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1 room, 2 adults

THE GENERAL KYOTO Yamatooji, Kyoto

3-star3 stars
18-12 Yamatocho, Kyoto, Kyoto, 605-0802, Japan

3-star hotel with bar/lounge, near Kawaramachi
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  • The hotel was in a great location, clean, and everyone who worked there was very nice!…Mar 29, 2020
  • Great location. Very clean and the staff was very nice. Bunk beds are fun!Feb 26, 2020

THE GENERAL KYOTO Yamatooji, Kyoto

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What’s around THE GENERAL KYOTO Yamatooji, Kyoto


  • In Gion
  • Kawaramachi - 4 min walk
  • Yasaka Shrine - 8 min walk
  • Nishiki Market - 9 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 21 min walk
  • Kyoto University - 22 min walk
  • Heian Shrine - 27 min walk
  • Kyoto Tower - 33 min walk

Getting around

  • Itami Airport (ITM) - 54 min drive
  • Gion-shijo Station - 3 min walk
  • Kawaramachi Station - 6 min walk
  • Sanjo Station - 9 min walk
  • Sanjo Keihan Station - 9 min walk
  • Higashiyama Station - 15 min walk
  • Shiyakusho-mae Station - 15 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 23 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests booked in Breakfast Included rates receive buffet breakfast from 6:30 AM to noon at a partner property located 0.7 miles (1.1 kilometers) away. Guests booked in Room Only rates may request buffet breakfast for an additional fee.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Water dispenser
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 0
  • Year Built - 0
  • Elevator
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Braille signage
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

THE GENERAL KYOTO Yamatooji, Kyoto’s small print

Also known as

  • ENSO ANGO YAMATO 1 Hotel Kyoto
  • THE GENERAL KYOTO Yamatooji Kyoto
  • THE GENERAL KYOTO Yamatooji Hotel Kyoto
  • THE GENERAL KYOTO Yamatooji Hotel


Guests traveling with a service animal must contact the property prior to arrival.

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 smoke detector and a security system on site.

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

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

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

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

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

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

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of JPY 2500 per person (approximately)

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 THE GENERAL KYOTO Yamatooji, Kyoto

  • Does THE GENERAL KYOTO Yamatooji offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, THE GENERAL KYOTO Yamatooji 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 THE GENERAL KYOTO Yamatooji currently open?
    This property is closed from May 7 2020 to January 31 2021 (dates subject to change).
  • Are pets allowed at THE GENERAL KYOTO Yamatooji?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at THE GENERAL KYOTO Yamatooji?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to midnight. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near THE GENERAL KYOTO Yamatooji?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Yakatori Tarokichi (1-min walk), Datten Italian Bar (1-min walk), and Sushi Taka (1-min walk).

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 86 reviews

Very Good 8.0
good location, walkable
hotel is clean, modern, smells great, free bread/jams each morning, top bunk is directly in front on heating/cooling unit, so it can get difficult to become comfortable on top bunk
Corin, us3 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Petite, modern, chic!
We had just one night here and we wish we stayed longer! Loved the minimalistic style of this hotel. It is a little cramped, but the amenities were nice. The hotel also provided light breakfast and snacks (toast, coffee, tea) and snacks during the daytime, and also had classes that we could have signed up for - like okonomiyaki making. The hotel provides pajamas and they were pretty comfortable! Service was great as well. I would love to stay at some of their other sister hotels someday.
michelle n, us1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Wonderful experience
Jing, us3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Thank you to the person working on front desk on Wednesday 29 9pm in promptly helping coordinate the taxi cab I used earlier that day to return my lost items! You deserve a raise :)
us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent friendly service, sparkling clean rooms. Amazing location in Gion. Such an fantastic value. Compact rooms and hotel with great style. Nice to have a continental breakfast. Loved it!
Karen, us1 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Good location, very poor pillows
sg4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Will definitely book again =)
We stayed for a couple of days and enjoyed every bit of it. Great location and super friendly staff! Walking distance to Ninenzaka and Gion. Plus they have light breakfast and snacks during the afternoon.
Eric, ca3 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Everything was great in the hotel except for the sheets -which are ridiculously short for the beds. Please get bottom sheets that fit the mattress!!
Mary, ie4 night trip with friends
Very Good 8.0
Tiny room
Xinyan, jp3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nicest staff ever
Beautiful hotel in the center of Gion district literally around the corner from the Geisha district. Really vibrant area with restaurants, temples and shops. The hotel is very modern, accessible and they provided a nice continental breakfast which consisted of an assortment of yummy toasts and drinks. The room comes with all the amenities you need and toiletries. Really cute and helpful, we really enjoyed our room. The highlight though was the incredible and friendly staff, always happy and in a good mood. Kim, the staff member that was working the front when we stayed is the nicest person I ever met. He greets you everyday and night with a big smile and he’s so cute you can’t help but be happy when you see him. He was very helpful and he even walked us out when we checked out. We felt very welcome and we will come back again next time we stay in Kyoto. Truly amazing experience! Arigato Kim :)
Melissa, ca3 night trip with friends

THE GENERAL KYOTO Yamatooji, Kyoto

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