Kyoto is one of the must-visit destinations in Japan, filled with history, culture, natural landscapes and fantastic Japanese cuisines. It is located about 1 hour 40 minutes from Tokyo by bullet train and many might choose to travel there at the end of the day, rest at the hotel, and start the next day afresh. Many tourist destinations around Kyoto are located close to the main city, and buses and trains connect the city well. However, convenience plays a huge factor when one chooses a hotel and it is always best when located in the proximity of major train stations. Here are 7 great hotels that you can look at!
Many travel around Kyoto by foot or bicycle. Travelling around while carrying a large amount of heavy luggage is a chore. Then again, finding an empty coin locker is troublesome - especially when so many tourists are fighting for the limited number of lockers available. Things are made worse when there’s a change of plan and you have to travel just to get your luggage again.
New Miyako Hotel is a fantastic choice to solve all these problems. Located just 2 minutes from Kyoto station, you can head straight to the hotel once you reach Kyoto to check in. If you are too early for check-in, you can also leave your luggage there first.
The hotel is one of the biggest around the region with a total of 986 rooms. There are also Chinese, Japanese and buffet restaurants available, as well as a bar. The last check-out timing at New Miyako Hotel is at noon so you don’t have to worry about rushing in the morning too.
Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo
Address: Minami-ku Nishikujo-In-machi 17
Price: from 85 USD
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There are so many reasons why Dormy Inn Premium Kyoto Ekimae is a marvellous choice. First of all, it is only 3 minutes from Kyoto station by foot. Located close to the station, you don’t have to worry about losing your way or travelling just to reach your accommodation.
Dormy Inn Premium Kyoto Ekimae is also amazing because of the onsen there. At the top floor of the hotel, there is a communal onsen and even an open-air bath too! They will help wash away all your exhaustion and stress from travelling. Furthermore, the onsens have various services carried out according to the season. For example, the Yuzu-yu (citron bath) is available in winter.
The breakfast at Dormy Inn Premium Kyoto Ekimae is served buffet style and numerous Kyoto cuisine such as the Yudofu (a type of Tofu dish) and original Japanese pickles are available. For those who often find themselves hungry at night, free ramen are also provided from 9 pm to 11 pm every night. The simple yet delicious ramen saves you the trouble from walking all the way to the nearest convenience store.
Sakura Terrace is located just 5 minutes from Kyoto station by foot and is right above Kujo station if you travel there via subway. This is a popular hotel amongst tourists and especially girls.
The design of Sakura Terrace is chic and gorgeous, the rooms have a simple design, and basic amenities are provided. Sakura Terrace also has a public bath which includes jacuzzi bath.
What makes Sakura Terrace stand out is the bar there. The bar lounge has numerous drinks and food including beer, cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks. There are also plans exclusive to girls only - the “Kyoto Girls Trip Plum Liqueur Plan” and “Sake Tasting Plan”. In these plans, you will get to try out various types of Japanese sake.
Gorgeous breakfast is also served at Sakura Terrace, where a wide variety of bread and international cuisine are available. For those who want to stay at a luxurious hotel while being friendly to your wallet, this is the best place for you!
Located in a nature-filled area, Hyatt Regency Kyoto is 5 minutes from Shichijo station by foot.
Walking towards the hotel will already be a marvellous experience, as a bamboo forest lines the path to it. The pathway is lit up at night and is especially beautiful during winter. You will be blown away by the spectacular hotel lobby once you step into the foyer - the ceiling of the lobby is filled with various designs that remind of temples and shrines in Japan.
The hotel rooms in Hyatt Regency Kyoto are also unique. Designed based on the concept “Contemporary Japanese”, different tapestry and lamps are used to decorate the rooms to showcase the best of Japanese culture.
Breakfast is also served at the hotel restaurant, “The Grill”, and various international cuisine will be served. Dinner plans are also available so do check with the hotel when reserving your room!
Kyoto Brighton Hotel is located near Imadegawa train station. The rooms in Kyoto Brighton Hotel are reasonably spacious and basic amenities are provided. There is also a bar in the hotel which serves numerous drinks and sweets. It is most famous for the original pancake that you can enjoy every day. Apart from that, exclusive whiskies and cocktails can be appreciated too.
Kyoto Brighton Hotel is most famous for the amazing breakfast provided. You can choose to delight in an International cuisine served buffet style, but it is recommended that you select the Japanese cuisine instead. A full-course Japanese meal will be served at the restaurant and this meal was selected as the “most luxurious breakfast in hotels” by the Nikkei Plus 1 from The Nikkei (Japan Economic Newspaper).
Aoi Kamogawa-Tei is located in the residential area of Kyoto, just 5 minutes from Keihan Kiyomizu Gojo station. It is a hotel opened by the Aoi Kyoto Stay hotel branch and is a unique hotel where you can get to experience what life is like in Kyoto.
The exterior of Aoi Kamogawa-Tei looks like an ordinary house - you might even miss it if you didn’t know it was a hotel. The concept of Aoi Kyoto Stay is to stay in a traditional Japanese house with a long history. In fact, many of the houses are built around a hundred years ago.
Unlike the simple exterior, the hotel is extremely well furnished. Traditional tatami mats are on the floor with Japanese-style furniture. What makes Aoi Kamogawa-Tei even greater is the fantastic view it offers - river Kamogawa flows right beside the hotel and you can enjoy the beautiful landscape of mountains and rivers all from your room. Furthermore, the basic amenities provided to you, such as soaps and face towels, are all made from organic materials.
Accommodation in Aoi Kamogawa-Tei feels as if you are “living” in the city, and this is a great place to have a relaxing and comfortable stay.
Capsule Ryokan Kyoto is a capsule hotel located just 7 minutes from Kyoto station by foot. Capsule hotels are budget hotels in Japan where you will be provided basic accommodation by sleeping in your personal “capsule”.
At Capsule Ryokan Kyoto, each room has 8 capsules. The simple design of the rooms is based on Japanese-style rooms and basic amenities are available as well.
To add on, you can experience a taste of Japan when you stay at Capsule Ryokan Kyoto. From 3:30 pm to 9 pm every day, you can try out the traditional Japanese costume, Kimono, for free in the hotel.
Capsule Ryokan Kyoto
Address: Shimogyo-ku Tsuchihashi-cho 204
Price: from 37 USD
The hotels are part of your Kyoto experience!
From luxurious hotels to cheap and comfortable accommodation, there are numerous hotels located in the vicinity of major train stations in Kyoto. Do check them out when planning a trip there!
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