This stylish new hotel is just across the Sanjo Bridge from downtown, meaning it’s super convenient to shopping and dining, but also close to many sights. It’s got some serious boutique style and a good restaurant.
Dhawa Yura lobby
Dhawa Yura Kyoto At A Glance
- Great for: individuals, couples, those who want convenience to downtown and sightseeing
- Strong points: steps to downtown, very stylish
- Sample rates: from US$180 to $600 per night
We are not entirely sure what to make of this hotel. It’s got a kind of pan-Asian Silk Road style and a cool “secret grotto” feeling about it. The rooms are pleasant and well laid out. The only concern is noise, which some guests have commented on (perhaps walks and floors need better insulation).
Dhawa Yura exterior
The location has to be the main selling point. I used to work in this very neighborhood and I can vouch for the convenience: You’re just a few minutes’ walk to downtown. You can also walk up Sanjo to both the northern and southern Higashiyama sightseeing districts. Also, you’re nearly on top of the Tozai subway line and the Keihan train line. Together, these will get you most places you want to be.
Deluxe corner twin
The lounge is super stylish and it’s a nice place for a drink after a day of sightseeing.
Dhawa Yura lounge
For convenience and style, it’s hard to fault the Dhawa Yura. If you require really quiet rooms, however, you might look elsewhere.
Name in English:
Dhawa Yura Kyoto
Name in Japanese:
84 Ohashi-Cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan 605-0009
Price range: moderate to luxury
1-minute walk from Sanjo Keihan Station (exit 2) of Subway Tozai Line or Sanjo Station of the Keihan Line
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