ASAI Kyoto Shijo
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ASAI Kyoto Shijo

444 Syunzeicho, Shimogyo-ku Karasuma-higashiiru, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto 600-8417 Kyoto Prefecture
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4.5
#131 of 338 hotels in Kyoto
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
ASAI KYOTO SHIJO Live like a local in Japan’s ancient capital and discover the best of the destination with easy access to Kyoto’s hot spots and top tips and advice from our team of community ambassadors – on hand around the clock to ensure you have a truly memorable experience. Each cosy room comes with all the essentials, including a superior-quality bed, a powerful shower, and a smart TV for downtime streaming, to deliver maximum comfort between your explorations. Regular collaborations with local creatives, chefs, and wellness experts ensure there is always something interesting going on in our lively communal space – the ideal place to relax, unwind, meet other travellers, and, if essential, catch up on some work.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Board games / puzzles
Babysitting
Pushchairs
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
24-hour front desk
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Umbrella
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air purifier
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Bidet
Safe
Telephone
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
City View
Business
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and 1 more

Location

444 Syunzeicho, Shimogyo-ku Karasuma-higashiiru, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto 600-8417 Kyoto Prefecture
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 95 out of 100
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Itami Airport
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Kobe Airport
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Haley Van B wrote a review Aug 2023
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Asai Kyoto was exceptional. The hotel is brand new and a vibrant fusion of Japanese and Thai. We originally booked for 3 nights but extended our stay 2 more nights because we were so happy with the accommodation and service. Today they even brought in a Gaisha for a show in the lobby/restaurant area. Something that usually costs an arm and a leg. Not only that but the price of the hotel is extremely reasonable. I would 💯 stay here again and highly recommend it if you are coming to Kyoto.
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from ASAI Kyoto Shijo, Owner at ASAI Kyoto Shijo
Responded 31 Aug 2023
Hi, Haleyvanb, ASAI Kyoto Shijo team is very happy to hear you had a great local living experience here! Your sincern feedback is value for us. We’re expected to see you here again for next visit in Kyoto Warm regards, ASAI Kyoto Shijo team,
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Naomi H wrote a review Jan 2024
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was an outstanding place to stay. The room was very clean and everything worked perfectly. The room was little but cosy and practical and not as small as we thought accommodation in Japan was going to be. It is located in a quiet street with heaps of cute ma and pa shops and a short walk to the Pontocho and other attractions. The staff were outstanding and always available. We loved our stay there and highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Shijo ASAI Kyoto, オーナー at ASAI Kyoto Shijo
Responded 16 Mar 2024
Dear ninjomi, Thank you for sharing your outstanding experience at ASAI Kyoto Shijo. We are delighted to hear that you found your room to be very clean, perfectly functional, and comfortably cozy. It’s great to know that our accommodations exceeded your expectations in terms of size, and you appreciated the practicality of the space. We're also thrilled that you enjoyed our location on a quiet street, surrounded by charming local shops, and in close proximity to Pontocho and other attractions. Our staff is dedicated to providing exceptional service, and knowing they made a significant positive impact on your stay means the world to us. Hearing that you loved your stay and would highly recommend us is the best compliment we could receive. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back for another memorable visit. Warm regards, ASAI Kyoto Shijo
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Lpoko258 wrote a review Aug 2023
Long Island, NY155 contributions80 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
You would think that when a group of 21 tired, sweaty travelers walk into a hotel lobby at once, it could discombobulate the staff…but instead we were greeted with smiles, lovely lemon water, and patience. The four days we were there all of us commented on how amazing the staff was at this hotel. The hotel itself is modern, with all the needed amenities. The beds were very comfortable mattresses on a raised platform. The shower was powerful and hot! The shampoo etc. we’re in pump bottles and had a very pleasing aroma!
Breakfast was delicious! (I didn’t have any other meals in the hotel but my group mates said the food in the restaurant was great!) There is a happy hour every day and the drinks were well made, and served with a smile!
Overall this is an outstanding hotel in a good location (easy to walk to the station, some of the temples and the Gion area)! If I’m ever in Kyoto again, I would definitely stay here!
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Get the Thai curry set for breakfast…weird? Yes, but so darn delicious!
