Nihonkan Hotel - Kyoto

Shimogyo-Ku Higashishiokoji-Cho 696-1 , Kyoto, Japan, 600-8216  show map
 2 stars
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Nihonkan Hotel - Kyoto

Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour
Laundry
No pets allowed
Air conditioning
No Smoking

No smoking on site

Overview

The 2-star hotel Nihonkan provides an elegant accommodation and gives a quick access to Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum , which is around 1400 meters away.

The hotel is placed 30 minutes' walk from Ryozen Kannon. Guests will find Kyoto city center within a 30-minute walk from the property.

The nearest subway station is Gojo, located about 600 meters from the hotel. The hotel is about 45 minutes' drive from Itami airport, which is 40 km away.

Rooms

For a comfortable stay in Kyoto Nihonkan Hotel offers 18 rooms fitted with climate control, a safe, TV, an iron with ironing board and a DVD player. The bathrooms come with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer for more comfort.

Eat & Drink

Guests will enjoy dishes of Japanese cuisine served at Kyokaiseki Minokichi Kyotoshinhankyuhotel, which is about 150 meters away.

Services

The on-site conveniences include a safety deposit box, a vending machine and a luggage storage.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms:   18.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Vending machines

Services

  • Laundry

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 4 pm FREE
Check-out 06:00-10:00 FREE

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Shimogyo-Ku Higashishiokoji-Cho 696-1 , Kyoto, Japan, 600-8216

Get directions
City Center
  • Kyoto
    1.7 mi
Airports
  • Itami (ITM)
    22.8 mi
  • Kobe (UKB)
    39.1 mi
Train Stations
  • Kyoto Station
    1400 ft
  • Kyoto Railway Station
    1700 ft
Underground stations
  • Gojo Station
    2700 ft
  • Shijo Station
    1.0 mi
Restaurants
  • Nakamura Tokichi Kyoto Station (cuisine: Japanese)
    500 ft
  • 551 Horai
    500 ft
Parks
  • Shosei-en Garden
    1900 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 06:00-10:00 
  • Number of rooms:
    18

Rooms and availability

Japanese-Style Shared Bathroom Twin Room
  • Room size:

    110 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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Japanese-Style Twin Room
  • Room size:

    110 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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Japanese-Style Shared Bathroom Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Japanese-Style Shared Bathroom Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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Nihonkan Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Kyoto Aquarium3000 ft

Popular areas

  • Gion district1.3 mi
  • Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka1.4 mi
  • Ponto-cho1.4 mi

Places of interest

  • Mielparque Kyoto1000 ft
  • Kyoto2300 ft
  • Kyoto Karasuma Convention Hall1.2 mi

Train stations

  • Kyoto Station1000 ft
  • Kyoto Railway Station1400 ft
  • Kiyomizu Gojo Station4000 ft
  • Karasuma Station1.0 mi
  • Kawaramachi Station1.2 mi
  • Gion Shijo Station1.3 mi

Shopping areas

  • Nishiki Market1.2 mi

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Kyoto Tower400 ft
  • Higashi Hongan-ji Temple700 ft
  • Nishi Hongan-ji Temple2300 ft
  • Sanjusangen-do Temple4000 ft
  • To-ji Temple4300 ft
  • Rokuharamitsu-ji Temple1.0 mi
  • Tofuku-ji Temple1.3 mi

Museums

  • Kyoto National Museum4300 ft

Underground stations

  • Gojo Station2300 ft
  • Shijo Station5000 ft
  • Kujo Station1.0 mi

Local attractions

  • Kawai Kanjiro Memorial Museum5200 ft
    569 Kaneicho, Gojozaka, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
  • JR Kyoto Isetan1.0 mi
    Higashishiokojicho, Shiokoji-kudaru, Karasumadori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
  • Tofukuji Temple1.2 mi
    15-778 Honmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
  • Chishaku-in1.0 mi
    964 Higashikawaracho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
  • Rokuharamitsuji Temple1.1 mi
    81-1 Rokurocho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto

Near the hotel

  • Kyoto Tower600 ft
    Karasuma Shichijo sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
  • Shosei-en Garden1900 ft
    Karasuma-dori Shichijo-agaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
  • Costume Museum2300 ft
    Shinhanayacho-Dori,Horikawa Higashiiru,Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
  • Sesshuji Temple3600 ft
    15-803 Honmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
  • Higashi Honganji900 ft
    754 Tokiwacho, Karasumadori Shichijo-agaru, Kyoto
  • Nishi Honganji2200 ft
    Horikawa-dori hanayamachi-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
  • Kyoto Aquarium3100 ft
    35-1 Kankijicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto

Restaurants nearby

  • Nakamura Tokichi Kyoto Station500 ft

    Address: Higashishiokoji-cho, Shimogyo-ku
    Phone: +81 75-342-2303

    85% likes this, based on 43 reviews
    Cuisine: Japanese

  • Tonkatsu Wako500 ft

    Address: Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyoku
    Phone: +81 75-342-0024

    77% likes this, based on 33 reviews
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Price Range: USD 10 - USD 30

  • Katsukura Kyotoekibiru The Cube1000 ft

    Address: 901 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyoku
    Phone: +81 75-365-8666

    85% likes this, based on 104 reviews
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Price Range: USD 11 - USD 31

  • 551 Horai500 ft

    Address: Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyoku
    Phone: +81 75-365-8551

    66% likes this, based on 38 reviews
    Price Range: USD 9 - USD 11

  • Kyokaiseki Minokichi Kyotoshinhankyuhotel500 ft

    Address: Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyoku
    Phone: +81 75-343-5327

    81% likes this, based on 32 reviews
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Price Range: USD 31 - USD 50

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 06:00-10:00 
  • Number of rooms:
    18
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Nihonkan Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Nihonkan

Average guest rating

7.4out of 10
Very good
Based on 42 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Couple
    6.6

    Ryokan is located in the center near to Kyoto Station.

