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1 room, 2 adults

Hotel Ethnography Gion Shinmonzen, Kyoto

3.5-star3.5 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Highchair
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Free WiFi
Nishino-cho 219-2, Higashiyama-ku, Gion, Kyoto, Kyoto, 605-0088, Japan

Family-friendly hotel, steps from Pontocho
  • Free WiFi
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
    • Highchair
    • In-room childcare (surcharge)
    • Free WiFi
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  • Staff was extremely friendly and informative on sights to see, transportation, places to…Mar 7, 2020
  • Excellent location in the Gion district for walking everywhere. Train options one block…Jan 21, 2020

Hotel Ethnography Gion Shinmonzen, Kyoto

from $115
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What’s around Hotel Ethnography Gion Shinmonzen, Kyoto


  • In Gion
  • Kawaramachi - 9 min walk
  • Yasaka Shrine - 9 min walk
  • Nishiki Market - 12 min walk
  • Kyoto University - 18 min walk
  • Heian Shrine - 24 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 25 min walk
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 32 min walk

Getting around

  • Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX) - 81 min drive
  • Itami Airport (ITM) - 54 min drive
  • Sanjo Station - 4 min walk
  • Gion-shijo Station - 4 min walk
  • Kawaramachi Station - 7 min walk
  • Sanjo Keihan Station - 5 min walk
  • Shiyakusho-mae Station - 11 min walk
  • Higashiyama Station - 11 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 18 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-8 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 6:30 AM - 10 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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

Travelling with others


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

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

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2017
  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Raised toilet seat
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Italian
  • Japanese

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Hotel Ethnography Gion Shinmonzen, Kyoto’s small print

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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.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

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.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

The property affirms that it adheres to the Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) sanitization guidelines and the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

Mandatory fees

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

  • A city tax may 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.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: JPY 1000 per person, per night

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of JPY 1200 per person (approximately)

Cribs/Infant beds are available for JPY 2000 per night

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.

FAQs for Hotel Ethnography Gion Shinmonzen, Kyoto

  • Does Hotel Ethnography Gion Shinmonzen offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Hotel Ethnography Gion Shinmonzen does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Hotel Ethnography Gion Shinmonzen?
    Sorry, there's no parking at Hotel Ethnography Gion Shinmonzen.
  • Are pets allowed at Hotel Ethnography Gion Shinmonzen?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Ethnography Gion Shinmonzen?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 8 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 168 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Very nice hotel stay, but expensive
Hotel was very nice, but it was quite expensive compared to the other hotels we stayed at in Japan
Michael, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Vacation in Japan
Great small hotel with all modern amenities but in Japanese style. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Breakfast is not abundant but just right, mix of Japanese and international styles. Coffee and tea 24/7. Sake tasting on Thursday nights. Free. Location - you can't wish for better. 5 min walk to Gion, Pontocho and public transportation. It's a bit pricey but worth every penny.
Anastasya, us5 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Fantastic hotel and staff, perfect location In Gion.
us4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
I never write hotel reviews but I have to rave about this one! From the moment we walked in it felt like we were well taken care of. The location was perfect and just a short walk from the most beautiful canal in Gion as well as all the restaurants on Kyoto's river. To make matters more complicated I left a bag on the bus and Judit was kind enough to take the time to help me locate it at the bus terminal. Rooms are beautifully appointed and spotless. I highly recommend Hotel Ethnography Shinmonzen and hope to go back again soon!
carole, us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
very nice
very nice hotel, staff, and location
sabrina, us2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Loved this hotel!
Loved this boutique hotel! The room was so nice and clean - great view, comfortable beds, separate toilet and tub/shower. Excellent location, great staff, delicious breakfast, nice amenities. Close to 2 train stations, family marts, lots of shops and restaurants in the heart of Gion. Highly recommend staying here!
Sandeep, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great place to stay in Kyoto.
Wonderful and extremely helpful staff. Go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. Room was quiet and comfortable. Breakfast is a combination of small Japanese dishes, soup, salad, granola, and breads. Good way to start the day! Great neighborhood for restaurants and shopping. Very close to train stations and bus stops. Highly recommended.
Harold, us7 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
The experience was great. Hotel has cool architecture, modern design, large room, and all right in the thick of a good tourist area. Service was incredible.
Emmett, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Must stay in Gion
The staff were extremely helpful and pleasant. The hotel organizes little events - for example, we stayed for four nights and there was one evening of sake tasting and another evening where there was a Japanese comedic skit. The breakfast provided by the staff every morning was healthy and delicious.
us4 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
We had a great stay at the Hotel Ethnography. The room was spacious for our family of 3 (which is a challenge in Japan) and the staff was extremely helpful/knowledgeable regarding Kyoto recommendations. Finally, as a newer hotel, we enjoyed the fact that the facilities had been tastefully updated without compromising some of the building's original charm.
us4 night family trip

Hotel Ethnography Gion Shinmonzen, Kyoto

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