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Response from ASAI Kyoto Shijo, Owner at ASAI Kyoto Shijo
Responded 31 Aug 2023
Hi, Lpoko, ASAI Kyoto Shijo team is very happy to hear you had a great local living experience here! Your sincere feedback is value for us. Thanks again for your kinds review. Our local ambassador is here to see you again soon. Warm regards, ASAI Kyoto Shijo team,
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Steven B wrote a review Nov 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We are currently staying at the ASAI hotel here in Kyoto. This hotel is new but that is no excuse for poor service. Breakfast is a mess, not enough staff to cope with the volume of guests and also the food is cold. The room we are staying in is noisy you can hear street noise from our room which doesn’t help with sleep. The layout of the room is bizarre the basin to wash your hands is in the entrance hall of your room and not in the bathroom. Also the bar is expensive so don’t drink there.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Shijo ASAI Kyoto, オーナー at ASAI Kyoto Shijo
Responded 26 Nov 2023
Dear valued guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback during your stay at ASAI Kyoto Shijo. We truly appreciate your honesty as it helps us identify areas where we need improvement. We sincerely apologize for the issues you’ve encountered with our breakfast service. The experience you described does not meet the standards we strive for, and we regret that we weren't able to provide you with the smooth and enjoyable breakfast experience you deserved. Please be assured that we are taking immediate steps to address these concerns, including reviewing our staffing levels and food service procedures. Regarding the noise in your room, we are truly sorry for the disturbance it has caused to your rest. We understand how crucial a good night's sleep is, especially when traveling. We will certainly look into this matter and explore ways to improve sound insulation. We also acknowledge your comments about the room layout and the bar pricing. Your feedback is invaluable to us as we continually work to enhance our guest experience. We will take your observations into serious consideration as we strive to improve in these areas. We hope that we can have the opportunity to make things right and show you the true ASAI Kyoto Shijo hospitality. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our front desk if there is anything we can do to make the rest of your stay more comfortable. Thank you once again for your feedback. We hope to welcome you back in the future for a much more positive experience. Warm regards, ASAI Kyoto Shijo
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Martina wrote a review Mar 2024
London, United Kingdom157 contributions42 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Comfy hotel, overall nice experience.
The room was clean and perfect for a short stay, just a bit small.
Staff was welcoming and friendly.
Breakfast needs improvement, as they only offered set menus which in my opinion were not great; a buffet breakfast would have been much better. Location is good to visit the May sights of the city but it is also quiet.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Shijo ASAI Kyoto, オーナー at ASAI Kyoto Shijo
Responded 31 Mar 2024
Dear burattimartina, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your stay at ASAI Kyoto Shijo. We're pleased to hear that you found the hotel comfortable and had an overall nice experience with us. It's great to know that the cleanliness of the room and the friendliness of our staff contributed positively to your stay, although we understand your comments regarding the room size and breakfast options. We appreciate your input on our breakfast offerings. Providing a satisfying start to the day is important to us, and we take your suggestion for a buffet breakfast to heart as we continuously look to improve our services and cater to our guests' preferences more effectively. We're glad you enjoyed our location's convenience to the city's major sights while also appreciating the quiet atmosphere it offers. Your feedback is invaluable, and we hope to welcome you back, aiming to exceed your expectations in all aspects of your stay. Warm regards, ASAI Kyoto Shijo
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Paula d wrote a review Apr 2024
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Not a bad experience. Location was good and the staff friendly and helpful. Extremely small room even though the sqm was stated online, the space was not well planned, making it hard for two people to feel comfortable. Odd and low quality breakfast.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Shijo ASAI Kyoto, オーナー at ASAI Kyoto Shijo
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Paula d, Thank you for choosing ASAI Kyoto Shijo and for taking the time to provide feedback on your stay. We are glad to hear that you found our location convenient and our staff friendly and helpful. We apologize that the room did not meet your expectations in terms of space. Despite our efforts to maximize usability, such as providing under-bed storage, we understand that the room felt cramped for two people. We are continually working on improving our room layouts to enhance guest comfort and regret any inconvenience this may have caused you. Regarding breakfast, we are sorry to hear that it did not meet your taste. We typically receive positive comments about our meals, and your feedback is crucial for us as we strive to improve our offerings. We value your input and are committed to using it to enhance our services and accommodations. Thank you again for your review. Warm regards, ASAI Kyoto Shijo
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Lion D wrote a review Mar 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very friendly stuff and extrem clean and modern hotel. Location of the hotel is very good, fast to the main shopping district as well as other sightseeing spots. The restaurant that is in the hotel has extremly good breakfast and dinner dishes. We were extremly satisfied :)!!!
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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 as a couple
Room Tip: The brealfast is incredible delicious.
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Response from Shijo ASAI Kyoto, オーナー at ASAI Kyoto Shijo
Responded 23 Mar 2024
Dear liond954, Thank you for choosing ASAI Kyoto Shijo and for sharing such a glowing review. We're thrilled to hear we've been considered the best hotel in Kyoto by you. It's fantastic to know that our team's friendliness, along with the cleanliness and modernity of our hotel, contributed to a wonderful stay. We're also delighted that our location served you well, providing easy access to the main shopping district and various sightseeing spots. Hearing that you were extremely satisfied with both breakfast and dinner at our in-house restaurant adds to our joy. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and your kind words are a great motivation for us to continue providing exceptional service. We look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable experience at ASAI Kyoto Shijo. Warm regards, ASAI Kyoto Shijo
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Ryan H wrote a review Aug 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Overall, the stay at ASAI especially with the way their staff members treated me and my friends during the stay was something that I’ll never forget. They were all incredibly nice and welcoming throughout my whole experience here.
