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Kyoto Tower Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hotel is in a prime location, right across the street from the city's train station so it's very easy to get to. There are a multitude of convenience stores, shops and restaurants in the immediate area, with the bigger shopping area of the city not far away by walk or public transport. Being close to transit and other sites means you can walk or easily take the bus/subway to the best that the city has to offer. The staff were incredibly friendly and welcoming. The room was comfortable and quiet with great wifi. I couldn't have asked for a better stay and will definitely return.

great location across from tokyo station. positive experience with changing rooms -- accidentally booked a smoking room, asked to be moved. they gave us a much bigger and better corner room, non-smoking. nice little shops on ground floor. close to many restaurants/bars.

Great location. Great breakfast . Ice cream served too!

Very conveniently located across the street from the main bus terminus & Kyoto Station (which has 2-3 multi-level shopping malls with lots of stores, cafes & restaurants. Hotel is situated right under Kyoto Tower. The lobby to check in is on the 8th floor. Older hotel but clean & well kept. We got the family room (4 single beds) & were pleasantly surprised. It was basically 2 adjoining rooms that can be separated by a sliding shoji screen like door, both rooms had their own bathroom & big closets. The larger inner room had a little dining table area & an extra fold up cot in the closet ( for a small child). Also a electric hot pot to boil water, coffeemaker & medium size mini fridge ( has a little freezer section that can hold 3-4 water bottles ). Basically a suite. The Japanese single beds are not US twin size, more like full size so can accommodate 2 small adults or children.

We had arrived in Kyoto early the day of our check-in. The front desk staff was very nice and held our bags until check-in time so that we could explore the city with ease. Later in the afternoon we returned and finished the check-in process. Neither my girlfriend or I speak ANY Japanese and had no communication problems with the hotel staff.

The room was avg in size, quiet and clean. The hotel was across the street from the main bus terminal and main train station. Shopping and services are all close. Best located hotel that I have ever visited.

The breakfast buffet was expensive but excellent quality. If you want a top quality breakfast and to eat with rich folks, then this buffet will please you. Rooms are clean and well appointed, average sized for Japan which means to say small on North American standards.

Room was typical for Japanese style hotels very compact! It served my purpose as a place to sleep while seeing the city. My only complaint was a total lack of english language tv programming.

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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 158-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. Located centrally in Kyoto, it's also close to Kiyomizu Temple and Nijo Castle.


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


Kyoto Tower Hotel's 158 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