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.  Hotel Kanra Kyoto is child-friendly.  Staff can provide amenities, meals, and cribs if you request in advance.  On the other hand, if this is not your first visit to Kyoto, I wouldn’t recommend it.  Because the atmosphere around the property wouldn’t be very much Kyoto.  I would rather recommend staying in Higashiyama Area.  Hotel Kanra Kyoto would be great for couples, families, small groups, solo travelers, or business persons.  The ambiance is tranquil, stylish, and sophisticated.  If you are going to stay at the hotel, I would highly recommend booking a deluxe or superior room with a wooden bathtub 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 a bit tired when we stayed in the annex building.  Then it seems that some rooms are facing Karasuma Street.  Unluckily the street would be noisy by traffic all day so you might want to request a quiet room in advance when you book a room.  The building has the latest soundproofing with double-windows but it wouldn’t be enough because of the high-traffic street.  Then Hotel Kanra Kyoto is not a perfect universal design but there are few steps in-house.  Wheelchairs are available for borrowing.  If you bring people with weak feet, you might want to inform the staff in advance as they can arrange a room near the lift.  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, desk lamps, converters, and irons, etc., are available for borrowing if you request in advance.  Then the room tends to be dark at night even though we switched on the light.  Also, the free WiFi reception was slow when we stayed here in 2017.  There is no communal bath, no lounge, or no gym in-house.  Then electric bicycles are available for free.  You need to book it in advance.  The 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.  Then food experience for breakfast at the restaurant 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 visit for dinner.  You might want to book a table for dinner.  *Please note that inform staff in advance if you have any food allergies or dietary needs.  Alternatively, you can go out for meals as there are many restaurants around the hotel.  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 with Kyoto, you should ask the staff about recommended spots, restaurants, and events, etc.  Overall, for this price range, the performance of the service, amenities, rooms, food was above expectation.  The location is near Gojo Station.  It takes just 5min on foot from the station.  Alternatively, it takes 15min on foot 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.  That’s inconvenient, especially rainy or snowy days.  If you take a taxi, just show the below Japanese sentence to a driver.

Please stop at the north of Higashi Honganji temple, the northwest corner of Karasuma Hanayacho.

A taxi driver can bring you to the nearest place of the property.  After getting off a taxi, you can see the hotel.  At last, if you stay here, I would highly recommend visiting Nishi Honganji Temple and Higashi Honganji Temple before breakfast.  The former is open from 5:30 AM.  The latter is open from 5:50 AM between March and Oct, 6:20 AM between Nov and Feb.  The location is just 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 out times 3:00 PM/11:00 AM **All information is as of the date that I posted on my blog.  Check Availability and Pricing for the hotel on  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 hotel or fill the form in
Internet Connection Free wifi in the hotel
Facility Information Wheelchairs are available
Pets are not allowed
The 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