Kyoto Tower Hotel

721-1,Higashi-Shiokouji,Karasuma-dori,Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan, 600-8216 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
8.3
Excellent
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Housekeeping45
Breakfast28
Shops23
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Kyoto Tower Hotel

"Location is superb, many good food around including the famous ramen street and Cube."

Foo - December 27, 2019

Single Non Smoking Kyoto Tower Hotel
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Popular landmarks
Kyoto Station Building 190 m
Sanjusangendo Temple 1.16 km
Nishiki Market Shopping District 1.97 km
Gion 2.44 km
Kiyomizu-dera Temple 2.48 km
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine 2.57 km
Nijō Castle 3 km
Ginkakuji Temple 5.64 km
Kinkakuji Temple 6.38 km
Arashiyama Monkey Park 8.39 km
Nearby landmarks
Kyoto Tower 10 m
Porta 80 m
Aqua Fantasy 80 m
Tōkai Discount Ticket Shop 120 m
The Cube 150 m
STEAM CREAM 180 m
Kyoto Tourism Federation 180 m
Kyoto Station Building 190 m
Kyoto Train Station 190 m
Kyoto City Tourist Information Center 190 m
9.5

Exceptional

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Inside city center
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Health and Medical
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Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 89% of guests
Excellent service
8.5 rating for service
Fantastic breakfast
84% positive mentions
Excellent cleanliness
8.3 rating for cleanliness

Pros: great location , just across kyoto station and easy access to restaurants, shops and buses.

Dennis | March 2, 2020

Awesome hotel adjacent to train station with a tower built on top for the best view of Kyoto.

Richard | June 14, 2018

Great location (couldn't be better) which also makes it an excellent value for the money.

Susan | June 30, 2017

Clean, and staff is courteous.

Susan | June 30, 2017

  • 180 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Kyoto

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

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Value for money8.0
Location rating9.5
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport36.9 km

Rooms available at Kyoto Tower Hotel

7.9
Very good
Room comfort & quality
Room with Tatami Area - Non-Smoking
Room with Tatami Area - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 2 single beds and 1 sofa be...
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Standard Twin Non-Smoking
Standard Twin Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds and 1 sofa be...
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Superior Twin Non- Smoking
Superior Twin Non- Smoking
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Run of House for 4 People - Non-Smoking
Run of House for 4 People - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 2 single beds and 2 sofa be...
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Double Non-Smoking
Double Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Economy Twin Non-Smoking
Economy Twin Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Single Non Smoking
Single Non Smoking
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Deluxe Family Non-Smoking
Deluxe Family Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 3 single beds
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Standard Twin Room
Standard Twin Room
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Twin Room
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Frequently asked questions

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

Check-in is from 03:00 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 Kyoto Tower Hotel?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Kyoto Tower Hotel has a car park that's close to the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kyoto with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

What is the smoking policy at Kyoto Tower Hotel?

Kyoto Tower Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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What people love about Kyoto Tower Hotel

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Location

    "Great Hotel, would recommend to friends as the location is great."

    Katherine

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    November 20, 2019

  • 9.6
    Exceptional
    Location

    "Amazing location right opposite kyoto station yet so well-priced."

    Yi

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    June 6, 2019

  • 9.2
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Location is very good and staffs are very friendly."

    Jue

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    May 17, 2019

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7.9/10
Room size
28 sqm.
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8.3
Excellent
2,694 reviews
Cleanliness
8.3
Facilities
7.7
Location
9.5
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More about Kyoto Tower Hotel

This 3-star hotel is located in front of JR Kyoto Station, making it ideally located for your trip to Kyoto. The rooms are cozy and well kept, and each features a writing desk and air conditioning. The hotel boasts a range of conveniences, including a cocktail lounge and conference rooms. Wake-up calls, dry cleaning, and laundry services are available for guests. For your leisure, general Broadcast & BS (Broadcasting Satellite) as well as BBC, Chinese Broadcasting, and NHK English are complimentary on TV while you are staying. The on-site restaurant serves both Japanese and international fare for breakfast, dinner, and lunch. The hotel is located about an hour away from Itami Airport and a little over an hour away from Kansai International Airport. To reserve a room, please submit your preferred travel dates and fill out our secure online booking form.

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Housekeeping
60 mentions
Breakfast
39 mentions
Internet
10 mentions
Food & Dining
7 mentions

What they offer

10.0
Exceptional

"Very special with discount for the ticket of Kyoto tower."

