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Karasuma Kyoto Hotel

Karasuma Shijo, Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto 600-8412 Kyoto Prefecture
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See why so many travellers make Karasuma Kyoto Hotel their hotel of choice when visiting Kyoto. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

As your “home away from home,” the hotel rooms offer a flat screen TV and air conditioning, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

Guests have access to 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and room service while staying at Karasuma Kyoto Hotel. In addition, Karasuma Kyoto Hotel offers a lounge, which will help make your Kyoto trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is paid private parking available on-site.

While staying at Karasuma Kyoto Hotel, visitors can check out Kyoto Station Building (1.8 km) and Sannenzaka Ninenzaka (2.0 km), some of Kyoto's top attractions.

If you’re looking for a Mediterranean restaurant, consider a visit to Trattoria Macedonia Yuki, Tato, or 1596, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Karasuma Kyoto Hotel.

During your visit, be sure to check out popular attractions like Nishiki Market (0.4 km), Gion (1.4 km), and Kyoto National Museum (1.7 km), which are all within walking distance of the hotel.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Karasuma Kyoto Hotel as you experience all of the things Kyoto has to offer.

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Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Salon
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Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
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Ironing service
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Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Japanese
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Sue H wrote a review Sep 2023
Australia4 contributions
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The hotel is very dated, the room I stayed in was very small, so much so that we had to move some of the furniture to try to create more space. The bathroom is really only a cubicle which I ended up receiving bruising from in knocking against the fixtures. The bath is so deep that it is difficult to climb in and out from. The air con had to be on for the whole time as it was not working effectively even though it was set to high. Fridge was empty, no tea or coffee, just an old electric jug. No English channels available on the tv, no extra pillows, blankets or reading matter. Window curtains looked old and needed a launder. Breakfast was a luke warm variety of a western and Japanese menu.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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joshuayuet wrote a review Jul 2023
Macau, China96 contributions66 helpful votes
We booked a non-smoking room, but the room we had is full of smoking smell. We told the front desk about this and someone came to spray the air freshener, we also turned the air freshener to the maximum, but it didn't work at all. We were very uncomfortable due to the poor air. However, the location of the hotel is very convenient, the subway Shijo Station is just a few steps near the hotel, and the hotel is quite quiet. The facilities are adequate but relatively old.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Suzanne2303 wrote a review Apr 2023
Labrador, Australia966 contributions313 helpful votes
Our room was clean and comfortable but fairly small. Once again twin beds, but we understand this is the norm in Japan. Breakfast was ok, both Japanese and Western. Lots of amenities in the bathroom. There was a bar in the basement but it was closed on Sunday night. Starbucks coffee was at the front of the hotel - busy with Westerners! We walked to the temple complex close by and in to the shopping area. Close to buses and trains.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ciara Led wrote a review Apr 2023
Makati, Philippines394 contributions71 helpful votes
Nice, small hotel in a very convenient, and quiet location. Staff is very polite as expected in all of Japan. Hotel is very easy to find and located in a nice, peaceful commercial street. Room is very clean, albeit small. Price is very reasonable.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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DonitaPo wrote a review Apr 2023
Santiago, Chile125 contributions58 helpful votes
this is a very good hotel for someone who is visiting Kyoto and wants to have a comfortable clean place to stay. The hotel is very well located, very central to many of the touristic sites of Kyoto and the rooms are small, but have everything that is necessary and rather comfortable. there is a Starbucks right under the hotel, which is a lifesaver. The breakfast is quite delicious and it is a mixture between western breakfast and Japanese breakfast. the service for laundry is very good and in general the customer experience is quite comfortable in this hotel. I would definitely recommend it
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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KongHans1 wrote a review Mar 2020
Kristiansand, Norway376 contributions133 helpful votes
Central placed with walking distance to shopping bazars, exotic restaurants, and, if you can walk 2 km Imperial Palace, not so far from a must visit. Breakfast is served in the 3th floor, and you can choose from western or japanese food. Plenty of choices. Bathroom is very small, actually too small in my opinion. Carpet on the floor looks dirty, but is not, just old. Cleaning is first class all over, with new linen every evening. And the staff is as usual in Japan, very polite and friendly.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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NICHOLAS T wrote a review Feb 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates5899 contributions918 helpful votes
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Karasuma Kyoto Hotel served our purposes very well. It was near the train station and central Kyoto. Our double room was a decent size with good storage although the bathroom was very small. The shower however was good enough - warm and with decent power. The hotel was very clean and the staff all very nice. The buffet breakfast was a mixture of Asian and western food. It was nothing special but set things up well for the day. There was also a basement bar in the hotel - the Anchor Bar - and Starbucks on the ground floor for those wanting a caffeine hit. Taxis were readily available from the road at the front of the hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Woohouse wrote a review Nov 2019
Charlton, United Kingdom18 contributions31 helpful votes
Perfectly acceptable, if old-fashioned, mid-market business hotel. Small rooms, tiny bathrooms, and no washing machines, but good breakfasts, and above exit for Shijo subway station, with good links to everywhere. Plenty of food and drink options nearby. Pro tip: buy patisserie from Le Bon Vivre two doors down for breakfast.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Intrepid8 wrote a review Oct 2019
Brunswick, Maine88 contributions89 helpful votes
The hotel offers the experience one expects from a first class hotel in Japan - a welcoming, helpful staff conversation in English, a comfortable room with good beds, shower, substantial breakfast choices, quiet, and convenient to transportation within Kyoto and southern Honshu.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Oystein F wrote a review Oct 2019
Gardonne, France334 contributions103 helpful votes
There are hundreds of hotels in Kyoto but I was lucky to find one with a subway station just in front of it - on the main street - Karasuma. The hotel itself was a lovely surprise with quiet nice rooms, and best of all, a breakfast table with everything you could wish for, hot and cold. And the staff was so attentive. Definitely the place I would like to stay in next time Kyoto is on my itinerary.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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C$76 - C$165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
JapanKinkiKyoto PrefectureKyotoShimogyo-ku / Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya
NUMBER OF ROOMS
255
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Frequently Asked Questions about Karasuma Kyoto Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Ninja Dojo and Store (0.1 km), Kyoto Kimono Rental Sakura (0.4 km), and Nishiki Market Shopping District (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Karasuma Kyoto Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Karasuma Kyoto Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Karasuma Kyoto Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ouchigohan Nakashimaya, Goichi Pizza, and Tonshabu Hide, Kyoto Shijo Karasuma.
Is Karasuma Kyoto Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Kyoto.
Are any cleaning services offered at Karasuma Kyoto Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Karasuma Kyoto Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Karasuma Kyoto Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (4.0 km), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (2.4 km), and Sanjusangendo Temple (1.9 km).
Is Karasuma Kyoto Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.