A standard business hotel on the south side of Kyoto Station, the Hotel Keihan Kyoto is worth a shot if other places are full.
In most people’s eyes, the south side of Kyoto Station is the “wrong” side of the station, and from the perspective of sightseeing, they’re right – in order to explore the city, you have to cut through the station to get to the bus terminal on the north side (or, at the very least, get underground to the subway system). The Hotel Keihan Kyoto is on the south side of the station and it’s got little to distinguish it from other business hotels in the area. In fact, given it’s somewhat inconvenient location and slightly dated rooms, one wonders why the rooms aren’t a bit cheaper. Still, the location isn’t all that bad and if all else is full, this isn’t a bad place to lay your head.
Name in English:
Hotel Keihan Kyoto
Name in Japanese:
31 Higashikujo-Nishisanno-cho, Minami-ku
Internet: free wifi and LAN cable access
Non-smoking rooms: Yes
1min walk from JR Kyoto Station Hachijo Higashi gate
Official site (English by machine translation)
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