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Toyoko Inn Kyoto Shijo-Karasuma

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05/06/2017 06/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Stayed here after travelling from Osaka Toyoko Inn Outlet. The rooms are the same in design. Not very spacious but clean and neat. The bed are comfortable! For ladies, they even give you masks pack when you checked in. It's really a nice gesture. They provide free breakfast. However, the food for this hotel are all placed individually so if...

Thank pinkystars
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 5 November 2016

It is an easy place to reach. Just need to walk for a few minute from trail way station or bus stop. Many shops and stores are around its location. It is convenient. However, their receptionists do not know English well. It is difficult to communicate. Their room arrangement / management is also poor which made me confused. My friends...

Thank LambFlora
Reviewed 29 October 2016

The hotel has what most travellers have come to expect in a good hotel, that is, clean, everything works in the room, front desk staff are very efficient and the location was great! The subway/bus stops are about 2 min walk away which make travel to places like Uji, Arashiyama, Kobe, Ohara, etc. are within easy reach. Great food was...

Thank AsianTraveller57
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I was about to book a hotel close to the central station of Kyoto but last minute i changed my mind and booked this hotel. It was the best decision that made the trip easy and enjoyable. The hotel is located in one of the central streets Shijo dori which is very beautiful and atmospheric at night, has all the...

Thank fwtkar
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Toyoko Inn Shijyo-Karasuma is located just above Hankyu Karasuma station, and this area is the very center of Kyoto. The street, on which the hotel is standing, is Shijyo Street, a famous shopping street, and Shinkyogoku shopping arcade is just 10 minutes' walk from the hotel. Since this hotel is very popular, you should book in advance.

Thank Kimitaka S
Miri, Malaysia
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

In the middle of two subway stations. Close to hotel have a bus stop. Walking to shopping area is a bit far. But still considered walking distance. Hotel provides free breakfast in the morning. Not many choices, but taste quite ok. Enough for you to fill up your stomach and save money. My uncle, auntie and my parents like the...

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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Been there on Dec'15. Location is between stations but in walking distance with nice weather in Kyoto. Convenience store is next to. Breakfast was fine. Room was not that small. Just there was no smoking box inside the building. Must come out to freezing smoking outside.

Thank ShyCha
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 2 December 2015

The young staff at the reception are the friendliest and most cheery. The tall young lady with the ready smile and bouncy step and the young man with the glasses stand-out in being thoughtful. Thank you staff for making my stay pleasant.

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 30 November 2015

Stayed 3 nights in Toyoko inn Karasuma. It is easily reached by subway from Kyoto station, 2 stops away and once walk out from exit 20, within 50 metres on your left, you will see Toyoko inn. Opposite is Tokyu hand, on its left is Daimaru. Walk 2 blocks away, you can find the famous Nishiki market. If you walked...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 17 August 2015

I chose Toyoko Inn as my first accommodation in Kyoto. It's a reliable and well located hotel. The room was a suitable size for the money and the breakfast was fine. It was a decent starting point for my Kyoto adventure but if I was to go again I'd most likely get an apartment or ryokan near Gion or Kyoto...

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Shinkyogoku Shopping District
Those who delight in shopping and cuisine will find themselves at home in Shinkyogoku. Lauded and visited by locals for its Nishiki Market, where baskets of fragrant spices, dried fish, and just-fried foods are piled high along the snaking streets of its enclosed outdoor shopping spaces, Shinkyogoku is not only a hub for fresh fare, but also for fast fashion fixes. Trends-in-the-making can be spotted in the tall windows of several one-of-a-kind stores featuring local labels and modish boutiques. Arcades, outdoor concert spaces, mega department stores, and small, enchanting cafes have sprung up to accommodate the increasing traffic. Whether looking for souvenirs and kitsch on Shinkyogoku Street, or scoping out the massive food court and restaurant floor at Takashimaya Department store, there's something for every wallet or purse, and a buyer for every item.
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  • Smoking rooms available
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Additional Information about Toyoko Inn Kyoto Shijo-Karasuma

Address: 28 Naginataboko-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8008, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shinkyogoku Shopping District
Price Range: $86 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Toyoko Inn Kyoto Shijo-Karasuma 3*
Number of rooms: 223
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“i picked a smoking room because it was a good offer, but it was not smelling at all”
fwtkar, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“excellent staff, especially at the reception, and very good location”
Yakshie, 2 Dec 2015 | Read review
“High floors are great.”
sklee, 22 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Room 214 looks out to a wall, not sure about the rest of the rooms on 2nd floor, but it is very quiet.”
Roundfaced, 4 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Chose a room away from the elevator.”
AlwynL725, 28 Dec 2013 | Read review
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