Lastly, I would like to give a huge shoutout to a staff here name PHUONG. Her hardworking attitude and warm smile alone makes a great reason for me to revisit this hotel next time I visit Kyoto!
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Breakfast severing ends at 10am, it’s worth a shot so do try to make it in time
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Response from ASAI Kyoto Shijo, Owner at ASAI Kyoto Shijo
Responded 31 Aug 2023
Hi, Chung Hsiang Hsu, ASAI Kyoto Shijo team is very happy to hear you had a great local living experience here! Thank you for your complement to our local ambassador especially PHUONG, she is alway working hard and you will never forget her smile! Our local ambassador are here to see you again soon. Warm regards, ASAI Kyoto Shijo team,
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Pennylane wrote a review Mar 2024
Celje, Slovenia11 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A really nice hotel in a convenient location, on a quiet street but close to everything, especially if you rent a bike. Rooms a little small, but nothing out of the ordinary for Japan. Otherwise very functional use of space in the rooms, very clean, minimalist design. Overall a great experience.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: No parking for bicycles. Fortunately, there is a public one near by but it’s payable.
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Response from Shijo ASAI Kyoto, オーナー at ASAI Kyoto Shijo
Responded 16 Mar 2024
Dear pennylane10, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at ASAI Kyoto Shijo. We are delighted to hear that you found our hotel to be nicely situated in a convenient location, offering the best of both worlds with its quiet street setting and close proximity to local attractions, especially accessible by bike. We understand that the rooms may feel a bit small, and we appreciate your understanding that this is somewhat typical for accommodations in Japan. It's great to know that you found the rooms to be very clean, with a functional use of space and a minimalist design that contributed to your overall positive experience. Hearing that your stay was great is incredibly rewarding for us. We aim to provide a comfortable and welcoming environment for all our guests, and we're glad we could achieve this for you. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back for another great experience in the future. Warm regards, ASAI Kyoto Shijo
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pkstockton wrote a review Jul 2023
Guam, Mariana Islands57 contributions64 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived the second week of the grand opening and it was amazing. Outstanding staff, excellent location, great food, positive vibe and not too large. This hotel checks all the boxes and we would definitely return. The staff went above and beyond and provided multiple recommendations and helped us with dinner reservations! Great vibe for those young and old!
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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 with friends
Room Tip: Make sure to try the breakfast! Great food at a reasonable price.
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Response from ASAI Kyoto Shijo, Owner at ASAI Kyoto Shijo
Responded 31 Aug 2023
Dear pkstockton, ASAI Kyoto Shijo team is very happy to hear you had a great local living experience here! Your sincere feedback is value for us. Thanks again for your kinds review. Our local ambassador is here to see you again soon. Warm regards, ASAI Kyoto Shijo team,
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Lion D wrote a tip Mar 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The brealfast is incredible delicious."
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Pennylane wrote a tip Mar 2024
Celje, Slovenia11 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"No parking for bicycles. Fortunately, there is a public one near by but it’s payable."
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Nam Wipanee S wrote a tip Dec 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Always up to date the transportation routes as it always changed with the faster one"
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Diego G wrote a tip Oct 2023
Reading, United Kingdom58 contributions31 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Yes, don't look for other hotel in Kyoto, this is the best one! Best staff, location and room quality. "
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Ryan H wrote a tip Aug 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Breakfast severing ends at 10am, it’s worth a shot so do try to make it in time"
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PRICE RANGE
£63 - £110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
114
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Frequently Asked Questions about ASAI Kyoto Shijo
Which popular attractions are close to ASAI Kyoto Shijo?
Nearby attractions include Ninja Dojo and Store (0.2 miles), Hayakawa Hamonoten (0.3 miles), and Bukoji (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at ASAI Kyoto Shijo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at ASAI Kyoto Shijo?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at ASAI Kyoto Shijo?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to ASAI Kyoto Shijo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ouchigohan Nakashimaya, Goichi Pizza, and Kyoto Katsuda.
Is ASAI Kyoto Shijo located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the centre of Kyoto.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at ASAI Kyoto Shijo?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, and Korean.
Are there any historical sites close to ASAI Kyoto Shijo?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (2.3 miles), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (1.4 miles), and Sanjusangendo Temple (1.0 miles).
Does ASAI Kyoto Shijo have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
Is ASAI Kyoto Shijo accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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