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Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo, Kyoto

3-star3 stars
59-61 Nishinotoin, Shijo, Shimogyo-kuKyotoKyoto-fu600-8494JapanGreat location! See map

City-center hotel within easy reach of Nijo Castle
  • Free WiFi
Great location
Tasty breakfast
Complaints about WiFi
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Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo, Kyoto

from $40
  • xxx Standard Single Room, 1 Single Bed
  • xxx Standard Double Room, 1 Double Bed
  • xxx Standard Twin Room, 2 Single Beds
  • Semi-Double Room, Non Smoking (120cm bed, 2 guests only)
  • xxxSemi-double Room Single Use
  • xxx Semidouble Room, 1 Semidouble Bed
  • Single Room, Non Smoking
  • Double Room, Non Smoking
  • Twin Room, Non Smoking
  • Triple Room, Non Smoking
  • Economy Double Room, Non Smoking (without Cleaning Service)
  • Double Room, Non Smoking (without Cleaning Service)
  • Twin Room, Non Smoking (without Cleaning Service)
  • Semi-Double Room, Non Smoking (No Cleaning Service 120cm bed)
  • Twin Room, Non Smoking (No Cleaning Service)
  • Triple Room, Non Smoking (No Cleaning Service)
  • Double Room, Non Smoking (No Cleaning Service)
  • Quadruple Room, Non Smoking

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 140 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 8 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 19

Travelling with others


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

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Number of buildings/towers - 10
  • Year Built 1990
  • Elevator/lift

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Slippers
Sleep well
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 26-inch flat-screen TV
  • Pay movies
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


2F朝食会場 - This restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine and serves breakfast only. Open daily.

Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo, Kyoto’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Oaks Kyoto
  • Smile Hotel
  • Smile Hotel Kyoto shijo
  • Hotel Oaks Kyoto Shijo
  • Hotel Oaks Shijo
  • Oaks Hotel Kyoto
  • Oaks Kyoto Shijo
  • Oaks Kyoto Shijo Hotel
  • Oaks Shijo
  • Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo
  • Smile Kyoto-shijo


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.

In accordance with national/local laws, air conditioning may be restricted to certain hours from 19 October to 08 April.

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of JPY 1200 for adults and JPY 600 for children (approximately)

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

What’s around Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo, Kyoto


  • In Central Kyoto
  • Nijo Castle - 16 min walk
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 33 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 41 min walk
  • Higashi Honganji Temple - 22 min walk
  • Gion Corner - 25 min walk
  • Kyoto Tower - 27 min walk
  • Sanjusangendo Temple - 37 min walk

Getting around

  • Kyoto Karasuma Station - 6 min walk
  • Kyoto Omiya Station - 6 min walk
  • Kyoto Shijo-omiya Station - 7 min walk
  • Shijo Station - 7 min walk
  • Nijojo-mae Station - 14 min walk
  • Karasumaoike Station - 14 min walk
  • Onsite parking not available

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 654 reviews

Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo, Kyoto
Very Good8.0
The place is a great value for the money.
Kenneth, us1 night trip
Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo, Kyoto
Very Good8.0
Spacious but dusty
I booked the Semi-double Room, Non Smoking (120cm bed, 2 guests only) for 4 nights. It was spacious compared to the other 2 hotels I stayed in. There is a water boiler machine that I use everyday to boil green tea. Yum. The only thing I would complain about is the musky smelling air. I had to open the window just to clear up the smell. And also, it is must to get housecleaning every day because I notice the bed sheets tends to get dusty pretty easily.
ChiaYen, us4 night romance trip
Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo, Kyoto
It was an OK stay. The hotel is more like upgraded Hotel 6 style. It was clean, but more on the budget style. One morning the we did not have water - they apologized profusely and by the time we got back it was back around 4pm it was back on. During the night it was very hot. The hot air was flowing from the A/C went, AC was off. When I tried to explain to the front desk - they said it is "the building". We had to have a window open all night. In the other hotel, I saw a note saying that they have central heating/cooling system and they adjust it to what they think is comfortable. So, I think that we had the same thing in Smile hotel. Room size is standard in Kyoto, Tokyo... full size bed (semi-double room) + space at the foot of the bed to open two carry-on suitcases. The location is great. Buses stops block away each direction to reach most of the attractions and Nishiki market is a walking distance (10 mins). We also walked to Gion (20-25 mins walk). For breakfast get downstairs, turn left and a block or two away there is a small cafe operated by a lady with bike inside. Should be before you get to big interaction. She is open Mon-Fri
Sasha, us4 night romance trip
Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo, Kyoto
Very Good8.0
Rooms are very small but it did the trick.
Diego, us2 night trip with friends
Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo, Kyoto
Very Good8.0
Not bad in Kyoto area
Simone, us3 night family trip

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