8.4
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Housekeeping9
Shops4
Breakfast2
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9.2

Exceptional

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Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Popular landmarks
Nishiki Market Shopping District 450 m
Nijō Castle 1.52 km
Gion 1.65 km
Kyoto Station Building 1.79 km
Sanjusangendo Temple 1.9 km
Kiyomizu-dera Temple 2.46 km
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine 4.06 km
Ginkakuji Temple 4.5 km
Kinkakuji Temple 4.98 km
Arashiyama Monkey Park 7.9 km
Nearby landmarks
Shijo Subway Station 50 m
Sanbido Karasuma Honten 90 m
Ninja Dojo and Store 110 m
Kyoto Cinema 140 m
Kyoto-Kimono Plaza 160 m
UFJ Bank 220 m
Karasuma Train Station 230 m
Laque, Shijokarasuma 240 m
Hanjo Shrine 250 m
Inabado 280 m
Karasuma Kyoto Hotel

"The location of this hotel is quite good, just in city center and a couple of minutes by foot from the street markets, shops and restaurants."

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Karasuma Kyoto Hotel

Karasuma Shijo, Shimogyo-ku,, Kawaramachi, Kyoto, Japan, 600-8412 - See map
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Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 91% of guests
Excellent cleanliness
8.6 rating for cleanliness
Excellent service
8.5 rating for service
Excellent facilities on premise
8.0 facilities on premise

Great place to rest peacefully before catching your train or if arriving before check-in.

Kevin | November 17, 2018

Welcome lounge has free water/tea/coffee/juice and restroom.

Kevin | November 17, 2018

Helpful staff was able to communicate easily in English.

Kevin | November 17, 2018

Free bottle of water every day.

Kevin | November 17, 2018

  • 70 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Kyoto

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

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Value for money8.3
Location rating9.2
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport37.9 km

Rooms available at Karasuma Kyoto Hotel

8.0
Very good
Room comfort & quality
Premier Twin Room - Non-Smoking
Premier Twin Room - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Single Room Non-Smoking
Single Room Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed
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Twin Room Non-Smoking
Twin Room Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Japanese Style Room - Non-Smoking
Japanese Style Room - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 futon
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Double Room Non-Smoking
Double Room Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Superior Triple Room - Non-Smoking
Superior Triple Room - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 3 single beds
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Twin Room Smoking
Twin Room Smoking
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Run Of House - Room Type Not guaranteed
Run Of House - Room Type Not guaranteed
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Shower
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Single Room Smoking
Single Room Smoking
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed
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Japanese-Style Room
Japanese-Style Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 4 futons
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Karasuma Kyoto Hotel?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel?

Parking is available for a fee of 1500 JPY per day.

What is the smoking policy at Karasuma Kyoto Hotel?

Karasuma Kyoto Hotel does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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What people love about Karasuma Kyoto Hotel

  • 9.2
    Exceptional
    Spaciousness

    "Big Room with lot of space, Large beds, Big TV & Large Sofa."

    Ashish

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    January 3, 2019

  • 9.2
    Exceptional

    "My Son enjoyed the space as he kept running around."

    Ashish

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    January 3, 2019

  • 9.2
    Exceptional
    Location

    "Easy to find good restaurant around this Hotel."

    pakamart

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    September 22, 2019

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Room comfort score
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Overall rating:
8.4
Excellent
661 reviews
Cleanliness
8.6
Facilities
8.0
Location
9.2
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More about Karasuma Kyoto Hotel

Located at the intersection of Shijo and Karasuma street, Karasuma Kyoto Hotel is convenient for both sightseeing and business. The property is within walking distance to the touristy area of Shijo Kawaramachi and Gion, home to the Yasaka Shrine. Traveling by subway, it's 10 minutes to the Nijo Castle and 16 minutes to the Kyoto International Conference Center. Karasuma Kyoto Hotel boasts a total of 255 guestrooms, featuring Japanese-styled rooms with tatami flooring which are rare in city center hotels. All rooms come with broadband Internet access and offers a quiet and comfortable atmosphere. The hotel's facilities include a variety of banquet rooms, a beauty salon, and parking. As for dining, the Susuhori Japanese restaurant offers Kyoto cuisine, while the buffet is popular at the Toh-Lee Chinese restaurant. For a place to relax, Bar Anchor stocks some fine single malts for guests to enjoy.

