The Hotel Alza Kyoto is a new Japanese-style hotel in a superb location right on the doorstep of Gion and downtown. It’s a great choice in the upper mid-range price bracket.
Located on Yamato-oji Street in Gion, overlooking the Kamo-gawa River and a short distance from downtown, the new Alza Kyoto is a smart mid-range hotel with superb Kyoto-style décor.
Rooms here are slightly on the large side for Japan and they’re quite comfortable. Some have views over the Kamo-gawa and over to the Pontocho entertainment district. The hotel is less than five minutes’ walk to downtown and about 15 minutes’ walk to the heart of the Southern Higashiyama district. And, the hotel itself is in Gion, and just five minutes’ walk to Shijo, the main thoroughfare of Gion.
So, if you’re looking for a mid-range hotel with serious Japanese style, take a close look at the Hotel Alza Kyoto.
Name in English:
Hotel Alza Kyoto
Name in Japanese:
33 Benzaiten-cho, Yamatooji-dori-Sanjo-sagaru, Higashiyama-ku
Internet: free wifi and LAN cable access
Non-smoking rooms: Yes
2min walk from Sanjo Station Exit 2, Keihan line
Official site:: (Japanese)
Near To Here:
Hotel Alza Kyoto is located in Kyoto’s Southern Higashiyama district. See our complete list of things to do in Southern Higashiyama, including places to eat, nightlife and places to stay.
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