As the name suggests, this is an excellent little business hotel a short walk from the south side of Kyoto Station. It’s near AEON Mall, so there are plenty of shopping and dining options only steps away.
The Hotel Excellence is a great choice for someone looking for a simple and inexpensive room in a convenient location. Sure, the rooms are small, but at the prices they offer, how can you complain? It’s a very short walk to the station and an even shorter walk to the excellent and extensive AEON Mall, which has a great restaurant floor and some wonderful shops.
If this one is full, try the Hotel Excellence Kyoto Ekimae branch on the north side of Kyoto Station.
5 Nishikujo-Toriiguchi-cho, Minami-ku
free wifi access, LAN cable access and communal PC
Non-smoking rooms: Yes
7min walk from JR Kyoto Station Hachijo Nishi (west) gate
Website: Official Website (Japanese)
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See my complete list of hand-picked recommendations for the Kyoto Station Area, including things to do, places to eat and places to stay.
Kyoto Vacation Checklist
- For all the essentials in a brief overview, see my First Time In Kyoto guide
- Check Kyoto accommodation availability on Booking.com - usually you can reserve a room with no upfront payment. Pay when you check out. Free cancellations too.
- Need tips on where to stay? See my one page guide Where To Stay In Kyoto
- See my comprehensive Packing List For Japan
- Buy a data-only SIM card online for collection when you arrive at Kansai International Airport (for Osaka and Kyoto) or Tokyo's Narita Airport. Or rent an unlimited data pocket wifi router.
- Compare Japan flight prices and timings to find the best deals
- If you're visiting more than one city, save a ton of money with a Japan Rail Pass - here's my explanation of why it's worth it
- Get travel insurance for Japan - we recommend World Nomads (and here's why)