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Housekeeping
21 mentions
Internet
13 mentions
Breakfast
3 mentions
Food & Dining
1 mention

What they offer

9.2
Exceptional
Bathroom

"Room & bathroom were a comfortable size for a solo traveller..."

cheryl

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April 8, 2018

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Food and dining

Restaurants on site

IRIFUNE
Cuisine:Japanese
Menu:Buffet
Toh-Lee
Cuisine:Chinese

Nearby restaurants

Japanese cuisine
Japanese cuisine
Kagonoya Shijokarasumaten
30 m Japanese
Karasuma Bar Fuku Six
60 m Japanese, Seafood
Soymilk Tonshabu Torataro
110 m Japanese
American cuisine
American cuisine
Wine Dining Umi Usagi
430 m American, Italian, Japanese
California no Aoi Sora
470 m American, Bar, Pub
Jonetsu Shokusai Kyoshoku
710 m American, Japanese
Asian cuisine
Asian cuisine
Sugiura Takatsuji
170 m Asian
Sojibo Shijokarasuma FT Square
190 m Asian
Shinjuku Menya Fuka
260 m Asian

What's nearby

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9.2
Exceptional
Ashish from Hong Kong
Family with young children
Twin Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

Nice Hotel. Enjoyed our stay”

Very nice hotel. Spacious & welcoming reception. Big Room with lot of space, Large beds, Big TV & Large Sofa. My Son enjoyed the space as he kept running around. Large wardrobes too. Std size toilets. Cleanliness & cleaning services were good. Reception ppl were helpful & gave all the info we needed about Kyoto on our arrival. Although breakfast was extra pay, it was a good spread, tasty & comparatively quite cheap. Location was excellent. 2 min from Sijo subway stn, 12 min walk from main Kyoto stn. Karasuma / Kawaramachi areas are happening & are at the center of Kyoto. Basically we (couple & 5 yr old son) loved our 3 nights @ this hotel in Dec 2018

Reviewed January 03, 2019
9.0
Exceptional
JINOK from South Korea
Solo traveler
Single Room Smoking
Stayed 4 nights in January 2013

Convenient location with nice cozy room ”

Great location!!

You have everything in and around the hotel. in the hotel, you have Starbucks, restaurants and bars that are reasonably affordable. right beside the hotel is subway and bus stop you can easily access to almost everywhere in kyoto. i stayed in a single room, which was definitely bigger than business hotels in tokyo. though the bathroom would be a bit small and you don't expect the view from the window since it's located in kind of kyoto CBD area. it also takes 10 min walk to downtown, kawaramachi area. don't miss visit fresco around the hotel as well, you can buy japanese groceries at a very cheap price.

Reviewed January 22, 2013
7.7
Very good
Wen-Ching from Canada
Solo traveler
Single Room Smoking
Stayed 4 nights in August 2012

Great for the low rate!”

Good location; nice rooms; friendly, helpful staff

altogether, staying at karasuma kyoto hotel was great for the deal i got. i wouldn't pay more though, but it is a nice standard hotel. the rooms are nice and spacious by japanese standards. the hotel staff were so helpful and spoke enough english! i didn't have any problems with communication at all. the technician even went out of his way to find me a transformer when my laptop plug couldn't fit into the electric outlet. the location is probably its best selling point. it's on karasuma street, a major street in central kyoto, so it's easy to get to from kyoto station and easy to get to other areas in kyoto. the bus stop is a block away and the hotel is right beside the subway exit. it's a great place to just come back to at the end of the day and crash. you'd be bored to tears if you just hung around the hotel. the restaurants and bar in the hotel are pretty overpriced, so i didn't bother going. the breakfast buffet is pretty pricey too (950 yen at least), but it wasn't bad at all. i'd recommend you try it... if you don't have major qualms about spending that much on breakfast.

Reviewed August 15, 2012
9.3
Exceptional
SUE from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Single Room Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in September 2013

Definitely Worth the Money”

Centrally Located, Business Class Hotel and Attentive Staff

To be frank, I thought budget hotels in Japan is old, expensive and typically room is very small. I was so surprise with this hotel as it feels like a 3 star business class hotel. I think the room is slightly bigger than the other hotels I stayed in Japan for the same price range and the hotel environment itself is clean and business class. It situated right on top of the subway station and about 30m from Exit 4 where you need to take a lift to the station. Although there is no In-Room Wifi but you can use it in the lobby and the speed and quality of the Internet is very good. There is Starbucks, Lawson 24x7 convenient shop and some Japanese restaurants around that open until 3AM in the morning ! The location is excellent and Kyoto station is just 2 stops away and Imperial Palace also 2-3 stops away. I walked both way and took me about 30 min to Imperial Palace and 15 min to Kyoto Station. Overall, I am very happy and it is really value for money and I defintiely will stay there again.

