Kyoto Kokusai Hotel35.013415, 135.752776
According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as Best Luxury Hotels in Japan
Kyoto Kokusai Hotel is steps from Kyoto International Manga Museum and features rooms with views over the castle. The comfortable hotel is set in an imperial building in the centre of Kyoto.
The hotel is located 20 minutes' walk from the center of Kyoto. Gion can be reached in about 25 minutes' walk.
A temple, a museum and a palace of Kyoto are all within easy walking distance.
Karasuma train station is a 15-minute walk away. The hotel is located 45 minutes walk from Itami airport.
At Kyoto Kokusai Hotel each room provides a cable TV with on-demand movies, a sitting area and a DVD player. The rooms have en suite bathrooms fitted with a bathtub, a shower and toiletries.
Eat & Drink
There is a restaurant serving French dishes on site. The coffee bar is ideal for a relaxing drink. There are a variety of dining options 5 minutes' walk away offered by Kyoryori Horikawa and Lajolla.
You can start your day with a buffet breakfast, which costs JPY 2000 per person per night.
High-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms for free.
Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.
Private parking is possible on site for free.
Number of floors: 10. Number of rooms: 274.
Free Wi-Fi in public areas
Paid on-site car park
Bar/ Lounge area
- Room service
- Bicycle rental
- Shops/Commercial services
- Bell staff/Porter
- Bar/ Lounge area
- Business centre
- Meeting/ Banquet facilities
Spa & Leisure
- Air conditioning
- Bath/ Shower
- Hair dryer
- Cable/ Satellite television
- City landmarks
The rooms are big and spacious by Japanese standards. They feature a very 60s interior deco, including radios!
It's not particularly central, and there are not that many good places to eat in the vicinity.
Handy ice machine next to the room. Spacious room and nice staff.
Room needs to be refurbished as it looks outdated.
I liked mostly the location of the hotel in front of the Nijo Castle. Easy access to bus and subway.
Old fashion furniture.
The buffet breakfast was enjoyable and delicious. One of the female receptionists were very polite.
We didn't like the strong smell of cigarette smoke throughout the hotel and the fact that people were permitted to smoke in the lounge area on the first floor. The air conditioning did not work properly.
Just opposite a great Kyoto attraction, Nijo Castle and the train station. The staff at the hotel was extremely knowledgable about the sights in Kyoto and gave very good suggestions.
The good location of the hotel
Even though we requested a non smoking room, we received a smoking room since the hotel was fully booked. We couldn't stay at the hotel comfortably. The hotel could have actually informed us if there is no more non smoking room available, so we could find other hotel, but they didn't bother do that
The hotel is opposite Nijo castle and you can easily catch a bus (with 3 bus lines) from the front of the hotel to Kyoto station (about a 15-20 minute ride). The subway station is also quite close, about a 10 minute walk away. Rooms are a decent size and good value for money.
The hotel is quite big and busy and seems to cater to local tourists. The decor is more functional than pleasing - the place is slightly shabby looking - but it wasn't something that bothered us as we were out most of the time.
Excellent location - just next to the castle and very close to subway and bus stations. Large, very nice room. Professional staff.
Spacious room with great view. Close to subway and local JR train station, but a bit far from real downtown area with restaurants and bars.
Very dated hotel that is in need of refurbishment. The bed was not too comfortable. Good shower!
Clean Hotel, friendly and helpfull staff, excellent location for sightseeing in Kyoto
The girl at the reception was extremely kind and spoke perfect English. Her suggestions on what to see and where were all excellent! The bell-boys were also quite kind. The hotel is conviniently located right in front of Nijo Palace. There's a 10-15min walk to the closest JR station (Nijo Station), from which you can easily go to the main Kyoto station. Some shinkansen stop at Nijo too. Free wi-fi at the lobby (not easy to find in Japan).
The room was quite small (following Japanese standards)
Outstanding location, very helpful desk staff, good views from our room, very good price for time of year and locaiton.
We had a super room with a great view of Nijo castle at a very good price.
Food/drink in the hotel was very expensive
Very well located, with a subway entrance just a minute's walk away and directly opposite the entrance for Nijo castle.