HOTEL UNIZO Kyoto Shijo Karasuma

Shijo-dori Nishinodoin Higashiiru Kakkyoyamacho 8, Shimogyo-ku, Kawaramachi, Kyoto, Japan, 600-8493 - See map
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HOTEL UNIZO Kyoto Shijo Karasuma

"The staffs here are very nice and cute, they'll try their best to communicate with me and trying to chat with me."

I-CHEN - August 30, 2018

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Popular landmarks
Nishiki Market Shopping District 660 m
Nijō Castle 1.19 km
Gion 1.97 km
Kyoto Station Building 1.99 km
Sanjusangendo Temple 2.26 km
Kiyomizu-dera Temple 2.85 km
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine 4.34 km
Kinkakuji Temple 4.64 km
Ginkakuji Temple 4.66 km
Arashiyama Monkey Park 7.53 km
Nearby landmarks
Shikunshi Shop 20 m
Kyoto Hannariya 60 m
Sugimoto Family House 110 m
Sanbido Karasuma Honten 290 m
Kyotoshijo Hospital 300 m
Ninja Dojo and Store 330 m
Laque, Shijokarasuma 340 m
UFJ Bank 350 m
Kyoto Cinema 350 m
Shijo Subway Station 390 m
8.6

Excellent

Location rating score

Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
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Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 97% of guests
Excellent cleanliness
8.8 rating for cleanliness
Excellent service
8.6 rating for service
Excellent comfort
8.5 room quality and comfort

Great location in Kyoto as I was able to walk to some of the sites but also close to restaurants , shopping, and markets.

Laurie | March 14, 2020

I'd stay here again the next time I'm in Kyoto.

Anthony | January 7, 2020

Great location, nice and clean.

Anthony | January 7, 2020

Easy to walk around downtown.

Anthony | January 7, 2020

Friendly staff.

Anthony | January 7, 2020

  • 360 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Kyoto

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Steamroom

  • Air conditioning

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Value for money8.5
Location rating8.6
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport37.7 km

Rooms available at HOTEL UNIZO Kyoto Shijo Karasuma

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Room comfort & quality
8.5
Twin Room - Single Use, Non-Smoking
Twin Room - Single Use, Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Twin Bed Room Non-Smoking
Twin Bed Room Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Double Bed Room Smoking
Double Bed Room Smoking
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Ladies Double Bed Room
Ladies Double Bed Room
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Single Room Smoking
Single Room Smoking
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Double Room - Single Use, Non-Smoking
Double Room - Single Use, Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Double Room - Single Use, Smoking
Double Room - Single Use, Smoking
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Double Bed Room Non-Smoking
Double Bed Room Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Ladies Floor Non-Smoking Single
Ladies Floor Non-Smoking Single
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Single Room Non-Smoking
Single Room Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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What people love about HOTEL UNIZO Kyoto Shijo Karasuma

  • 9.2
    Exceptional
    Location
    "Location is convenient, just 6 minutes walk from Shijo Station."

    SHUK | January 15, 2020

  • 8.8
    Excellent
    Cleanliness
    "The hotel is clean and near to bus stop and subway station."

    Lau | November 16, 2019

  • 8.8
    Excellent
    "Overall, it is a satisfactory stay with high recommended."

    Lau | November 16, 2019

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Well-placed in the culture, sightseeing, shopping area of Kyoto city, HOTEL UNIZO Kyoto Shijo Karasuma provides a most conducive spot for you to take a break from your busy days. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Unizo Hotels is renowned for its quality services and friendly staff, and HOTEL UNIZO Kyoto Shijo Karasuma lives up to expectations. The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, laundromat, taxi service.

All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. The hotel's massage are ideal places to relax and unwind after a busy day. HOTEL UNIZO Kyoto Shijo Karasuma is an ideal place of stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort and convenience in Kyoto.

