Noku Kyoto

205-1 Okura-cho Nakagyo-ku, Kawaramachi, Kyoto, Japan, 604-0861 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
9.0
Exceptional
/10
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Housekeeping48
Breakfast26
Children's activities2
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Noku Kyoto

"Wonderful staff and very comfortable room during the storm."

Margaret - September 7, 2018

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Popular landmarks
Nijō Castle 930 m
Nishiki Market Shopping District 1.39 km
Gion 2.22 km
Sanjusangendo Temple 3.41 km
Kiyomizu-dera Temple 3.42 km
Kyoto Station Building 3.49 km
Kinkakuji Temple 3.67 km
Ginkakuji Temple 3.7 km
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine 5.7 km
Arashiyama Monkey Park 7.71 km
Nearby landmarks
Marutamachi Subway Station 80 m
Kyoto Imperial Palace 180 m
Shosuitei 240 m
The Anglican-Episcopal Church of Japan St Agnes' Episcopal Church 310 m
Shoeido kyoto 340 m
Koishi Clinic 360 m
Yamada Matsu Company Limited 380 m
Adachi Kumihimo-kan Museum 440 m
Horino Memorial Museum 490 m
Kyotofu Kyuhonkan 540 m
8.8

Excellent

Location rating score

Inside city center
Hygiene Plus
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Body thermometer
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Health and Medical
First aid kit
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Exceptional cleanliness
9.6 rating for cleanliness
Exceptional service
9.4 rating for service
Fantastic breakfast
93% positive mentions
Excellent comfort
8.8 room quality and comfort

The room we stayed, which I think is one of the largest ones there (we were upgraded to that room) was extremely roomy for Kyoto, especially in this p...

Naoyuki | December 9, 2019

The hotel staff is impeccably helpful and the location is right near the train station and Imperial Palace.

Scott | January 5, 2019

The members of the staff are very much used to foreign travelers, which is a great plus.

Naoyuki | December 9, 2019

The location is superb: it is just a step away from one of the subway stations.

Naoyuki | December 9, 2019

It is easy walking distance from shopping/restaurants/imperial palace complex.

Naoyuki | December 9, 2019

We felt secure and comfortable staying here even during the recent typhoon.

Margaret | September 7, 2018

  • 90 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Blackout curtains

  • Laundry service

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Value for money8.8
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport39.0 km

Rooms available at Noku Kyoto

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.8
Premium King Room
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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Deluxe King Room
Deluxe King Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Premium Twin Room
Premium Twin Room
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  • Room size: 31 m²/334 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 semi double beds and 1 so...
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Double Room
Double Room
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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House with Twin Bed
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 semi double beds
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Twin Room
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Studio - Non-Smoking
Studio - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 queen bed and 1 sofa bed
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Double Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Twin Room
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Noku Kyoto?

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.

What is the smoking policy at Noku Kyoto?

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

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What people love about Noku Kyoto

  • 8.8
    Excellent
    Location
    "The hotel is next to the Kyoto Empire Palace, and there are some quite special eateries in the surroundings."

    Hanry | September 8, 2017

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    "This hotel is 5 star and elegant."

    Scott | January 5, 2019

  • 8.8
    Excellent
    Cleanliness
    "A very clean and comfortable stay with a few eateries dotted along the stretch."

    Pamela | January 14, 2018

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Cleanliness score
9.6/10
Review score - United States
9.3/10
Room comfort score
8.8/10
Service score
9.4/10
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Overall rating:
9.0
Exceptional
872 reviews
Cleanliness
9.6
Facilities
8.6
Location
8.8
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Lovely quaint hotel!
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More about Noku Kyoto

More about Noku Kyoto

Well-placed in the sightseeing, culture, and shopping area of Kyoto, Noku Kyoto 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 and traditional restaurants, craft shops, and local lifestyle.

At Noku Kyoto, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable and is dedicated to 1,000 years of the historical, cultural, and artisanal spirit of Kyoto. The hotel provides the best in services and amenities, including free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, postal service, and taxi service to ensure guests the greatest comfort.

The ambiance of Noku Kyoto is reflected in every guestroom. A humidifier, complimentary tea, closet, towels, and carpeting are just some of the facilities that can be found throughout the property. Discover an engaging blend of professional service and a wide array of features at Noku Kyoto.

