Perfect for Families! Five Select Inns in Kyoto with Spacious Family Rooms
Kyoto is one of Japan's most popular tourist destinations. There are many hotels there, but it is always a challenge to find places that are perfect for families. To solve this, here are five popular hotels with spacious family rooms.
- 1. Spacious Bed/Tatami Combos! Hotel M's Plus Shijo Omiya
- 2. Spacious Japanese-style Rooms with Two Adjoining Rooms! Nishiyama Ryokan
- 3. A Whole Machiya-Style House Available to Rent! Nagomi Yado Towa
- 4. Rooms with Basic Kitchens! Matsubaya Ryokan
- 5. Reserve the Baths for a Private Experience! Yadoya Kikokuso
1. Spacious Bed/Tatami Combos! Hotel M's Plus Shijo Omiya
This is a hotel that’s 1 minute on foot from Shijo Omiya Station, with easy access to classic tourist destinations, such as the World Heritage Site, Nijo Castle, and Arashiyama. It offers a range of guest rooms, but the Japanese & Western-style Rooms that combine a bedroom and tatami mats is recommended for families. The Japanese & Western-style Rooms accommodate up to five people. There are also rooms that accommodate three to four guests. Baby cots, thermometers, and humidifier/air purifiers are available on request. There is free Wi-Fi access throughout the building. They have English-speaking staff.
2. Spacious Japanese-style Rooms with Two Adjoining Rooms! Nishiyama Ryokan
This is a popular ryokan in central Kyoto. It has a variety of room types, but the recommended type is the Japanese-style room with two rooms, totaling about 18.25sq.m. - large enough for the whole family to relax in! The ryokan offers Japanese-style omotenashi (hospitality), with services such as arrangements for bus tours with English-speaking guides and mini koto concerts in the lobby. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. They have English-speaking staff.
3. A Whole Machiya-Style House Available to Rent! Nagomi Yado Towa
This is a hotel that’s conveniently within walking distance from Kyoto Station. All the guest rooms are traditional Japanese-style rooms, and they have spacious types with two adjoining rooms that are perfect for families. Japanese cuisine, like nabe (hot pot), are served for dinner. Meals are served in the room, so you need not worry about other guests when traveling with children. There are children's seats available for rent. There is also a Bettei machiya suite (machiya suite annex) that you can rent. Free Wi-Fi is available in all the guest rooms, and they have English-speaking staff.
4. Rooms with Basic Kitchens! Matsubaya Ryokan
This is another conveniently located ryokan that’s just within walking distance from Kyoto Station. Though it was founded in 1884, the building was recently renovated. The new building utilizes wood from the previous 130-year-old building to maintain a traditional feel, but it has been designed with an emphasis on comfort. Most rooms are Japanese-style rooms, but there are also Western-style rooms with beds. There are rooms perfect for families, including a suite that accommodates up to six people, and rooms with basic kitchens. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the building. They have English-speaking staff.
5. Reserve the Baths for a Private Experience! Yadoya Kikokuso
This ryokan was founded in 1954. It is known for its traditional Kyoto-style cuisine. At this ryokan, you can relax in a traditional machiya-style building, and enjoy fabulous Japanese food with a view of the beautiful garden. The guest rooms are traditional Japanese-style rooms, and accommodate up to four people. Their baths that can be reserved for private use are great for families, as you can enjoy a bath without worrying about others. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the building.
Check out these hotels when traveling with your family!
*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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