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Breakfast
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What they offer

9.6
Exceptional
"Would like to stay next time also and recommended to others ..."

Gajanan | March 30, 2017

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Food and dining

Breakfast options

American

Nearby restaurants

Japanese cuisine
Japanese cuisine
Shunkou Hide
40 m Japanese
Yokohama Tenkadori Shijo Shimmachi
50 m Japanese
Ogata
60 m Japanese
American cuisine
American cuisine
California no Aoi Sora
570 m American, Bar, Pub
Wine Dining Umi Usagi
760 m American, Italian, Japanese
Masusan Coffee Shop
930 m American, Cafe
Asian cuisine
Asian cuisine
Shoraku
250 m Asian
Kushikura Honten
430 m Asian, Barbecue, Japanese
Sojibo Shijokarasuma FT Square
440 m Asian

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Room comfort and quality8.5
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Value for money8.5
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9.6
Exceptional
Alex from Malaysia
Couple
Double Bed Room Smoking
Stayed 6 nights in October 2019

First stay at a business hotel”

very impressed! although room was small which most Japan hotels are, it was really clean & comfortable. almost all toiletries needed are being provided including pyjamas as well. don't waste your luggage space, they even provide bath salts, body scrub towels, body lotion, shaving cream & after shave lotion! location was perfect for us, karasuma station is just a 5mins walk, bus stops located just outside & directly opposite hotel, convenient store is just across the street, 5 mins walk to the sheltered shopping streets at shijo karasuma, 10-15 mins walk to nishiki market/teramachi, another 5 mins to pontocho, another 5 mins to shijo gion area. many Kyoto city bus available for all famous attractions, we even manage to get a bus here to go to Ohara. Our one & only complaint was that the pillows provided were really small & flat, tried requesting for additional pillows but as hotel was fully booked, they couldn't provide extras.

Reviewed October 24, 2019
9.6
Exceptional
BAO from Vietnam
Couple
Double Bed Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

Nice location”

It's near the Karasuma and Shijo station. When u get off Karasuma station, exit 25, turn left the. go straight for a few block, then u 'll see the hotel on the left side. Small room but very clean, it's ok when u travel with a light luggage. There's a coffee shop at the hotel entrance and many restaurants nearby. Just 10m and u get to Shijo area for shopping, entertainment. U can Get on Bus No.26 direct to kyoto station. If u have a heavy luggage, u can take a taxi instead to Kyoto station, just 850¥.

Reviewed December 07, 2016
8.4
Excellent
Wylson from Singapore
Solo traveler
Single Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 9 nights in December 2016

9 days stay at Hotel Unizo Kyoto Shijo Karasuma ”

It has been a great experience staying at Unizo. The staff are friendly, the hotel room is clean, and the location is strategically located near subway stations and bus stops. Shijo subway station is 2 stops away from Kyoto station. Travellers can also take buses to tourist attractions such as Kiyomizu-dera, Ginkakujicho, Gion (Yasaka shrine), Kitano Tenman-gu etc. The shopping district of Nishiki market and Shijo is only a 5-10 mins walk. Overall, it was a great hotel stay due to the staff friendliness and convenience of public transport. Furthermore, the price for staying 9 days was well below my expected budget, so it's a good deal!

Reviewed December 17, 2016
8.8
Excellent
Nan
Business traveler
Twin Bed Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

Attentive staff & convenient location ”

This hotel is just a few mins walk from Shijo Karasuma station. Besides the location, they provide descent service and the room was quite spacious compared to the one we had in Osaka. In all, I would recommend it to whomever that plans to travel in Kyoto.

Reviewed December 06, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
JOSEFINA from Philippines
Solo traveler
Single Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

Great Value for Money”

1. Only two stops by subway from Kyoto Station - it is very easy to find/use the subway 2. It is located right on Shijo Dori - walking distance to downtown shopping area, i.e., Teramachi, Nishiki Market, Gion, et al 3. Bus stop virtually at hotel doorstep going to several must-visit temples and sight seeing areas 4. The hotel has everything for convenience, including complete toiletries refilled everyday, water heating facility in the room, personal fridge, on site coin operated washing machine and dryer, pajamas changed everyday, including towels, a full tub for soaking

Reviewed October 20, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Jiyoung from South Korea
Solo traveler
Single Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

Convenient and comfortable.”

