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[Kyoto] 5 of The Best Newly-Opened Hotels: From Spectacular Views to Amazing Breakfasts

There are still large areas of unspoiled Japanese landscape to be found in Kyoto. Absorb the history of these surroundings as you walk around the town. After exploring the beauties of Kyoto, you will undoubtedly want to relax in a hotel. This article introduces 5 newly opened hotels to try out when you visit Kyoto.

1. The Thousand Kyoto 

Conveniently situated just a two-minute walk from Kyoto station, The Thousand Kyoto is in an ideal location to access the top attractions. Each room has an elegant contemporary feel with a fresh new atmosphere that will calm your mind and body. While visiting the prestigious sites, participate in one of the hotel’s many programs, from off the beaten track tours to traditional Kyoto experiences like pottery making. Make the most of your time here by trying one of these unique experiences. Opened January 2019. 

The Thousand Kyoto

570 Higashishiokoji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

2. Kyoto Yura Hotel MGallery

Kyoto Yura Hotel MGallery is located in Sanjo, a lively area full of popular sightseeing spots. It is a three-minute walk from Sanjo Station. The guest rooms are the height of luxury, offering an enchanting atmosphere that is a step above the everyday. Each room includes a tatami area and elements of Japanese design that really shine in the serene environment. The large windows allow soft light to pour into the room while providing a sweeping view of the Kyoto streets. Opened April 2019.

Kyoto Yura Hotel MGallery

84 Ohashi-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto


The PARK HYATT KYOTO is situated in Gion, Kyoto’s former pleasure quarters famed for traditional entertainment. It is roughly a 15-minute walk from Gion-Shijo Station. The hotel has 70 guest rooms, including 9 suites. The wide, spacious rooms offer a panoramic view of picturesque Gion. You can also enjoy the romantic scenery from the hotel restaurant, as well as make use of the bar, fitness center, and garden. Relax and enjoy a lavish stay at this luxurious hotel. Opened October 2019.


360 Kodaiji Masuya-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

4. Hotel Vischio Kyoto by GRANVIA

Hotel Vischio Kyoto by GRANVIA, at just a 3-minute walk from Kyoto Station, provides good access to the major sightseeing spots. Guests rooms are chic and elegant. The contemporary, urban space offers an incomparable touch of class. The hotel is also known for its breakfasts. Try the buffet breakfast that uses Kyoto-specific ingredients and includes more than 100 Japanese and Western style dishes. Enjoy Kyoto delicacies that you won’t find elsewhere. Opened May 2019.

Hotel Vischio Kyoto by GRANVIA

44-1 Higashikujo Kamitonoda-cho, Minami-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

5. Richmond Hotel Premier Kyoto Ekimae

Richmond Hotel Premier Kyoto Ekimae is a branch of a large country-wide hotel chain. It is 5 minutes on foot from Kyoto Station. The Japanese-style guest rooms have a warm feel. This extremely popular hotel is renowned for its hospitality, with feedback from many guests highlighting the cleanliness, good staff, and numerous amenities. If you want a taste of ‘omotenashi’ (Japanese hospitality), Richmond Hotel Premier is the place to go. Opened May 2019.

Richmond Hotel Premier Kyoto Ekimae

565-3 Kita Fudondo-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-Shi, Kyoto

Are you tempted to stay at one of the hotels? These elegant, refined hotels all blend into the beautiful Kyoto scenery and will add an extra layer of color to your visit.

*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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