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5 Selected Kid-Friendly Accommodation Facilities in Kyoto

Planning a family trip and want to keep the children happy? Here are 5 hotels in Kyoto with special services for babies and fun facilities for kids.

1. Kyoya

Kyoya is a hotel in Kyoto with great services for babies, like providing a water service for milk formula and sterilization of feeding bottles and pacifiers. The Japanese cuisine (7 entree dishes, 3 main dishes, and a dessert) is served to your room all at once instead of serving one dish at a time like common course dinners, so all the family members can relax and enjoy the food in their own time. Cute and stylish yukata (casual summer kimono) for kids are also available to rent and there are many other convenient services for babies and young children. The Baby Plan is available from 20,520 JPY, and the Baby Plan with a private baby bath is available from 21,600 JPY (the price for one adult, including tax and service fee).

*The picture is for illustrative purposes.

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1. Kyoya

717 Shiokoji Agaru, Akezu-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

2. Ishicho

This ryokan offers a popular Happy Mama Plan (9,720 to 20,520 JPY) for families with children. Kids' tableware, chairs, toilet stools, and waterproof sheets are available (limited availability). They also provide food menus for children, hot water for formula and sterilization for feeding bottles as much as they can, so please inquire with the staff. Additionally, you can have your futon laid out until departure time on request, so you can relax and energize for your trip.

* The picture is for illustrative purposes.


2. Ishicho

Takeyamachi Higashi Iru, Kawaramachi-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

3. Xiv Kyoto Yase Rikyu

Xiv Kyoto Yase Rikyu is a high class membership hotel with staff licensed in early childhood care. They have a room called Kids' Room Pinocchio, where children can be looked after as needed. They have an excellent awareness of child safety, and many fun kids' programs are offered for a wide range of ages (from 5 months to 6th grade) as well as a daycare service. Meals and snacks can also be provided for children on request. In addition, during the summer holiday season (July 1st to August 31st (excluding August 10th to 16th)), the hotel offers a family accommodation plan with tickets for amusement locations like the Kyoto Municipal Zoo and the Kyoto Aquarium. This hotel is highly recommended for those who would like to enjoy a tour of Kyoto with the whole family.

*The photo is of Kyoto Aquarium.

3. Xiv Kyoto Yase Rikyu

74-1 Yasenose-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

4. Amanohashidate Miyazu Royal Hotel

This is a hotel with an amazing view of Amanohashidate, one of Japan's three most famous scenic spots. The swimming pool with its view of Amanohashidate is popular among customers with families as it also has a pool for children. This hotel was designed to universal design specifications so disabled people, children, and the elderly can easily stay here, so there is less risk of children tripping over. The reasonable plan available for a one night stay with breakfast (half price for children and free of charge for infants sharing a bed - from 8,500 JPY), is a limited-time offer only available through online booking on their website. It is a great deal.

*The photo is of Amanohashidate.

4. Amanohashidate Miyazu Royal Hotel

58 Koaza Iwamoto, Aza Tai, Miyazu-shi, Kyoto

5. The Gran Resort Elegante Kyoto

The Gran Resort Elegante is among the hotels that have received the "babies welcome lodging facility" qualification granted to accommodation facilities where a family with children can stay in safety from the Mikihouse Child & Family Research and Marketing Institute Inc., a think-tank of the famous children's clothing store Mikihouse. They provide amenities specially for children, like kids' slippers and baby shampoo. This hotel has staff who will help customers with their children to ensure their journey in Japan is comfortable. Please don't hesitate to ask the staff if you are unsure of anything or have any trouble.

*The picture is for illustrative purposes.

5. The Gran Resort Elegante Kyoto

66-3 Higashi Hashizume-cho, Nakatachi Uri-dori Horikawa Higashi Iru, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

A family trip to Kyoto will be made so much better by choosing hotels with kind services and fun facilities for children. Big smiles on a child's face will help the memory of your journey in Japan to sparkle.

*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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