What kind of city hotel is THE THOUSAND KYOTO?

This is a stylish hotel near Kyoto Station.  If this is your first visit to Kyoto, you should stay here.  I thought that the property would be like a typical chain business hotel.  Because it is rated a 3-star hotel, but I was betrayed by the hotel, in a good sense.  Absolutely it would be one of the best in Kyoto.  This is like a contemporary art museum.  Everything, such as architecture, interior, furniture, and decorations, etc., is sophisticated.  The ambiance is unique in that it feels luxurious and down to earth at the same time.  The property would be great for couples, families, groups, solo travelers, and business persons, etc.  It completely emphasizes private experiences for each guest even though this hotel is large.
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Is the location easy to access?

Yes, it is just a 5min-walk from Kyoto Station.
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Rooms I would recommend?

If you are going to stay here, I would recommend rooms with terraces and inner gardens.  You can chill out at a terrace with a beer in hand after a long day out.  That’s precious time.  Most of the rooms have no nice views.  It cannot be helped as the location is near the station.

How about toiletries & in-room amenities?

All of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, yukatas, samue outfits, bathrobes, English tea bags, an illy coffee machine, bottled water, and a Japanese tea set.  Also, complimentary skincare products are available if you request by iPad provided in each room.  DVD players, air cleaners, and voltage converters are available for borrowing.  Also, this is child-friendly.  Baby baths, cribs, and bed guards are available for borrowing if you request in advance.  Room service is available from 6:00-26:00.  Turn down service is available if you stay in the Suite or Premier rooms.   The free wifi reception was excellent.
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How about In-house Facilities?

Facilities are brand new as it opened on JAN, 2019.   There is a nice gym, bedrock baths, communal hot water baths, and saunas.  *A minimum age requirement of 16 applies.  All of them are available at JPY3,000.  You can use the gym only for free.  They are open from 7:00-22:00.  Sportswear, running shoes, and yoga mats, etc., are available at JPY500, but availability and sizes may be limited.  You may want to bring your own.  *If you have tattoos, you wouldn’t be able to use the spa area only.   Also, there is a spa treatment and a souvenir shop.   There is a convenience store within 5min walking.   Then the property is universal design.  There is room for wheelchair users.  Wheelchairs are available for borrowing.  If you bring people with weak feet, you may want to inform the staff in advance as they can arrange a room near the lift.
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How about meals?

There are wonderful Italian, Japanese restaurants and a café & bar in-house.  If you are a gourmet, I would recommend the Italian restaurant.  Each dish was very fresh, exquisite, and well presented.   Then, you can choose either Japanese cuisine, Italian buffet, or room service for breakfast.  We fully enjoyed the buffet.   The food presentation was not so quite extensive, but each dish tends to be a high standard.  Alternatively, you can go out for meals as there are many restaurants around Kyoto Station.

My impressions

All staff was excellent.  If this is your first visit Kyoto, you may want to ask hotel concierges about recommended spots as they are informative.  Overall, the hardware and software would be clearly outstanding.  When we visit Kyoto, we always stay in the Higashiyama area because the atmosphere is very much Kyoto, but for this trip, we didn’t have enough time to move around, so we stayed at THE THOUSAND KYOTO.  We definitely return again next year.  Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about the property from the below space.  Check Availability and Pricing for the hotel on or Agoda


Style Modern City Hotel
Check-in and out times
Estimated Price 28,000 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact E-mail
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Internet Connection Free wifi in the hotel
Facility information Wheelchairs are available
Pets are not allowed
The parking lot is available at JPY2,000 per day
Access 5min walk from Kyoto Station
Address and TEL  Tel +81 75-354-1000
Official Homepage THE THOUSAND KYOTO’s HP

*All information above is as of the date that I posted on my blog.