If you’re looking for a solid hotel near Kyoto Station, with great shopping and dining options nearby, all at a reasonable rate, the Hotel Vischio Kyoto is a fantastic choice.
Hotel Vischio Kyoto exterior
Hotel Vischio Kyoto At A Glance
- Great for: families, couples, solo travelers
- Strong points: extremely reasonable rates, close to Kyoto Station, many food and shopping options nearby
- Sample rates: from US$100 to $300 per night
The Vischio is a large hotel just across the street from the south (Hachijo) exit of Kyoto Station. It’s a remarkably smart and stylish hotel considering its rates, which hover on the border between budget and mid-range.
Hotel Vischio lobby
The rooms are reasonably spacious and well kitted out. They offer family rooms with four single beds, which is something of a rarity in Japan. There’s also a fitness room, which is unusual in a hotel of this price.
One of the hotel’s main selling points is its proximity to Kyoto Station. Indeed, you could walk from the lobby of the hotel to the shinkansen platforms in less than five minutes. And Aeon Mall is also about five minutes away, meaning you’ll have access to tons of excellent and approachable restaurants and shops. And if those aren’t enough, you’ll find plenty more in and around Kyoto Station.
So if you don’t mind being located right in the heart of the sightseeing districts (but not all that far) and you’re looking for a mid-range hotel, the Vischio is an excellent choice.
Name in English:
Hotel Vischio Kyoto
Name in Japanese:
44-1 Higashikujo-kamitonoda-cho, Minami-ku, Kyoto, Japan 601-8002
Price range: budget to moderate
2 minutes’ walk from Kyoto Station (Hachijo Gate)
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