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4-star4 stars
572 Komatsucho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 605-0933, Japan

4-star hotel with restaurant, near Kawaramachi
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Restrictions related to your trip

Japan may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19. Find out more

  • Wonderful service, wonderful location in Gion, tasteful style and design, comfortable,…Mar 15, 2020
  • I had good expectations for this hotel , we arrived earlier than check in , so they…Apr 23, 2018


from ¥15,000
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  • Celestine Higashiyama Deluxe Room, Non Smoking
  • Superior Double Room, Non Smoking
  • Superior Twin Room, Non Smoking



  • In Gion
  • Kawaramachi - 8 min walk
  • Yasaka Shrine - 13 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 14 min walk
  • Nishiki Market - 15 min walk
  • Kyoto Tower - 31 min walk
  • Kyoto University - 31 min walk
  • Heian Shrine - 32 min walk

Getting around

  • Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX) - 80 min drive
  • Itami Airport (ITM) - 55 min drive
  • Kobe Airport (UKB) - 60 min drive
  • Kiyomizu-gojo Station - 10 min walk
  • Gion-shijo Station - 10 min walk
  • Kawaramachi Station - 12 min walk
  • Sanjo Keihan Station - 17 min walk
  • Gojo Station - 20 min walk
  • Higashiyama Station - 20 min walk
  • Free train station pick-up
  • Free train station drop-off

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 157 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Japan may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property 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

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Free train station shuttle


  • Onsite self parking (JPY 2000.00 per night)

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Spa services on site
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Espresso maker
  • Slippers
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
Stay connected
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include massages.


Also known as

  • The Celestine Kyoto Gion Kyoto


For the comfort of guests using the public bathing areas and other public facilities, this property does not permit guests with tattoos to use the facilities.

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 must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking.

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

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 sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

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

Self parking costs JPY 2000.00 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.


  • Does HOTEL THE CELESTINE KYOTO GION offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, HOTEL THE CELESTINE KYOTO GION 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.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at HOTEL THE CELESTINE KYOTO GION?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and requires staff to wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at HOTEL THE CELESTINE KYOTO GION?
    Yes. Self parking costs JPY 2000.00 per night.
  • Are pets allowed at HOTEL THE CELESTINE KYOTO GION?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at HOTEL THE CELESTINE KYOTO GION?
    You can check in starting at 3 PM. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near HOTEL THE CELESTINE KYOTO GION?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Aburasoba Nekomata (5-min walk), Goutez! (5-min walk), and Gion Karyo 'Kaiseki' (5-min walk).
  • What is there to do at HOTEL THE CELESTINE KYOTO GION and nearby?
    HOTEL THE CELESTINE KYOTO GION has spa services and a garden.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 367 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Every single employee was kind and greeted us when we walked by. They were all EXTREMELY helpful. The breakfast was large and delicious we had both the traditional Japanese and american breakfast. Check in and checkout process was a breeze. We were very sad to leave this hotel and wish we had stayed in kyoto longer than two nights. I would recommend this hotel and stay here if I return to kyoto. The location was perfect, very close to some great sight seeing opportunities and we were able to walk to the train/subway stations quite easily. The bath/spa was closed while we were there due to the corona virus; this did not bother us so much as the rooms were spacious and comfy. We had no issues communicating with staff in English.
us2 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Terrible breakfast, stale rolls, dreadful coffee, pineapple with the skin left on. Not even a normal sized spoon- I was offered a teaspoon to eat yoghurt.
au3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great place to stay! It’s a hidden gem! Close the Kyoto Station. Take advantage of the free shuttle service to and from the train station.
Ernest, ca3 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Walking distance to shops and restaurants
Sophia, tw1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great Kyoto onsen getaway
Great hotel great amenities some of the service was lost in translation but the food, onsen, massages and tour were great.
Hila, us3 night trip
Very good 8.0
Walkable and nice hotel
The hotel is with a great proximity to everything. It was easy to commute from Kyoto Station to the hotel with the free shuttle service. The rooms are bit small especially at the entrance and can get crowdy if you have big luggage bags. The amenities and hot water bath are great complement to the stay. However, the breakfast is mainly Japanese.
Ahmad, us2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Very clean and excellent location to move around Kyoto
us4 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Incredible service
Fantastic stay. Service was excepcional, breakfast was delicious and everyone is super helpful. They also have what they call public bath in the hotel, which is Ofuro style Japanese bath. Soooo relaxing and great experience. Overall amazing hotel
us3 night trip
Very good 8.0
The location of the hotel is ideal if you want a quieter area and which is close to the famous Temples near GION. The room is adequately furnished and comfortable making a quiet rest every night a dream. Amenities are limited but the spa is a nice touch especially to soothe the aching muscles after a day out exploring Kyoto. There are two things which dampen our stay : 1. We had booked a kaiseki lunch for our last day at a local restaurant through the hotel and all was good until the check out. For some reason the staff insisted that we leave our luggage behind and return to retrieve them after the lunch. As we had arranged to send our heavy suitcases to Osaka the day before, we only had our hand carry bags. It was ridiculous to ask us to walk back to the hotel after lunch as the restaurant is located on the other side of the river. It was a good 10-12 minutes walk. We didn’t give in and it was quite unpleasant to have to debate over this at check out. We are pretty sure it was a misunderstanding due to the language differences but it did sully our impression of this hotel. 2. The hotel does not practice green initiatives - they still supply toiletries in plastic bottles and there was no option to opt out of the daily sheet changing. Again we think it was a misunderstanding somewhere but it’s good to let the hotel know.
EddynGary, sg5 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Located in the heart of the walkable historic Gion district, The Celestine features outstanding luxury rooms and amenities. Every detail has been well thought out from the welcome tea at reception through the beautifully scented aroma in the lobby. The staff go out of their way to be welcoming and helpful in every interaction. We felt thoroughly spoilt.
au4 night family trip