Kyoto Kamanza Hotel
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Kyoto Kamanza Hotel

702 Kamimatsuyacho Kamanzadori Nijo Sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0035 Kyoto Prefecture
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5.0
#66 of 337 hotels in Kyoto
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Kyoto Kamanza Hotel, located in old Kyoto and ensconced by Nijo Castle and the former Imperial Palace, is conveniently located near Kyoto Station, the city downtown, and numerous scenic destinations. The guest rooms blend traditional craft with a modern Japanese sensibility, allowing you to further relax and enjoy Kyoto. All of our staff are here to greet you with a smile and provide you with a comfortable stay. This hotel is operated by a specialty manufacturer of lacquerware furniture. The rare furniture, made by imparting lacquer motifs on precious woods, creates a luxurious and inviting atmosphere.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Hot bath
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Safe
Clothes rack
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
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Family
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Languages Spoken
Japanese

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702 Kamimatsuyacho Kamanzadori Nijo Sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0035 Kyoto Prefecture
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my-experiences wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom101 contributions80 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I was travelling with my niece and we booked this Beautiful cosy hotel. The do not have that many rooms but they are beautiful appointed. We booked a junior suite, there was a traditional seating area with cuts in and table. The room was very large, the twin beds were comfortable and spacious. Bathroom had a Japanese style wet room where you can shower and bath, as per tradition the bath tab overflows into the shower area to allow fresh water to run through whilst bathing.

The staff all spoke very good English and they were extremely friendly and genuine. Jun who I had been in touch before arriving showed us all the places to visit.

Unfortunately I do not remember the three ladies name that were working at the desk but I would like to say that they were wonderful.

Thank you all for making our stay so comfortable.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Hiroki_Shima, オーナー at Kyoto Kamanza Hotel
Responded 6 Mar 2020
Thank you very much for staying at Kyoto Kamanza Hotel, and giving us your kind feedback. We are extremely grateful for your warm comments about the hotel and happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our staffs really enjoyed talking with you. We will continue working on improving our service to satisfy all of our guests. Kyoto is especially beautiful in Spring and Autumn, so that you should definitely consider to visit here again during those times of year. We will be looking forward to seeing you in the future.
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Visit123 wrote a review May 2023
Montreal, Canada115 contributions156 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wow. We loved this hotel. After the crowds and noise of Tokyo, we were happy to stay at this hotel which is in a quiet residential neighborhood. This is a very small hotel with 10 rooms. We were given a very large room (suite 203). I have not seen the other rooms but they were smaller. Our room had 2 large beds, a sitting area, a very large bathroom, 2 sinks, large counter, large shower (wet room) and a separate toilet. The beds were very comfortable (our best in Japan), the drapes were opaque allowing for darkness in the room in the morning. Even if this hotel is in a quiet area, we had easy direct access to many tourist places (Arashiyama, golden temple, Fushimi Irani, Nara, etc) by bus or metro with just a few minutes walking. The area also has restaurants, grocery, convenient store within a few minutes walk. Hotel was able to receive and send our luggage with Yamoto. We stayed 8 days as we used this hotel as our base to visit Kyoto and surrounding areas. Thank you so much for such a great stay.
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Date of stay: May 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Shima Hiroki, オーナー at Kyoto Kamanza Hotel
Responded 6 Jun 2023
Nous vous remercions de vos commentaires. We are very happy to receive such a high reputation. Although the rainy season had been set in, we hope that you had a memorable and breathtaking experience during your first trip to Kyoto. It is always delighted for us to help you making a good plan for sightseeing according to your request. We are looking forward to seeing you soon.
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NikkiBee987 wrote a review Jan 2020
Toronto, Canada18 contributions27 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed at Kyoto Kamanza in October and really enjoyed our stay. The room was spacious and modern. The staff helped us to navigate the city and give us tips on transit and timing to visit sites. It was in a great location to travel to different sites and areas within Kyoto. While it is not on a large street, we felt safe and didn’t have any issues finding the hotel. Great boutique hotel and for under $200 cad, we were extremely pleased with the value.

