The Karasuma Kyoto Hotel is a centrally located business hotel within easy walking distance of all of downtown Kyoto. There’s also a subway and train station right nearby.
If you’re looking for a basic business hotel right downtown, the Karasuma Kyoto Hotel should satisfy. Some of the rooms are looking a bit dated, but they’re clean and well kept and the staff try their best to make you feel welcome. As the name suggests, the hotel is on Karasuma-dori, which is the main north-south street in Kyoto and you can walk right into the heart of downtown in just a few minutes, or jump on the Karasuma Subway Line if you need to go further. There’s even the Hankyu Line nearby if you need to get to Osaka. Many patrons rave about the Starbucks located right downstairs.
Name in English:
Karasuma Kyoto Hotel
Name in Japanese:
652 Nijohanjiki-cho, Shijo-sagaru, Karasuma-dori, Shimogyo-ku
Internet: free LAN cable access
Non-smoking rooms: Yes
1min walk from Shijo Station Exit 6, Karasuma subway line
Official Site (English)
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