I stayed this hotel for two days on early March. I'd like to recommend this hotel for someone looking for "convenient place." Firstly, this hotel was in very convenient place where I could get straight by bus number 26 from Kyoto station. (The bus stop you can get off was very in front of the hotel.) Also, you can travel everywhere in Kyoto from a bus stop across the street in front of the hotel. Thirdly, cafe, convenient store, and a variety of restaurants are near the hotel. In a bentto restaurant on my way to hotel I bought a bentto, and in a convenient store, family mart, I bought egg sandwiches, ramen, beer and so on. Finally, there were most amenities I needed in the room such as a plenty of towels, good-smelling body wash, shampoo and conditioner, hair-dryer, a board for laptop, freshener, two hangers, charge-cable with various pin connectors, fridge and so on. In addition to this fact, staff were very kind and I felt safe because just a room card made the elevator moved. However, the room I stayed(single room) was little bit narrow for my 26-inch luggage. I could not make my luggage fully unfolded. T_T Anyway, If I have a chance to visit Kyoto, I would love to stay this hotel once again.

Reviewed April 05, 2017
9.6
Exceptional
Alicia from Singapore
Group
Twin Bed Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

At good location & economical ”

This is a hotel with basic facilities which is about 5-10 minutes walk from Shijo Karasuma station. Very clean room, friendly staff, check out time at 12 noon is really good.

Reviewed October 25, 2019
7.6
Very good
Christie from Afghanistan
Solo traveler
Double Room - Single Use, Non-Smoking
Stayed 5 nights in August 2019

Very good”

I got an an amazing deal for Hotel Unizo Kyoto Shinkō Karasuma. Spent 5 nights here and found it to be a great location for sightseeing and within walking distance to transport. Plenty of food options close by, room was good size for Japan and very clean. Bottled water available free of charge but only 1 per day, per guest.

Reviewed September 01, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
WONG from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Single Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

Secret Area for Eating”

Love to stay at Karasuma Shijo area, many special eating places around located at small traditional wooden houses, walking distance to train/subway stations, clean n tidy hotel.

Reviewed November 30, 2017
8.8
Excellent
Praewphan from Thailand
Solo traveler
Ladies Double Bed Room
Stayed 4 nights in November 2016

Great hotel”

A room is quite small but there many equipments, facilities inside and All they look new : ))) There are many convenient stores nearby this hotel. If you want to go to any attractions you can ask receptionists. They'll give you a map, including Bus No. but I'm not sure about the language (I got japanese/chinese language) If you look for a hotel nearby kawaramachi subway station, I'll recommend this hotel . The only thing that I don't like is the price. It's quite expensive so, overall I satisfy this hotel.

Reviewed December 01, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Samantha from United States
Solo traveler
Single Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in November 2017

Welcoming staff and clean room.”

The staff here are welcoming and ready to help you, providing travel tips, shopping suggestions and generally polite and helpful. Above all my room was clean, and although there was a draft there is a thermostat that will combat that. The cleaning staff are nice too. The location is ideal. You are 10 steps from a bus station and Kyoto is best travelled on the bus. There is a diner across the street to get breakfast or food for under $10. There Is a Tully’s next door and some great shopping down the street in either direction to sort all price ranges. There are also traditional old houses directly at the back. For the restos at the back of the hotel - don’t bother with the more modern ones (they don’t like foreigners) stick to the traditional ones, the people are nicer there. I’ll be back for sure.

Reviewed November 25, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Danny from Singapore
Couple
Double Bed Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in August 2017

Awesome Hotel, Good Location and close proximity to bus/subway and various tourist attractions”

Really enjoyed our stay. Hotel is right besides Shijo-dori. You can walk to Gion within 25 mins. Or just take a straight bus/cab down. Room is a bit on the small side but we appreciated the pros more than the cons. Convenience stores and various eateries right downside the hotel. There is also an instagram worthy street behind the hotel. Will definitely recommend!

