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8.2

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Excellent location - 1.48 kilometers from city center
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Popular landmarks
Gion 1.12 km
Kiyomizu-dera Temple 1.57 km
Ginkakuji Temple 2.22 km
Nishiki Market Shopping District 2.35 km
Sanjusangendo Temple 2.7 km
Nijō Castle 3.48 km
Kyoto Station Building 3.69 km
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine 4.84 km
Kinkakuji Temple 6.32 km
Arashiyama Monkey Park 10.36 km
Nearby landmarks
Keage Incline 190 m
Kyoto International Community House 210 m
Keage Subway Station 220 m
Konchi-in 230 m
Sonsho-in Temple 270 m
Awata Shrine 290 m
Konchi-in Garden 320 m
Murin-an Villa 320 m
Esperanto Kokoro Kyoto Okazaki Studio 330 m
Biwako-Sosui (Lake Biwa Canal) Museum 350 m
The Westin Miyako Kyoto

"The gardens around the hotel are amazing and the short forest walk behind the hotel is so pretty and relaxing."

Jenny - May 9, 2017

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The Westin Miyako Kyoto

Keage, Sanjo, Higashiyama-ku, Gion, Kyoto, Japan, 605-0052 - See map
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Excellent cleanliness
8.9 rating for cleanliness
Excellent service
8.9 rating for service
Excellent comfort
8.8 room quality and comfort
Excellent facilities on premise
8.6 facilities on premise

The staff at the hotel were kind and welcoming and the shuttle service was much appreciated.

Teresa | March 15, 2018

The service and amenities are top notch.

Teresa | March 15, 2018

We loved our stay at the Westin.

Teresa | March 15, 2018

  • 220 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Currency exchange

  • Daily housekeeping

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Value for money8.3
Distance to city center4 Km
Location rating8.2
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport40.4 km

Rooms available at The Westin Miyako Kyoto

8.8
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Kasuien Suite, Club level, 1 Bedroom Larger Suite, KASUIEN
Kasuien Suite, Club level, 1 Bedroom Larger Suite, KASUIEN
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  • Room size: 65 m²/700 ft²
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  • 2 double beds
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  • Room size: 59 m²/635 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe, Guest room, 2 Twin/Single Bed(s), Heian-Kyo view
Deluxe, Guest room, 2 Twin/Single Bed(s), Heian-Kyo view
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
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  • 2 single beds
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Club level, 1 Bedroom Junior Suite, 2 Double, Heian-Kyo view
Club level, 1 Bedroom Junior Suite, 2 Double, Heian-Kyo view
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  • Room size: 65 m²/700 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 double beds
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Deluxe, Guest room, 1 King
Deluxe, Guest room, 1 King
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Club level, Junior Suite, 1 King
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe, Guest room, 1 King, Heian-Kyo view
Deluxe, Guest room, 1 King, Heian-Kyo view
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Deluxe, Guest room, 2 Twin/Single Bed(s)
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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Club level, 1 Bedroom Junior Suite, 2 Double
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
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Kasuien Japanese Style, Club level, 1 Bedroom Suite, Kasuien
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at The Westin Miyako Kyoto?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. 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 The Westin Miyako Kyoto?

A stay at The Westin Miyako Kyoto also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Westin Miyako Kyoto has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is available for a fee of 1000 JPY per day. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kyoto with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

What is the smoking policy at The Westin Miyako Kyoto?

The Westin Miyako Kyoto does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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What people love about The Westin Miyako Kyoto

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    "Our view was facing the beautiful Japanese gardens at the hotel grounds."

    Pamela

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    June 13, 2018

  • 9.2
    Exceptional
    Spaciousness

    "The triple room was very spacious with comfy beds, enjoyed it very much!"

    Karine

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    June 5, 2018

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Location

    "Good position close to Temple walks -philosophers path and train subway."