Reviewed September 19, 2013
8.7
Excellent
Bruce from United States
Group
Twin Room Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in June 2014

What a great location!”

Location. Value for money. Service.

My friends and I enjoyed the Karasuma Kyoto. It was conveniently located: close to Kyoto's excellent public transportation system; close to varied and interesting places to eat and drink; close to stores and cultural attractions. The staff we dealt with were attentive and helpful. The hotel was clean and well-maintained. I would come back again.

Reviewed July 05, 2014
8.4
Excellent
Bobo from Malaysia
Group
Twin Room Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in March 2016

Strategic location, clean hotel”

Strategic location. It is two stations away from Kyoto station, just one minute away from the Shijo station (Karasuma Line). Starbucks is just beside the hotel, convenient for coffee-lovers who need their daily dosage upon waking up. In less than 5 minutes walk, there is a convenient store (Family Mart) and bus stops to majority of the attractions. Besides that, walking towards the main streets takes only approximately 10 minutes. Had a twin room with my cousin sister which is quite spacious for us though the bathroom is slightly small. Nevertheless, the hotel is clean and tidy with friendly staff greeting us whenever we passed by them. Will definitely recommend this hotel to our friends!

Reviewed March 17, 2016
9.2
Exceptional
cheryl from Singapore
Solo traveler
Single Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 8 nights in March 2018

Great location ”

Within walking distance to Nishiki Market, Gion and Shopping district. Very close to the subway giving you acces to Karasuma and Hankyu lines. Room & bathroom were a comfortable size for a solo traveller. Stayed for 8 nights during Sakura season, very satisfied and will stay again if I revisit Kyoto

Reviewed April 08, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
XINGCHAO from China
Solo traveler
Single Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in April 2017

Excellent location and price ”

It's lucky for me to book this hotel at a relatively good price even though during the Sakura season. This hotel has a great location, just next to the subway station and you can easily go to tourist attractions from here. There are Starbucks and McDonald around the hotel so it is convenient to take breakfast. In brief, I'm willing to choose this hotel when my next time to Kyoto.

Reviewed April 15, 2017
9.2
Exceptional
YILING from Taiwan
Group
Twin Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

Really nice hotel recommended!!”

The hotel is really nice with everything. The the temperature of air conditioner was right the comfortable temperature and everything were clean. The room was really nice with carpit cover the ground. There is Shijo station right next to the hotel and Starbucks on the 1st floor. There are lots of stores around the area. Also, there is a bus station near the hotel, too. The hotel provided water and clean service everyday which is nice and good. Really recommend this hotel if you would like to travel in Kyoto!

Reviewed January 06, 2019
8.0
Excellent
Jing from Singapore
Couple
Twin Room Smoking
Stayed 1 night in May 2015

Very good choice. great location and feel”

location was great, very spacious room! good value for money.

So I would have rated this hotel 9/10 if not for the hiccup in service I encountered. location: just great! Right above the subway literally, direct buses to gion and kawaramachi (must visit areas) walkable to nishiki market, and a very enjoyable walk at thAt. The neighbOutdoor is very charming. 10/10 Room: very spacious for the price! Had a sofa area next to the beds. ReallY very recommended. Only gripe is not amazing design and slightly old. However extremely clean. 8.5/10 Service: only problem I encountered, but was extremely offputting. had wanted to make a booking for a Michelin star kaiseki dinner. Tried calling the local line from my room but faced difficulties so I went to the front desk. Was told to only call from my room when I made enquiries at the front desk as 'they couldn't assist' made the call, and was told by the restaurant that they only accepted front desk reservations as we were non Japanese. Went back to them and told them about it, before female staff finally acceded. WhEn realising it was a rated and relatively fancy place, even seemed to scoff and tell us we had to be on time and that it was very important. Wasted about an hour on trying to make this booking between our half baked Japanese and the staffs reluctance to help. 5/10 Apart from that still a nice place, still highly recommended for the hotels merits!

Reviewed May 12, 2015
8.0
Excellent
WAI from Hong Kong
Couple
Double Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

Very good”

Stayed for 2 nights. This was the first time for me to be in Kyoto, the location of this hotel is not difficult to find, just next to a MTR station. The hotel was clean and the room was nice, a bit larger than I expected. I booked a double room, there was a small area with 2 single seats and a café table. I could put my suitcase in this area and just left them opened. Toilet was clean, but no air condition in bathroom at all. This is a disadvantage for Japanese hotel during winter time. However, AC in bedroom was fine. Quite many convenience stores near by, and some restaurants too. The local food market with shops in it, was not far away, just need to walk for 10-15 mins. I enjoyed the time in there for dinner and shopping. And I found quite many company events were held in this hotel during my visit. I think this hotel is famous in that area. I will stay in this holel again during my next time in Kyoto.