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Breakfast
57 mentions
Housekeeping
31 mentions
Taxi
2 mentions
Food & Dining
1 mention

What they offer

10.0
Exceptional
"It is simple fantastic and amazing."

Scott | January 5, 2019

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Nearest essentials

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Food and dining

Breakfast options

Continental

Restaurants on site

noku CAFE by MAEDA's COFFEE
Menu:Buffet

Nearby restaurants

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130 m Japanese
Kyoshun Ichie
400 m Japanese
Kamanza
410 m Japanese
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890 m American, Mexican
Masusan Coffee Shop
890 m American, Cafe
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1.3 km American, Bar, Pub
Asian cuisine
Asian cuisine
Horin Marutamachi
50 m Asian
Chikuyuan Taroatsumori
150 m Asian
Honke Tagoto Fuchomae
430 m Asian

What's nearby

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Reviews of Noku Kyoto from real guests

Overall rating
9.0
Exceptional
From 872 reviews
9.5Cleanliness
9.3Service
8.9Room comfort and quality
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Cleanliness9.6
Facilities8.6
Location8.8
Room comfort and quality8.8
Service9.4
Value for money8.8
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9.2
Exceptional
Ka from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Twin - Run of House
Stayed 1 night in July 2017

Amazingly great staying experience from staff's attentive and sincere services; also the clean & comfortable room”

This is my first time staying at Noku Kyoto. Since I check-in at 3pm, the lady at front desk showed her warm welcome to me and conducted the check-in procedure with her friendliness and sincerity. Besides, she did explain some important notes to me in detailed with her patience. I can truly tell that I was experiencing the great services of a 5-star hotel standard since I stepped into Noku Kyoto; the first approach already made me feel impressive. After check-in, my parcel & I were brought to guest room by another front desk lady, she did show me & invite me to enjoy the in-room complimentary snacks and coffee with her warmest hospitality; and also help to place my parcel well inside the room. Besides, the room was spacious with simple but comfortable interior design. In room facilities were sufficient and cater to guest's need. Even I think that it's much better than those luxury ones in premier international hotel brands. Apart from the room, my room plan included the morning breakfast. The guests are entitled to choose Japanese style or Western style breakfast that serving per portion per person. Even it was not in buffet style, the portion of western style breakfast was enough to made you full in the morning. I appreciated the breakfast included freshly made orange juice and vegetables that made it healthy. In a conclusion, I did absolutely enjoy staying at Noku Kyoto. If you would like to have a intensive visit to Kyoto city, you may consider staying here for a relaxation accommodation. Moreover, it's just only 4 metro stations from Kyoto Station; but not that crowd of people/tourists nearby the Kyoto station area, it's much enrich the vacation atmosphere. I would love to stay at Noku again while I come back Kyoto next time.

Reviewed July 10, 2017
9.6
Exceptional
Maree from New Zealand
Couple
Deluxe Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

Loved this place!”

We loved our time at Noku Kyoto. It puts a contemporary twist on traditional Japanese design. The styling is fantastic. The rooms are exceptionally spacious (especially for Japanese Hotels), the decor is stunning and everything is impeccably clean and tidy.It is located directly above a subway stop so getting around is easy - it is not located in a tourist hot spot so you may need to bus or train to get in among the real action if that's what you're after. There are plenty of local eating options that you can walk to and we preferred being slightly out of the chaos. It is only a couple of subway stops from Kyoto station and all the other main attractions. We would stay here again and will be recommending it to any travelling to Kyoto.

Reviewed September 25, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
USA from Thailand
Family with teens
Premium Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

Excellent small hotel in Kyoto”

This was our first time we stayed at Noku Kyoto. In all the hotels we stayed in Kyoto we found this hotel to be the best! At face value it's a small hotel but you will find that their staff are very well trained and hospitable and their rooms to be clean and more spacious than the average Japanese hotel room. Also the location is very good - the hotel is next to the subway station and the area is close to the Palace. Overall the service I received worth more than I paid for and I would highly recommend anybody planning to visit Kyoto to stay at this hotel. I definitely will come back here again.