    Julian

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    December 14, 2017

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Room size
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If what you're looking for is a conveniently located hotel in Kyoto, look no further than The Westin Miyako Kyoto. With its convenient location, the property offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations. Enjoy walking through the temples of Kyoto and be sure to come back after a full day of touring to a wonderfully relaxing room. With a heavenly bed, the stay at The Westin Miyako Kyoto is exactly that - heavenly. The Westin Miyako Kyoto has designed each room specifically for guests' comfort.

Offering guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, The Westin Miyako Kyoto is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. Guests may unwind at one of the property’s 3 restaurants/bars. This is the place to stay whether on a business trip or a holiday. With an ideal location and facilities to match, The Westin Miyako Kyoto hits the spot in many ways.

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3F レストラン 「グランドビュー」
Cuisine:European, French
3F 鉄板焼 「くぬぎ」
Cuisine:Japanese

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20 m Japanese
Ryoriryokankikusui
210 m Japanese
Kyoto Garden Washoku Restaurant Yachiyo
270 m Japanese, Sushi, Vegetarian
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Usagi No Ippo
450 m American, Japanese
Hanafusa East
910 m American, Cafe, Japanese
Starbucks Coffee Kyoto Gion Hotel
1.2 km American
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Hyoteihonten
320 m Asian, Japanese
Yamamotomenzo
670 m Asian, Japanese
Okakita
760 m Asian, Japanese

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9.3
Exceptional
Chow from Singapore
Group
Stayed 1 night in July 2013

Wonderful and amazing culture”

Luxurious, clean and spacious

Our stay in The Westin Miyako Kyoto Hotel was perfect. If you're not looking to stay in a Ryokan and would like to have a comfortable conventional western hotel to stay in Kyoto, i would highly recommend this one. Although it's a little pricey, the service is perfect and the comfort you get is definitely worth is especially if you spent the whole day walking and exploring Kyoto and in serious need for a comfortable room for a good night's rest. It is also not too far from Gion where you get to see the Geisha culture. The best thing is they have free shuttle buses to bring you to Gion and Kyoto station. Definitely will go back to this hotel.

Reviewed July 17, 2013
9.0
Exceptional
Brooke from United States
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in May 2015

Excellent Stay in a Japanese Style Room”

Service, location, amenities

We had an excellent stay at the Westin Miyako. The hotel is in a great location for sightseeing, while it is a bit of a walk or drive to the downtown/Gion area. They provide a shuttle to this area as well as the Kyoto Station, which is very convenient. The Keage subway stop is literally out the front door so taking this is very easy. We stayed in a Japenese style room, and although the hotel is dated and in need of a renovation, everything was kept up very well and service was excellent. It took a day or so to get used to the Japanese style room, given that we are Americans, but after a day or so, we were so glad we booked it. It gave us more insight into the Japanese culture. They serve tea every day in the rooms, in traditional Japanese style, which we enjoyed every morning and night. This was a great option for wanting a Japanese style experience but with the hotel amenities such as the bars and restaurants. I would highly recommend the Japanese breakfast, by far the best meal there. We had breakfast in Aquablue once but I preferred the Japanese. There are some great restaurants within walking distance, one in particualar called Bamboo, which was one of our favorite meals. Note it is not on the hotel list they give out, but it is down the street. The hotel is very close to Philospher's Path and also Shoren-In/Chion-In, both some of our favorite locations in Kyoto. All in all, I would recommend this hotel for service, experience, and location. The hotel is defititely in need of a renovation, but the service and quality definitely makes up for that.

