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Perfect for Kyoto Sightseeing! Five Well-Priced Hotels near Kyoto Station

Perfect for Kyoto Sightseeing! Five Well-Priced Hotels near Kyoto Station

Date published: 10 August 2019
Last updated: 9 August 2019

There are plenty of hotels and lodging establishments around Kyoto Station that can serve as convenient bases for your Kyoto sightseeing trips. Staying near the station means that not only can you get to Kyoto’s sights easily, but you can also relax in the mornings, as well. The hotels also provide tourist maps, and their staff is used to tourists, so staying in them will make your trip a smooth one. With that in mind, let’s take a look at five hotels near Kyoto Station that provide some great Kyoto scenery and service.

Close to Kyoto Tower! Kyoto Tower Hotel Annex

Close to Kyoto Tower! Kyoto Tower Hotel Annex
About a three-minute walk from Kyoto Station; convenience store and supermarket nearby

Kyoto Tower Hotel Annex underwent full renovations in March of 2017. About three minutes away from Kyoto Station, this hotel has a bright, modern design. The reception desk can provide service in Japanese, English, and Chinese. The building has a lounge and bar for guests to interact in, and the lounge has free water flavored with seasonal fruit.

There are rooms that let you see a lit-up Kyoto Tower up close

The stylish rooms use beds popular with hotels of worldwide fame. Some rooms provide a close-up view of Kyoto Tower. Staying in the hotel grants its guests discounts on entry into Kyoto Tower and the communal bath. It also has strong international services, such as guides in English, bus maps with English, Chinese and Korean text, as well as a map for Kyoto Station’s bus terminal.

There are 15-20 types of amenity items, including seasonal ones

The hotel has a pillow bar, where you can pick out pillows from famous manufacturers, and an amenities bar with items carefully chosen by the female staff. Breakfast is a buffet of western and Japanese dishes, served in a restaurant with an interior fashioned after traditional Kyoto art. The menu is diverse, including maccha-flavored tofu French toast, Kyoto-style rolled egg sandwiches, soup, and other warm Japanese dishes. You won’t be hurting for choice if you stay at this hotel.

Western and Japanese breakfast buffet
  • Kyoto Tower Hotel Annex
    京都タワーホテルアネックス
    • Address 595-1 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 〒600-8216
    • Nearest Station Three-minute walk from Kyoto Station

    Phone No: 075-361-7261 (reservation), 075-343-3111 (hotel)
    Price: 8,000 yen/night in twin room (Tax included, with separate lodging tax)
    Rooms: 126
    Baths: Room baths, with discounts for Kyoto Tower’s underground bath
    Check in starts at 2PM, Checkout by 11AM
    Languages: English and Chinese. Website has English, Chinese, and Korean text.
    Reservation Methods: TEL 075-361-7261
    Website: https://www.keihanhotels-resorts.co.jp/tower_hotel_annex/

Hospitality with origami cranes! A convenient hotel in front of the station: Hotel Hokke Club Kyoto

Hospitality with origami cranes! A convenient hotel in front of the station: Hotel Hokke Club Kyoto

Hotel Hokke Club Kyoto is only a convenient minute’s walk away from Kyoto Station. If you want to relax in a hotel like you would at home, then the calm room interiors here are what you’re looking for.

Every room has free wi-fi, and the cards to inform you that your room has been cleaned all have handmade origami cranes on them, making you really feel their hospitality. The website has an English version, and the reception desk has staff that can speak English and Korean. When you check in, you can receive an information packet in English.

A paper crane of hospitality. They all come in different patterns and colors
A clear view of Kyoto Station

The first floor has a restaurant that offers a Japanese breakfast in the mornings, at separate charge. At night, it operates as an izakaya, serving Japanese food and drink. Being close to Kyoto Station makes it close to shops and tourist spots, such as East Honganji Temple and Kyoto Tower. If you want to take the initiative and actively enjoy Kyoto’s sights, this is your hotel.

  • Hotel Hokke Club Kyoto
    ホテル法華クラブ京都
    • Address Kyoto-Eki Karasuma Chuo-Guchi Shomen, Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto 〒600-8216
    • Nearest Station One-minute walk from JR Kyoto Station Central Gate
    • Phone Number 075-361-1251

    Price: 4,630 yen/night with breakfast (Semi-double up to two guests, tax included)
    Rooms: 172
    Baths: Room baths (no hot spring)
    Check in starts at 3PM, Checkout by 10AM
    Languages: Facilities have English information. Website has English text.
    Reservation Methods: Phone 075-361-1251
    Website: https://www.hokke.co.jp/kyoto/

A hotel where Kyoto feels like home: Citadines Kyoto Karasuma-Gojo

A hotel where Kyoto feels like home: Citadines Kyoto Karasuma-Gojo

Standing a minute’s walk from the metro Karasuma Line’s Gojo Station, next to Kyoto Station, Citadines Kyoto Karasuma-Gojo is a hotel that takes on the appearance of modern Kyoto’s architecture. Focusing on providing a living experience, each room comes with a kitchen. The reception desk can provide service in English, Chinese, and Korean, and the hotel has English signs.