Reviewed March 25, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
Ang from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Run Of House - Room Type Not guaranteed
Stayed 5 nights in March 2019

Strategic Location”

This hotel is near to Shijio Subway Station, but i strongly recommend traveler to use the public bus to reach your destination, 10-15min walking distance to kawaramachi and definitely u can see many interesting shop along the walking distance.

Reviewed March 21, 2019
9.6
Exceptional
Steven from Singapore
Solo traveler
Single Room Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

Excellent”

Convenient esp just next to subway station, entries and shopping areas just round the corner. Staff helped to arrange medical consulltation at hospital and genuinely concerned. The best front office staff in my whole Japan trip across 6 cities. Spacious room and had all the amenities . I would stay at this hotel when I return to Kyoto.

Reviewed January 02, 2017
8.7
Excellent
Melissa from Australia
Couple
Twin Room Smoking
Stayed 5 nights in January 2011

Great location and good service”

Right next to train station and 2 stops away from Kyoto station, free internet
No problems

good room, nice and quiet and clean and we found the room quite spacious. staff helped us with a lost bag on the train (found in nagoya) and arranged for express post return of the bag before we left the hotel with no hassles. room service staff were lovely. two train station stops away from kyoto station which really helped with sleeping in and still getting out to the the sightseeing districts outside of town like nara and arashiyama.

Reviewed January 17, 2011
8.4
Excellent
Kevin from United States
Solo traveler
Single Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

Convenient with helpful staff”

Older hotel property shows some wear, but the location is great. First time having an old-fashioned physical room key instead of a key card. Just a few steps from exit 6 of Shijo subway station and a short walk from the elevator exit 4 of Shijo station. Helpful staff was able to communicate easily in English. 11am check-out time better than 10am at some other hotels. Free bottle of water every day. For a fee of ¥300/bag can have your bags shipped to/from their welcome lounge in the building right next to Kyoto station. Great place to rest peacefully before catching your train or if arriving before check-in. Welcome lounge has free water/tea/coffee/juice and restroom.

Reviewed November 17, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
Shu from Singapore
Family with teens
Superior Triple Room - Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in July 2018

Exceptional”

Room was really clean and located well in the center of Kyoto, with easy access to many popular areas. There’s an elevator next to the hotel that leads to Shijo station so it was convenient for people with heavy luggage. The front desk staff were helpful and friendly. We enjoyed our stay here.

Reviewed July 16, 2018
8.7
Excellent
peter from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Single Room Smoking
Stayed 4 nights in January 2011

Good location near subway station”

Budget hotel in very good location with friendly staff

As is typical in Japan the room was small but fine for a solo traveller.The subway station is just outside the hotel and is the line that goes to Kyoto Station. The rooms are slightly run-down but acceptable at the price.Nijo Castle is to the north and within walking distance and the Gion district is to the east across the river. A laundry service is available and is excellent quality.All in all I enjoyed my stay and would stay there again.

Reviewed January 20, 2011
9.7
Exceptional
Joshua from United States
Couple
Single Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in March 2015

Busy weekend, still good value”

Bed (Comfy), price (reasonable), location (central Kyoto)

The single bed to me felt more like a single and a half. Both me and my significant other were able to share the bed with plenty of space available. The price was good despite an incredibly busy weekend (cherry blossoms blooming) as was the room's cleanliness. Would definitely stay here again if/when I revisit Kyoto.

Reviewed April 02, 2015
8.4
Excellent
RYUNYONG from South Korea
Solo traveler
Single Room Smoking
Stayed 5 nights in January 2016

Clean and Cosy”

Close to the subway station and bus stops. Not far from Kyoto station. Walking distance from Kawaramachi, the shopping district of Kyoto.

Reviewed September 28, 2016
9.6
Exceptional
Lee from Singapore
Family with young children
Twin Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

Great, neat and affordable”

The hotel is accessible from Kyoto Station (5mins car ride) and just next to a subway station. Hotel is clean and neat though bathroom is abit small. Great for couple or friends in twin sharing. Nearby family minimarts and Starbucks and another cafe.

Reviewed March 12, 2017
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