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Karasuma Kyoto Hotel, Kyoto

3.5-star3.5 stars
Karasuma Shijo, Shimogyo-kuKyotoKyoto600-8412Japan

3.5-star hotel with 2 restaurants, near Nijo Castle
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Great location
Fantastic service
Tasty breakfast
Great room
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Karasuma Kyoto Hotel, Kyoto

from $76
  • Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds, Non Smoking
  • Single Room, 1 Twin Bed, Non Smoking
  • Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking
  • Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds, Smoking
  • Twin Room, Non Smoking (25m2)
  • Superior Triple Room, Non Smoking
  • Run of the House
  • Japanese Style Room, Non Smoking

What’s around Karasuma Kyoto Hotel, Kyoto


  • In Central Kyoto
  • Nijo Castle - 23 min walk
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 31 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 33 min walk
  • Higashi Honganji Temple - 15 min walk
  • Kyoto Tower - 20 min walk
  • Sanjusangendo Temple - 29 min walk
  • Heian Shrine - 40 min walk

Getting around

  • Osaka (ITM-Itami) - 51 min drive
  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 86 min drive
  • Kyoto Karasuma Station - 3 min walk
  • Kyoto Kawaramachi Station - 13 min walk
  • Kyoto Omiya Station - 14 min walk
  • Shijo Station - 1 min walk
  • Gojo Station - 8 min walk
  • Karasumaoike Station - 12 min walk
  • Self parking (surcharge)

About Karasuma Kyoto Hotel, Kyoto

This central Kyoto hotel is a two-minute walk from a subway station and a bus stop. Attractions within 1.6 km (1 mile) include Kyoto International Manga Museum, Higashi Honganji Temple, Gion Corner, Nijo Castle, and Kyoto Tower.

Hotel Features.
A total renovation of this Kyoto property was completed in 2012. The on-site Toh-Lee restaurant serves Chinese fare for lunch and dinner. Bar Anchor features seasonal cocktails and single-malt Scotches. A Starbucks is on the main floor, just off the lobby. Additional amenities at the Karasuma Kyoto Hotel include a large meeting room, business services, exhibit space, event catering, tour assistance, and currency exchange services. A safe-deposit box is provided at the front desk. Secure parking is available for a surcharge.

This Kyoto hotel has 231 guestrooms offering complimentary WiFi and wired (high-speed) Internet access, flat-panel TV with satellite service and OnCommand video, direct-dial phone, refrigerator, and slippers. For a single surcharge, guests can watch up to 150 movies in their rooms. Beds come with down comforters. Connecting and adjoining rooms are available and iron/ironing boards can be provided on request. Bathrooms feature bathtubs and showers with handheld showerheads, bathroom phones, hair dryers and complimentary toiletries.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 231 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 14 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Self parking *
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Golfing nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space size (feet) - 4521
  • Conference space size (meters) - 420
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1983
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Accessible bathroom

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Pay movies
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Toh-Lee Chinese - This restaurant specializes in Chinese cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

Irifune Japanese - This restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

Anchor Bar - Onsite cocktail bar.

Karasuma Kyoto Hotel, Kyoto’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Karasuma Kyoto
  • Kyoto Karasuma Hotel
  • Hotel Kyoto Karasuma
  • Karasuma
  • Karasuma Hotel
  • Karasuma Hotel Kyoto
  • Karasuma Kyoto
  • Karasuma Kyoto Hotel
  • Kyoto Hotel Karasuma
  • Kyoto Karasuma


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.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

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

  • A city tax will 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

Self parking costs JPY 1500.00 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of JPY 2138 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 304 reviews

Karasuma Kyoto Hotel, Kyoto
Very Good8.0
Mildew smell in hotel room
Randall, us1 night trip
Karasuma Kyoto Hotel, Kyoto
Very quiet, centrally located hotel
Right next to a subway line so location was great. Centrally located. Fantastic breakfast included in our booking with both Japanese and Western foods. Only one room key for the room was not a problem for us as we stayed together throughout our stay. Only one ice machine for the hotel was only located on the 9th floor with plastic cups to carry ice to the room. No ice bucket, so slightly inconvenient especially given the hot humid August we were visiting but there was a small refrigerator and tea making supplies in the room. Also dailey bottles of water. Our double twin bed room was spacious, practically western sized. The room overlooked the street but absolutely no noise. The bathroom was typical for Japan meaning small but efficient. Very convenient Starbucks connected to the lobby was great for an afternoon java fix.
Laurie, us2 night trip
Karasuma Kyoto Hotel, Kyoto
The next time I am in Kyoto, I will definitely stay here. The staff were so helpful. The room was so much larger than a typical Japanese hotel room. The location is central. The breakfast was amazing definitely worth it.
Caroline, us3 night trip
Karasuma Kyoto Hotel, Kyoto
Very Good8.0
It's was great for the amount I paid
A Traveler, us3 night trip
Karasuma Kyoto Hotel, Kyoto
Loved their lounge service
Staffs are very nice and professional. I was very happy during my stay! I received a Shiatsu session, and it was great!!!!
A Traveler, us2 night trip

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