Reviewed April 28, 2016
9.0
Exceptional
Marcia from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in November 2015

Lovely modern hotel”

very clean, extremely helpful staff, modern decor

My daughter and I had a lovely 3 night stay at the Noku Kyoto. The place is quite new and everything was very clean. It has a modern ikea-like decor which is very refreshing and uncluttered. It is right across the street from the Imperial Garden Park which provided a beautiful, quiet break from the rest of the crowded tourist stops in Kyoto in November. The staff speaks English and were very helpful with directions and recommendations for restaurants. I think the price was a little high for the product but everything in Kyoto was booked for November, so we were lucky to get something last minute. No regrets. We enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed December 04, 2015
9.2
Exceptional
Lea from United States
Couple
Deluxe King Room
Stayed 4 nights in June 2018

Excellent hotel for a few days in Kyoto”

My husband and I loved staying at Noku Kyoto. The rooms are modern and clean, not too small, the beds were decent and the concierge and staff very helpful and professional. They helped us make a few dinner reservations during and before our stay. I wish the bathrooms were a bit nicer, as the rest of the hotel is quite lovely but the bathrooms in the rooms feel a bit cheap and boat-like. We stayed in two different rooms during our stay and they were both less nice than expected compared to the quality of the hotel overall. The breakfast that was included was very good for Japan (other hotels had awful western breakfasts) so that was a nice plus as well.

Reviewed July 01, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Joseph from Philippines
Family with teens
Stayed 3 nights in June 2016

Nice and Cozy room with all the amenities you need plus nice staff”

Noku Hotel Kyoto offers a nice and very cozy room complete with all the amenities that you need. There's a 24/7 Kmart just beside the hotel for any additional things that you need like water, sandwiches, some cigarettes and stuff. This is a very comfortable hotel and you can easily get a taxi anytime thou it also has a subway station just a few steps from the hotel entrance. Free set breakfast is the same everyday with only three choices to select but it taste good. The toilets are high tech you almost wouldn't even touch anything. The room feels large and the view is great. The surrounding smells great too! Me and my family would go back to this hotel again should we decide to go to Kyoto for another holiday. My name is Jojo Azucena from the Philippines and I traveled with my wife and two teenage kids.

Reviewed June 24, 2016
9.6
Exceptional
changbae from South Korea
Couple
Deluxe King Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2018

Definitely recommendable!”

I stayed at NOKU just one night, but it was enough time to fall in love with the hotel. There is not any point to be disappointed; room was super clean and neat and cozy, the bed was the best one I've ever slept! Every staffs were very kind and tried to help us. I and my gf were so sorry that we had only one night to stay. Next time I go to Kyoto, I'll stay at NOKU :)

Reviewed April 16, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Steve from Belgium
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in March 2016

Great value and superb service”

The people were really fantastic at the Noku Kyoto. We were helped with restaurant reserverations and tips. Although our preferred room configuration was not available at our time of arrival, they have proactively managed to change our rooms during our stay. One of the best hotels we stayed the last years.

Reviewed March 20, 2016
9.2
Exceptional
Jan from United States
Couple
Deluxe King Room
Stayed 4 nights in October 2017

Exceptional”

Loved the room and all the thoughtful amenities. The staff was incredible, always gracious and terrifically helpful. All types of transportation are almost at the doorstep. And it was wonderful to have breakfast included with a choice of western or traditional Japanese cuisine. We would definitely return to the Noku Kyoto!

Reviewed October 17, 2017
8.4
Excellent
Richard from United States
Family with teens
Deluxe Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

Very nice”

The Noku hotel is a very nice, clean, modern hotel conveniently located in the center of Kyoto. We stayed in a deluxe twin room that was easily the largest room of the hotels we stayed in while visiting Japan. The included breakfast (courtesy of the staff at checkin) was very good. My one complaint is that I booked the room through Agoda and, when I had to check out early, the staff at the desk told me I needed to call Agoda - after 30 minutes on hold with Agoda, I got someone who told me it was the hotel's decision, so they called the Noku on my behalf, whereupon the staff said they wouldn't forgo my 3rd night's stay. Very, very irritating - they should've just told me they don't allow early checkout.

Reviewed August 07, 2018
8.3
Excellent
Rodeliza from Australia
Family with young children
Deluxe Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

Excellent hotel ”

New, clean, friendly and great location

Our stay at Noku Kyoto was excellent. The location of hotel was away from central Kyoto but having a train station next door to the hotel was extremely convenient, it was merely only a couple stops away to Kyoto station. The hotel itself is quite new so we enjoyed the benefits of everything new. The room was spacious where the four of us felt comfortable. And the staff was friendly and very accommodating. Overall, we were very pleased with our stay and can not fault a thing about this hotel. Oh just one thing, maybe look into air conditioning in the room.

