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APA Hotel Kyoto Gion EXCELLENT, Kyoto

3-star3 stars
555, Minamigawa, GionmachiHigashiyama-ku, KyotoKyoto-fu605-0074Japan

3-star hotel with restaurant, near Gion Corner
  • Free WiFi
Great location
Tasty breakfast
Fantastic service
More comfort would be nice
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APA Hotel Kyoto Gion EXCELLENT, Kyoto

from $66
  • Single Room, Smoking
  • Twin Room, Smoking
  • Single Room, Non Smoking
  • Twin Room, Non Smoking
  • Double Room, Non Smoking
  • Double Room, Smoking
  • Triple Room, Non Smoking
  • Triple Room, Smoking

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 154 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-4 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • One child (6 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 and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Self parking (limited) *

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop/café
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
Working away
  • Meeting rooms 4
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Slippers
Sleep well
  • Down comforter
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 40-inch LCD TV
  • Pay movies
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator

Special features


Saisyun - This restaurant serves breakfast only.

APA Hotel Kyoto Gion EXCELLENT, Kyoto’s small print

Also known as

  • APA Gion
  • Kyoto Hotel Gion
  • APA Gion Hotel Kyoto
  • APA Gion Kyoto
  • APA Hotel Gion EXCELLENT
  • APA Hotel Kyoto Gion EXCELLENT
  • APA Kyoto Gion EXCELLENT
  • Gion Kyoto Hotel
  • Hotel Gion Kyoto


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

Self parking costs JPY 1620 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of JPY 1400 for adults and JPY 840 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 APA Hotel Kyoto Gion EXCELLENT, Kyoto


  • In Gion
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 19 min walk
  • Nijo Castle - 39 min walk
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 39 min walk
  • Gion Corner - 4 min walk
  • Heian Shrine - 20 min walk
  • Sanjusangendo Temple - 24 min walk
  • Higashi Honganji Temple - 30 min walk

Getting around

  • Osaka (ITM-Itami) - 49 min drive
  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 83 min drive
  • Kyoto Gion-Shijo Station - 5 min walk
  • Kyoto Kawaramachi Station - 9 min walk
  • Kyoto Sanjo Station - 11 min walk
  • Sanjo Keihan Station - 10 min walk
  • Higashiyama Station - 11 min walk
  • Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station - 18 min walk
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Limited parking

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 275 reviews

APA Hotel Kyoto Gion EXCELLENT, Kyoto
Very Good8.0
Great Hotel for a Trip to Kyoto
We traveled to Japan and wanted to stay a couple days in Kyoto. A friend recommended the Gion area. This hotel is on the main strip in and there’s tons to do in the area. Plenary of shopping and really good restaurants. The rooms are nice complete with slippers and robes. The WiFi is free and washrooms are well stocked. If you are renting bikes for the area, they do have free parking in the underground parking lot which is a huge benefit.
jason, us2 night trip
APA Hotel Kyoto Gion EXCELLENT, Kyoto
Happy in Gion
I had a great stay ... the location was perfect, the staff friendly and supportive and the breakfast buffet was well done every day. Wifi a little slow but serviceable.
A Traveler, us6 night trip
APA Hotel Kyoto Gion EXCELLENT, Kyoto
Very Good8.0
Convenient, but unreasonably small room
We stayed at this location to have easy access to the nearby shrines. It was, in fact, very convenient. That said, we paid a very premium price for a room that was absurdly small and poorly designed. I say this having looked in upon other rooms in the hotel to see the different layout of a similar room. Maybe our room assignment was related to our late check-in? Hard to know. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful with food recommendations. Also, there is a Starbucks in the first-floor to make it easy to grab breakfast on the go. I'm glad we made this our home-base location for our time in Kyoto. Very convenient.
A Traveler, us3 night romance trip
APA Hotel Kyoto Gion EXCELLENT, Kyoto
everything u need and more
we loved staying at this hotel. it was 1 bus ride away from kyoto station and the bus stop is literally steps from the hotel. there is a Starbucks, souvenir shop and a massage place (bear hug) on the 1st floor, the hotel lobby is on the 2nd floor. staff was friendly and spoke English. i thought i chose the room rate that included breakfast but it didnt so we paid $13per person for the breakfast buffet and we enjoyed it, opens from 7-10am. the hotel is in the perfect location! walking distance to Gion, yasaka shrine, nishiki market, shijo dori &pontocho dori. and for everything else u can get on the bus right in front of the hotel, Google maps was very helpful. make sure u get a 1 day bus pass for 1 or 2 day subway/bus pass at the bus information Center. it will save u lots of money and super convenient since u need exact change for the bus. yes, the room is small but it came with everything u need. free wifi in the hotel, slippers, hot water pot, tea bags, mini refrigerator (u need to turn on), tv, hair brush, tooth brush, shaver, hair tie, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, tooth brush, body sponge, shower cap!!! the ceiling was a bit dusty and i had a hole in the wall but other than that it was perfect. i highly recommend!
A Traveler, us2 night romance trip
APA Hotel Kyoto Gion EXCELLENT, Kyoto
Very Good8.0
Great Place To Stay in Gion
For a recent trip to Kyoto, I decided to stay at a local hotel knowing that it would be hot and humid at night. Due to various summer festivities in Kyoto, hotel rooms were very limited but luckily I found one at an APA location. Like all other APA hotels I have stayed at, the room was larger than what I have found in the Tokyo area which was a nice surprise. When entering the building, go straight to the elevators for the 2F which is where the check in counter is located. I found the hotel to be very clean and well kept, but like many hotels it is easy to find updates or repairs that need to be made. Having a room that faces the main road did encounter some noise from the street below until the festivities ended, but during other periods it should be no louder than any other hotel. The hotel is fortunately surrounded by plenty of restaurants and shops as well as being a short walk to both Keihan and JR train stations. For reaching Kyoto Station, a taxi is quick and fairly inexpensive (approximately 1,500 Yen). Overall it was a nice stay and would certainly consider staying at this APA Hotel location again in the future.
Michel, us1 night trip

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