When you want to explore not just within the city of Kyoto but further out in the area, it's good to have a hotel near the station. Here are 4 to consider.
1. New Miyako Hotel
This hotel is a 2 minute walk away from the Hachijo exit in Kyoto Station. It's in a great location surrounded by sightseeing spots, and it's the biggest hotel in Kyoto, with 988 guest rooms. The premium floor in the main building is elegant and comfortable, and you can leisurely enjoy the Kyoto atmosphere there. The south wing of the annex has a bright facade and an inner courtyard with aqua crystal glass, so it feels very open. At the buffet Le Plaisir, they have 100 types of dishes for lunch and 120 for dinner, so you can enjoy freshly made food. Please enjoy the Japanese atmosphere in this high-class, luxury space.
2. Hotel Keihan Kyoto
This hotel is one minute away through an underground pathway from the Hachijo exit of Kyoto Station, so it's a comfortable walk even in bad weather. There's a bus stop for the limousine airport bus right by the airport. Every guest room is equipped with LAN internet. The rooms also have humidifiers and air purifiers, so you can spend a very comfortable time there. As of March 1st, 2016, the garden junior suite room ZEN that has a view of the dry landscape garden was opened for business. Why not stay in that room, surrounded by Japanese aesthetics, while you leisurely gaze out at the garden for an elegant experience? You can enjoy Mediterranean food in the large, casual restaurant, so please check it out.
3. Dormy Inn PREMIUM Kyoto Ekimae
This hotel is a 3 minute walk away from the central exit of Kyoto Station, so it's very convenient for sightseeing. The modern and clean hotel has a large natural hot spring called Hanahotaru no Yu that you can use even at night. You can also enjoy the fruit bath, which is where they float seasonal fruits in the water of the open-air bath. You can get rid of all the exhaustion from sightseeing by leisurely soaking in the hot springs. At night, you can enjoy Dormy Inn's special soy sauce ramen Yonakisoba for free, so when you're feeling a little peckish, it's perfect. In the morning, you can be satisfied with a buffet that includes Kyoto specialties like yudofu (boiled tofu), yuba (tofu skin), and Kyoto pickles.
4. Hotel Granvia Kyoto
This big city hotel is in a perfect location directly connected to Kyoto Station. Each guest room has free internet, and there are plenty of facilities including a restaurant, pool, fitness gym, and a clinic. You can buy souvenirs such as brand name sweets at the connected shops. All of the guest rooms are clean and comfortable so you can relax in the quiet space. Hahonico, a popular brand in the beauty industry, collaborated with the hotel to create high-quality original amenities so it's something that will make people interested in skincare happy. Inside the building there are various restaurants, including one on the top floor where you can enjoy a view of the ancient city, so be sure to check it out.
There are many hotels that are really convenient for sightseeing, so please spend a lovely time at a hotel that matches your needs.
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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