Reviewed December 23, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Kenneth from United States
Couple
Premium King Room
Stayed 3 nights in August 2016

A wonderful stay”

Beautiful hotel is at once very western feeling (large rooms) and very Japanese (simple Asian design decor). We would stay here again in a heartbeat. Perhaps the best hidden gem of a feature for tourists is that Noku sits DIRECTLY on top of a subway stop. Come up exit 4 from Marutamachi subway station and you are literally 20 feet away from the front door. On this subway line you can be to Kyoto Station in 10 minutes. Perfect for any type of traveler.

Reviewed August 09, 2016
9.2
Exceptional
Amy from Canada
Group
Stayed 3 nights in August 2016

Great rooms and friendly staff”

Everything was great and the only complaint I would have is it the fact that not many taxi drivers know the address or this hotel very well so it was a bit difficult explaining the location. Other than that Noku Kyoto was wonderful.

Reviewed August 18, 2016
8.8
Excellent
CHIHWEI from Taiwan
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in April 2016

perfect location, sophisticate interior design”

my room was at 5th floor and face to the main road (east side), it was nice that we can see the sunrise every morning, some people said it would be a little bit noise at night (cuz the traffic), it doesn't bother me actually.really enjoy the stay in Noku Kyoto

Reviewed May 05, 2016
8.4
Excellent
Chian from Singapore
Family with teens
House with Twin Bed
Stayed 3 nights in May 2017

Brilliant Stay”

Chose Noku for its clean design and good reviews, and definitely wasn't disappointed! The hotel was beautifully and elegantly designed, with the minor details well thought out. The daily breakfast that came with the stay was a very simple menu of Western or Japanese dishes but very well executed. Even the little things like complimentary biscuits that came with the coffee packs in each room were excellent. The concierge staff were also always friendly and happy to help. Definitely the best stay during our trip for a great price that we got on Agoda. A pity we had to change hotels over the weekend as the prices were really high for that weekend.

Reviewed May 17, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Odette from United States
Solo traveler
Deluxe Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

Exceptional”

I stayed in two hotels in Kyoto- the other one being far more expensive and I much preferred Noku. Bright, modern, comfortable and elegant. I was very pleased. The location is great- right next to subway and bus and the Imperial Garden.

Reviewed October 04, 2018
8.8
Excellent
Vivi from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Stayed 7 nights in September 2017

Nice hotel and staffs”

Noku Kyoto is a nice hotel with convenient location. It's staffs are friendly and great. Unfortunately, I can hear the noise from trains, it may be because my room is on the 2nd floor.

Reviewed September 28, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Jodi from United States
Couple
Premium King Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

Excellent”

Had a great stay at Noku Kyoto. Even though communication was difficult as we speak English, the staff were so kind and helpful and went out of their way to help us.

Reviewed April 10, 2018
8.8
Excellent
Rode from Australia
Couple
Deluxe King Room
Stayed 3 nights in June 2016

Great stay”

Had a wonderful stay at the Noku Kyoto, the staff were excellent and couldn't do enough for you. The only minor blemish is breakfast which could be improved otherwise highly recommend.

Reviewed June 06, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Linette from United States
Couple
House with Twin Bed
Stayed 4 nights in December 2017

Good Comfort & Cultural”

Loved this boutique hotel situated next to subway station, across street from Imperial Palace, don't forget to visit the famous State Guest House inside its compound. Hotel is decorated tastefully, room is spacious and comfortable, breakfast is delicious, loved the chestnut cake and coffee in the afternoon. Do not miss the 90 min.Kyoto Neighborhood Tour on Tues and Fri morning guided by Don, a Kyoto native who has lived in Canada and speaks excellent English; he took us through the old neighborhood, pointed out local customs, & their symbolic significance, etc.; we saw an 'old school' tofu maker; an expert Kyoto bamboo craftsperson whose pieces both traditional and modern, were acquired by large Japanese companies for their corporate office; an exquisite doll making company ran by a family which has been making dolls for the Imperial Palace hundreds of years, the matriarch explained in details the importance of doll gifting in Japanese culture... Many good restaurants nearby.

Reviewed December 12, 2017
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