October 2022: Please note Hotel Unizo has now permanently closed. Please see our Downtown Kyoto page for other places to stay in the district.
The Hotel Unizo is a reasonably priced business hotel right in downtown Kyoto – most of Kyoto’s nightlife and dining options are within easy walking distance.
The Hotel Unizo is located right on Kawaramachi-dori, between Shijo and Sanjo, meaning that it’s right smack in the middle of Kyoto’s busiest shopping and entertainment district. Inside, it’s pretty much your standard business hotel, with small but well maintained rooms. For those who want to be close to the action without spending a fortune, the Unizo is the way to go.
Kawaramachi-dori, Sanjo sagaru, Nakagyo-ku
Internet: LAN cable access
Non-smoking rooms: Yes
5min walk from Kawaramachi Station, Hankyu line or Sanjo Station, Keihan line
Official Website (English)
Where Is This Place Located?See these places on our Kyoto Google map:
- Open the Kyoto map
- You will see the list of places on the left hand side. (Click the 3-line icon in the top left corner if not). Scroll down or use the map search (the magnifying glass icon) to find the place you want.
- Click the name of the place in the list. Its location pin will be highlighted on the map.
- Map pins are color coded - BLUE: Hotels | VIOLET: Ryokan | PINK: Places to Eat | YELLOW: Things to See and Do
- If you're using the map on your phone, open the map and then search for the name of the place. The map will then zoom in on its location.
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
- A prepaid Icoca card makes travelling around Kyoto easy – here's how
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