Next door to Takashimaya Department Store (ie, right downtown), the Good Nature Hotel is a pleasantly “green” hotel built around a soaring and light-filled lobby. Rooms are spacious, the breakfast is healthy and the staff tries hard to please.
Good Nature Hotel Kyoto atrium
Good Nature Hotel Kyoto At A Glance
- Great for: couples, families, health-conscious travelers
- Strong points: downtown location, reasonable rates, specious rooms
- Sample rates: from US$250 to $600 per night
Deluxe corner twin room
With large rooms arrayed around a green and airy atrium, the Good Nature Hotel tries hard to live up to its name. The “green” branding may be more image than reality, but it still results in a very pleasant ambiance.
Good Nature Hotel guest room bathroom
The location of the hotel is a major selling point. It’s right downtown, only steps from the major shopping streets, the Kamo-gawa River, the Hankyu and Keihan train lines, and a nearly infinite variety of shops, restaurants and bars. And if you got tired of eating out, you could pick up some brilliant prepared foods from the Takashimaya food floor and eat in your room.
ood Nature Hotel lobby
The prices at the Good Nature Hotel are quite reasonable given the location and the size of the rooms.
Good Nature Hotel exterior
For couples and small families, the Good Nature Hotel will make a good base for a few days in Kyoto.
Name in English:
Good Nature Hotel Kyoto
Name in Japanese:
グッド ネイチャー ホテル キョウト
318-6 Inari-cho, Kawaramachi-dori-Shijo-sagaru 2 chome, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan 600-8022
Price range: moderate
2 minutes’ walk from Kyoto-Kawaramachi Station (exit 4) of the Hankyu Kyoto Line
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