10 Best Hotels In Kyoto

10 Best Hotels In Kyoto: Hotel Granvia

Hotel Granvia Kyoto is an integral part of the JR Kyoto Station Building Complex, the visually striking architectural masterpiece which also includes a department store, museum and a vast underground shopping mall. The inclusion of 15 meeting and banquet rooms, 11 restaurants & bars, and fitness facilities makes Hotel Granvia Kyoto the premier destination for international travellers to ‘hang their hat’, whether that be for business or leisure.

10 Best Hotels In Kyoto: Hyatt Regency 

The Hyatt Regency Kyoto is the modern face of Kyoto’s hotel scene. The 189 rooms, created by Japanese design house Super Potato, combine sleek, understated contemporary interiors with traditional Japanese design elements (think washi paper fittings and creative kimono fabric headboards) and all the usual amenities one would expect to find in a luxury hotel.

10 Best Hotels In Kyoto: The Westin Miyako Hotel Kyoto

Open since 1890, the Miyako is one of Japan’s most famous hotels. Although renovations and expansions over the years have transformed it into a thoroughly modern property, it conveys the spirit of old Kyoto with its attention to detail, superb hilltop setting near Nanzenji Temple and excellent service. Its 499 rooms offer a wide variety of choices, from those large enough for four people to 20 Japanese-style rooms in an annexe.

10 Best Hotels In Kyoto: The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto

With an enviable position on the bank of the Kamogawa river, this 134-room property blends in with its historic surroundings with low-slung buildings and an understated design that resembles a Japanese inn.

10 Best Hotels In Kyoto: Royal Park Hotel The Kyoto

Located on Sanjō-dōri, a stone’s throw from the river, the Royal Park has a super-convenient location, with tons of shops and restaurants within easy walking distance. The hotel has a boutique-business feel, and the rooms are slightly larger than most in the city. The French bakery downstairs is a perfect stop for breakfast pastries.

10 Best Hotels In Kyoto: Kyoto Hotel Okura

The Kyoto Hotel Okura is the most affordable of the luxury hotels in Kyoto and it claims an incredible location within walking distance of the entire downtown shopping/dining district and the northern Higashiyama sightseeing district. Rooms are on the large side, especially the corner suites, and there are several good on-site restaurants and bars. All in all, it’s highly recommended.

10 Best Hotels In Kyoto: Ryokan Shimizu

travellers who want to experience an authentic yet casual Japanese-style inn in Kyoto, Ryokan Shimizu is the place to stay. It is very conveniently located within walking distance of Kyoto Station, which is both the gateway to the city and main subway station and bus terminal for visiting all the major tourist spots around town.

10 Best Hotels In Kyoto: Mitsui Garden Hotel Shijo

Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Shijo is conveniently located in Kyoto’s city centre, affording easy access to business districts, sightseeing opportunities, and shopping areas in the heart of Kyoto. Facilities available to guests include a tea lounge, copying and fax services, laundry services, vending machines, and parking zones.

10 Best Hotels In Kyoto: Yumiya Komachi

in a hidden location a short walk from Gion, Yumiya Komachi is a delightful guesthouse. The 100-year-old building is the former home of a dance teacher who taught geisha in Gion, and it offers Japanese-style rooms and one Western-style, all with shared bathroom. Curfew is 11.30pm. It’s a great choice for those wanting to stay somewhere traditional without spending a fortune on a ryokan, and a good-value option for solo travellers.

10 Best Hotels In Kyoto: Hoshinoya Kyoto

The ultimate in Japanese elegance, Hoshinoya occupies a century-old former riverside villa in Arashiyama, with guests ferried 10 minutes to and from the property by boat. Every detail of this luxury hotel-ryokan hybrid is exquisite, from paper walls imprinted with 130-year-old woodblocks to seasonal meals that are true works of art.

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