Hotel Imagine Kyoto
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Hotel Imagine Kyoto

19-1 Kitakarasumacho Higashikujo, Minami-Ku, Kyoto 601-8017 Kyoto Prefecture
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#4 of 66 small hotels in Kyoto
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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Nestled in the heart of Kyoto but carefully hidden from the hustle bustle of a city and designed with the embodiment of Japan’s culture we welcome you to Hotel Imagine Kyoto. It is in this place that art and culture beckons and gathers the world under its roof. Hotel Kyoto Imagine readily and warmly welcomes all guests to its sanctuary, providing you with world-class accommodation and hospitality. Experience the extraordinary comforts of Japanese contemporary lifestyle with a classic touch for all to enjoy.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Complimentary tea
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Wifi
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Umbrella
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air purifier
Air conditioning
Sofa
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Bidet
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Microwave
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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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Japanese

Location

19-1 Kitakarasumacho Higashikujo, Minami-Ku, Kyoto 601-8017 Kyoto Prefecture
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90Reviews3Q+A4Room tips

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miss lucy wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
New, aesthetically designed hotel in Kyoto with a kind staff who are more than happy to help answer any question about the hotel and Kyoto.
The rooms and bed are very comfortable and clean.
The common kitchen downstairs is a fantastic idea!!!
10/10 all round!
I would recommend this hotel to anyone and everyone wishing to stay in Kyoto due to its convenient location (only a 5 minute walk to the station and a large shopping mall) and all the other amazing things mentioned above.
Will definitely stay here again.
😊
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from sortato, オーナー at Hotel Imagine Kyoto
Responded 6 Feb 2020
Thank you for staying with us and your kind review. Our hotel is located near Kyoto Station which has lots of shops and restaurants, and also it is very convenient to go anywhere inside or outside of Kyoto city. We are so glad to hear that you felt cosy in the room, our hotel is designed as apartment hotel and we wish our guest could feel at home during their stay here, and thank you for your understanding for this. And thank you for your kind encouragement to our staffs! We will always be willing to help every guest. We are looking forward to seeing you again in any IMAGINE in the future ! Best regards, HOTEL IMAGINE KYOTO Front Desk Team
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Julie wrote a review Apr 2022
Japan19 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed overnight as we arrived in Kyoto Station a little late, and it was such a wonderful experience! The location was about 5 mins from the station... And the best part is how big the room is (I was in a superior twin). Definitely will recommend to my family/friends or for group travellers visiting Kyoto!

The hotel also gave some recommendations on places to eat, including a Michelin star ramen, so we tried that too! Lovely experience, I wish I could've stayed a few more nights...
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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threeonecharlie wrote a review Aug 2023
Singapore, Singapore735 contributions49 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is on the South side of Kyoto Station, which seems to be quieter than the North side. A comfortable walk from the station even with big luggages and stroller. We had the King Room which is on the ground floor, cosily just behind the front desk. Very large bathroom, spacious living space for 2 futons at the tatami area. I thought it gave a good feel of living in a ryokan without fear of my kids knocking a hole in the wall. And they loan out kimono for free!

The front desk is not manned all the time, but the toiletries and towels are there for self-service. There is a communal kitchen with oven and coffee machine, just that after heavy usage, I had to clean the coffee machine myself. If you need teabags, may need to get some at the nearby convenience stores. The 2 washing machines and dryers are really useful too.

I wanted to give 5 stars but I didn't really like those photo booth props in the common area. Might be a be more classy without those?
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Get your own tea bags if that matters. Cups and kettles and coffee machine (with coffee beans)...
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Jason P wrote a review Jan 2020
Baton Rouge, Louisiana5 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our first time visiting Japan & we were very intimidated by the unknown. The owner and his staff went out of their way to make us feel at home. We stayed in the Japanese Suite which had plenty of room for our family of 4 (me, wife, 2 teenage boys). We were first unsure of the sleeping situation as you had to fold out & make up your own futons, but they were extremely comfortable. The property itself is very new & modern with a fully functional community kitchen downstairs. You’re 2 blocks from Kyoto Station, many C-Stores, and a major shopping center. They even provide you with bicycles if you want them. I can’t speak highly enough about this beautiful property.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from sortato, オーナー at Hotel Imagine Kyoto
Responded 6 Feb 2020
Thank you for staying with us and your kind review. Our hotel is located near Kyoto Station which has lots of shops and restaurants, and also it is very convenient to go anywhere inside or outside of Kyoto city. We are so glad to hear that you felt cosy in the room, our hotel is designed as apartment hotel and we wish our guest could feel at home during their stay here, and thank you for your understanding for this. And thank you for your kind encouragement to our staffs! We will always be willing to help every guest. We are looking forward to seeing you again in any IMAGINE in the future ! Best regards, HOTEL IMAGINE KYOTO Front Desk Team
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Simone wrote a review May 2022
Tokyo, Japan5 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked IMAGINE for my 2 nights stay in Kyoto and loved it there. The owner and the staff are very kind and helpful, the atmosphere is inviting and I liked the interior of the common room and the rooms a lot.
You will find everything you need for your stay!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Hotel Imagine, オーナー at Hotel Imagine Kyoto
Responded 24 Sept 2022
Dear Simone Thank you for staying our hotel and giving us lovely review! Our hotel is located from Kyoto station (Shinkansen-exit) from 5 mins on foots. There is a famous store "Don Quijote" on the way to our hotel. We provide a tatami room, separated bath room and toilet; moreover, there are several beauty equipments, for example, "Hairbeauron 3D Plus". We are happy you felt local at-home atmosphere at our hotel. We are looking forward to seeing you again and we very happy to see you! Best regards HOTEL IMAGINE KYOTO
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Tina T wrote a review Mar 2020
5 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My partner and I stayed 5 nights at Hotel Imagine Kyoto. By far our favourite accommodation our entire trip. The rooms are so spacious, but best of all the common room had all the utilities of a full kitchen. After being away from home for weeks it was really nice to cook something familiar.

