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Located in Shimogyo, RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Kyoto Tower and Higashi Honganji Temple. This 482-room, 4-star hotel has an indoor pool along with free in-room WiFi and free self parking. Located in central Kyoto, the hotel is also near Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu Temple.


Relish the French cuisine at Top of Kyoto, one of 7 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.


The 482 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect 26-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport down comforters. In-room massages are available, and other amenities include phones and desks.

Property features

Guests staying at RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto enjoy an indoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a gift shop. There's free parking and a free area shuttle. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include a porter/bellhop and a hair salon.


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

Renovations & Closures

This property is undergoing renovations from 01 February 2016 to 07 September 2016 (completion date subject to change).
This property is closed from 01 February 2016 to 07 September 2016 (dates subject to change).

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto's multiple dining options include Top of Kyoto, a revolving top-floor restaurant serving French cuisine, and Royal Ryuho, serving Cantonese fare. An indoor pool (surcharge) offers relaxation. Events can be accommodated in the hotel's flexible banquet facilities with free WiFi and wired Internet access. Concierge services are provided to guests and onsite parking is complimentary. Other amenities include a hair salon, beauty services, and dry cleaning/laundry facilities (surcharges apply).

  • Free train station pickup 
  • Year Built 1969 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Number of floors - 14 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Concierge services 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Hair salon 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Total number of rooms - 482 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Number of restaurants - 7 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Indoor pool 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Refrigerator  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Free self parking, Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto offers 482 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and coffee/tea makers. Beds feature down comforters. 26-inch LCD televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, slippers, bidets, and complimentary toiletries.

This Kyoto hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. In-room massages and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Refrigerator 
  • Phone 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bidet 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Minibar 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Slippers 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Down comforter 
  • LCD TV 

Where to Eat

Top of Kyoto - This rotating restaurant perched on the hotel's top floor serves French cuisine for lunch and dinner.

Gourmand Tachibana - Combining local, seasonal ingredients and French fare, this restaurant serves lunch and dinner.

Royal Ryuho - This restaurant serves authentic Cantonese fare for lunch and dinner daily.

All Day Dining Corbeille - Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this buffet restaurant serves international cuisine.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 2 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than 5 rooms. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: JPY 2700 per person (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: JPY 1620 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

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  • Hotel Rihga Royal Kyoto
  • Kyoto Hotel Rihga Royal
  • Kyoto Rihga Royal
  • Kyoto Rihga Royal Hotel
  • Rihga Royal
  • Rihga Royal Hotel
  • Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto
  • Rihga Royal Kyoto
  • Rihga Royal Kyoto Hotel

We should mention

The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ). Additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.

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