Reviewed May 06, 2015
9.3
Exceptional
Shania from Indonesia
Couple
Double Superior
Stayed 2 nights in December 2013

Great hotel with great services”

Quiet surrounding, large bedroom, large bathroom

We stayed for 3 nights at Westin Miyako (first night at the Kasui-en room & 2 nights at the western style room). We just love both rooms! The kasui-en room is very nice, traditionally design with beautiful view from the balcony and also the garden. We slept on tatami & the mattras is good and so comfortable that my husband slept for over 12 hours. The surrounding area is so quiet and relaxing, the best to feel the real kyoto. We didnt go out through our balcony since it's winter and it was really cold outside, but I know the walking path outside must be really beautiful. The 2nd day we moved to the just renovated new western style room and the room is huge! It's not like most japanese hotel that has tiny bedroom. And we love the bathroom too, clean, neat and big with its shower, good for massage after your tiring day. The hotel also has shuttle bus from kyoto station & vice versa every 30 mins. The hotel is really close to the subway, only 1 min walk. And it also close to kiyomizu temple, we took taxi and it only take 10 minutes. The staffs were all very friendly & attentive and with good english speaking. We also tried the Japanese style buffet & western style buffet. Both are really good! We will surely come back to stay there again next year.

Reviewed January 10, 2014
9.3
Exceptional
Shania from Indonesia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in December 2013

Great hotel with great services”

Good location, large bed, good service

We stayed for 3 nights at Westin Miyako (first night at the Kasui-en room & 2 nights at the western style room). We just love both rooms! The kasui-en room is very nice, traditionally design with beautiful view from the balcony and also the garden. We slept on tatami & the mattras is good and so comfortable that my husband slept for over 12 hours. The surrounding area is so quiet and relaxing, the best to feel the real kyoto. We didnt go out through our balcony since it's winter and it was really cold outside, but I know the walking path outside must be really beautiful. The 2nd day we moved to the just renovated new western style room and the room is huge! It's not like most japanese hotel that has tiny bedroom. And we love the bathroom too, clean, neat and big with its shower, good for massage after your tiring day. The hotel also has shuttle bus from kyoto station & vice versa every 30 mins. The hotel is really close to the subway, only 1 min walk. And it also close to kiyomizu temple, we took taxi and it only take 10 minutes. The staffs were all very friendly & attentive and with good english speaking. We also tried the Japanese style buffet & western style buffet. Both are really good! We will surely come back to stay there again next year.

Reviewed January 10, 2014
9.7
Exceptional
ERIC from United States
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in July 2014

fantastic hotel & value”

extremely helpful staff, great value, nice room & amenities

The Westin Miyako was a fantastic hotel, and if you are traveling to Kyoto and can get a good deal on a room, definitely choose this one. It's located right by Kaege subway station, just a few stops from the city center, but far enough to avoid the noise. The room was nice, clean, and had abundant amenities, such as 6 (I think) different types of cups (sanitized & wrapped) for everything from coffee to wine. The staff was incredibly helpful and one of them spent a good 20-30 minutes trying to help me activate a SIM card for my phone (be careful about Docomo & b-mobile SIM cards - it was a nightmare to activate). We have zero complaints about this hotel, and although it includes nice restaurants (we didn't try) some travelers might prefer a less expensive option, especially for breakfast or lunch. Overall I would give this hotel 9.5 out of 10 stars.

Reviewed July 27, 2014
9.3
Exceptional
Chien from Malaysia
Family with teens
Stayed 4 nights in December 2013

Superb Hotel with heritage and 5-star service”

Quality Service, Shuttle to major spots, Comfortable Rooms

Westin Miyako is one of the oldest hotels in Kyoto and has very comprehensive facilities. The gardens in the hotel and bird watching trail are worth exploring. The staff are professional, polite and efficient in getting things done with as little fuss as possible. Despite it being slightly out of the way from Gion (30 min walk?) and the Kyoto central area, this problem is overcome by its half-hourly shuttle service,

Reviewed December 29, 2013
9.0
Exceptional
Jovan from Australia
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in May 2014

An attractive, good-sized room for a fair price”

