10 Most Expensive Hotels in Kyoto, Japan

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10 Most Expensive Hotels in Kyoto, Japan
9 January, 2020 0 Comments

"10 Most Expensive Hotels in Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto, located in the Kansai region on the island of Honshu, is famous for its numerous classical Buddhist temples. Besides, the place is also well known for its gardens, imperial palaces, Shinto shrines, and traditional wooden houses. Being a popular destination for tourists, Kyoto has several luxury hotels.

Apart from being known as Japan’s old capital, Kyoto is famous for its luxurious and expensive hotels. If you are willing to visit this exotic place then, here are the ten most expensive hotels to charm your stay.

1. The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto

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Situated right along the Kamogawa River, with iconic Kyoto views and a 3-minute walk from Kyoto Shiyakushomae Subway Station, The Ritz-Carlton is a luxury 5-star hotel that boasts high standard services and guest rooms which are among the most spacious in Kyoto.

Featuring traditional Kyoto aesthetics and sophisticated elegance, the rooms come with a TV, and a bathroom with a rain shower and a bathtub. Featuring a spa, and a 24-hour gym, the hotel has different dining options such as La Locanda restaurant that serves colorful Italian dishes and other Japanese kaiseki multi-course meals and sushi at Mizuki restaurant. 

2. Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto


Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto is a truly grand luxury hotel in the Southern Higashiyama area of Kyoto. The hotel's location is at a distance of 2 km from Kiyomizu-Dera, a hilltop Buddhist temple and is just a 9-minute walk from Shichijo train station.

Situated on a tree-lined street with restaurants and shops, the hotel features two different restaurants, a bar, an indoor pool, and two hot tubs, plus a spa and a tranquil garden. The hotel rooms come with minibars, balconies with garden views and a flat-screen TV. 

3. Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel Kyoto

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Suiran, a luxury collection hotel Kyoto, is located right along the gentle streams of Katsura River. Boasting a beautiful Japanese garden, the hotel is just an 8-minute walk from the iconic Tenryu-Ji Zen temple.

Set along the peaceful Hozu River, an authentic Japanese style experience awaits at the historic site in Kyoto at the Suiran, a Luxury Collection hotel.

The hotel rooms come with minifridges, balconies with garden or mountain views, and provide tatami mats, Chabudai dining tables, and futons. The hotel also features an understated restaurant, a refined café with terrace and river views, as well as a spa with hot spring baths.

4. Hyatt Regency Kyoto


Offering spacious rooms, free Wi-Fi at the lobby, and three restaurants on just a 5-minute drive from Kyoto station, the Hyatt Regency Kyoto in Higashiyama Ward is a 4-minute walk from both Kyoto National Museum and Sanjusangen-do temple.

The hotel rooms come with minibars, balconies and/or wooden soaking tubs and suites feature tatami floors and short-legged tables. The hotel features a dining option which includes an Italian eatery, a pastry café, and a sake bar. Other facilities include a gym, yoga classes, and a spa with saunas and hot tubs.

5. Gion Hatanaka

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Gion Hatanaka is a fine ryokan right in the heart of the Southern Higashiyama sightseeing district, which is less than a minute’s walk from Yasaka-jinja. The hotel is a 6-minute walk from the Kodai-Ji temple and is set at the foot of the Eastern Mountains in the Higashiyama district.

The hotel rooms feature tatami floors, futons, and Chabudai dining tables, along with free Wi-Fi and mountain views. The hotel has a restaurant that serves traditional seasonal cuisine and a gender-segregated bathhouse with natural hot spring water.

6. Hotel Kanra Kyoto

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Offering spacious rooms, a sleek grill restaurant, and a pizzeria, plus a striking lobby lounge, Hotel Kanra Kyoto is a modern designed hotel and yet aiming to acquire and provide the uniquely sophisticated service of Ryokans.

Located 3 km from both the 17th-century Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu-Dera, a Buddhist icon temple on Mount Otowa, the hotel is just a 3-minute walk from a metro station.

The hotel rooms offer wood floors, sitting areas, and bathrooms with deep soaking tubs made of cypress. The upgraded rooms feature tatami mats and futons, whereas suites feature terraces or garden courtyards and an open-air stone bath.

7. The Westin Miyako Kyoto

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Featuring two pools, a fitness center, and spa treatments, the Westin Miyako Kyoto is set in the Higashiyama hills and is just an 11-minute walk from the 13th century Nanzen-Ji Buddhist temple and a 4-minute walk from the nearest metro station.

Dining options in the resort hotel include an international restaurant, a teppanyaki grill, and an English-style tea room, plus 2 bars. The spacious hotel rooms offer free Wi-Fi, work desks, city views, and living areas; some come with tatami mats, and futons and club rooms have access to a lounge with free breakfast and drinks.

8. Kyoto Hotel Okura

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With Elegant rooms boasting spectacular views of Kyoto against the backdrop of the Higashiyama Mountains, the Kyoto Hotel Okura is located in the heart of the city and is a 5-minute walk from Honno-Ji Temple as well as 12 minutes from The Takashimaya department store in the shopping district of Shijo Kawaramachi.

The hotel features beauty treatments and babysitting services. Okura Hotel offers a charged indoor swimming pool and luxurious rooms that feature neutral colors, extra-long beds, minibars, and free Wi-Fi.

The Sky Restaurant Pittoresque boasts panoramic mountain and city views and serves French cuisine and wines from its wine cellar. The hotel features a bakery and a variety of restaurants, which includes a top floor buffet restaurant and Kyoto cuisine.

9. Hotel the Celestine Kyoto


Located just 3 km from Kyoto railway station and a 15-minute walk from Kiyomizu-Dera, an iconic temple on Mount Otowa, Hotel the Celestine Kyoto is within the Higashiyama district and features a bar, a warm restaurant with wooden partitions.

The hotel rooms provide Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars as well as tea making facilities. The hotel also features a gender-segregated communal bathhouse and an elegant garden.

10. Nest at Nishiki, Kyoto

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Located in the Nakagyo Ward district of Kyoto, NEST AT NISHIKI, KYOTO is just a 10-minute walk from Karasuma Oike metro station, a 3-minute walk from food stalls at iconic Nishiki Market and 3 km from Kyoto Tower.

The hotel rooms feature modern décor and provide kitchenettes with coffeemakers, tatami mats, and futons. Also featuring a private bathroom with a bidet and free toiletries, rooms at the hotel also offer free Wi-Fi.

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