There are many tourist destinations in the Higashiyama area of Kyoto, such as the world heritage site, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and the famous Gion district. In this article, we introduce five convenient apartment-style accommodations in the popular Higashiyama area.
1. Kyogura Tofukuji
This is an accommodation full of traditional Japanese style rooms that accommodate up to four people. Each room has a flat-screen TV, refrigerator, electric pot, bathroom, and washing machine. Some of them have patios and balconies. There is free Wi-Fi access in the guestrooms.
2. Gion Miyagawacho Grandereverie
This is a popular accommodation in the atmospheric Gion Miyagawacho area that has cobblestone roads. Each guestroom has a comfortable bed, air conditioner, flat-screen TV, refrigerator, electric kettle, and a bathroom with a bathtub. There is free Wi-Fi access in the guestrooms. There are English-speaking staff on site.
3. Kyoto Shiba Inn Nanajo Guesthouse
This is an accommodation in a convenient location within walking distance of such famous temples as Kiyomizu-dera and Tofuku-ji. Each room has a kitchenette (with a microwave, electric kettle, refrigerator, and stovetop), a bathroom with a bathtub, washing machine, bedding, and a flat-screen TV. Some rooms have a dining area and balcony. There are rental bicycles available (for a fee) that are convenient for exploring the town. There is free Wi-Fi access throughout the building. There are staff on site who speak English and Chinese.
4. COTO Kyoto Tofukuji
Next, we introduce the Tofukuji branch of COTO Kyoto, a popular chain with numerous accommodations in Kyoto. There are four guestrooms, each with a dedicated kitchenette (with a microwave, toaster, refrigerator, stovetop, and electric kettle), bathroom and flat-screen TV. Guests can have free coffee, pop and light food by the reception office, at COTO Cafe, near Kyoto Station. There are also complimentary shuttle buses to the hotel from COTO Cafe and free baggage check services. There is free Wi-Fi in the guestrooms and there are staff who speak English, Chinese, Korean, Indonesian and German.
5. Hana-Touro Stay Kyoto Residence
This is an accommodation overlooking the beautiful Kamo River. There are five different types of guestrooms, including some that can accommodate up to four people There is a kitchenette (with microwave, electric pot, refrigerator and kitchen supplies) and a bathroom with a shower in each room. The beds are hotel style beds found in first-class hotels around the world. There is also a flat-screen TV and BOSE audio system (that can play CDs, iPods, and iPhones) in each room. There is free Wi-Fi access throughout the building and English and Chinese-speaking staff on site.
How did you like these five accommodations ? As they're perfect bases for sightseeing, we hope you will include them in your selection of potential travel accommodations.
*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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