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First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma, Kyoto

2-star2 stars
4F Takanoha-Square 331 Kamiyanagi-cho,Bukkoji-dori Higashi-iru Shimogyo-K, KyotoKyoto-fu600-8099Japan

Hotel with bar/lounge, near Nijo Castle
  • Free WiFi
Great location
Value for money
Best value for money
Wellness Area
Wellness & sports facilities could be improved
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First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma, Kyoto

from $29
  • First Cabin, Men only
  • Business Cabin, Men only
  • First Cabin, Women only
  • Business Cabin, Women only

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 121 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 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 and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Spa tub
Working away
  • Business center
  • Elevator/lift

In the room

Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma, Kyoto’s small print

Also known as

  • First Cabin Karasuma
  • First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma
  • First Karasuma
  • First Kyoto Karasuma
  • Kyoto First Cabin


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.

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of JPY 500 per person (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 First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma, Kyoto


  • In Central Kyoto
  • Nijo Castle - 25 min walk
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 31 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 32 min walk
  • Higashi Honganji Temple - 15 min walk
  • Gion Corner - 18 min walk
  • Kyoto Tower - 20 min walk
  • Sanjusangendo Temple - 28 min walk

Getting around

  • Osaka (ITM-Itami) - 49 min drive
  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 83 min drive
  • Kyoto Karasuma Station - 5 min walk
  • Kyoto Kawaramachi Station - 13 min walk
  • Kyoto Kiyomizu-gojo Station - 15 min walk
  • Shijo Station - 2 min walk
  • Gojo Station - 8 min walk
  • Karasumaoike Station - 13 min walk

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 305 reviews

First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma, Kyoto
Very clean, quite large "rooms" for a capsule hotel (and also included an in-room safe for belongings), service was good. Showers/shower paraphernalia they provided (soap, shampoo, conditioner) were perfectly adequate. Only drawbacks: the hall lights were a little bright around the edge of the curtain when I was trying to sleep, and I could feel the springs of the bed a tiny bit. Overall, quite good, though.
Cassia, us1 night trip
First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma, Kyoto
Good option for cabin users that need extra space
Breakfast worth paying for: costs 500 yen (around 5 euro). The room was spacious I would say for being a cabin (in many cabins you cannot stand, as the height of the room is divided into 2 cabins, but these ones are not the case). The mattress was not excellent in my case, not that bad either, average I would say. The showers are in a different floor from that of the rooms, just one floor though and there is elevator. They provide amenities for hygiene. Wifi is very deficient.
Pooya, us1 night trip
First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma, Kyoto
This hotel could be regarded as the Japanese equivalent of a backpacker's hostel :) If one keeps this in mind, there is nothing to complain of (atleast for me). The cubicle was tidy and I was able to sleep well. The rooms also had TV but alas, the remote and display were entirely in Japanese! This could be something they could improve upon. Special mention must be made of the bathrooms, which were extremely clean despite their communal nature. The hotel also had a laundromat (which I didn't use so can't comment, but it was helpful that they did). A tip: Before arriving at the hotel, prepare a smaller handbag containing a change of clothes, toothbrush, etc. (actually toothbrush is provided); basically whatever you need for the night and the next morning so that you can leave your luggage at reception. I didn't, and I had to lug my suitcase down one floor to the cubicles, then lug it up again (the elevator only stops at reception).
A Traveler, us1 night trip
First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma, Kyoto
Very Good8.0
Nice location
This was the best accomodation that I stayed at during my 2 week travel in Japan.It is a different concept than capsule hotels with a much larger space and bed.It was very cleaned and bed sheets were changed everyday, bathrooms are very clean and the best part is the location. It is only 1 minute walk to the Subway station and very close to many attractions of Kyoto. It will be my first choice of stay next time I am back to Japan..
Tuna, us5 night trip
First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma, Kyoto
overall satisfied - good service, complete set of amenities, less than 5 min walk from Shijo station (5th entrance). Suitable for those who aren't too care about noise but hope to have privacy during stay.
A Traveler, as6 night trip

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