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Hotel Honnoji

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Was quite nice except for the amazingly loud kitchen staff who insisted on keeping me awake.

This hotel is 30 feet from one of the subway exits. I was on the inside so my room window looked in to the court yard of the Honnoji Temple. My room was big but very very simple. Not many amenities. It has two public bath area that are common in Japanese hotels, one on the 3 floor and one in the basement. I would rate these slight above average. Tea was provide in the room and in the hallways. Internet only in the lobby. Internet was fast enough to do phone calls from. I had no-issues or problem.

Very clean and affordable with great location and wonderful culture experience. We stayed in a big family room during our stay in Kyoto.

The Hannoji hotel is not for everyone but I had a great time at the hotel. I was traveling alone and was looking for a more traditional hotel experience in Kyoto but couldn't afford the really high end luxury suites offered by the other hotels. At the Honnoji, I got to experience sitting and sleeping Japanese style and got to have my own little tea ceremony in the room. My room did not have a shower and I got to use the very clean public bath in the basement. My room was on the 5th floor, overlooking the old city offices building, relatively large and clean. Overall, the location of the hotel is perfect. Within walking distance of many shops, eateries and unknown cultural landmarks but also very easy access to metro. On my second day, I rented a bike and explored, highly recommended. You can get a bike delivered to the hotel (for a small charge) or you can just go the street corner and rent one.

522 Shimo-Honnojimae-Cho Oike-Sagaru Kyoto Kyoto-fu

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Nijo Castle and Kyoto Imperial Palace
  • Free WiFi in public areas

Located in Central Kyoto, Hotel Honnoji is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Nijo Castle and Kyoto Imperial Palace. This 69-room, 3-star ryokan welcomes guests with conveniences like a coffee shop/café, a spa tub, and free newspapers in the lobby. Located in central Kyoto, the ryokan is also near Kiyomizu Temple and Gion Corner.


You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


All of Hotel Honnoji's 69 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, safes, and phones. For entertainment, guests can expect to find flat-screen TVs. Free toiletries are also available.

Property features

Guests of Hotel Honnoji enjoy a spa tub, free WiFi in public areas, and 4 meeting rooms. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with luggage storage and securing valuables. This ryokan also has free newspapers.

Room options

Traditional Room, Shared Bathroom (12 tatami mats)

Twin 1 | Sleeps 5

Traditional Room, Shared Bathroom (18 tatami mats)

Twin 1 | Sleeps 4