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Umekoji Potel KYOTO

3.5-star hotel with restaurant, near Kyoto Aquarium

  • Free WiFi

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15 Kankijicho Shimogyoku, Kyoto, 600-8835, Kyoto, Japan
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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 144 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Breakfast available
  • Self parking

For families

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace

What’s around

  • In Central Kyoto
  • Kawaramachi - 42 min walk
  • Kyoto Aquarium - 4 min walk
  • Kyoto Railway Museum - 10 min walk
  • Kyoto Tower - 19 min walk
  • Nijō Castle - 38 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Deluxe Twin Room, Park View
  • Double Room (Park Side)
  • Comfort Twin Room
  • Deluxe Double Room, Park View
  • Deluxe Corner Twin Room, Park View
  • Twin Room (Park Side)
  • Corner Twin Room (Park Side)
  • Wood Box Twin Room
  • Comfort Corner Twin Room
  • [Only 3 Amenities served(room shoes, night cloths, towels), no bed making when 2 or more nights stay

What’s around


  • In Central Kyoto
  • Kawaramachi - 42 min walk
  • Kyoto Aquarium - 4 min walk
  • Kyoto Railway Museum - 10 min walk
  • Kyoto Tower - 19 min walk
  • Nijō Castle - 38 min walk
  • Nishiki Market - 40 min walk
  • Umekoji Park - 1 min walk
  • Nishihonganji Temple - 12 min walk
  • Toji Temple - 16 min walk
  • Higashi Honganji Temple - 21 min walk

Getting around

  • Itami Airport (ITM) - 35 min drive
  • Kyoto Station - 16 min walk
  • Toji Station - 19 min walk
  • Shijo-omiya Station - 26 min walk
  • Umekoji-Kyotonishi Station - 9 min walk
  • Tanbaguchi Station - 18 min walk
  • Kujo Station - 25 min walk
Profile: Shimogyo

Profile: Shimogyo

Shimogyo is in downtown Kyoto, and includes Kyoto station as well as the iconic 131-meter Kyoto Tower. Scale the structure to be rewarded by stunning panoramic views of downtown Kyoto and the surrounding mountains of Higashiyama and Arashiyama from its observation deck, 100 meters above ground level.

For a spot of retail therapy, head 2.5 km north to Shijō Kawaramachi, a hectic intersection that’s home to Kyoto’s most renowned shops. Browse designer clothing at the elegant Takashimaya department store, before descending to the gleaming basement food hall to sample some mouthwatering gourmet cuisine.

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15 Kankijicho Shimogyoku, Kyoto, 600-8835, Kyoto, Japan

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 144 rooms


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. Guests booked in Half Board rates must check-in by 8 PM to receive dinner. No refunds will be issued for any unused portion of the rate plan.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (5 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (JPY 2000 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Onsite extended parking (JPY 2000 per day)
  • Onsite RV/bus/truck parking (fees apply)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby

Working away

  • Number of meeting rooms - 2
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1389
  • Conference space size (meters) - 129


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage


  • Elevator
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas


  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • LCD TV
  • Digital TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Refundable depositPay at property

  • Deposit: JPY 30000 per night

Mandatory feesPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A city tax may be collected at the property, effective October 1, 2018. The city tax ranges from JPY 200-1,000 per person, per night based on the nightly room rate. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of JPY 2750 for adults and JPY 880 for children (approximately)

PetsPay at property

  • Service animals exempt from fees

ParkingPay at property

  • Self parking costs JPY 2000 per day with in/out privileges
  • RV/bus/truck parking is available for an extra charge
  • Extended parking costs JPY 2000 per day

Hygiene and cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment.


The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ). Additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Long-term renters welcome.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, JCB International and cash.

Also known as

  • Umekoji Potel KYOTO Hotel
  • Umekoji Potel KYOTO Kyoto
  • Umekoji Potel KYOTO Hotel Kyoto

*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges


  • Yes, Umekoji Potel KYOTO does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self parking costs JPY 2000 per day. Extended parking costs JPY 2000 per day. Parking spots may be limited. RV/bus/truck parking is available.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include UMEKOJI COLLABO (5-min walk), Tonkatsu Ichiban (7-min walk), and Ikariya petit (11-min walk).
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as cycling. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy amenities like a picnic area and a garden.
  • 8.0.Very Good


    高校生の娘と、大学生の息子と三人で宿泊しました、建物も新しく清潔感もあり、スタッフの方も丁重で雰囲気も話しかけやすかったです、部屋もテラスにテーブルセットがある、グッズもコラボ商品とかで可愛くて気に入りました、公園や水族館が隣で、屋上テラスも景色がよくて深夜0時まで空いているので良かった、フリードリンクスペースがわかりにくいのと、クローズが20時までと早いのが残念でした、朝、晩付きで、ご飯も美味しく、ディナーも違うコースメニューで楽しめました、楽しみにしていた銭湯は可愛いですが狭かったです、隣のショップはお酒の品ぞろえは好みでした、コロナ出なければもっと楽しめたと思います。 トータルは泊まって良かったポテルでした。

    michiko, 2 night family trip, Aug 5, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional



    KOJI, 1 night family trip, Jul 16, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    2 night family trip, Apr 1, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    ドリンクも無料で飲めてよかったです。 迷子に2階フロアで迷子になりそうでした。 それも含めて楽しめました。 ただ、アルコールをこどもたちを寝かしつけて飲める時間まで提供してもらえたらよりありがたかったです。夜11時くらいまで。 また泊まりたいと思える綺麗なホテルでした。 朝のごはんもどれも大人にはおいしかったです。 これも少しだけこどもが食べやすいものコーナーがあれば嬉しいです。ポテトや小さめな鮭おにぎりなど。

    ARISA, 1 night family trip, Mar 5, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    駐輪場が有料 Σ(゚ロ゚;)

    コロナ禍での対策で仕方無く思っていますが、期待していた朝食がプレートに変わっていて少し残念でした。お風呂もサウナはしてなかったし、オートバイの駐輪場も有料だったのは本当に残念。 それ以外はサイコーでした。

    1 night trip, Mar 2, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    1 night family trip, Mar 14, 2021

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