Although Japanese ryokan are highly recommended, business hotels where all the necessary facilities have been prepared are recommended for beginners. Here are some business hotels where anyone can lodge easily.
5 Recommended Business Hotels in Kyoto
Apa Hotel Kyoto Eki Horikawa-dori is located a 2 minute walk from Kyoto Station's Nishinotoin exit in a distinguished area. There are 515 rooms ranging from single to twin. All rooms come equipped with Wi-Fi and you’ll be happy to know that LAN connection is free. Among other things, if you end up on the 9th-11th floors which are the high-class “Premium Floors,” you can sleep peacefully on their original “Cloud Fit” beds. There is also a large, public, open-air bath on the top floor where you can submerge yourself and chase away the fatigue from your travels. As for meals, the breakfast option where you can eat kyo obanzai (a type of standard side dish that has been traditionally made in Kyoto) and handmade tofu is quite popular. Also recommended is the dinner where you can eat obanzai, wanmono (stewed or boiled foods) and other Kyoto dishes. Even though it’s a hotel, you’ve finally made it to Kyoto so you should also enjoy the Kyoto cuisine.
Apa Hotel Kyoto Eki Horikawa-dori
Apa Hotel Kyoto Eki Horikawa-dori
2. Hotel MYSTAYS Kyoto Shijo
From Kyoto Station to Shijo Station it is about 4 minutes via the Kyoto subway Karasuma Line. A 6 minute walk from Shijo Station is where you’ll find Hotel MYSTAYS Kyoto Shijo. From there, it’s a 10 minute walk to Nishiki Market which is called the capital’s kitchen, a 20 minute walk to the World Heritage Nijo Castle and easy access to many other popular sightseeing spots. Furthermore, once you get into the building, you are greeted by an unmistakably Kyoto-style, modern Japanese lobby. The rooms have a simple, uniform design and are built for comfort. There are 10 different room varieties like standard single and superior twin so you can select based on what best matches your travel plans. Also you’ll be thankful for the many nearby convenience stores and supermarkets. This is a reasonable, stylish, upper-level hotel. *Photo is of Hotel MYSTAYS in Tenjin, Fukuoka.
3. New Miyako Hotel
This hotel is located a two minute walk from JR Kyoto Station's Hachijo (South) exit or a 5 minute walk from Karasuma Chuo (North) exit. With the concept of “gracefully spending time in Kyoto,” every corner of the elegant space is filled with warmth and comfort. There are also various kinds of rooms. There is the standard floor building that is designed with warm colors to calm you, the premium floor building that is modelled after Kyoto’s machiya (townhouses), the South Wing that is designed by Mark Ito, who has collaborated with many hotels, and many more rooms to choose from. If you’re staying with a group, it will be fun to try different types of rooms. Dinner is a selection of over 120 food items from Kyoto’s top class buffet restaurant le plaisir, Japanese cuisine from Kyoyamatoya, Chinese cuisine from Shichuan, and more. This is a recommended hotel for those who want to pass the time gracefully and in comfort.
4. Tennen Onsen Hana Hotaru no Yu Dormy Inn Premium Kyoto Ekimae
This hotel is 3 minute walk from the central exit of JR Kyoto Station. It is within walking distance of Higashi Honganji and Higashi Honganji Villa’s Shosei-en Garden, making Tennen Onsen Hana Hotaru no Yu Dormy Inn Premium Kyoto Ekimae a convenient base for sightseeing. Despite its close proximity to the station, one of its features is an all natural onsen. The water from the alkaline onsen is gentle on your skin and is effective for achieving beautiful skin. Depending on the season, you can enjoy fruits like yuzu floating in the open air bath as you soak in the onsen while your skin becomes soft and smooth. All the rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi and Simmons beds for the best night’s sleep. You can sleep soundly while remaining in a natural posture. We also recommend the breakfast made with healthy ingredients. Satisfy your stomach with the Japanese and Western style buffet that offers plenty of Kyoto cuisine featuring many tofu dishes like cold tofu in the summer, boiled tofu in the winter, dried tofu, Kyoto-style pickled vegetables and more. Also, for supper there is free Yonaki soba. This is only available at certain times so don’t forget to check. It’s a great value hotel with excellent access, where you can rest comfortably for a reasonable price.
5. Hotel Kintetsu Kyoto Station
Just a 30 second walk from JR Kyoto Station Hachijo exit! Boasting of its superb location is the Hotel Kintetsu Kyoto Station. Of course it’s perfect for sightseeing and business but one of it’s greatest features is that every room has a view of the trains, making it an irresistible hotel for railroad fans. Even if you’re not a railroad fan, it’s worth looking at the trains that come and go precisely on the minute at one of Japan’s prominent terminal stations. As it's something that you don’t get to experience often, you could say that this is for the more advanced Japan lovers. There are 7 types of rooms ranging from twin to deluxe and more. You’ll be happy to know that the tv has Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean support. The breakfast lounge that opens from 6:30 am is a priceless treasure for those who have to leave early in the morning. However, the number of people who can use it is restricted to prior reservations so be sure to make yours early!
Kyoto is one of the world’s leading tourist cities. When you get there, you will definitely want to visit several places. For that purpose, be sure to choose a hotel that is reasonable and has good accessibility! Then you can surely satisfy yourself with your trip to 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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