Villa Sanjomuromachi KYOTO

What does Villa Sanjomuromachi KYOTO look like? This is like a hideaway for adults.  There are only 12 rooms.  We never met other guests during our stay.  Absolutely the property completely emphasizes private experiences for each guest.  If you are looking for sophisticated boutique hotels in Kyoto, I would highly recommend staying at Villa Sanjomuromachi…

Cross Hotel Kyoto

This hotel wouldn’t be luxury, but very cozy, functional, and modern.  If you are a couple, a business person, or a solo traveler, I would highly recommend staying at Cross Hotel Kyoto.  Perhaps, if you have a lot of activities in Kyoto, the hotel would be great.  The location is in downtown Kyoto.  To be…

THE THOUSAND KYOTO

If you are looking for stylish hotels near Kyoto Station, I would highly recommend THE THOUSAND KYOTO.  Perhaps, if this is your first visit to Kyoto, I really think you should stay here.  To be honest, I thought that the property would be like a typical chain business hotel.  Because it is rated a 3-star…

Hoshino Resorts L’Hotel de Hiei

When I have a chance to visit Kyoto in the summer season, I always stay at this small resort hotel.  Because Kyoto City is much hotter than Tokyo during the season.  It would be hard to walk outside in the city, but luckily, the temperature around the hotel is much lower than in Kyoto city. …

Hotel The Celestine Kyoto Gion

Some people sometimes ask me “I want to stay in the southern Higashiyama area but there are only ryokans around here.  Do you know where modern hotels are in the area?”  I understand that most of the authentic ryokans have only limited facilities.  Some people wouldn’t appreciate it.  Also if you bring small children or…

Yado Kiramachi

Absolutory this is a small spectacular place in Kyoto to stay with attention to every detail.  This Machiya-style building is quite close to the original.  It seems that it’s been renovated recently.  Actually the property wouldn’t be “pure Kyoto-style”, though.  The property may be for international visitors.  Kyoto is one of the well-known spots in…

Hyatt Regency Kyoto Hotel

If this is your first visit Kyoto, I really think you should stay at Hyatt Regency Kyoto Hotel.  Access to the property would be easy from Kyoto Station.  It takes 5min by taxi.  Perhaps, if you prefer hotels to ryokans, I would highly recommend it.   The ambiance would be lively, modern, and sophisticated.  Hyatt Regency…

The Ritz Carlton Kyoto

This hotel is one of the best in JAPAN.  We have stayed at The Ritz Carlton Tokyo, Osaka, and Okinawa but The Ritz Carlton Kyoto would exceed others.  Everything, such as hospitality, ambiance, food, and facilities is impeccable.  If you are looking for luxury hotels in Kyoto, I really think you should stay here.  Perhaps,…

Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Kyoto Premier

This hotel wouldn’t be luxurious, but if this is your first visit Kyoto, I would highly recommend Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Kyoto Premier.  Access to the property is easy and great access to public transportation when you go sightseeing.  Also, there are many restaurants, cafés, and shops, etc., within walking distance.   The atmosphere is not very…

Hotel Kanra Kyoto

If this is your first visit Kyoto, I would highly recommend Hotel Kanra Kyoto.  Because the location is near Kyoto Station, and great access to public transportation when you go sightseeing.  Also, there are many shops, restaurants, and cafes, etc., nearby.  Perhaps if you bring small children, it would be much more comfortable than others. …

Aoi Hotel Kyoto

If you are looking for Machiya-style properties, I would highly recommend Aoi Hotel Kyoto.  This is like a holiday home in Kyoto.  Everything, furniture, decorations, and interior tend to be sophisticated.   The ambiance is unique in that it feels luxurious and down to earth.  Perhaps if you plan to stay in Kyoto for the long…

Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto

If you are looking for luxury hotels in the Higashiyama area, I really think you should stay at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto.  This property would be one of the fine hotels in the world.  The hardware is clearly outstanding and is enhanced by memorable views.  In particular, we were truly impressed with the traditional garden. …

Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel Kyoto

If you love the Arashiyama area, I really think you should stay at Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel Kyoto.  Perhaps, if you want to get much of an immersive “Japanese-style luxury” experience as you expect, I would highly recommend it.  We were overwhelmed by the beauty of the traditional garden, architecture, and interior.  On the…