The Mimaru Kyoto Nishinotoin Takasuji may be hard to pronounce, but it’s easy to love, especially for families. Indeed, we’re going to go out on a limb and say that it’s the best family hotel in Kyoto. Your kids will love the Pokémon room!
Mimaru Kyoto Nishinotoin Takasuji At A Glance
- Great for: families, small groups
- Strong points: family rooms, friendly and helpful staff, in-room laundry facilities, simple kitchens, dining rooms and living rooms, multiple bathrooms in some rooms
- Sample rates: from US$250 to $1000 per night
Pokémon room for up to six people
A short walk southwest of downtown in a relatively quiet neighborhood, the Mimaru Kyoto Nishinotoin Takasuji offers a variety of suites and apartments that are perfect for families and small groups of up to 7 people. And most importantly, they don’t just mean beds for all those people, they have things like separate bedrooms with communal living areas, simple kitchens, multiple bathrooms, in-room laundry facilities and much more.
On top of their excellent family-friendly facilities, the staff is incredibly helpful and will go out of their way to help you with the details of traveling in Kyoto and beyond. Indeed, the service is the perfect complement to the well-thought-out rooms and public areas.
The rates here range from the upper end of the mid-range into the luxury range, meaning the Mimaru but you certainly get great value for the money and the rooms here are significantly larger than those at comparably priced luxury hotels in Kyoto.
Name in English:
Mimaru Kyoto Nishinotoin Takatsuji
Name in Japanese:
782 Honryusui-cho, Nishinotoin-dori-Takatsuji-agaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan 600-8462
Price range: moderate to luxury
7 minutes’ walk from Shijo Station (exit 6) of Subway Karasuma Line or Karasuma Station of Hankyu Kyoto Line
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