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Couples Love Them! 5 Handpicked Lodging Facilities in Kyoto

This article features five accommodations in Kyoto that have been enjoying positive reviews from guests on their respective booking websites, especially from young couples. You will definitely be drawn to the charms of these popular hotels where you get to enjoy socializing with fellow guests!

1. Kumo Machiya Nijojo

Kumo Machiya Nijojo is a traditional Japanese home enveloped in the distinctive Kyoto vibe that can be rented as one whole house. It is within short walking distance from Nijo Castle and other staple tourist spots in Kyoto. This home is fully equipped with a simple kitchen (with refrigerator, microwave oven, toaster and electric kettle) and a bathroom (with towels). There is also a washing machine, which makes it even more convenient for guests. Wi-Fi is free anywhere inside the property. Staffers who can speak English and Chinese are available.

Sample accommodation rate
When there are five people in the group: 9,260 JPY (excl. tax) per person

1. Kumo Machiya Nijojo

30-5 Jurakumawari-minamimachi, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

2. The Prime Pod Kyoto

The Prime Pod Kyoto is a new hotel that just opened in February 2017. It boasts a prime location that makes it the perfect sightseeing base, as it is just a 3-minute walk from Sanjo Station at the heart of Kyoto. There are three types of guest rooms here: the type that is perfect for lone travelers, the type that is comfortable even for well-built guests, and the private type that comes with a desk with outlet and a chair. There are lockers with security lock, coin-operated washing machines, bathrooms and other facilities available to guests. You can enjoy breakfast, alcoholic beverages and other dishes at the lounge. Wi-Fi is free inside the hotel premises. There are also staffers who can speak English.

Sample accommodation rate
1-night stay without breakfast: Rates start at 3,000 JPY (incl. tax) per person

2. The Prime Pod Kyoto

9F Felicita Sanjokiyamachi Bldg., 90 Nakajima-cho, Sanjodori Kawaramachi Higashi-iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

3. Holzbau Higashiyama Guest House In Kyoto

Holzbau Higashiyama is a guesthouse that is close to some of the most famous tourist spots in Kyoto such as Kiyomizudera temple. The rooms in this hotel feature flat-screen TVs, personal computers, pots and exclusive bathrooms (with bathtub, bidet and free bath amenities). There are also microwave ovens and washing machines within the facility to make your stay easier. Wi-Fi is free all over the property. There are staffers who can speak English, too.

Sample accommodation rate
Twin studio (with two single beds): 3,490 JPY (incl. tax) per person

3. Holzbau Higashiyama Guest House In Kyoto

144 Kojima-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

4. Hostel Ebi

Located in Shijo Karasuma at the center of Kyoto, Hostel Ebi is a famous hostel where guests love to stay, especially foreign tourists, thanks in large part to the great personality of its owners. It is found on the fourth floor of a building that is difficult to distinguish at first sight, but once you enter, a fancy and clean space will spread before your eyes. The beds are capsule-type in design and have been built with superior sound insulation and privacy. Guests have to share showers, kitchen, refrigerator and washing machines. Wi-Fi is free everywhere inside the hostel. There are staffers who can speak English, too.

Sample accommodation rate
10-bed dormitory room (mixed men and women): 3,063 JPY (excl. tax) per bed

4. Hostel Ebi

4F Karasumanishiki Bldg., 683 Motohonenji-cho, Nishikikojidori Karasuma Higashi-iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

5. Seijian Holiday Rentals

Seijian Holiday Rentals is a house that is situated within the Gion neighborhood that is representative of the true atmosphere of Kyoto. This old and traditional Japanese home features bedrooms that look really clean and fresh. There are bathrooms with bathtubs, washstands and a kitchen (with microwave oven) with flat-screen TV. It is a building that is true to the Kyoto vibe, as it offers guests a tearoom that is perfect when they want to be lost in their thoughts, as well as a small garden. Wi-Fi is free anywhere inside the property. There are staffers who can speak English, too.

Sample accommodation rate
For four guests: Rates start at 8,000 JPY per person

5. Seijian Holiday Rentals

34-4 Kamei-cho, Yamato Ojidori Shijo-sagaru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

The list compiled in this article incorporates a wide range of accommodations, from modern and stylish facilities, up to traditional Japanese houses that evoke the characteristic Kyoto atmosphere. Please use this article as reference when you are searching for a place to stay in Kyoto.

*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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