    Staff doesn't speak English. Place is old and hasn't been renovated for a log time.

  • Single
    6.2

    Good location near Kyoto station and Yodobashi department store. The room rather easy to get noise from neighbor. It discomfort for limit time of common bathroom and the main door will be locked after 11 pm. This price should include breakfast or wifi service.

  • Single
    6.6

    Nihonkan is good value for money and 200m from Kyoto Train and Bus Station which makes it very convenient for getting around the tourist sights. Accommodation is very much Japanese style which is interesting to experience and includes a communal bath in the which you kick back and soak in at the end of the day.

    Accommodation is very much Japanese style so thin futon mattress on the floor and thin pillow may not be comfortable for many westerners. It certainly didn't work for me. The 11pm curfew is inconvenient if you want to stay out a bit longer in the entertainment districts.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    Great location, the staff were fantastic, would stay again.

  • Couple
    9.2

    The Lady of the mansion was very friendly,in spite of complete lack of English knowledge. Very nice Japanese style room.

    No Internet connection available. No smoking possibility.

  • Single
    8.2

    I stayed at this place because it was relatively cheap and 5 minute walk to train station. Ryokan style hotel. Quiet at night. Room was clean and comfortable.Easy access to bus and train lines.

    Only supposed to use shower or communal bath between 7am-9am and 5-10 pm? I used the communal bath to shower anyway at 6am.Lock up is 11pm to 7am.

  • Group of friends
    10.0

    Traditional: Ryokan. They kept our bags for us well before check-in time. The staff were lovely and spoke enough English for us to communicate our needs. The room was beautiful; traditional futons and pillows, along with robes and everything needed for a tea ceremony. Really close to the main station - we walked with our packs; only about 2-3 blocks from the closest station exit. Really good value for money!

    The outside of the building is deceptive - it really doesn't look that great (old, tiled outer walls), but the inside is beautiful.

  • Family with children
    8.8

    Our positive impression of Nihonkan started when we walked in the door and were told that we'd been upgraded into a room with a bathroom for free because another party cancelled. We found the staff to be very thoughtful and kind- we assume it is a family business, and they take hospitality seriously. The price was reasonable, the accommodations much like a traditional ryokan, and at an additional 500 yen, the Japanese breakfast was well worth the price. Location too is great- easy to find and very close to the train station. Five of us spent five nights here and were very satisfied.

    The building is a little grim on the exterior, but it just makes the quality of the rooms a more pleasant surprise.

  • Single
    7.8

    I was pretty content at my stay at this ryokan. The location is great, it only takes like three minutes to walk from Kyoto Station, and it's surrounded by places you can shop and eat and explore. I am someone who enjoys a good soak, and the Nihonkan's shared bathing facilities were up to snuff by me. The room was tidy, the staff was friendly to me, (though I conducted my business in Japanese, so I can't vouch for how things go in English), and when I needed something and asked at the front desk, they were helpful.

    The only thing I didn't enjoy was the fact that I didn't sleep well on the futon bedding, but that's what one gets with ryokan, so. Not a real service problem.

  • Single
    6.2

    Location is perfect

    If upper level staff to be more cheerful to guest will be excellant (put on a smile) and refurbish the furnitures.

  • Older travelers
    6.2

    No Wifi. Only 2 laptops can use wired internet at a time. You have to bring your own laptop. Limited time to use internet.

  • Single
    8.8

    classic japanese facilities and hospitality. short walk from station.

  • Group of friends
    3.2

    Quite surprised to see it is very dirty, both at bedroom and public place. Even worse, the staff's attitude is very unfriendly. Initially I planned to stay for 2 nights, but only stayed for 1 night , I moved to Ryokan Jeianbo nearby which is highly recommended to other guests. Ryokan Heianbo is around the same price as Nihonkan, but staff there are very friendly and helpful, and it is very clean and comfortable.

  • Family with children
    5.4

    Mainly the location near the railway station and also the fact of being a traditional Japanese lodging.

    Having found a black beetle in the toilet

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    Location is just a few minutes walking distance from Kyoto Railway station/shopping/buses. Hotel is at the Kyoto Tower side of the station. We had the Japanese traditional room and the tatami mattress was very comfortable. Had a in-room safe even tho we did not use it.

    11pm curfew. steep staircase.

How to reach hotel

hotel Nihonkan Hotel - Kyoto Kyoto location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

Shimogyo-Ku Higashishiokoji-Cho 696-1 , Kyoto, Japan, 600-8216

Get directions
City Center
  • Kyoto
    1.7 mi
Airports
  • Itami (ITM)
    22.8 mi
  • Kobe (UKB)
    39.1 mi
Train Stations
  • Kyoto Station
    1400 ft
  • Kyoto Railway Station
    1700 ft
Underground stations
  • Gojo Station
    2700 ft
  • Shijo Station
    1.0 mi
Restaurants
  • Nakamura Tokichi Kyoto Station (cuisine: Japanese)
    500 ft
  • 551 Horai
    500 ft
Parks
  • Shosei-en Garden
    1900 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 06:00-10:00 
  • Number of rooms:
    18