Right in the heart of downtown on bustling Sanjo Street, the Tsugu Kyoto Sanjo is a very reasonably priced and stylish hotel that’s great for flashpackers, couples and families.
Tsugu triple room
Tsugu Kyoto Sanjo At A Glance
- Great for: families, small groups, couples, solo travelers
- Strong points: ultra-convenient downtown location, quiet rooms, hip coffee shop, reasonable rates
- Sample rates: from US$100 to $400 per night
The Tsugu is one of the best hotels for families in Kyoto. The concrete walls of the hotel ensure that sounds don’t carry, which allows families to relax and their neighbors to sleep.
The rooms come in various shapes and sizes to accommodate different group sizes and there are even a few lofts. The general décor is spare and Japanese. There are laundry facilities on site, which is handy for those on longer trips. There’s a hip coffee shop in the lobby and you can get simple meals and snacks.
Lobby coffee shop
The rates at the Tsugu are very reasonable, especially given the prime location and quality of the rooms and facilities. All in all, the Tsugu is a brilliant choice for families, couples and friends. And solo travelers will also love the place.
Name in English:
Tsugu Kyoto Sanjo
Name in Japanese:
75 Masuya-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan 604-8111
Price range: budget to moderate
6 minutes’ walk from Karasuma Oike Station (exit 5) of Subway Karasuma and Tozai Line
Kyoto Vacation Checklist
- For all the essentials in a brief overview, see my First Time In Kyoto guide
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