Located at the southwest corner of the Kyoto Imperial Palace and directly above Marutamachi subway station, the Noku Hotel Kyoto is a smart and comfortable boutique hotel.
If you’re looking for location and style, the Noku Hotel Kyoto is a great choice. The hotel is within walking distance of downtown but, more importantly, it’s right at the southwest corner of the Kyoto Imperial Palace Park, so you can start or end each day with a relaxing stroll in the park. It’s also directly above Marutamachi Station on the Marutamachi subway line, which gives you easy access to many parts of Kyoto.
The Noku is one of the few boutique hotels in Kyoto and it’s got style to spare. Rooms and common areas are decorated with a colorful modern take on Japanese style. The overall feeling is clean and light. There’s a decent restaurant on the ground floor that would be good for business and casual meetings.
Overall, the Noku is a smart new addition to the Kyoto hotel scene.
205-1 Okuracho, Marutamachi-dori Nishi-iru, Nakagyo-ku
Internet: wifi and LAN cable access
Non-smoking rooms: Yes
30-second walk from Marutamachi Station on the Karasuma subway line
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