For Accommodations, Stay in These Spots! Top 10 Hotels Around Kyoto Station – 2018 Edition
Close to the train station so they’re very convenient, loved by guests based on reviews. These characteristics and more describe the following list of 10 carefully selected hotels where you must try staying when you’re visiting in Kyoto in 2018. Below is a collection of hotels and inns around Kyoto Station – the gateway to sightseeing in Kyoto.
1. Hotel Granvia Kyoto
The Hotel Granvia Kyoto is a hotel that is directly linked to Kyoto Station. It offers a variety of facilities and amenities inside its property, including an indoor pool, fitness center and restaurants. The guest rooms are contemporary and stylish spaces that range from the refined and simple Standard Room, to the luxurious Suite Room. Of all the rooms available here, though, the ones that are truly recommended are the rooms on the Granvia Floors at the top floors of the building as they offer a panoramic view of the town of Tokyo below. Wi-Fi is free throughout the establishment. English-speaking staff are available.
2. New Miyako Hotel
Just a 2-minute walk from Kyoto Station, the New Miyako Hotel is the biggest hotel in the Kansai region, given its 716 rooms in the Main Building and 272 rooms in the South Wing. The guest rooms in the Main Building Premium Floor are characterized by their modern design that will make you feel the vibe of Kyoto. The rooms in the Standard Floor feature interior designs that fuse Kyoto’s Japanese spirit with contemporary motifs. With ceiling height of 2.8m, the rooms at this hotel are at the top of their class among all hotels in Kyoto. Wi-Fi is free in the guest rooms. English- and Chinese-speaking staff are available.
3. RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto
RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto was renovated in September 2016. It offers superb accessibility since it is just 7 minutes from Kyoto Station on foot. There are various types of rooms available here, but most noteworthy are the guest rooms on the Executive Floor at the top floor of the building because they are luxurious modern spaces with a vibe that is different from the other floors. The Premium Floor with a “chikurin” (bamboo grove) – one of the original landscapes in Kyoto – motif is a space where you will feel the Japanese sensibility with the shoji (paper sliding door), lighting and other fixtures. At the Top of Kyoto restaurant on the 14th floor, you can savor French cuisine while marveling at the massive panorama of Kyoto. Wi-Fi is free throughout the property. English-, Chinese- and Korean-speaking staff are available.
4. Hotel Kanra Kyoto
Hotel Kanra Kyoto is a 12-minute walk from Kyoto Station. Adopting traditional Kyoto skills and techniques, the guest rooms here are made with natural elements such as wood, stone, iron, earth and greenery. Its appeal comes from its modern Kyoto machiya (traditional townhouse) design that will make you feel the “wabisabi” (quiet simplicity and subdued refinement) spirit of the Japanese. The suite-type room is fitted with an open-air bath where guests get to spend time in a more luxurious mood. For dinner, you can enjoy Italian and teppan (cooked on an iron plate) dishes that incorporate seasonal ingredients from all over Japan and from Kyoto itself. As for breakfast, guests are served Kyoto dishes that use dashi (soup stock) that has been carefully extracted. Wi-Fi is free in the guest rooms. English-speaking staff are available.
5. Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Ekimae
A 4-minute walk from Kyoto Station, Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Ekimae is a hotel enveloped in a gorgeous atmosphere that is created from the lavish use of Nishijin silk fabrics. There is a wide range of rooms available here, from the compact yet functional Standard Room, up to the Executive Room where you can completely relax. The buffet-style breakfast offers Japanese and Western dishes, as well as Vietnamese cuisine. Wi-Fi is free throughout the property. English-speaking staff are available.
6. 22 PIECES
22 PIECES is a hotel that was built based on the concept of “being a memorable PIECE of your journey”. It is located at a site that is a 4-minute walk from Kyoto Station. The 22 guest rooms here are spacious rooms that measure somewhere between 34 sq.m. and 36 sq.m. There are four types of rooms available, including the rooms that are fitted with a terrace and rooms with loft beds, and you can choose whichever room fits your preferences. All rooms come with a kitchen equipped with a refrigerator, cooking utensils, oven range and other equipment, so you can cook your own dishes using Kyoto’s ingredients. Wi-Fi is free throughout the property. English- and Chinese-speaking staff available.
7. SAKURA TERRACE THE GALLERY
SAKURA TERRACE THE GALLERY is a hotel that boasts prime location as it is just 2 minutes away from Kyoto Station by foot. It is comprised of two buildings with their own distinctive atmospheres, with the NORTH Wing characterized by its relaxing space that is created by the use of wood that emanates warmth, while the SOUTH Wing has a unique vibe that comes from the fusion of colors and art. The rooms range from the standard and simple rooms that are recommended to guests who want to fully enjoy sightseeing in Kyoto, up to the luxurious rooms overflowing in opulence that are perfect for those who want to unwind and relax in their rooms while savoring their time in Kyoto. This hotel also houses a cafe that serves homemade coffees and green tea drinks, and a counter for take-out food. Wi-Fi is free throughout the property. English-speaking staff available.
8. SAKURA TERRACE
SAKURA TERRACE is a hotel that is located 6 minutes away from Kyoto Station by foot, offering guests a space where they can let loose and relax. This hotel implements age restrictions on guests to ensure that adults can stay in peace, so you must be at least 20 years old to be able to stay here (minors aged 13 -19 years old may stay as long as they are staying with their family). A variety of guest rooms are available here, all with wooden flooring – from the Twin Room, up to the Triple Room. Inside the hotel, there is a public bath where you can soak in the vast bathtub to soothe your tired body from the travel. Meanwhile, the restaurant with a terrace serves breakfast and light snacks at night. Wi-Fi is free throughout the property. English-speaking staff are available.
9. Kyoto Century Hotel
Kyoto Century Hotel is only a 2-minute walk from Kyoto Station. Its 219 guest rooms were fully renovated in 2016. There are various types of room to choose from here – from the Standard, up to the Suite Room, but the most recommended would have to be the Kyo-Premium Room, as its design incorporating tatami floors will surely captivate you for its authentic Kyoto vibe. All rooms come with the “handy” smartphone for the exclusive use by staying guests, and this phone will let them enjoy free and unlimited domestic and overseas calls (to Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, U.S., Australia, South Korea and Japan) and Internet data communications. Wi-Fi is free throughout the property. English-, Chinese- and Italian-speaking staff are available.
10. Hotel Glad One Kyoto Shichijo
Hotel Glad One Kyoto Shichijo just opened in October 2017. It is a 15-minute walk from Kyoto Station and a 5-minute walk from Keihan Railway’s Shichijo Station. It is also just a minute’s walk away from Kamogawa river that flows near the hotel. When it comes to guest rooms, guests can choose from four kinds of rooms – the standard Twin Room, the slightly bigger Wide Twin Room, the Connecting Room that can accommodate up to four guests, and the Barrier Free Room. Wi-Fi is free in the guest rooms.
Did you find a hotel that piqued your interest? The above list features various types of hotels, ranging from Kansai’s largest hotel, up to a unique hotel that just recently opened. So, on your next trip to Kyoto, use this guide as your reference when choosing where to stay!
*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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