Karasuma Kyoto Hotel
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Karasuma Kyoto Hotel

Karasuma Shijo, Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto 600-8412 Kyoto Prefecture
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4.0
#79 of 338 hotels in Kyoto
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Value

See why so many travellers make Karasuma Kyoto Hotel their hotel of choice when visiting Kyoto. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

As your “home away from home,” the hotel rooms offer a flat screen TV and air conditioning, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

Guests have access to 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and room service while staying at Karasuma Kyoto Hotel. In addition, Karasuma Kyoto Hotel offers an on-site restaurant, which will help make your Kyoto trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is paid private parking available on-site.

While staying at Karasuma Kyoto Hotel, visitors can check out Kyoto Station Building (1.1 mi) and Sannenzaka Ninenzaka (1.3 mi), some of Kyoto's top attractions.

If you’re looking for a Korean restaurant, consider a visit to Chifaja Saiin, Grilled Beef Masuichi Sakaimachi Nishiki, or Taishitei, Kiyamachi, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Karasuma Kyoto Hotel.

During your visit, be sure to check out popular attractions like Nishiki Market (0.3 mi), Gion (0.9 mi), and Kyoto National Museum (1.1 mi), which are all within walking distance of the hotel.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Karasuma Kyoto Hotel as you experience all of the things Kyoto has to offer.

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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Salon
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Business
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Japanese

Location

Karasuma Shijo, Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto 600-8412 Kyoto Prefecture
Name/address in local language
715Reviews5Q+A35Room tips

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KongHans1 wrote a review Mar 2020
Kristiansand, Norway362 contributions133 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Central placed with walking distance to shopping bazars, exotic restaurants, and, if you can walk 2 km Imperial Palace, not so far from a must visit.
Breakfast is served in the 3th floor, and you can choose from western or japanese food. Plenty of choices.
Bathroom is very small, actually too small in my opinion.
Carpet on the floor looks dirty, but is not, just old. Cleaning is first class all over, with new linen every evening. And the staff is as usual in Japan, very polite and friendly.
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Date of stay: March 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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joshuayuet wrote a review Jul 2023
Macau, China91 contributions66 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked a non-smoking room, but the room we had is full of smoking smell. We told the front desk about this and someone came to spray the air freshener, we also turned the air freshener to the maximum, but it didn't work at all. We were very uncomfortable due to the poor air.

However, the location of the hotel is very convenient, the subway Shijo Station is just a few steps near the hotel, and the hotel is quite quiet. The facilities are adequate but relatively old.
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Date of stay: July 2023
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ryan M wrote a review Mar 2024
Belfast, United Kingdom53 contributions15 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for 3 nights (currently on last night but confident to give good review based on last two nights) and it was an enjoyable experience. The room felt like I was left to it and the cleaning time was clear as being from 11am and never felt rushed out of the room on the mornings before this.

The reception staff are also very friendly. This is a good place to stay and a very central location for anyone in Kyoto!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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NICHOLAS T wrote a review Feb 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates8,950 contributions943 helpful votes
+1
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Karasuma Kyoto Hotel served our purposes very well.

It was near the train station and central Kyoto.

Our double room was a decent size with good storage although the bathroom was very small. The shower however was good enough - warm and with decent power.

The hotel was very clean and the staff all very nice.

The buffet breakfast was a mixture of Asian and western food. It was nothing special but set things up well for the day.

There was also a basement bar in the hotel - the Anchor Bar - and Starbucks on the ground floor for those wanting a caffeine hit.

Taxis were readily available from the road at the front of the hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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DonitaPo wrote a review Apr 2023
Santiago, Chile299 contributions61 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
this is a very good hotel for someone who is visiting Kyoto and wants to have a comfortable clean place to stay. The hotel is very well located, very central to many of the touristic sites of Kyoto and the rooms are small, but have everything that is necessary and rather comfortable. there is a Starbucks right under the hotel, which is a lifesaver.

The breakfast is quite delicious and it is a mixture between western breakfast and Japanese breakfast.

the service for laundry is very good and in general the customer experience is quite comfortable in this hotel.

I would definitely recommend it
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Sue H wrote a review Sept 2023
Australia10 contributions
+1
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is very dated, the room I stayed in was very small, so much so that we had to move some of the furniture to try to create more space. The bathroom is really only a cubicle which I ended up receiving bruising from in knocking against the fixtures. The bath is so deep that it is difficult to climb in and out from.
The air con had to be on for the whole time as it was not working effectively even though it was set to high.
Fridge was empty, no tea or coffee, just an old electric jug. No English channels available on the tv, no extra pillows, blankets or reading matter. Window curtains looked old and needed a launder.
Breakfast was a luke warm variety of a western and Japanese menu.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: If staying at the hotel, be aware and bring your own snacks, tea, coffee, milk. Potions, bottle...
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Ciara Led wrote a review Apr 2023
Makati, Philippines407 contributions71 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice, small hotel in a very convenient, and quiet location. Staff is very polite as expected in all of Japan. Hotel is very easy to find and located in a nice, peaceful commercial street. Room is very clean, albeit small. Price is very reasonable.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Alison Q wrote a review Apr 2024
Felixstowe, United Kingdom13 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely hotel to stay in. Staff friendly and helpful. Room cleaned daily with fresh towels. Starbucks accessed from the hotel which was great. Room was a great size compared to other hotels we stayed in. Great to have a wardrobe too. Easy access to tubes. Best Hotel we stayed in Japan.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Free water daily left in the room
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nbseer wrote a review May 2005
Philadelphia, PA8 contributions52 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My teenaged daughter and I spent three days in Kyoto, and stayed at the Karasuma Kyoto Hotel. We booked the room through JTB, the Japanese Tourism Bureau, in a special that included round trip from Tokyo on the Shinkansen. Highly recommended.