There are rooms with tatami spaces, as well
The kitchen has a variety of tableware and appliances. There aren’t any spices or sauces available, so consider buying them with your ingredients

Each room has a kitchen with it. They’re well equipped, so you can cook just about anything you want if you have the ingredients. The Nishiki Ichiba Market, a great source for Kyoto ingredients, is only a fifteen-minute walk away. There’s also a 24-hour supermarket nearby favored by locals. Shop there, and you’ll feel like a Kyoto native.

Paid plans for for breakfast are available

You can ask the reception desk for tours, tourism taxis, or rental bicycles. The tour offers a variety of Kyoto experiences for you to go through while wearing a rental kimono, such as tea serving, sword dances, and more. The website is multilingual, so expect a smooth reservation experience. If you’re looking to stay in Kyoto for a few days and really want to get a feel for the city, this hotel is for you!

  • Citadines Kyoto Karasuma-Gojo
    シタディーン京都烏丸五条
    • Address 432 Matsuya-cho, Gojo-dori, Karasuma-Higashiiru Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 〒600-8105
    • Nearest Station One-minute walk from Gojo Metro Station
    • Phone Number 075-352-8900

    Price: 13,409 yen/night with breakfast (tax included)
    Rooms: 124
    Baths: Room baths (no hot spring)
    Check in starts at 3PM, Checkout by 12PM
    Languages: English, Chinese, Korean. Website has English, Chinese, French, German and Spanish text.
    Reservation Methods: Phone 075-352-8900
    Website: https://www.citadines.com/

A communal bath over the old town and a great buffet: Aranvert Hotel Kyoto

A communal bath over the old town and a great buffet: Aranvert Hotel Kyoto

Aranvert Hotel Kyoto, with its stone-built, modern exterior is only a two-minute walk away from the metro Gojo Station. It’s freshly renovated, too, having been re-opened in 2018. It has handy English maps of the area and a bus stop nearby, making it convenient for visiting key tourist spots.

The large communal bath

The chic guest rooms are subtly decorated with works from Kyoto artists. The top floor has something that stands out for city hotels, as well: A large, communal bath. The women’s bath has a view of East Honganji Temple and Kyoto Tower, while the men’s bath has a view of the Hiei Mountains to be enjoyed while soaking. The baths are open from six in the morning, so you can enjoy the old sights before setting off on the day’s journey.

The usual food is available at the Japanese/Western buffet, as well as seasonal foods

Breakfast is a buffet of Japanese and western food that makes use of Kyoto-grown vegetables. Popular items included their home-made orange marmalade and bread pudding, as well as the breakfast tempura and seasonal vegetables. If you want a relaxing stay in Kyoto, you won’t go wrong here – their buffet and communal bath are remarkable.

  • Aranvert Hotel Kyoto
    アランヴェールホテル京都
    • Address 179 Gojo-dori Higashikazariya-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 〒600-8107
    • Nearest Station Two-minute walk from Gojo Metro Station Exit 2
    • Phone Number 075-365-5111

    Price: 7,800 yen/night with breakfast (tax included)
    Rooms: 183
    Baths: Communal bath (men’s and women’s)
    Check in starts at 2PM, Checkout by 11AM
    Languages: English area map available. Website has English text, and English speakers available at reception desk.
    Reservation Methods: Phone 075-365-5111
    Website: https://www.aranvert.co.jp

Excellent service with a smile: Sotetsu Fresa Inn Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit

Excellent service with a smile: Sotetsu Fresa Inn Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit

This hotel opened in April of 2017. A mere three-minute walk away from JR Kyoto Station’s Hachijo Exit, this hotel is filled with smiling hospitality and immaculate facilities. There are staff who can speak English, Chinese, and Korean.

The simple, stylish rooms are kept clean as can be by specialized hotel staff. Each room has an air purifier and humidifier, as well as free wi-fi and high-speed LAN connections for maximum comfort. The rooms use beds made in Japan by Serta, and comfortable pajamas are available, guaranteeing you a good night’s sleep.

A comfortable waffle-pattern set of pajamas

Their free selection of amenities is also popular. Breakfast is a buffet that changes daily, where you can enjoy Kyoto essentials such as obanzai, pickled vegetables taken straight from Nishiki Ichiba Market, and more. There’s a 24-hour concierge service, making this hotel perfect for a simple, comfortable stay.

The free amenities include bath salts, tea, men’s products, and more.
  • Sotetsu Fresa Inn Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit
    相鉄フレッサ イン 京都駅八条口
    • Address 11 Higashikujo-Nishisannocho, Minami-ku, Kyoto 〒601-8003
    • Nearest Station Three-minute walk from Kyoto Station Hachi-jo Exit
    • Phone Number 075-284-0203

    Price: 7,000 yen/night in single room (tax included)
    Rooms: 138
    Baths: Room baths
    Check in starts at 3PM, Checkout by 10AM
    Languages: English available. Website has English and Chinese text.
    Reservation Methods: Phone 075-284-0203
    Website: https://fresa-inn.jp/hachijo/

Text by:Niki Shigemi

*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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