5 Accommodations with Great Reviews Around the Popular Kyoto Sightseeing Spot of Nijo Castle
Nijo Castle, a World Heritage Site, is one of the leading tourist destinations in Kyoto. Around this famous spot that is constantly visited by throngs of sightseers from inside and outside Japan, there are a lot of lodgings that can be a convenient base for exploring the area. Below are five accommodations around Nijo Castle that are popular based on reviews on a booking website.
1. Kyoto Nijo Ohan
Kyoto Nijo Ohan is a lodging facility that is just 3 minutes from Nijo Castle by foot. This inn offers guests a chance to stay in a Kyo-machiya, which is an old-fashioned and traditional wooden house. Inside this 2-story building are four guest rooms. You will get to spend time in a space with a sense of elegance thanks to the ceramic bath surrounded by a wall made from highly aromatic cypress, and the quaint garden. There is also a simple kitchen with a refrigerator, microwave oven and other appliances, so it is recommended for those who prefer cooking their own food. Wi-Fi is free throughout the property. English-speaking staff available.
2. Guesthouse Nijo Fukuro-Tei
Guesthouse Nijo Fukuro-Tei is located in a prime spot that is within walking distance to Nijo Castle. With common facilities like a kitchen (equipped with microwave oven, refrigerator and so on), a laundry area, and bathroom with a bathtub, guests are sure to enjoy a pleasant stay here. The guest rooms are either Japanese-style, with a subdued atmosphere or Western-style, filled with a relaxing vibe. There is also an elegant garden to make you experience the true Kyoto feeling. Wi-Fi is free in the guest rooms. English-speaking staff available.
Higurashi-sou is an inn that is found in a quiet street that is about a 4-minute walk from Nijo Castle. There are five rooms of various types inside this building, ranging from a traditional Japanese-style room to a Western-style room with a balcony. This inn also has three gardens - front yard, courtyard and rear garden - where you can relax outside on a sunny day. There is a kitchen (with microwave, refrigerator and other appliances), bathroom and other common facilities, while bicycles can be rented for a fee. Wi-Fi is free throughout the property. English-speaking staff available.
4. COTO Kyoto Nijo2
COTO Kyoto Nijo2 is an inn that just opened in September 2017 at a spot that is within walking distance of Nijo Castle. They have a free shuttle bus from Kyoto Station, so it is very convenient (the bus may not be available, depending on the time). This accommodation has two rooms only, and they both have a private bath, toilet and shower room. There is also a dining area as well as a kitchen, so you are guaranteed a pleasant stay. Wi-Fi is free in the guest rooms. There are staff who can speak English, Chinese and German.
5. Hostel Kyotokko
This is a hostel that is situated at a site that is within walking distance of Nijo Castle. As regards to the guest rooms, they have dormitory-type rooms and private rooms, so guests can choose a room that best suits them. Common facilities include a mini-kitchen (with microwave oven, refrigerator and other appliances) and shower room, among others. Guests love the free coffee and other drinks, as well as breakfast. Wi-Fi is free in the guest rooms. English-speaking staff available.
There are many must-see tourist spots just outside of Nijo Castle, such as Shinsen-en to the south, which is said to be the oldest garden in Japan. Make sure to fully enjoy a wonderful Kyoto sightseeing trip with an inn or guesthouse around Nijo Castle as your base!
*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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