Small Boutique Hotel Villa Sanjo Muromachi

  If you are looking for sophisticated boutique hotels in Kyoto, I would highly recommend the property. This is like a hideaway for adults.  There are only 12 rooms.  We never met other guests.  Absolutory the property completely emphasizes private experiences for each guest.  Perhaps, if this is your first visit Kyoto, I really think…

Cross Hotel Kyoto

  This hotel wouldn’t be luxury, but very cozy, functional and modern.  If you are a couple or solo traveler, I would highly recommend it.  Perhaps, if you have a lot of activities in Kyoto, the hotel would be great.  The location is in downtown Kyoto.  To be frank, I didn’t expect to stay in…

THE THOUSAND KYOTO

  If you are looking for stylish hotels near Kyoto Station, I would highly recommend this hotel.  Perhaps, if this is your first visit 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 3 star hotel. …

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.  The hotel is located halfway up Mt.Hiei near the line between Kyoto and…

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 authentic ryokans have only limited facilities.  Some people wouldn’t appreciate it.  Also if you take small kids or…

Yado Kiramachi

  If you are looking for a unique Machiya-style adventure in central Kyoto, the property would be perfect.  Perhaps if this is your first time staying at ryokans, I really think you should stay here.  Facilities tend to be the latest.  Also the location is definitely convenient to go for sightseeing.  On the other hand,…

Hyatt Regency Kyoto Hotel

If this is your first visit Kyoto, I really think you should stay here.  An access to the property would be very easy from Kyoto Station.  On the other hand, if you are looking for a ryokan adventure in Kyoto, this is not.  The ambience would be lively, modern, and sophisticated.  This hotel would be…

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, ambience, food, service, facilities, and staff is impeccable.  If you are looking for luxury hotels in Kyoto, I really think you should…

Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Kyoto Premier

This hotel wouldn’t be luxury, but if this is your first visit Kyoto, it would be great.  An access to the property would be very easy and there are many restaurants, cafés, and shops etc., within walking distance.   Also the location is definitely convenient to go for sightseeing.  On the other hand, if you want…

Hotel Kanra Kyoto

  If this is your first visit Kyoto, the hotel would be great.  Because the location is near Kyoto Station, and very convenient when you go sightseeing.  Also there are many shops, restaurants, cafes, etc., nearby.  Perhaps if you take small kids, it would be much more comfortable than others.  On the other hand, if…

Aoi Hotel Kyoto

If you are looking for Machiya-style properties, I would highly recommend it.  Everything, furniture, decorations, and interior tend to be sophisticated.   The ambience is unique in that it feels luxurious and down to earth.  Perhaps if you plan to stay in Kyoto for a long term, the property would be great as there is a small…

Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto

    If you are looking for luxury hotels in Higashiyama area, I really think you should stay here. The hardware is clearly outstanding and is enhanced by the memorable views. In particular, we were truly impressed with the traditional garden. Once we entered the gate, the four season’s world was perfectly created.  Facilities, such as…

Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel Kyoto

    If you love Arashiyama area, I really think you should stay here.  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 other hand, if this is…