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Kids Explore Under Themes of “Mountain,” “River” And ”Sky.” Priceless Memories Will Stay in Your Child’s Heart Long After Their Stay

One of the world's leading hotel chains, The Ritz-Carlton opened in Kyoto in February 2014 as the fourth location in Japan of the Marriott Hotel Group luxury hotel chain. This year, The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto will celebrate its second anniversary in February.

The hotel is beginning its welcome program for children, "Ritz Kids® Night Safari." Our new Ritz Kids® Night Safari is an experience program that allows our young guests to enjoy an adventurous mood during their stay at the hotel. We have been running the program at The Ritz-Carlton in China since last fall. Following the Tokyo, Okinawa and Osaka locations, the Kyoto hotel started offering the program in January this year. At the Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto, all children aged 4-8 staying in any type of room are welcome to join Ritz Kids® Night Safari, free of charge.

About The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto Ritz Kids® Night Safari

The concept of The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto’s Night Safari is “Explorer.” A camping tent with special amenities are provided in a hotel room for children to fully enjoy an outdoor mood. Children are allowed to choose a theme from three different kinds of scenery, which you can look at from the hotel windows – “Mountain (Higashiyama),” “River (Kamogawa)” and “Sky” – and they can play with toys and amenities in the tent, depending on the theme they chose, and create their own adventures.

Furthermore, when they check out of the hotel, the children receive an “Explorer Certificate.” Through the Ritz Kids® Night Safari experience, we encourage children to cultivate a spirit of inquiry and creativity. They can enjoy their stay with an excited feeling. We offer the following items in the tent:

  • Floor mat with compass design
  • LED lantern
  • Kids’ pajamas
  • Stuffed animal backpack
  • Stuffed lion
  • Kids’ slippers
  • Ritz Kids® Activity Book*
  • Crayon set*
  • Doorknob hanger*
  • Ritz Kids® Note cards*
  • Drinking cup*
  • Folding drink pack*
  • Rubber duck*
  • Hypoallergenic organic toiletry amenities for kids*
  • Kids’ toothbrush*
  • Souvenirs of the day for kids, such as sweets and toys*


※        * Marked items can be taken home with you.

※        Contents of the sets differ depending on the theme.

※        Contents of the set may be changed without notice.

※        The number of floor mats and LED lanterns is limited, so we may not be able to meet your request.

Price: Free

How to join: At the time of booking, please request "Ritz Kids® Night Safari."

Type of guest room: All room types in The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto.

Reservations and inquiries: The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto Reservations: 075-746-5511

Opening hours: Weekdays 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

About Ritz Kids®

Ritz Kids® was created in partnership with the Ocean Future Society organized by marine biologist Jean-Michel Cousteau, as an experience program for children. Jean-Michel is passionate about exploring the natural wonders of the world, and has devoted his life to studying how the global environment works and how we can protect the Earth. The Ritz-Carlton strives to pass on his vision to children through fun activities that stimulate their joy, their curiosity and their excitement about new discoveries, which all children share.

The following four items are its foundations:

Water: This focuses on the importance of the oceans for life and health.

Earth: Children learn how fun it is to explore and discover.

Responsibility for the environment: Children deepen the idea of the Earth’s healthy environment for the future.

Culture: Children become familiar with the music, history, customs and cooking of the place they are visiting.

Children become aware of the global environment and learn about its importance through discoveries that will remain in their hearts forever. And they will cultivate a desire to cherish the environment, which will last into adulthood.

We hope the experience of the Ritz Kids® program will remain in their hearts, and will be an opportunity for them to be inspired long after their stay.