Nikki and Warren.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Hiroki_Shima, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Kyoto Kamanza Hotel
Responded 25 Jan 2020
Thank you very much for staying at Kyoto Kamanza Hotel and we are extremely grateful for your warm comments about the hotel and happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We will continue working on improving our service to satisfy all of our guests. We will be delighted to welcome you when you visit Kyoto again :)
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OldSwingCat wrote a review Mar 2020
Malmesbury, United Kingdom11 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I stayed here for a few days and it proved a great choice. It is a small hotel but our room was very spacious, comfortable and stylish. Sam, the manager, and Onda were the people we had most contact with; they both had excellent English and were very helpful in helping us orientate ourselves. Kyoto is a big city and nowhere is near everything but Hotel Kamanza is pretty well situated with metro, bus stops and a JR station only short walks away. It was a pleasure to stay there.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Hiroki_Shima, オーナー at Kyoto Kamanza Hotel
Responded 11 Mar 2020
Thank you so much for your heart-warming comments on us. It was always a pleasure chatting with you, too. We are glad to hear that you felt good about your room, the location of our hotel. It would be great if your days spending at our hotel could become one of your lasting memories. Please enjoy the rest of your trip. We hope to see you again.
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ManiRostom wrote a review Mar 2023
Dubai, United Arab Emirates206 contributions62 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
The cutest little hotel in the heart of Kyoto. At first , you might get a bit confused as in how everything operates but you will be surprised how efficient and resourceful this tiny hotel is. Equipped with all amenities ; hair dryer , Wi-Fi , dining room , clean sheets , DIY everything because you will have to pick up daily clean towels (plenty of those lying in your room and in the lobby ) a little fridge , a kettle and plenty of charging stations to accommodate different devices including your laptop. It’s 15 mins away from Kyoto station , 14
Mins away from Kyoto tower and 30 mins away from Kyoto’s famous Bamboo forest . 5 stars from me and I would stay there again and again.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Shima Hiroki, オーナー at Kyoto Kamanza Hotel
Responded 6 Jun 2023
Thank you very much for staying at Kyoto Kamanza Hotel, and giving us your wonderful reviews. We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed the room of tatami space and bath area. Front desk staff is always willing to help, and we will keep updating more information about Kyoto and try hard to make our guest to have a great stay. We will be delighted to welcome you when you visit Kyoto again.
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Stephanie R wrote a review Jan 2023
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
This was a lovely short stay for my partner and I. We have stayed in many places throughout Tokyo. But this particular hotel definitely had a warmer and more family style feel. It’s a smaller sized hotel, I believe three floors. The rooms are massively sized for something in Japan, supplied with lots of special products for us to use. This hotel definitely has a lot of love put into it, you can definitely tell this. The staff that was helping us with check in and out was super helpful and even went above and beyond to communicate with us using a translation device. It was very touching! I would recommend staying here if you’re looking to stay somewhere within Kyoto. The closest station does go to a lot of main tourist attractions. The station is about a 10 minute walk away, but not an issue for us as we love getting our steps up whilst in Japan! Thank you for having us! :)
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Shima Hiroki, オーナー at Kyoto Kamanza Hotel
Responded 11 Jan 2023
Thank you for sharing your positive comments on us. We are delighted to hear that you liked your room which is spacious enough for you. This is one of our benefits as we have only 10 rooms in our hotel. We are sorry that you might have felt a bit inconvenient to go to the nearest station. However, we hope that you enjoyed a quiet neighborhood at night and relax during your stay. All of our staff are waiting for you to come back again.
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Ritchy41 wrote a review Sept 2023
Amsterdam, The Netherlands274 contributions129 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very warm welcome upon check in. We reserved the suite (203) for 4 nights.
Very spacious, two comfortable beds, Japanese sitting area, big bath room with loads of amenities.
Most important, clean and quiet. Room only, no meals/food at the hotel.

The hotel is located in a residential area but the subway is a 5 minute walk away with access to all sights in Kyoto. Restaurants and supermarkets all nearby.
Great little breakfast place Imaya just 2 min from the hotel with the best coffee!

