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 this is not your first visit Kyoto, I wouldn’t recommend it. Because the atmosphere around the property wouldn’t be very Kyoto. I would rather recommend staying at Saka Hotel Kyoto, or Hotel The Celestine Kyoto Gion. Hotel Kanra Kyoto would be great for couples, family, solo travelers, or business persons. The ambience is tranquil, stylish, and sophisticated. If you are going to stay at the hotel, I would highly recommend booking a deluxe or superior room in the main building. They tend to be spacious, functional, and relaxed. On the other hand, rooms in the annex building wouldn’t be user-friendly. We felt bit tired when we stayed in the annex building. Then it seems that some rooms are facing Karasuma Street. Unluckily the street is noisy by traffic all day so you might want to request a quiet room in advance when you book a room. The building would have the latest soundproofing with double-paned windows but it wouldn’t be enough because of the high-traffic street. Then the hotel is not perfect universal design but there are few steps in-house. Wheelchairs are available to borrow. If you bring people with weak feet, you might want to inform staff of it in advance as they can arrange a room near the lift as much as possible. Then all of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, yukatas, bottled water, and a green tea set, etc. Also portable audio speakers, DVD players, cribs, desk lamps, converters, irons, etc., are available if you request. Then the room tends to be dark at night even though we switched on the light. Also wifi reception was slow when we stayed here in 2017. Then electric bicycles are complimentary available. You need to book it in advance. Staff has a map for cycling. Room service is available until 21:30. There is a convenience store nearby. There is a vending machine for drinks in-house. Then food experience for breakfast at the restaurant next to the entrance on 1F was good, but the venue tends to be cramped. You can choose either western or Japanese cuisine for breakfast. Then Teppanyaki “HANAROKU” on B1 for dinner was quite nice. It seems that many local people also visited for dinner. You might want to book a table for dinner in advance. *Please note that inform staff if you have any food allergies or dietary needs. They probably wouldn’t be able to prepare it if you request on that day. Then all staff is amazingly excellent. We received a lot of warm Japanese-specific hospitality. They tend to be sophisticated, proactive and very informative. If you are not so familiar around Kyoto, you must ask staff about recommended spots, restaurants, events, etc. Overall, for this price range, the performance of the service, amenities, rooms, food were above expectation. The location is near Gojo Station. It takes just 5min walk from the station. It takes 15min walk from Kyoto Station. It takes 5min by TAXI. It costs around 500JPY. The entrance is not facing Karasuma Street so taxi drivers cannot pull over in front of the entrance door of the hotel. That’s inconvenient, especially rainy or snow days. If you take a taxi, just show drivers the below Japanese sentence.
Please stop at north of Higashi Honganji temple, the northwest corner of Karasuma Hanayacho.
A taxi driver can bring you to the nearest place. After you get off a car, you can see the hotel. Anyway if you stay there, I would highly recommend visiting Nishi Honganji Temple and Higashi Honganji Temple before breakfast. The former is open from 5:30AM. The latter is open from 5:50AM between March and Oct, 6:20AM between Nov and Feb. The location is nearby. The atmosphere is truly special. Have a nice trip! Welcome to receive any questions about the property from the below space. *Check in and times 3:00PM/11:00AM **All information is as of the date that I posted on my blog. Check Availability and Pricing for the hotel on Booking.com or Agoda
Info about Hotel Kanra Kyoto
|Style||Modern Japanese Hotel|
|Guest Rating||Superb 9.3|
|Estimated Price||43,838 JPY for 2 adults per room|
|Contact to the firstname.lastname@example.org or Fill the form in
|Internet Connection||Free wifi in the hotel|
|Facility Information||Wheelchairs are available
Pets are not allowed
Parking lot is not available
|Location||Hotel Kanra Kyoto’s MAP|
|Access||Just 15min on foot from JR Kyoto Station|
|Address and TEL||190 Kitamachi Karasuma-dori Rokujo-sagaru
Shimogyo-ku Kyoto 600-8176
Tel +81 75-344-3815
|Official Homepage||Hotel Kanra Kyoto’s HP|
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