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Special Feature: Best Hotels for Kyoto's Gion Matsuri Festival – Book Now!

Special Feature: Best Hotels for Kyoto's Gion Matsuri Festival – Book Now!

Date published: 3 March 2022

Kyoto's Gion Matsuri is one of the oldest festivals in Japan – and one of the country's most anticipated events in summer! Given its popularity, it can be difficult to find a place to stay in the area while the festival is on. Booking a hotel for the Gion Matsuri festival at least 2-3 months in advance is a must!

Here we'll introduce some of the best hotels within walking distance of Hankyu Karasuma Station, which is the center of the festival's highlight: the Yamahoko Junko parade. Now is the perfect time to start planning your trip!

Table of Contents
  1. About Kyoto's Gion Festival
  2. MOGANA(10 minutes from the festival center)
  3. GOOD NATURE HOTEL KYOTO(10 minutes from the festival center)
  4. Villa Sanjomuromachi KYOTO(10 minutes from the festival center)
  5. Kyoto Shijo Takakura Hotel Grandereverie(3 minutes from the festival center)
  6. Kuraya Marikoji(5 minutes from the festival center)
  7. On a budget? Check out these affordable hotels near the Gion Festival

About Kyoto's Gion Festival

Boasting a history of 1150 years, Kyoto's Gion Festival is one of Japan's three major festivals. Various events are held over one month, usually from July 1. The festival attracts many tourists, with a particular highlight being the Yamahoko Junko, a parade of gorgeous floats around the city center.

To enjoy the Gion Festival and maximize your time in Kyoto, we recommend staying at comfortable accommodation located conveniently near the parade route.

Pay-per-view seating will be available during the Gion Festival Yamaboko Junko (July 17 and 24).

For more information about the festival, check out our Gion Matsuri Guide: Access and Tips on Enjoying One of Japan's Three Great Festivals.

*There is a possibility that the contents may be changed or canceled due to COVID-19.

MOGANA(10 minutes from the festival center)

【Stylish and luxurious place to stay near the Gion Matsuri that opened in 2018】
Open from December 2018, MOGANA is situated in Kyoto and features a garden and free WiFi. This hotel offers a 24-hour front desk. Set in the Nakagyo Ward district, the hotel is within 800 metres of Kyoto International Manga Museum.

  • MOGANA
    • Address Nakagyo-ku Tsuboya-cho 450, Kyoto, Kyoto, 604-8276
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    • Nearest Station Nijojomae Station (Tozai Line)
      9 minutes on foot

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GOOD NATURE HOTEL KYOTO(10 minutes from the festival center)

【Highly-rated accommodation near the Gion Matsuri festival, complete with a gorgeous courtyard】
Attractively set in Kyoto, GOOD NATURE HOTEL KYOTO features air-conditioned rooms, a restaurant, free WiFi and a bar. Boasting a garden, the hotel is close to several noted attractions, around 1.3 km from Samurai Kembu Kyoto and around 1.

  • GOOD NATURE HOTEL KYOTO
    • Address Shimogyo-ku Kawaramachi dori 2 chome Inaricho 318-6 , Kyoto, Kyoto, 600-8022
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    • Nearest Station Kyoto-kawaramachi Station (Hankyu-kyoto Main Line)
      3 minutes on foot

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Villa Sanjomuromachi KYOTO(10 minutes from the festival center)

【Highly-rated and luxurious accommodation with a comfortable interior】
Opening in July 2016 and located within a 5-minute walk from Karasuma Oike Subway Station on the Karasuma Line and Tozai Line, Villa Sanjomuromachi KYOTO offers guests a relaxing accommodation and free WiFi throughout the property.

Kyoto Shijo Takakura Hotel Grandereverie(3 minutes from the festival center)

【Popular accommodation with superior access to the Gion Matsuri festival route】
Ideally situated in the Shimogyo Ward district of Kyoto, Kyoto Shijo Takakura Hotel Grandereverie is situated 1.3 km from Kyoto International Manga Museum, 1.9 km from Samurai Kembu Kyoto and 2.3 km from TKP Garden City Kyoto.

Kuraya Marikoji(5 minutes from the festival center)

【Luxurious villa-style accommodation with Japanese rooms】
In the Shimogyo Ward district of Kyoto, close to Kyoto International Manga Museum, Kuraya Marikoji features a garden, free WiFi and a washing machine.

  • Kuraya Marikoji
    • Address Shimogyo-ku Marikojicho 175, Kyoto, Kyoto, 600-8075
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    • Nearest Station Shijo Station (Karasuma Line)
      11 minutes on foot

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On a budget? Check out these affordable hotels near the Gion Festival

For visitors looking for a cheaper place to stay near the Gion Festival route, the following cozy hotels and other accommodations are within walking distance.

  • HOTEL DORIA 京都烏丸五条
    HOTEL DORIA 京都烏丸五条
    HOTEL DORIA 京都烏丸五条
    • Address 下京区小田原町240, Kyoto, Kyoto, 600-8430
    • Nearest Station Gojo Station (Karasuma Line)
      7 minutes on foot

About Paid Seats
There are a total of 34 floats in the Sakimatsuri and Atomatsuri festivals. With paid seats, you can enjoy a closer look at the gorgeous floats and procession without having to struggle against the crowds.

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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