The beds, the room, the garden view

This is the second time we have stayed at this hotel, and came at the end of a 3 week tour of Japan during which we stayed in a total of eight hotels. The Westin Miyako was easily one of the best hotels we stayed in. It offers comfortable, attractive rooms - ours with a garden view - and it was a pleasure to return to it after a heavy day's sightseeing. We didn't eat in the restaurants - too expensive for us - but we did have a meal in our room one night, and it was both delicious and speedily delivered. All of the staff we encountered spoke at least some English, many of them fluently. Individual aircon control, too, unlike some other places where basically you have a choice (in May) between hot and not so hot. It's not exactly in the centre of town, but they have a shuttle bus that goes every half hour from the hotel to the central station, and the subway is 2 minutes up the road. Next time we're in Kyoto, we'll stay there again.

Reviewed June 04, 2014
9.0
Exceptional
Alison from United States
Group
Stayed 5 nights in July 2014

Gorgeous location and hotel”

Location, attentive staff, free shuttle

I would highly recommend the Westin Miyako to anyone staying in Kyoto. It is centrally located to many of the shrines. The hotel offers a free shuttle service to many popular tourist spots in the area. The room was very comfortable and quiet and all of the staff was extremely attentive. The one complaint is the exorbitant prices of the restaurants. And you are not getting your money's worth!!! The Aquablue actually charges 1,900 yen for a soda. That is a $19.00 soda!! You don't even pay that at a luxury hotel in Manhattan!!!

Reviewed July 13, 2014
8.7
Excellent
Jens from Denmark
Couple
Stayed 5 nights in August 2014

Westin Kyoto”

Location, Staff and great room

We had a pleasant stay at Westin Miyako. A very well run hotel in a great location for sightseeing in Kyoto. Walking distance to many of the main attractions. Good size hotel room with views of the city. Very friendly and attentive staff. Restaurants and bars at the hotel seems a bit overpriced but with so many excellent restaurants in Kyoto, it doesn't matter - you don't want to eat at the hotel anyway.... Highly recommended, and I'd come back if I ever go to Kyoto again.

Reviewed September 10, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Pamela from Philippines
Group
Stayed 1 night in June 2018

Amazing Service and View”

We arrived late at night to check in and the room we booked was already taken. In exchange, the reception upgraded us to the Family Room while apologizing profusely (which was totally unnecessary, who doesn't love an upgrade?). Our view was facing the beautiful Japanese gardens at the hotel grounds. The Westin Miyako was really the perfect place to kickstart a long day at Kyoto.

Reviewed June 13, 2018
9.7
Exceptional
Breda from Canada
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in December 2013

awesome, great location, beautiful hotel”

close to sites, historical hotel, clean

The Westin Miyako was a very beautiful hotel. It was a little expensive but the rooms were amazing. The location was conveniently located near Gion and historical sites.

Reviewed January 14, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Ryan from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 4 nights in September 2014

Beautiful Hotel”

Location, Staff, Beautiful Hotel

My stay at the Miyako Kyoto Hotel was everything I hoped for and more. The hospitality and room were perfect. The location was the real reason everyone should come to the hotel. Walking distance to Keage station and easy walking to Ginkaku-ji temple. Lovely people and very friendly. Will go back when in Kyoto again.

Reviewed September 13, 2014
9.0
Exceptional
Huen from Hong Kong
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in January 2015

Spacious and comfortable”

Space, service and varieties

Had a wonderful stay with my husband and child last week in Westin Miyako. Very spacious room in Japanese standard, we tried both Japanese and Western style room and like both! Great service and friendly staff. Location is not bad and have shuttle bus connecting key tourist spots. My 2-year-old is particularly fond of their playroom which is well facilitated!

Reviewed January 19, 2015
8.0
Excellent
Elisabeth from Norway
Family with young children
Twin Superior Hot Deal
Stayed 1 night in August 2013

Family friendly and centrally located.”

Value for money, shuttle bus service, big rooms.

