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…

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 there.  Do you know where modern hotels in the area are?”  I understand that most of authentic ryokans have only limited facilities.  Some people wouldn’t appreciate it even though you have a great experience…

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, you must stay there.  The latest facilities are set up in rooms.  Also the location is definitely convenient to go for sightseeing.  On the other hand, if…

Hyatt Regency Kyoto Hotel

If this is your first visit Kyoto, you must stay at the hotel.  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 would be great for…

The Ritz Carlton Kyoto

The hotel is one of the best in JAPAN.  We have stayed at The Ritz Carlton Tokyo, Osaka and Okinawa in Japan.  However 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, absolutory you must stay…

Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Kyoto Premier

  If this is your first visit Kyoto, the hotel would be great.  An access to the property would be very easy and there are many restaurants within walking distance. It would be categorized as a luxury business hotel.  On the other hand, if you want to experience an authentic ryokan adventure, this is not….

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 bring 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. 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…

Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto

    If you are looking for luxury hotels in Higashiyama area, you must stay at the hotel. The hardware is clearly outstanding and is enhanced by the memorable views. In particular, we were truly impressed with the traditional garden. On the other hand, the software, personnel and service was not of the same class and…

Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel Kyoto

          If you love Arashiyama area, you must stay there.  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…