Our room, on the next to top floor, overlooked busy Karasuma-dori. But soundproofed glass kept things relatively quiet.

This hotel is just two subway stops north of Kyoto Station, and one block south of the central Karasuma-Shijo intersection. Most buses to shrines and temples stop here, making this hotel very convenient for sightseers.

The big department stores, with their mouth-watering food court goodies, are on Shijo, just a few minutes from the hotel. And it was an easy 15 minute walk east to the old Gion neighborhood.

Beds were comfy, and the very clean room included a sofa and table.
While we didn't take advantage of it, the hotel has a big buffet lunch on the second floor, and for that morning caffeine jolt, a Starbucks in front.

The Karasuma Kyoto also has a beauty parlor, featuring a special area where they can make a girl or woman look just like a geiko! Then you can go wandering in Gion, pretending to be a geisha. Cool!

All in all, a very convenient and economical place to stay, centrally located for business or touring in the amazing city of Kyoto.
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Adventurer28613 wrote a review Mar 2006
Here2 contributions21 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I had booked this hotel because the reviews on Expedia and TripAdvisor made it seem like a pretty good hotel. However when I got there, it seemed like a totally different hotel.

HOTEL LOCATION:
- 15 long blocks to & from Kyoto Station
- If not traveling to Kyoto Station much, then you're *somewhat* close to Gion & the Imperial Palace
- If you're familiar with the subway & bus system in Kyoto then it may be easier to navigate to Kyoto Station & other places within Kyoto
- Not really close to any shops, restaurants, or markets, closest thing is a 7-eleven

SERVICE/STAFF:
- Staff spoke little English but were courteous and accomodating

ROOM:
- Although it was cold in March, the rooms were EXTREMELY stuffy and the air conditioning was a joke. The windows cannot be opened unless you get housekeeping to open it. Once it's open though, you can't close it on your own.
- Walls & doors are thin so from your room you can hear what's going on in the hallway and from the hallway you can hear what's going on in the room!
- Bathroom is extremely small - basically it's the bathtub/shower, sink, then toilet all crammed together in that order. Be sure to watch your step - you have to step up to the bathroom - why there's a step I will never know!
- Don't dare touch the contents in the refrigerator - you automatically get charged
- Beds are hard
- Only the socket next to the bathroom works (if you ever need to plug an item in)
- Generally old but clean and roomy with two beds slightly bigger than a twin and a sofa & coffee table for you and a few friends to eat-in

Overall, it isn't a great hotel and if at all possible find a better hotel that has better accomodations & nearer to Kyoto Station - it will certainly pay off in comfort & travel.
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Date of stay: March 2006
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Answer from Dennis O
Sydney, Australia85 contributions44 helpful votes
Hi, yes there was a small fridge. I remember we put a few drinks in there. I do not remember if it already had hotel cans inside, but even so we were able to fit some battles and drinks of our own.
ebonysnowwhite asked a question Apr 2017
Los Angeles, California35 contributions5 helpful votes
Does this hotel have washing machines on site for guests to do laundry?
Answer from Artemis9109
Lexington, Kentucky354 contributions32 helpful votes
No they do not, or least they didn't when I was there in Oct 2016. I emailed them prior to our departure & they responded very quickly. I believe they do have a laundry service but these are not self service coin machines.
mariadari asked a question Apr 2018
Turin, Italy21 contributions4 helpful votes
Could you please let me know of you have the self laundry service?
Alison Q wrote a tip Apr 2024
Felixstowe, United Kingdom13 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Free water daily left in the room"
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Sue H wrote a tip Sept 2023
Australia10 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"If staying at the hotel, be aware and bring your own snacks, tea, coffee, milk. Potions, bottle opener, reading matter. Use the wifi for tv."
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L_and_RBrisbane wrote a tip Jun 2019
Brisbane, Australia1,267 contribution157 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"would imagine all rooms similar according to types"
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Ayelet B wrote a tip Sept 2018
Galilee Region, Israel25 contributions9 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose a room on a high floor on a non smoking floor"
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Art M wrote a tip May 2018
Bundaberg, Australia21 contributions6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms were comfortable."
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PRICE RANGE
£51 - £76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
karasuma hotel kyoto, kyoto karasuma hotel, karasuma kyoto hotel
LOCATION
JapanKinkiKyoto PrefectureKyotoShimogyo-ku / Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya
NUMBER OF ROOMS
255
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Frequently Asked Questions about Karasuma Kyoto Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Ninja Dojo and Store (0.09 miles), Kyoto Kimono Rental Sakura (0.2 miles), and Nishiki Market Shopping District (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Karasuma Kyoto Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Karasuma Kyoto Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Karasuma Kyoto Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ouchigohan Nakashimaya, Goichi Pizza, and Tonshabu Hide, Kyoto Shijo Karasuma.
Is Karasuma Kyoto Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the centre of Kyoto.
Are any cleaning services offered at Karasuma Kyoto Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Karasuma Kyoto Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Karasuma Kyoto Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (2.5 miles), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (1.5 miles), and Sanjusangendo Temple (1.2 miles).
Is Karasuma Kyoto Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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