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Kyoto Tower Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I highly recommend staying very close to Kyoto Station when visiting the city. Not only is it likely where your train will come in, it is the major bus and subway hub and there are vast dining and shopping options in this area. Kyoto Tower Hotel is a decent option and a good value. Front desk staff were helpful and spoke enough English to get by. Their breakfast was EXCELLENT. The room was comfortable enough but, as is often the case in Japan, it was tiny. There isn't any place to open a suitcase and if you're traveling with more than one, the room would be very cramped.

The location of this hotel is fantastic, particularly if you are using the Japan rail pass. It is not only close to the station but walking distance from major shrines. Yes the room is small for a double. What was disappointing was that the bed was positioned against the wall making it difficult to go to the bathroom without disturbing my husband. The free mobile phone is a brilliant idea. You can use it for local calls and internet. We used it to navigate our way around Osaka. It was invaluable. Breakfast was ok. Not for western tastes but we are in Japan. Discount tickets to the Kyoto Tower for 300 yen each were worthwhile. All in all recommended.

We stayed in this hotel for 3 night, the room is terrible small for double bed. The sound proofing is not good enough that can hear clearly people walking and talking outside the room and the next room. The furniture looks a bit old. The staff are helpful and friendly. For breakfast, although there are not many choice the taste are good. Overall, it is not value for money especially for heat season.

Twin room was very small, couldn’t get around the bed. Width of the room was exactly the length of a twin bed. Conveniently located directly across from the train station so all train announcements were loud and clear. We had to open the window because room was stuffy, and heat was on when not needed for the present weather conditions. Breakfast was included, and selections were good, Japanese and western foods served. First place I’ve been to where ice cream was offered for breakfast (very good a Azuki I’ve cream). Good access to food halls and restaurants. It was leaf-peeping season so hotel prices were high, but for the size of the room, it wasn’t worth it.

Very convenient location. Could see Hotel when we walked out of Kyoto station from central exit. Very easy to find and not a problem rolling our luggage there. Breakfast buffet is very good. Do try egg omelette which turns out white! However, room is VERY cramped although we booked a 3 person room. The beds are lined up next to each other with barely any space in between. We had to walk sideways to move to our beds. Bathroom is a step up so need to be careful if you are sleepy when stepping into toilet. Lots of places to eat near station. Hotel reception is very helpful with recommendations.

From the outside this looks outdated and rundown and the inside isn't much nicer. The staff were friendly and very accommodating. The room was like a cocoon, I could lay on the bed and touch both walls and the bath was big enough for an infant only. Location was good for the train and a few local sites.

We stayed here for 3 nights in August and enjoyed our stay. The hotel is well priced and in a fantastic location for travelling - across the road is the train station and bus depot so you can jump on either and go exploring. We booked a twin room to ensure maximum space (these rooms tend to be a bit bigger) and were happy with what we got. Decor was slightly dated and the bathroom felt like I was aboard a ship but the bed was clean and comfortable. Air con was slightly too loud for my liking but I guess the downside of staying in older hotels. There is a food court and shopping area on the lower floors, and a Starbucks and Maccas around the corner if you're desperate for a western coffee or junkfood hit! Hotel guests get a discounted voucher to visit Kyoto Tower for sightseeing too.

A pleasant stay at the Kyoto Tower Hotel. Staff are friendly and helpful. Room is big and clean. View is nice, facing the JR station. Location super-convenient. Remember to go up to the Kyoto Tower at discount rate for a panoramic view. The Tower itself is beautiful day and night.

Super convenient with connection to JR station. You can save cost and time for transportation. Hotel room is not new but neat and spacious enough for family with small kids. Staffs are helpful and friendly. Food on hotel basement is nice with wide range of choice for Japanese and western food at reasonable price. Waitress are superb and always with bright smile. Tips: Travelling to Japan, if take hotel close to JR station you can save around 1000 Yen for baggage locker as well :)

Location is excellent directly across from the Kyoto Station. We were disappointed in the room which was narrow and quite a lot smaller than we anticipated ( low range of sq meters possibleon reservation). Thankfully we were only here for one night. The bathroom was tight and about a 6-8 inch step up to enter which was odd. The room needed a good scrubbing. Bed was comfortable, linens clean. The breakfast was very good. Also odd that we had to leave our room key at the front desk if we were going out. If we were to return we would definitely request a larger room on a higher floor facing Kyoto station.

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Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Kyoto Tower and Higashi Honganji Temple
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Shimogyo, Kyoto Tower Hotel is adjacent to Kyoto Tower and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like Higashi Honganji Temple. This 162-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Kyoto and also close to Kyoto Aquarium and Toji Temple.


In addition to a restaurant onsite, there is also a bar where you can enjoy a drink. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


Kyoto Tower Hotel's 162 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and safes. LED TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and slippers, and beds sport down comforters. Phones and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Kyoto Tower Hotel offers free WiFi in public areas and conference space. Helpful staff can provide dry cleaning/laundry services, tour or ticket assistance, and luggage storage.

Room options

Standard Double Smoking 15 square meters

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Double Room Smoking 19-22 square meters

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Single Smoking 13 square meters

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Twin Room Smoking 19-24 square meters

Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

61% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 576 reviews