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February 5, 2020

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Food and dining

Restaurants on site

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50 m Japanese, Sushi
Adan Kyoto Station
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Pusan
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Wine Dining Umi Usagi
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Jonetsu Shokusai Kyoshoku
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Asian cuisine
Gyutan Keisuke, Kyoto Ekimae
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Hana
120 m Asian, Japanese, Korean
Ramen Ebisu
130 m Asian

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8.8
Excellent
Cherry from Philippines
Family with young children
Quadruple Room - Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in April 2016

Most enjoyable and relaxing stay”

My brother-in-Iaw recommended this to us. I got this as a last minute deal and we were not disapponted! We got the room with 3 beds and an extra bed since we were 4. The room was big (37sqm) and beds could still fit 2 persons. Having 1 bed each was a joy! The location was so convenient, just across the Kyoto Station, which you can reach by crossng the road or passing through the underground walkways. Below the hotel was a souvenir shop where you can buy food and Japanese crafts and souvenirs without having to go far. Prices are comparable or even cheaper than stores in other tourist spots. Above the hotel is Kyoto Tower with a very good view of Kyoto 360°! If you stay in the hotel, fee is 50% off for adults and free for elementary school kids and below. Reception and checkout were a breeze! The staff were very friendly and helpful. You can even leave your luggage if you arrive too early for check-in or if you are to go someplace still after check-out. At the back of the hotel is Yodobashi Camera store building where you can find lots of stuff...electronics, appliances, beauty stuff, clothes (has Uniqlo store), etc and restaurants on the 6th flr and grocery at B2 level. There is also a Delifrance just by the entrance. A McDonalds and a Starbucks too at the side of the Kyoto Tower building. Other options would be at Kyoto Station itself or the underground Porta for eats and more shopping. And you can explore all the underground passsageways. Another favorite for us to visit is Avanti mall which is on the other side of Kyoto Stayion but easily accessible through the underground passageways. Will come back to Kyoto Tower Hotel for sure!

Reviewed April 23, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Varina from Indonesia
Family with young children
Standard Twin Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

Exceeded our expectation”

When we chose Kyoto Tower Hotel we did not know that the location is exactly IN FRONT OF THE KYOTO STATION!! Yep. you only crossed thw street once and voila, you arrive. This hotel also has the tower from where you could see a very beautiful view of Kyoto..and it's free if you stay at the hotel. The room is also sufficient for 4 of us also with our luggages. Great location, great price. For Moslem travellers, the hotel is only around 15 to 20 minutes walk to Ramen Ayam Na, one of the most famous Halal Ramen in Japan. Overall it was a very nice stay in Kyoto Tower.

Reviewed March 04, 2018
9.0
Exceptional
Priscilla from Hong Kong
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in June 2012

Great location”

Just next to JR station & Bus terminal

The big plus is the location. Just across the JR station & Bus terminals. You can access to virtually all sightseeing places from those two transportation. Hotel is right below Kyoto Tower. You won't miss it. Hotel also gives free pass to the tower. A great place to have birdeye view of the city. Satisfactory room size with 2 double beds meanwhile bathroom is of typical Japanese cube shape plastic like. For that price, it's a fair deal. Deco appeared old fashioned, but overall clean & tidy. If old style countryside carpet/wall papers are your pet peeves, don't choose this hotel.

Reviewed July 03, 2012
9.3
Exceptional
ALVARO from Portugal
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

Best in Kyoto”

Good Price, Clean Room, Good Service & Good Place.

Our stay at the Kyoto Tower Hotel was amazing. I really felt sad for not having stayed a few more days in there!!! We stayed in the Renewal Deluxe Room, the room was very comfortable and very clean, we got nice check in service from lobby. The Lobby staff were friendly and helpful and the staff give us two free ticket to go to the top of the Kyoto tower. The buffet breakfast was consistently good! U can easy to feel peaceful, calming and comfortable. The Public Bath Place was great Excellent! For the price and service, it is the cheapest I can find in Kyoto, so I have nothing to complaint. WE ARE SURE WE WILL BE BACK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!! From Macau.

Reviewed January 04, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Paul from United States
Solo traveler
Single Non Smoking
Stayed 1 night in July 2018

Great service, great location”

I was surprised by how much I enjoyed my stay here. I expected it to be average, but the service was great. I arrived at 12:30 but check-in was at 2:00, so I left my luggage and went for lunch. When I got back at 2:00, my room was ready and my luggage was in the room already. That was a nice touch! Kyoto Tower is located right across from the main Kyoto Station, so I just got off Shinkansen, crossed the street, and was there! It was a hot day, 38 degrees (about 100 Fahrenheit) and I’m so glad I picked this hotel for its convenient access from the train. The lobby is on the 8th floor, that’s one quirk you should be aware of. Go up, check in, and you’re all set. They also give discount tickets to go up Kyoto Tower, which is above the hotel, and to the public bath in the basement level. Both are well worth the cost of ¥400 ( about $4USD).

