Urbain Kyoto Shijo Omiya
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Urbain Kyoto Shijo Omiya

14-2 Mibubojocho, Nakagyo-Ku, Kyoto 604-8804 Kyoto Prefecture
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#175 of 338 hotels in Kyoto
4.1 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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3.9 of 5 bubbles
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If you’re looking for a hotel in Kyoto, look no further than Urbain Kyoto Shijo Omiya.

While staying at Urbain Kyoto Shijo Omiya, visitors can check out Kyoto Station Building (1.4 mi) and Gion (1.6 mi), some of Kyoto's top attractions.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and you can stay connected during your stay as Urbain Kyoto Shijo Omiya offers guests free wifi.

The hotel features 24 hour front desk, 24 hour check-in, and room service. Plus, Urbain Kyoto Shijo Omiya offers breakfast, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Chez Philippe FSN Bar, Sumibi and Wine Kyoto Ekimae, and Shishikin, which are some wine bars that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

If you are interested in exploring Kyoto, check out one of the government buildings, such as Kyoto State Guest House, Kyotofucho Kyuhonkan, and Kyoto City Hall.

The staff at Urbain Kyoto Shijo Omiya looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Restaurant
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
Wifi
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Telephone
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese

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14-2 Mibubojocho, Nakagyo-Ku, Kyoto 604-8804 Kyoto Prefecture
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Good for walkers
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Narelle E wrote a review Jun 2019
Hanoi, Vietnam34 contributions59 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here for 3 nights and enjoyed my stay. There are a number of buses that can be caught to get to the train station and from 2 different bus stops, both of which are close to the hotel. The bed was comfortable but pillows just a little hard for me. The room was fairly small but that is the norm in Japan. It was clean and a nice range of toiletries supplied in the room. Good wifi and reception staff helpful, one in particular had very good English which was a bonus. Some lovely restaurants nearby as well as heaps of 7/11s and Family Marts. Not a lot of touristy things in the area but easy enough to get to them by public transport. Breakfast was excellent with a variety of both western and Japanese choices, also good coffee supplied. Would stay again.
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Date of stay: June 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Ron W wrote a review Nov 2018
Preston, United Kingdom60 contributions106 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is quite close to the Shijo-Omiya intersection. I stayed there because it's close to my family, but if you're coming to sight-see Kyoto, be aware that the area isn't exactly a tourist destination in itself, even though it's become a magnet for hoteliers, with new hotels springing up all the time (I've stayed in four or five business hotels in this area in the last few years, and they've all been new, or just a few years old). Shigo-Omiya is not that easily accessible: choices from Kyoto station are taxis, subway (requiring travel on two different systems, so you'll pay twice), or buses, which are the most cost effective.
On arrival I had a couple of bags so I used a taxi from Kyoto railway station to the hotel. The fare is around Y1100, expect to pay more when traffic is heavy. After that, I used buses to get to and from Kyoto station, any bus into the station, but when coming back from Kyoto station I always took a #26 bus (from stand D3) because this service normally terminates at the station, so there's no way I'd end up in totally the wrong place as I occasionally have with some other bus routes (eg, 206). When returning to the hotel on the #26 bus, look at the video screen at the front of the bus, get off at the Shijo/Omiya stop, then keep walking in the same direction as the bus, and cross the road. Walk up the street a couple of hundred metres (you'll see the Ark hotel on your left as you go up the street) and you'll be there. Look up for the sign, it's easy enough to walk past it.
My room was very small, but everything worked in the style of most Japanese business hotels. It was OK for one, would be a real squeeze for two, but possible. The room was cleaned daily and a bottle of water and green tea provisions left each day.
I washed my clothes using the hotel's free machines and dryers --I didn't have to wait for a spare machine or dryer either time, there are three of each, and that seems plenty.
Breakfast wasn't part of my rate, but for Y500 I tried it on the first morning and went back every morning afterwards. It's as good a breakfast as you'll find in this type of hotel, and better than most. Previously, I've eaten at Hattory, a cafe near the Shigo/Omiya intersection, but the hotel's breakfast room was non-smoking, a real plus for me, and the food offered was about the same price as Hattory's but much more extensive in scope. For the money, it's pretty well unbeatable. OK, if you want tropical fruit for breakfast, or oatmeal, you might have difficulty here, but for the most part there's plenty of options (think a choice of Japanese and western hot and cold dishes, pastries, cereals, juices and coffee). Some of the choices changed daily too, which meant that there was always something new to taste.