Reviewed August 28, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Paolo from Philippines
Solo traveler
Single Room Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

Loved Everything”

Let me start with the location - it's perfect. There's a bus stop literally a few steps away from the hotel which is perfect for going around Kyoto. It's also centrally located to key areas like Nishiki Market and Teramachi Street. On the side exit of the building you can also find an old-timey Instagram-worthy alley. The room is small but just enough for a solo traveller like me. They didn't scrimp on the amenities either. Was surprised to see bath salts among the toiletries so got to enjoy the tub as well. The staff are very accommodating and always greeted me warmly whenever I pass by the reception. Overall, it's one of the top hotels I've stayed in Japan (been to quite a few) and will definitely be back here.

Reviewed December 28, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
nadiana from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Single Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

Perfect location”

Its a few blocks away from shijo-dori, and from there you can walk straight to gion. Nishiki market is also parallel to shijo-dori. Room is tiny, but thats to be expected in japan. The subway is five minutes away and the bus stop three. Perfect for solo travellers

Reviewed February 26, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Hung from Vietnam
Solo traveler
Single Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 5 nights in August 2016

Completely practical choice. ”

Fantastic hotel, far enough from noise but within walking distance to central Kyoto. I walked everywhere. The staff were helpful in most matters, but remember this is not a luxury hotel. It is very functional and practical. I got the single room, which was fine for me but I imagine for some people it might be too small. If you have tons of luggage, you will not be happy. But I had a small carry on only and stayed for 10 days.

Reviewed August 14, 2016
8.0
Excellent
ON-TIK from Australia
Solo traveler
Double Room - Single Use, Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

One of the best budget hotel in west Shijo”

It may look a bit far from action (Niishi Market) but it is only 5-10 mins bus ride or 20 mins walk away. 10 mins walk from Shijo main road junction where you can get on metro and most main buses. Budget, small but clean. Entrance a bit small to find. I will surely consider this hotel next time I go Kyoto.

Reviewed September 17, 2019
6.8
Good
Jiak from Singapore
Solo traveler
Ladies Floor Non-Smoking Single
Stayed 5 nights in May 2018

Lady's Floor, good location and value for money”

One reason I booked this hotel was because it was walking distance from the Kansai Airport Limousine Dropoff location. Hotel had buses running to various sights, so it was really convenient, plus it was walking distance to the Shijo Station (Karasuma Line) where you can basically connect everywhere. Rooms were small but with all the basic amenities so for the price I cannot complain much given its location. You can also request for bottled water at the reception. They also managed to courier my luggage from this hotel to my Osaka Hotel which helps a lot as I was thinking trains all around.

Reviewed May 22, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Hung from United States
Solo traveler
Single Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 10 nights in May 2017

Convenient and super clean”

Great location and super clean. There is a laundry room in the lobby and bus stop outside hotel. Lots of restaurants nearby. I plan to come back. Single rooms are a great deal for Kyoto! Love it!

Reviewed May 28, 2017
8.0
Excellent
Ka from Singapore
Solo traveler
Ladies Floor Non-Smoking Single
Stayed 4 nights in April 2017

Very good”

This hotel is quite expensive at about $157 USD per night. But it is located in Kyoto central and has an excellent location. There is Tully's Coffee at the ground floor to cure your coffee addict and a food outlet opposite for Japanese breakfast or lunch. Reasonably priced. Next door, there is another shop where you can buy bento sets. And a bus stop is just literally outside the hotel. A walk further down(basically turning right from hotel entrance) brings you to the shopping district of Kyoto where you can find Daimaru and Takashimaya Shopping store. The nearest subway is a 6min throw away.

Reviewed April 16, 2017
9.2
Exceptional
Joseph from United States
Solo traveler
Double Bed Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 4 nights in December 2016

Clean and well placed”

It is a small room, but they really do make the most of the space. Expertly planned. All of the expected amenities were provided. A short walk to a key metro point and to good shopping, a long walk to the hopping night life areas of Kyoto. The staff is great and there are some nice dining options a short distance away. I highly recommend this hotel.

Reviewed December 17, 2016
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