Reviewed July 25, 2018
9.0
Exceptional
Wing from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in January 2014

Excellent location with helpful friendly staff”

location, staff, tower

I spent 2 night in Kyoto Tower Hotel. The reason I booked this hotel was because of the central location which is just opposite to the JR train station and bus terminal to many tourist spots. The other reason is its tower. I had spent an evening on the tower to enjoy the view of Kyoto. The best thing is the staff in this hotel. They are very helpful especially I asked for their help to call the airlines and talk with the airlines staff since the my original flight had been cancelled. Although the room is small but it is clean which it is enough for me as a budget solo traveler. I would highly recommend this hotel to others

Reviewed January 20, 2014
9.2
Exceptional
Yoga from Indonesia
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in July 2017

Friendly staff at a strategically located hotel”

On our overnight stay in Kyoto we chose this hotel for its strategic location and fair price. It is an aging hotel but facilities are maintained. Our room was spacious which is a nice change compare to other small spaced hotels. There is a public bath and observation tower you can enter for a discounted price if you are a guest. Since it is close to Kyoto station it is easy to access points of interests. The staff are very helpful and friendly, they speak fluent English too which was very helpful. They also have a tourist information office on one of the floors where you can get a lot of information on Kyoto. We used the service to ask about kimono rental and how to get to Arashiyama.

Reviewed August 14, 2017
8.7
Excellent
Marlei from Philippines
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in May 2014

Near Train Station with Free Tickets to Tower”

Across the train station, Free Tickets to Kyoto Tower, Free Internet

I like the Kyoto Tower Hotel. It's little bit old and needs renovation but the basic ameneties are there. If you are taking the train, it's just across the station. You can also gain access to the Kyoto Tower for free. The hotel is next to Starbucks and McDonald's if you want to grab a bite. It's also near the train station with a lot of shops and restaurants. You can also grab a unlimited day-pass on local buses to tourist sites just across the street, on the train/bus station. Tip: the last floor has vending machine for cold water and ice. You can easily get a refill whenever you need to. The only dislike I have is the access of WiFi on the rooms. You can only access it on the top floor. So if you need to connect on the internet, you have to go up or stay at the main lobby (which has limited seats) for you to lounge around while surfing.

Reviewed July 18, 2014
9.0
Exceptional
Mei from Singapore
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in November 2014

central location, big rooms”

location, cleanliness, central

Kyoto Tower Hotel is a centrally located place to stay especially if you are stopping over for a very short duration. It is directly across from Shin-Osaka station and a bus terminal which has all the major bus services. It is easy to get to most attractions in Kyoto. The rooms are big and comfortable and if you stay on the upper floors, the view is also great. The rooms are clean and the service staff are polite and accomodating. We also got complimentary tickets up the Kyoto Tower, which was a real perk of staying there.

Reviewed December 03, 2014
9.0
Exceptional
BEYZA from Turkey
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in September 2012

Absolutely Perfect Location”

free ticket to kyoto tower

this hotel has the most convenient location. you just have to cross the street from kyoto station, where you can find bus stations+sightseeing tour buses+shinkansen+subway+haruka ltd express to kansai airport. the room sizes change depending on the architectural plan, however compared to other japanese hotels, they have reasonably enough place (actually i have rent a double room). the staff are nice and they can help you in english. besides, they handle you free ticket for the kyoto tower at which you can even see osaka during a nice weather. discount tickets are also provided by the hotel. rooms are well equipped with hair dryer, cattle and complimentary green tea. wending and ice machines in hotel floors also make your life easier.

Reviewed September 11, 2012
9.3
Exceptional
Arnont from Thailand
Family with teens
Character Twin Room - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

Great Central Hotel in Kyoto”

Good location, comfort and reasonable price

The location is excellent, just the opposite side of Kyoto Station. The staffs are friendly and helpful. The hotel just below Kyoto Tower and the guest can access the Tower for free. Surprisingly, the hotel locates in central city and under the highlight city tower, but the price is reasonable. It even cheaper than other ryokans around. If you are not serious to stay in western style hotel in Kyoto, this will be the good choice.

Reviewed January 17, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Seow from Malaysia
Group
Japanese Western Non-Smoking
Stayed 4 nights in October 2016

Superb Location ”

We stay at the largest room at the hotel with 2 western beds & 2 tatami futon beds. Toilet & bathroom are seperated. 2 TV in the room. Location is superb, just in frond of JR Kyoto station. Also hub for bus station. We bought daily pass of 500 yen to travel around Kyoto attractions. Special offer of 300 yen to enter Kyoto Tower reservation desk to have 360 degree view. Hundreds of shops and restaurants nearby. There is a Starbucks and drugs store 1 min away from the tower. For those who have budget, highly recommended hotel to stay!