Can not recommend enough! Will definitely be back 👍
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Lauren G wrote a review Feb 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel Imagine is located just a short walk from Kyoto Station and is surrounded by lots of food options and restaurants. The staff here are super friendly and very helpful - during our trip they went above and beyond to help us. The hotel itself is beautifully designed with lots of nice touches and the shared kitchen is a great space. Would recommend to all - we had a great stay!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ayrel G wrote a review Mar 2023
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a fabulous time at Hotel Imagine Kyoto. We are a family of 5 - 2 adults and 3 children ages 3-11. The space provided for our family was perfect for our needs. The staff was great with our kids, our youngest was always eager to get back to her "friends" at the end of the day. The open floor concept on the first floor was welcoming and accommodating - we enjoyed making breakfast in the mornings and the kids enjoyed the open space to play together. The owner was there daily and always helpful with our family's needs. The location was easy and convenient from the train station.
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Laura G wrote a review Mar 2024
Saint Paul, Minnesota7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great hotel! Quiet, comfortable, and located in central Kyoto. Hotel Imagine is walkable from the main train station. My family of two adults and one child stayed there comfortably, and the ryokan style was a beautiful touch. We met the owner, who is incredibly kind, open and passionate about serving guests.
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Date of stay: March 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Felisia G wrote a review Sept 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Only a few minutes away from Kyoto Central Station. The hotel itself has a homey feeling to it and spacious guest rooms. There is an open common area where there is kitchen, sofa, fridge, etc. A huge plus for me for in house coin laundry!! Also, they have a fun photo studio where you can take pictures with friends/family.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Hotel Imagine, オーナー at Hotel Imagine Kyoto
Responded 24 Sept 2022
Dear felisiaggg Thank you for staying our property and giving us super good review! Our hotel is located from Kyoto station (Shinkansen-exit) from 5 mins on foots. We provide a tatami room, separated bath room and toilet; moreover, there are several beauty equipments, for example, "Hairbeauron 3D Plus". Please enjoy sight-seeing in Kyoto city and feel relax and local at-home atmosphere at our hotel. We are looking forward to seeing you again and we very happy to see you! Terima kasih! Best regards HOTEL IMAGINE KYOTO
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Freedom31804321488 asked a question Jun 2020
Japan
喫煙所はありますか?
Answer from Sorato Murakami
Kyoto, Japan1 contribution
Hello. Washing machine is 200 yen for 30 minutes. The dryer is 100 yen for 30 minutes. There are two washing machines and two dryers.
threeonecharlie wrote a tip Aug 2023
Singapore, Singapore735 contributions49 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get your own tea bags if that matters. Cups and kettles and coffee machine (with coffee beans) available at the communal kitchen. "
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JustinaLee wrote a tip Dec 2019
Singapore, Singapore50 contributions159 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose a corner room because there are two windows so the room is very bright."
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Stellalee92 wrote a tip Apr 2019
Jakarta, Indonesia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"big group, easy access"
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Jared Lee wrote a tip Mar 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia5 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"They have rooms that fit from 2 all the way to 7 pax. So it's good whether you come as a couple or a group."
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PRICE RANGE
£151 - £230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
JapanKinkiKyoto PrefectureKyotoSouthern Kyoto
NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Imagine Kyoto
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Imagine Kyoto?
Nearby attractions include Kintetsu Mall Miyakomichi (0.2 miles), Asty Kyoto (0.2 miles), and Kyoto Avanti (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Imagine Kyoto?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a hot tub, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Imagine Kyoto?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Imagine Kyoto?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Imagine Kyoto?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Imagine Kyoto?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tajimaya Aeon Mall Kyoto, Nakamura Tokichi Kyoto Station, and Sushi no Musashi JR Kyoto Station 8-jo Entrance.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Imagine Kyoto?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Imagine Kyoto?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Imagine Kyoto?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (1.2 miles), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (1.6 miles), and Sanjusangendo Temple (0.8 miles).
Is Hotel Imagine Kyoto accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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