Constructed on the 1200th anniversary of the city’s founding, Kyoto Station is Japan’s second-largest station building and it reflects historical Kyoto through a modern design. The 15 floors of the building incorporate a shopping mall, restaurants, a movie theater, the Isetan department store, an art museum, several local government facilities and a “Sky Garden”, with pleasant city views. The massive, steel-beamed lobby at the main exit is awesome and the station has emerged as a popular tourist attraction in itself.
If you are planning a trip to Kyoto, you’d do well to stay close to the station, affording you easy access to other cities in Japan and a wealth of attractions and monuments. Take a look at this list of our top 10 best hotels near Kyoto Station and make your choice!
Nicely appointed, affordable, and well situated in an excellent location, the hotel provides easy access to a number of wonderful restaurants. Just 10 minutes’ walk from Kyoto Station, it offers a number of things to see within easy walking distance. The hotel has a washing machine, fridge, dryer, stove, good air con, and WiFi.
The rooms are spotless with a comfortable, soft bed. A British pub is nearby, to enjoy a beer after a day’s sightseeing and an amazing Japanese Italian restaurant – Pacioccone, is just steps away from the pub.
Japaning Hotel Hakkoen
Address: 600-8307 Kyoto, Kyoto, Shimogyo-ku Nanajyo Tatsumi cho 731, Japan
Price: from 111.38 USD / 12,661 JPY
Star Rating: 3 Star
Travelers Review: Very good 8.2 (from 418 reviews)
This is a newly built, beautiful traditional ryokan, in a tranquil setting, just 15 minutes from the station. The spacious, clean, and comfortable air-conditioned rooms have a desk, a TV, a coffee machine, a wardrobe, a kettle and a private bathroom.
Some units have river views and the ryokan serves a different type of traditional Japanese breakfast, each day. Tofuku-ji Temple and Samurai Kembu Kyoto are located nearby.
Located 10 minutes from Kyoto Station, this hotel has a fully equipped, shared kitchen, ready to use in the lobby. All rooms have air conditioning, a TV, refrigerator, electric kettle and an en-suite bathroom with free toiletries.
Every room has a mobile phone with internet access and free international calls, which you can take with you on your trips. Aeon Mall is a 10-minute walk and the supermarket and a convenience store is within a two-minute walk from the hotel.
This hotel is well located and very close to Kyoto Station, which is great for exploring the Kansai region. The spacious, quiet, and spotlessly modern, air-conditioned rooms have a video-on-demand (VOD) system, free WiFi, as well as wired internet and a TV.
The hotel serves impressive Japanese/western breakfast buffet on the ground-floor Roynet Cafe from 6:30-10:00, for an extra charge. There is a mall and several eateries near the hotel and it is not too far from Gion, by cab, as well.
Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto-Hachijoguchi
Address: Minamiku Higashikujou Kitakarasuma-cyo 9-2
Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Laundry Smoke alarms Lift Kid-friendly buffet Vending machine (snacks) Parking Books, DVDs, music for children
Extremely close to the train station, this hotel features free WiFi and all rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, electric kettle, fridge, and desk in the room. They also have a private bathroom with slippers, free toiletries and a hairdryer. The hotel offers a breakfast buffet for guests.
Sotetsu Fresa Inn Kyoto-Hachijoguchi
Address: 601-8003 Kyoto, Kyoto, Minami-ku Higashikujo Nishisannocho 11, Japan
Price: from 142.87 USD (16,240 JPY)
Star Rating: 4 Star
Travelers Review: Very good 8.5 (from 32 reviews)
Sotetsu Fresa Inn Kyoto-Hachijoguchi
Address: Minami-ku Higashikujo Nishisannocho 11
Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas Physical distancing in dining areas Fire extinguishers WiFi Available Physical distancing rules followed 24-hour front desk Laundry Airport shuttle (additional charge)
Located in the heart of Kyoto, this hotel is close to the famous five-story pagoda, Toji Temple. The small but comfortable and clean rooms are equipped with a refrigerator, an electric kettle, a TV and an en-suite bathroom with all necessary toiletries.
The public hot spring pools with free massage chair are amazing. A sauna and WiFi access are available, free of charge. A breakfast buffet, comprised of western and Japanese dishes is offered at the restaurant, every morning. Very good value overall!
The hotel is located close to the station, shopping centers, and temple, where there is also many eating options. Equipped with both air conditioning and heating facilities, the elegant but small rooms are equipped with a TV and Video on Demand system (VOD), a fridge and a writing desk.
The bed is super comfortable and the bathroom is very nice and clean. A coffee bar is in the lobby, where you can get breakfast, have a coffee or a beer, all day long.
This hotel is located very close to the train, subway, and bus stations, making places of interest easily accessible. The hotel offers free WiFi, a restaurant, and massage services. Rooms are equipped with a fridge, a TV, and a work desk and have both air conditioning and heating.
The en-suite bathrooms have a hairdryer and free toiletries. The Kyoto Ginyuba Restaurant offers a buffet breakfast daily for guests. The staff is quite cooperative and ever helpful.
Kyostay Iroha Umekoji is a fantastic, new, private apartment, located near Kyoto International Manga Museum, with most of the main sights accessible in less than 30 minutes. The apartment offers free WiFi and each unit is equipped with an air conditioner, a private bathroom and a kitchenette, with a fridge and a microwave.
The modern rooms are clean with comfortable bedding and almost everything you need for a short stay is here. Another attractive feature of the hotel is that the smart bathroom doubles as a dryer.
Kyostay Iroha Umekoji
Address: Shimogyo-ku Gokiyacho 37
Situated opposite the beautiful Higashi Honganji garden, at a walking distance to Kyoto Station, this is a western style guesthouse, with a Japanese bathroom. The rooms are clean and big. It has everything a traveler would need.
There’s a well-equipped kitchenette, microwave oven, refrigerator, cookware, cutlery, dishes, dish towels and even detergent for the washing machine in the kitchenette. It is close to temples, Shijo, and Gion, all in walking distance.
Address: Shimogyo-ku Uchikoshi cho 312
Kyoto Station: The second-largest station building in Japan
The second-largest station building in Japan, Kyoto Station reflects historical Kyoto through a modern design. The awesome structure is comprised of a shopping mall, restaurants, a movie theater, an art museum, a “Sky Garden” and more and it has become a popular tourist attraction in itself.
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