Reviewed November 05, 2016
9.0
Exceptional
LIEW from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in September 2012

Great location”

great location & spacious room

kyoto tower hotel is located at the heart of the kyoto. it is very easy to access to other sighseeing places in kyoto. the bus station is next to the hotel with 2 minutes walk only. at night, the area near by the hotel is surrounding with the shopping center. the hotel also provide the free ticket for the guest to go up to the tower to view the kyoto. it is worth to stay in kyoto tower hotel.

Reviewed September 16, 2012
9.3
Exceptional
Michael from Canada
Couple
Stayed 1 night in June 2015

Very well located Kyoto hotel”

Location, price, location

The Kyoto Tower Hotel is immediately across from Kyoto station and served our overnight stay requirements very well. The service is efficient, the room is comfortable, smallish but okay by Japanese standards, and with the usual amenities. They pulled a bit of a switcheroo on me on the website offering me an upgrade (implying it was free) and then charging for it with no indication of what we were getting for the "upgrade" before it was too late to back out without fully cancelling the reservation. Very bad form.

Reviewed June 27, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Edwin from Philippines
Couple
Double Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

The Best 3-4 Star Hotel In Kyoto”

I stayed at the Kyoto Tower Hotel to to visit some of the best attractions Kyoto Japan has to offer. The experience was amazing complemented by the great facilities and staffs of this hotel. The location is so perfect since this hotel is less than a 100 meter away from the train and bus stations. The free food they offer for breakfast is very good. The hotel is also located near the shopping commercial district. I had a great experience and for sure will be coming back to this hotel.

Reviewed April 06, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Rohit from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in August 2015

Brilliant Hotel right pop Kyoto Station”

Location, Staff, Buffet Breakfast

Stayed at the Kyoto Tower Hotel for 3 nights. The hotel is right opposite the main entrance of Kyoto station. With the bus terminal opposite the station too, this makes it a perfectly located hotel for all sightseeing needs. I took the bus mostly to all the main sites. Plenty of restaurants, cafes, Family Marts around. The room was clean and of a good size. Staff were very helpful. Highly recommend this hotel. I would stay here again.

Reviewed September 02, 2015
8.7
Excellent
Catherine from United States
Family with young children
Economy Twin Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in July 2015

Kyoto tower hotel at a glance”

1. Staff were polite and helpful, 2. Location is close to train station, 3. Beds were comfortable and the room cool

We had a very nice stay at Kyoto Tower Hotel. We drove and had to park in a lot down the block and walk our luggage to the hotel in the heat of summer. But once inside we found the staff very pleasant and helpful. We received complimentary tickets to the tower which was nice. We had buffet breakfast every morning in the hotel at a small but charming restaurant. The rooms were small but cozy, clean and comfortable, although I wish I had more room for my stuff in the bathroom. We enjoyed cocktails and appetizers at the Skybar, which had lovely views and great service. Overall, a nice place to stay.

Reviewed July 30, 2015
9.2
Exceptional
JONGHO from South Korea
Family with teens
Stayed 3 nights in February 2016

Reasonable hotel”

Location is perfect. Locating right in front of Kyoto train station and city bus terminal, our journey was much easier than expected. Hotel staff are very kind and their service is excellent. Breakfast buffet was nice and the rate was reasonable. Facility is kind of old but nicely maintained, which made the ambience of the room cozy. In addition, they offer some discount coupon for Kyoto tower, public bath, and restaurants. I would stay this hotel again when I visit Kyoto next time.

Reviewed February 29, 2016
9.3
Exceptional
Vladimir from Slovenia
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in October 2008

Very good and pleasant hotel”

Good location, just opposite the railway, kind reception, not large single room, but with all facilities, good restaurants, free entrance to the Tower and a coupon for free drink.
I found no weaknesses. For someone the room would be too small, but I like small rooms, which are clean and comfortable.

As I've already mentioned the hotel has very good location. Its restaurants are affordable and offer tasty breakfast, lunch and dinner. I was really surprised to find, that in lounge bar you can have very good lunch with soup, main course, salad buffet, selection of fresh fruit, cold tea and coffee and warm coffee for as little as 1.050 Japanese yens. The service is quick, kind and efficient. They say Japan is an expensive country, but not at Kyoto Tower Hotel!

Reviewed October 07, 2008
8.8
Excellent
dennis
Family with teens
Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

Great location”

The location is just a block from the Kyoto Station, excellent location. Room was larger than most in Japan, very clean but the décor was a bit tired. We booked a room with the breakfast included, it was a good spread, worth it. Also, the Kyoto Tower Hotel has a GREAT food court in the basement. Locals love it and they have a wide variety of food options to choose from. If you are in Kyoto for a short stay, this hotel is a really good option to consider.

Reviewed October 23, 2019
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