Luxury Hotels and Ryokans for Solo Travelers

TOP5 Hotels and Ryokans for Solo Travelers

The city of Kyoto is a great tourist destination for solo travelers. If you are traveling alone, I would recommend staying in the Higashiyama area because although it is not very convenient for transportation, there are many attractive spots within walking distance. There are also many restaurants and local cafes scattered throughout the area. Then if you don’t have enough time, you may want to stay near Kyoto Station.  When I travel alone in Kyoto, I always stay at Yasaka Yutone Kyokoyado or Muromachi Yutone Kyokoyado.  It would be not easy to book the rooms during the spring and fall seasons, though.  In particular, two of them are very cozy for solo travelers and all staff is so friendly.

Yasaka Yutone Kyokoyado
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Yasaka Yutone Kyokoyado

The ryokan is popular all year round, but with only seven rooms, it is difficult to book a room. Especially in spring and fall. Read more
Muromachi Yutone Kyokoyado
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Muromachi Yutone Kyokoyado

This is the kind of ryokan that makes you want to come back again and again. If you are looking for a small ryokan adventure, you may want to stay here.  Read more
THE THOUSAND KYOTO
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THE THOUSAND KYOTO

This is a stylish and sophisticated hotel near Kyoto Station. If you are visiting Kyoto for the first time, I would recommend it.  Read more
Saka Hotel Kyoto
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Saka Hotel Kyoto

This is a nice boutique modern ryokan-style hotel. There are 38 rooms only. If you love Kyoto like me, you may want to stay here.  Read more
Hotel The Celestine Kyoto Gion
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Hotel The Celestine Kyoto Gion
This is not luxurious. If anything, it’s a modern business hotel. I found it to be very cost-effective. The location is almost perfect if you love Kyoto.  Read more