This was a great experience. Very private and convenient so can only recommend this hotel when you are in wonderful Kyoto!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Shima Hiroki, オーナー at Kyoto Kamanza Hotel
Responded 25 Sept 2023
Thank you very much for staying at Kyoto Kamanza Hotel, and giving us your kind feedback. We are extremely grateful for your warm comments about the hotel and happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We will continue working on improving our service to satisfy all of our guests. Kyoto is especially beautiful in Spring and Autumn, so that you should definitely consider to visit here again during those times of year. We will be looking forward to seeing you in the future.
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M H wrote a review Jan 2023
Amsterdam, The Netherlands15 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Staying here made our - father and daughter - trip very comfortable. We could recuperate very well after visiting the interesting sites so close. The two single beds were large and comfortable, the room was spacious and very well equipped, with English instructions to operate. The bathroom was luxurious. Everything was clean and quit. We were very happy of our choice for this hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Shima Hiroki, オーナー at Kyoto Kamanza Hotel
Responded 11 Jan 2023
We are extremely grateful to your favorable comments on our hotel. We do hope that you had a comfortable time during your stay. Our hotel is not located in a downtown area though, there are many shops and cafes which never get you bored. Please come back when cherry blossoms are in bloom in Kyoto. You will be amazed by another beautiful feature of Kyoto. We look forward to serving you again soon.
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KEW135 wrote a review Apr 2019
Leeds, United Kingdom61 contributions45 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I recently stayed here for two nights during a two-week trip to Japan. I actually changed my booking from somewhere else at the last minute as this hotel had better reviews and I was not disappointed.

The hotel is well located for the centre of Kyoto and is also near to a subway station for visiting places further away. The room was one of the larger rooms we had in Japan and it was very clean and well equipped. The beds and pillows were great and it was very quiet at night, with black-out blinds too to help you get a good nights sleep.

Highly recommended for anyone visiting Kyoto.
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Date of stay: April 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Hiroki_Shima, オーナー at Kyoto Kamanza Hotel
Responded 15 Apr 2019
Thank you for taking your time to write a review about our hotel. We are extremely proud to receive such a high praise from you and glad that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Our hotel is located in a quiet area so your guests are able to have a good sleep. Thank you once again and we look forward to seeing you again if you ever visit Kyoto.
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Beachbuggy1324 wrote a review Dec 2018
Bern, Switzerland41 contributions24 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for 4 nights exploring Kyoto and nearby cities.

Our stay was great. Staff were very helpful and English was no problem. Hotel is quite new and everything was in perfect condition. Bed was super comfortable.

Hotel is centrally located close to Nijō castle, and a bus stop and subway within reasonable walking distance.

Do note this is a small hotel, breakfast is served in a nearby hostel or they deliver breakfast preordered the previous day. We had no problem with this- both options tasty and convenient and worth it when you compare the price to other hotels in Kyoto

Very good value for money and highly recommended!
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Hiroki_Shima, オーナー at Kyoto Kamanza Hotel
Responded 20 Dec 2018
First of all, we would like to thank you for choosing our hotel during your precious time in Kyoto. Also, we would like to thank you for your quick follow-up and kind comments on us. As we provide the highest quality Mother Goose Down Comforter and The Simmon’s Highest Grade Pocketed Coil Mattress, we receive a good rating among our guests with particular reference to our beds. We do hope you had a good sleep during your stay. A new hotel though, we are still working on improving hotel facilities in order to meet our customers' needs. We eagerly anticipate your next visit and look forward to serving you again.
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Aleeski asked a question Nov 2018
San Francisco, California1 contribution
Is there a clothes washing and drying machine in this hotel for guests to use?
Answer from 博樹 島
Kyoto, Japan1 contribution
Thank you very much for contacting us. Unfortunately, we do not have a washing and drying machine in the hotel. We usually ask guests to use coin-laundry nearby, which is about five min walk.
ManiRostom wrote a tip Mar 2023
Dubai, United Arab Emirates206 contributions62 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure you have Google translate handy although they use a device / app that translates on the spot. It’s mostly DIY."
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Dave Z wrote a tip Nov 2019
15 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book through Expedia."
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Anne-Laure G wrote a tip Oct 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid ground floor if you are not a smoker and sensitive to smell"
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£57 - £125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kyoto Kamanza Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Kyoto Kamanza Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Kyoto Shibori Museum (0.2 miles), Kyoto International Manga Museum (0.2 miles), and Mikane Shrine (0.07 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kyoto Kamanza Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a hot tub, and complimentary tea.
Which room amenities are available at Kyoto Kamanza Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Kyoto Kamanza Hotel?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Kyoto Kamanza Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kyoto Kamanza Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Steak House Pound Kyoto Honten, Honke Owariya Main Branch, and Trattoria Casa Verde.
Is Kyoto Kamanza Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the centre of Kyoto.
Are there any historical sites close to Kyoto Kamanza Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (3.3 miles), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (2.1 miles), and Sanjusangendo Temple (1.9 miles).
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