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Deluxe Double Room (Check-In from 3PM) | Desk, free WiFi, bed sheets
Double Room (Check-In from 3PM) | Desk, free WiFi, bed sheets
Standard Double Room (Check-In from 3PM) | Desk, free WiFi, bed sheets
Standard Double Room (Check-In from 3PM) | Desk, free WiFi, bed sheets
Deluxe Double Room (Check-In from 3PM) | Desk, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Hotel PONTO


2.5 star property
City centre hotel within easy reach of Kawaramachi

8.2/10 Very good

45 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Bathtub
  • 24/7 front desk
196, Shimokorikicho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 604-8016

Guests rated this location 9.0/10 - Wonderful

Main amenities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Room service
For families
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free toiletries
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Television

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Central Kyoto
  • Kawaramachi - 2 min walk
  • Nishiki Market - 5 min walk
  • Kyoto University - 19 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 26 min walk
  • Nijō Castle - 29 min walk
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 30 min walk
  • Kyoto Tower - 33 min walk
  • Shijo Street - 1 min drive
  • Yasaka Shrine - 4 min drive
  • Sanjusangen-do Temple - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Osaka (ITM-Itami) - 56 min drive
  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 81 min drive
  • Kyoto Kawaramachi Station - 4 min walk
  • Gion-shijo Station - 5 min walk
  • Sanjo Station - 6 min walk
  • Sanjo Keihan Station - 7 min walk
  • Shiyakusho-mae Station - 9 min walk
  • Higashiyama Station - 14 min walk


  • 大豊ラーメン 木屋町店 - 1 min walk
  • 麺房美よし - 1 min walk
  • ブルーボトルコーヒー - 1 min walk
  • いろはかるた 本店 - 1 min walk
  • 六傳屋 - 1 min walk

About this property


When you stay at Hotel PONTO, you'll be a short five-minute drive from Kawaramachi and Kiyomizu Temple. Also, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Nishiki Market and 1 mi (1.6 km) from Kyoto University. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and WiFi. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: Sanjo Keihan Station is 7 minutes and Shiyakusho-mae Station is 9 minutes.


English, Japanese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Coronavirus Guidelines (Japan)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 20 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 5 AM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 5 AM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

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


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Room service


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage


  • English
  • Japanese

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Digital TV channels
  • LCD television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Electronic bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A city tax may be collected at the property. 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.

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Coronavirus Guidelines (Japan) guidelines.


<p>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. </p> <p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>This property accepts credit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

Hotel PONTO Kyoto
Hotel PONTO Hotel
Hotel PONTO Kyoto
Hotel PONTO Hotel Kyoto

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel PONTO offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel PONTO 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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel PONTO?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Hotel PONTO?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel PONTO?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Hotel PONTO.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel PONTO?
You can check in from 3 PM - 5 AM. Check-out time is noon.
What's the area around Hotel PONTO like?
Hotel PONTO is in Central Kyoto, a short 7-minute walk from Sanjo Keihan Station and 3 minutes' walk from Shijo Street. Travellers say that the area is walkable and good for shopping.



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Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic location in the heart of Kawaramachi.
Amazing location. Staff were very pleasant and professional and were always wearing a smile 😃 Appointments look a little dated, however, for this price point you can overlook that. Everything worked just fine as expected. Absolutely LOVED the late check out time (12:00). Too many places keep rolling back the time and has gone to 11 am and most now are 10 am. Those that are sensitive to outside noises will not like the sound of the revelers on the streets of Kawaramachi which go on into the wee hours of the morning. This is centrally located after all. You are within 3-5 minutes walking distances to all of the most delicious foods Kyoto has to offer, and many train and bus lines as well. If you’re looking for peace and quiet, book somewhere else. If you value convenience, variety, helpful staff and great price, this is your place. I’ll certainly be back.
Stephen, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Large bedroom by Japan standards. Large bath. Excellent staff.
5-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Quirky hotel
Quirky hotel. Really modern lobby and corridors but room needs a bit of work. Saying that it was a comfortable bed and that’s pretty much all I needed. The room decor was a flowery pink wallpaper and there was even a VHS player in the room! my only criticism would be the shower. It’s not directly over the bath, it’s more like a wet room but the shower is to the side of the bath tub, makes it quite difficult. Great location, minutes from lively area with restaurants, bars and shops. Kyoto itself is a great place.
David, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Central location near trains, shops and restaurant
Central location near trains station, tourist spots, shopping, restaurants and so much more. Decent size bedroom and private bathroom
joanna, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Great location along the canal
Reasonably priced, comfortable and very centrally located. The decor is dated though.
John, 2-night romance trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Small tidy hotel, value for money near Gion Kyoto
We stayed in Kyoto for 4 nights, initially in the standard double before our bathroom light broke on the second night - they immediately upgraded us to the deluxe double for the rest. The rooms are identical except the deluxe is slightly bigger and better bathroom. The staff were excellent and can't be faulted. The location is good, in the heart of the "party" or club area - plus close to Gion and public transport.
Clinton, 4-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

4/10 Fair

Outdated and Overated!
Great area right amongst it all. BUT.....with that comes the noise from the nightclub below ( quaintly named "Club Open Me Up") Yikes! Rooms are rather old and smell of old smoke despite being non smoking. We had booked in for 3 nights but canceled after one night and found another hotel.
Derek, 3-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Good location.
On beautiful street with old canal for small boats that carried goods. Top rear room (501) has superb view of river and East Kyoto. Room was large and clean, though not traditional.
Armen, 15-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Heart of Gion
This hotel is located in the heart of Gion district but it can take a bit of time to find. Our room was a non smoking room but reeks a bit of smoke but we found a way to open the back window panels. Staff was friendly and our stayed was pleasant. Our first morning out was beautiful, the narrow streets with bridges over the streams of water, can't find a sight like that back home. It was breathtaking. Fantastic place with perfect location.
Thuy Linh, 4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Exactly what we wanted
Very easy to find, lovely and friendly staff and super clean rooms. We wanted to go Geisha spotting and we did see one, about 10 meters from the hotel's entrance, it was fantastic. Near to shops, 2 different subway lines and also some fantastic nightlife, couldn't ask for more. Would have scored 5 but we couldn't work the AC so it blasted us all night long, instructions are in Japanese (quite rightly) but as we can't read it that well did cause us some cold nights!
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