I can thoroughly recommend the Westin Miyako Kyoto Hotel for anybody who wants to visit Kyoto. The hotel is centrally located, virtually steps away from the Kaege subway station, and in the perhaps most interesting part of Kyoto. We enjoyed the big room, the swimming pools and the shuttle bus.

Reviewed August 19, 2013
9.0
Exceptional
Tomoko from Japan
Couple
Stayed 1 night in December 2014

A great hotel with hospitality in the cultural are”

Friendly staff, comfortable bed and quiet area

We stayed here for total of 4 nights during Christmas time. And I must say the hotel is doing a great job despite its aged building. Higashiyama district in Kyoto where this lovely hotel sits is great to walk around if you love the traditional area such as Gion. 2 mins walk to the closest metro station so you can reach shopping district very easily as well. The hotel staff are all very well trained, polite and friendly. Seems like most of them speak English. For breakfast I would strongly recommend Japanese Breakfast over International buffet. We will come back here the next time we visit Kyoto.

Reviewed January 13, 2015
9.2
Exceptional
robert from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Stayed 3 nights in June 2016

Great base in Kyoto”

We had a super stay at the Westin in Kyoto. The shuttle bus from the station removed the hassle of getting to the hotel and the staff were organised, welcoming, efficient and helpful when we checked in. The concierge desk found us excellent restaurants to eat at on short notice and we are due a big thank you to Noriko and Chieko on that desk for great recommendations. Rooms were spacious and comfortable and many sights walkable though taxis were always readily on hand. We'd happily stay again.

Reviewed June 12, 2016
8.7
Excellent
Frederick from United States
Family with young children
Stayed 3 nights in November 2012

Greeat service and location”

location, service, english speaking staff

Had a wonderful staff here. It is in a convenient location for many of the walking trails and recommended site seeing attractions. This is a great base from which to site see Kyoto. I would definitely recommend it for future first-time travelers. Within close proximity to the popular Gion district and downtown. It's a beautiful hotel and the staff was amazing. The concierge helped us plan our tours and had recommendations for every question we had. Only downside is that the food and amenities are very expensive, but so is everything in Kyoto, so no big surprise. For travelers with young kids, this city is so spread out and it is difficult to walk to all the sites, even those close by. This hotel is in a great location, but still plan to use taxi's, bus, and subway.

Reviewed November 17, 2012
9.6
Exceptional
Teresa from United States
Couple
Stayed 1 night in September 2017

Wonderful stay”

We had a great stay at the Westin. The service was amazing, the property was clean and well managed and the regular shuttle service to Kyoto Station was appreciated. The Westin was our favorite place that we stayed during our 2 week stay in Japan, we will definitely return to the Westin when we next visit Japan.

Reviewed September 05, 2017
8.3
Excellent
Ho from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in May 2013

Relaxing and comfortable”

Magnificent view of the mountain, lovely garden and a hiking trail

Thanks to Agoda for such a fantastic deal. We got our rooms at about MYR400/night. We stayed for 2 nights. Although the hotel is slightly away from Kyoto station, the 30 min interval shuttle really is helpful enough for our travelling, also it is very near to Gion area. We were pleasantly surprised when 2 of our rooms was upgraded to a larger room, very large indeed for a couple :) We have two super king size bed in our room (kind of redundant though :p)! The view of the garden, mountain and Kyoto city was really good as we stayed on the highest floor. The staff were really attentive and took the time to really explain the facilities and was very polite. Me and my husband really enjoyed the stay, a memorable honeymoon indeed.

Reviewed June 10, 2013
10.0
Exceptional
daniel from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 4 nights in January 2015

The Best Hotel I've Stayed at”

The staff were AMAZING, the decor and furnishings were GRAND, the attention to detail was impeccable.

I loved my stay at the Westin Miyako, and to be honest I missed it when I went to other hotels on the rest of my trip. It was just a very very nice hotel and I know I will be coming back.

Reviewed January 26, 2015
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