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Hotel MyStays Kyoto-Shijo

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We were staying at the height of the cherry blossom season, so the room which was small, but comfortable, was outrageously expensive. The breakfast buffet on the ground floor was a good value at ¥1500, but get there early as it can get a big line if tour groups are at the hotel.

Clean and comfortable, coffee and matcha is good taste

The room was disappointing esp for what we paid. We had a view of the fire escape.

Nice hotel for short stay if passing through Kyoto. Room is pretty big compare to more expensive hotels and clean. Subway a few minutes walk. Overall met my needs.

Pros: We like to walk and so were able to walk all the way down to Gion and the Yasaka shrine every day without ever turning off the hotel's street. We also loved the fact that there were bus stops very close to the hotel which took us all over the city (Golden Pavilion, Kyoto station for departure, etc.). The reception desk employees were super helpful; we bought our one-day bus passes (500 yen) directly from them, and they also provided maps, told us which side of the street to stand on in order to get the bus in the right direction, etc. Cons: As other people have already said, there's not really anything exciting near the hotel itself; I would have loved to be closer to the Gion area, but the advantage of being further away is that it was a quieter neighborhood. The double room with a queen-size bed is small and the bed is pushed against the wall. But bathroom was decently-sized with nice shower. Tips: Thanks to other reviewers, we knew to find the free coffee machine down the 2nd floor hallway (same floor as reception). This helped tide us over until we got to the Starbucks on the first major intersection, heading in the Gion direction. There is a Fresco grocery store, Family Mart, and 7/11 all very near by to pick up snacks, water, etc. There is also a super fun corner hole-in-the-wall restaurant serving barbecued chicken skewers, just two streets down from the hotel on the same side of the street heading towards Gion, next to a Thai restaurant, that stays open late!

This hotel was extremely roomy for a Japanese hotel. It is in a fantastic location close to the the train and bus lines that take you to may popular destinations. The izakaya's nearby are wonderful too. Highly recommend this hotel. Staff is very friendly and speaks very clear English.

If you like a more "modern" style hotel, then this is the place. The lobby area was comfortable and welcoming. The room was nice and roomy considering we were in Japan (rooms are a bit tighter compared to the US). Great value for the dollar and it was located near a main bus stop and road way. Navigating from our hotel to the temples and sights was a breeze

This hotel was in a great location, clean, and the staff spoke almost perfect English and were very friendly. The beds are a bit stiff but all the beds I have slept in while in Japan are the same way. Overall a great experience.

Great location with lots of bus stops nearby. Room is clean and comfortable. They provide free mocha and coffee. Overall it's a good place to stay.

It was a 3 star but seemed closer to 4 to me. The room was small but really all you need if you're there to sight see and not be hanging out in the room. My wife and I loved our stay, the staff was friendly and helpful, they held our bags when we checked out so we could use the rest of the day for more sightseeing. They also have a masseuse in from 6pm-midnight and they can call in a second so we both got massages there on the second floor at a reasonable rate (6000Y/hour). Definitely a good place to stay in central Kyoto!

All expectations met. No qualms recommending this hotel to anyone. Staff were very friendly and helpful. About 3 or 4 blocks away from the nearest subway station(Shijo). Also ideal for taking the randen to Arashiyama. Will definitely stay again.

Large clean and very comfortable rooms. Friendly counter staff. Location a bit off beaten path so extra walking but made up for by comfort and value of this relatively new Kyoto hotel. Would definitely recommend.

Check in was smooth and fast. We got a corner room, not facing the street so it was very quiet. Location is great, as a bus stop is right in front of the Hotel. Room was not the biggest, but accomodates two people without hassles.

52 Kasaboko-cho, Aburakoji Higashi Iru Kyoto Kyoto-fu

Located in Central Kyoto, Hotel MyStays Kyoto-Shijo is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Nijo Castle and Higashi Honganji Temple. This 224-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, laundry facilities, and a 24-hour front desk. It's also close to Kyoto Imperial Palace and Kiyomizu Temple.


For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 9:30 AM. The onsite restaurant is perfect for a quick bite to eat.


Hotel MyStays Kyoto-Shijo's 224 rooms are air-conditioned and provide refrigerators, safes, and phones. Guests can enjoy free wired Internet and LCD TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, slippers, and bidets. In-room massages are available, and rooms also include desks.

Property features

At Hotel MyStays Kyoto-Shijo, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the accommodations.

Room options

Standard Queen - Non smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Superior Cornerview Twin - Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Triple - Non Smoking, Bed width 120cm x 2 beds and 97cm x1bed

Twin 3 | Sleeps 5

Standard Twin - Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2