Staff service was very good and overall I enjoyed my stay.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Rigg K wrote a review Dec 2018
Kaohsiung, Taiwan16 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just stay for Christmas holidays, very traditional Japanese style hotel. Although room is not big but equipted with everything you need. Public bath is a great facility. Downstairs Enishi restaurant provides delicious food and neighbor is a famous Japan lamen. Location is also great with convenient stores and supermarket all within 1-3 minutes walk. Love this hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Elizabeth R wrote a review Nov 2018
Tonbridge, United Kingdom49 contributions41 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Pleasant hotel in a good location in Kyoto. It's near lots of bus stops including the JR bus to and from the station( great if you have the JR rail pass). Good value for Kyoto.
Room was small, but well designed. Nice bathroom with a bath!!! We had the breakfast which was good value. Staff were very nice and helpful. Overall very good. Great ramen restaurant almost next door!
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tony740406 wrote a review Oct 2018
Clarkston, Michigan43 contributions51 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel room whilst small was clean, had a comfortable bed, plenty of hot water and toiletries in the equally small bathroom. We had just come off a cruise boat, the cabin of which was twice the size. Having said all that it satisfied our needs being quiet with controlable air conditioning, a kettle and fridge. The included breakfast was adiquate with European and Japanese options. Staff, were as you come to expect in Japan, very polite but spoke limited English.
The nearest station was about a 5 minute walk away. If you don’t intend spending a lot of time in your room and don’t need to unpack all your luggage it is suitable. As far as the price is concerned it’s inline with what you would expect to pay in Japan most large cities in the US, Australia, Canada, UK and Northern Europe. Additionally we tried an evening meal in their restaurant which was tasty, reasonably cheap and had happy hour drinks.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Nils V wrote a review Nov 2017
Ortisei, Italy683 contributions137 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The Hotel itself is ok, but rooms are very small and paying over 100€ pP/night is really exagerated. Also the rooms are quite noisy. Breakfast is not included in the price (although its cheap) and is ok. Wouldnt pay more than 80€ pP for it
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Anderson Lim wrote a review Oct 2017
Singapore, Singapore51 contributions32 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
New Hotel near Omiya station and restaurants. Room are small like all hotel in Japan. Clean nice room and good service staffs. Self -service laundry room and onsen on the second floor. Cheap and good breakfast in the mornings.
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Alex W wrote a review Oct 2018
Singapore, Singapore1,426 contribution434 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Check-in was very smooth. There were 2 elevators to every floor. The room was clean on arrival and quiet at night. That said, my room faced the side. The window opened to a neighbour's blank wall barely 2 metres away. No view. Glass was frosted.

As with many urban hotels in Japan, space was tight, but even so, the room design did not really make the best use of it. It had a clothes closet which, for short stay travellers, is quite unnecessary. Instead the space should have been redesigned as a simple low shelf to accommodate luggage. Currently, there is absolutely nowhere to place your suitcase except on the floor, but since the floor area is so narrow, you have to jump over your suitcase every time you want to go from one point to another in the room. I didn't even have a large suitcase, only one that was slightly bigger than hand-carry cabin size. And still there was nowhere to put it without it getting in the way.

The bed was comfortable though the pillows had an inner case that was a kind of matting; rather strange but not a big issue.

There were more than 3 power points for charging equipment, plus 2 USB sockets. Temperature control (through a thermostat) was precise. Wifi was good and reliable. There was a small desk with good lighting. The room came with a small fridge and a kettle. Sachets of tea were provided, but not coffee. One bottle of drinking water was provided by Housekeeping each day.

The room did not have a safe for valuables. For a hotel in this price category, this is not acceptable.

The bathroom fixtures were very new-looking and worked well. Water pressure was good, hot water came through quite quickly and drainage was excellent. Toilet commode came with a built-in bidet/washing feature.

Breakfast was included in my plan. It was mostly Japanese style with a selection of western items such as mini-croissants, yogurt, jam, corn flakes... No fresh fruit in the breakfast (I don't consider diced fruit with syrup, straight from a can as 'fruit').

You can do your laundry free in the common laundry room on the second floor. You need to buy a sachet of detergent from the reception at 50 yen per packet. The instructions for using the washer or dryer were in English too, so it was easy.

At first I didn't like the location of the hotel, it was a bit too far (slightly over 1 km) to walk from the main shopping and restaurant areas. However, it's not a deserted or unsafe area. There were a few (cheaper) restaurants around the hotel and plenty of convenience stores too, and many buses run down the main street (Shijo Dori) in front. After learning how to use the city buses, that helped a lot and eventually, I used mostly buses to get to the main places of interest. You can get a good bus map from the Tourist Information Office at the main railway station. Do take note however that buses stop running after around 9pm! There is an underground railway station (Omiya) close by, but the Hankyu line that runs through this station doesn't really go anywhere useful.

Bus number 28 runs directly from the railway station to the main street in front of the hotel. Get off at Shijo Omiya stop. In Kyoto you board buses via their rear doors and exit from the front door. As you exit, pay the driver in cash (230 yen, if I remember correctly) or tap your Passmo or Suica stored-value card.
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Date of stay: October 2018
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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colettei wrote a review Sept 2018
Dublin, Ireland35 contributions3 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel was in a good location. The rooms were tiny even though we booked a twin. We only had small bags but if you have cases I would check with the hotel that they can store for you. Breakfast was not great. Most disappointing and most expensive hotel we stayed in on our trip round Japan
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Annio-C81 wrote a review Sept 2018
London, United Kingdom28 contributions4 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
An OK staying in Kyoto. Room size in line with the standard in Japan (small-ish) and Ok breakfast. Ok-ish location, but our room was facing the main street and it was impossible to sleep with the window open because of the noise. Very nice hall.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Razzai wrote a tip Mar 2018
The Netherlands3 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Standard rooms are really good, but may be small depending on your luggage. Inquire if upgraded rooms offer more space."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Urbain Kyoto Shijo Omiya
Which popular attractions are close to Urbain Kyoto Shijo Omiya?
Nearby attractions include Mipig Cafe Kyoto (0.1 miles), Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum (0.2 miles), and Mibudera (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Urbain Kyoto Shijo Omiya?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at Urbain Kyoto Shijo Omiya?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Urbain Kyoto Shijo Omiya?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Urbain Kyoto Shijo Omiya?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pound Shijo Omiya, Niku-Mon, and Shomin.
Is Urbain Kyoto Shijo Omiya located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the centre of Kyoto.
Are any cleaning services offered at Urbain Kyoto Shijo Omiya?
Yes, dry cleaning and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Urbain Kyoto Shijo Omiya?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Urbain Kyoto Shijo Omiya?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (2.9 miles), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (2.3 miles), and Sanjusangendo Temple (1.8 miles).
Is Urbain Kyoto Shijo Omiya accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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