more, and come fully equipped with a dining room and kitchen.

Rest assured, staff members are also taking strict precautions against coronavirus for your safety.

In December 2019, Mimaru Kyoto Station introduced a special surprise for Pokemon fans all over the world - the Pokemon Room! An original guest room with an interior design based on the beloved series.

Table of Contents
  1. Mimaru Kyoto Station: The best 'Pokemon hotel' for sightseeing!
  2. Pokemon Room at Mimaru Kyoto Station: Complete with a Giant Snorlax!
  3. Limited-edition Pokémon souvenirs for hotel guests!
  4. A Variety of Rooms for the Whole Family!
  5. The Deluxe Family Apartment is perfect for large families and groups
  6. All the daily necessities and amenities you need!
  7. Rooms also include a multilingual support tablet that you can use in 12 different languages, including English
  8. Countermeasures Against Coronavirus

Mimaru Kyoto Station: The best 'Pokemon hotel' for sightseeing!

Mimaru Kyoto Station: The best 'Pokemon hotel' for sightseeing!

Mimaru Kyoto Station is popular for several reasons. Located a mere 2 minutes away from JR Kyoto Station (Hachijo East Exit), it makes the perfect base for your trip. It is designed to feel less like a hotel, and more like a "home away from home."

Their modern Japanese rooms are spacious (over 40 square meters), non-smoking, and have a fully-equipped kitchen with dishes and cooking utensils.

Since meals are not included in the accommodation plan, you can buy some local Kyoto ingredients at the market and prepare your own favorite meals! Free WiFi is available throughout the building, and laundry is available at an extra cost. It's the perfect hotel for a long-term stay, and it's got great access to Kyoto sightseeing spots!

Pokemon Room at Mimaru Kyoto Station: Complete with a Giant Snorlax!

Pokemon Room at Mimaru Kyoto Station: Complete with a Giant Snorlax!
Relax and unwind in the Pokemon Room, surrounded by tons of cute Pokémon!
Two of the most exciting features of this Pokemon hotel room are, without a doubt, the gigantic Snorlax plushie, and the Pokeball-themed bed!
Even the dishes feature adorable Pokeball designs!

As soon as you enter the Pokemon Room, you will be greeted by your lovable roommate - a giant snorlax doll! The dining room and bedroom are decorated with Pokeball-themed wallpaper, and the dishes in the kitchen sport a matching Pokeball design.

Pokemon and Pokeballs are hidden in just about every detail of this room. Can you find your favorite?

Prices for the Pokemon Room begin at 22,000 yen per night.

Limited-edition Pokémon souvenirs for hotel guests!

Limited-edition Pokémon souvenirs for hotel guests!

Guests who stay at this Pokemon Room in Kyoto will also receive original limited-edition Pokemon goods! Souvenirs include one original drawstring purse, one welcome card, and two original hand towels (per room).

You won't find these goodies anywhere else. That's just another reason why fans will love staying here!

A Variety of Rooms for the Whole Family!

A Variety of Rooms for the Whole Family!
The City View Family Apartment is another popular room, especially with children who like trains!

There are a variety of other great rooms available at Mimaru. The standard Family Apartment style room accommodates up to 5 people and has a separate bed and living space.

The City View room looks over the Kyoto cityscape and the railway. The Garden View room looks out on the veranda and its Japanese garden. Finally, the Connecting Room, as its name suggests, connects two rooms together, and can accommodate up to 10 people.

The Garden View Family Apartment: only 2 rooms available on the 1st floor

Of course, there are also studio and double-bedroom accommodations, great for family sightseeing trips and outings with friends.

The Family Apartment starts at 15,000 yen per room per night, the City View and Garden View Family Apartments start at 17,000 yen per room per night, and the Connecting Apartment starts at 30,000 yen per room per night. It's a bargain, considering how close it is to Kyoto Station!

The Deluxe Family Apartment is perfect for large families and groups

The Deluxe Family Apartment is perfect for large families and groups
Deluxe Family Apartment included 4 single beds, 1 bunk bed, and 2 sofa beds

If you are traveling with 5 or more people, we recommend the Deluxe Family Apartment. This spacious room can accommodate up to 8 people and offers a panoramic view of the Kyoto cityscape and Kyoto Station.

It includes 4 single beds, 1 bunk bed, and 2 sofa beds. The Deluxe Family Apartment starts from 28,000 yen per room per night.

All the daily necessities and amenities you need!

All the daily necessities and amenities you need!

The secret to Mimaru Kyoto Station's popularity is its extensive services and facilities. Everything in the kitchen, including the induction cooktop, electric kettle, microwave, cooking utensils, and tableware, are all provided free of charge.

Daily necessities such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothbrushes, and toothpaste, are also provided for free in the bathroom.

Rooms also include a multilingual support tablet that you can use in 12 different languages, including English

Rooms also include a multilingual support tablet that you can use in 12 different languages, including English

The front desk staff can assist you in English and Japanese. Outside of office hours, there is a call center that supports multiple languages. You will also find a tablet with an interpreter app (available in 12 languages) at the front desk. Multilingual assistance is available to you 24/7!

Countermeasures Against Coronavirus

• Take temperature and health assessment at check-in.
• Contact the front desk during your stay via extension, outside line, or email.
• Avoid extended use of common areas such as the lobby
• Wear face mask in the halls
• Some facilities, including fitness center, entertainment room, and kids' spaces, are currently closed.
• Cleaning protocols may differ for consecutive night stays.


Plan a stay that's fun for the entire family at Mimaru Kyoto's exciting Pokemon Room! Parents and children alike will love the Pokemon-themed decor, and enjoy taking plenty of pictures. It's great for long stays and conveniently located near Kyoto Station, so you can enjoy sightseeing around Kyoto during the day, and return to your Pokemon friends at night!

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Discounts may apply when you use the coupon code "livejapan_mmr" through the official website (https://mimaruhotels.com/). (Applicable until October 31, 2021 *Period may be extended)

  • MIMARU KYOTO STATION
    • Address Minami-ku Higashikujo Higashisannoucho 15-1, Kyoto, Kyoto, 601-8004
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    • Nearest Station Kyoto Station (JR Tokaido Line / JR Biwako Line / JR Tokaido Shinkansen / JR Kyoto Line / JR Sagano Line / JR San-in Line / JR Nara Line / Karasuma Line / Kintetsu-kyoto Line)
      6 minutes on foot

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