Aoi Hotel Kyoto

 

 

If you are looking for machiya-style properties, I would highly recommend it. Perhaps if you plan to stay in Kyoto for a long term, this would be great for you as there is a small kitchen including a microwave, an induction cooker, a fridge, an electric kettle, and a washing machine.  Perhaps, if you plane to visit in early to mid April, this would be amazing.  Because Sakura along Kamo river near the hotel would be in full bloom.  On the other hand, if you have already visited Kyoto several times, I wouldn’t recommend it as the location is not very Kyoto.  Great access to public transportation, though.  The hotel would be nice for couples, family with kids, solo travelers or small groups.  The ambience would be cozy, relaxed, and serene.  Anyway if you are going to stay here. I would highly recommend booking Room#301.  Because the room including a bathroom is well-designed and decorated by a famous interior designer who has a lot of celebrity’s customers. It’s worth staying here.  *A minimum age requirement of 10 applies.  Others have no age requirement.  You will be able to chill out at the balcony while viewing a peaceful landscape of the river.  I think one night stay wouldn’t be enough. Then all of the amenities are taken care of including minimum toiletries, a humidifier, pajamas, English tea bags, and green tea set etc., in a room.  *There are some conveniences stores nearby.  Then Kyoto-style food for breakfast *2,500yen is prepared by a famous catering shop “KYOTO IWASAKI” with a long history if you request.  The chef is well-known in Kyoto. You can choose either Japanese or western cuisine.  Actually there are many restaurants, shops, and cafés etc., nearby but they are supposed to be open from 10:00AM or 11:00AM.  That’s why, it wouldn’t be easy to find cafés or restaurants around the property for breakfast.  Then the most important I would like to highlight is staff is very warm, helpful, and polit.  If you want to experience family hospitality, you must stay here.  Also if you are the first time to stay in Kyoto, you might want to ask staff about recommended spots, events, restaurants etc.  They are very informative.  Only my issue is that the neighborhood around here wouldn’t be interesting.  An access would be easy when you go sightseeing, though.    If you prefer to stay at properties in a very much Kyoto atmosphere, I would rather recommend Jeugiya, Kyokoyado Yasaka Yutone Ryokan, or Saka Hotel Kyoto.  If anything, Aoi Hotel Kyoto would be nice for trip beginners.  Then the best season to stay here would be in spring or fall.  The weather is just nice, not so hot, and not so cold.   You will be able to fully enjoy beautiful views during the seasons.  When we stayed here, we got rental bicycles to go sightseeing.  It was quite pleasant to run feeling the wind blowing.  Actually there are many tourists anywhere in Kyoto during the seasons.  Also traffic would be very heavy, especially weekends and Japan’s public holidays.  That’s why bicycles would be very useful.   On the other hand, I wouldn’t recommend staying here in the summer season unless you join summer festivals in the city.  It’s very hot between early July to early Sep.  You may feel reluctant to go out.  If you have a chance to visit here in the summer season only, I would rather recommend Hoshino Resorts L’Hotel de Hiei.  The location would be much cooler than the city.  Have a nice trip !  Welcome to receive any questions about the property from the below space.  *All information is as of the date that I posted on my blog.  Check in and out times 2:00PM/11:00AM  Check Availability and Pricing for the hotel on Booking.com or Agoda

Info about Aoi Hotel Kyoto

Style Modern Traditional Japanese Hotel or Machiya
Guest Rating Superb 9.4
Estimated Price 54,000 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact to the hotel aoi@kyoto-stay.jp
Internet Connection Free wifi in the hotel
Booking Check Availability and Pricing for the hotel
on Booking.com or Agoda
Location Aoi Hotel Kyoto’s MAP
Access Close to Takashimaya
15min by TAXI from JR Kyoto Station
Address and TEL 146 Tennōchō, Shimogyō-ku, Kyōto-shi,
Kyōto-fu JAPAN 600-8013
Tel +81 75-354-7770  Open Time 10:00-18:00 *JST
Official Homepage Aoi Hotel Kyoto’s HP

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