We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo

Certificate of Excellence
52 Kasaboko-cho, Shijo-dori Aburanokoji Higashi-iru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8494, Kyoto Prefecture
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with Tingo to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Professional photos
Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

922 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    365
    425
    99
    23
    10
See reviews for
194
319
127
88
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (40)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Slovak first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (922)
  • Mar-May only
    (242)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (289)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (207)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (184)
All months
Australia
Level Contributor
32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Situated on one of Kyoto's main streets its just a short walk from the train station. Exit Shijo station and turn right, walk a few blocks down. Convenience stores next door and across the road which is handy. The hotel is clean and more than adequate for a good nights sleep. We originally choose it because it was one of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level Contributor
26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

- The location of the hotel is just convenient. It's near Karasuma train station, close to a bus stop, and if you like walking, you could reach Nishiki market within 20 min of walking. Kyoto main trains terminal is around 10min away by taxi (early morning). If you want to visit Arashiyama, you could use the bus to reach the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brooklyn
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Clean budget hotel, a bit away from central Kyoto, but on a good bus line. Buy a day pass for the bus, great way to get around. The rooms were large for Japan, and clean. Staff was friendly, and free matcha lattes are always welcome.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tidy and clean room, and for the Japanese average, is big. The location is great. You have good wifi connection and a friendly staff. If you want they also rent bikes, but in my opinion, they are quite expensive, nearby you can rent for half of the price.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Slept in mystay kyoto for five nights, rooms were large and clean. Hotel offers all the basic services. The only downside are the waiting time for the elevator and the fact that it stops at the 2nd floor(lobby) by default

Was this review helpful? Yes
Geneva, Switzerland
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 4 nights and enjoyed everything about the hotel: the location, walking distance from the heart of Kyot and with good connections with public transportations; the friendly staff; the price which was less for us two than some guesthouses elsewhere in Japan; the room which was confortable and large enough to have our two suitcases open. We didn't have... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
ms-kyoto-shijo, お客様担当マネージャー at Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo, responded to this review

Dear sir or madam Thank you for your stay at Hotel Mystays Kyoto Shijo during your visit in Kyoto. We are delighted to hear you have enjoyed the sty in our hotel. We appreciate your complement about our hotel and your recommendation. Please do visit our hotel again if there is another chance to visit Kyoto. We all look forward... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
Level Contributor
130 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent location where my Japanese friend called "the Fifth Avenue of Kyoto." 4 blocks from the train station and short taxi ride to great restaurants. Room is a bit small but average given the location. A few doors next to a nice little supermarket where we got most of our breakfast food (sashimi there is quite inexpensive; got a nice... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
ms-kyoto-shijo, お客様担当マネージャー at Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo, responded to this review

Dear sir or madam Thank you for your stay at Hotel Mystays Kyoto Shijo during the cherry blossom season in Kyoto. We hope that you had a fantastic time looking the cherry blossoms at the temples. We appreciate the positive comments about location and the facilities around the hotel. We apologize about the instruction, how to dial the front desk.... More 

Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
103 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second time staying in Mystays Kyoto. We were here for the Gion Matsuri festival and the hotel was right in the midst of the festivity area – which was good and bad. For a start, the bus that normally takes us from Kyoto station right to the hotel was rerouted because of road closure in the evening... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
ms-kyoto-shijo, お客様担当マネージャー at Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo, responded to this review

Dear sir or madam Gratitude, for your second stay at Hotel Mystays Kyoto Shijo. We apologize about the troubles that you have experienced during your stay, because of the Gion festival. As you have noticed during the Gion festival, the nearest bus stop has changed its location to a different place. Also the typhoon has caused the washing machine and... More 

Level Contributor
34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights in May and thought the hotel was lovely; the room was clean and the staff were very helpful. They not only held onto our luggage prior to check in but actually took it to our room for us before we returned, which we thought was very nice! The location is very convenient, it is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
ms-kyoto-shijo, お客様担当マネージャー at Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo, responded to this review

Dear sir or madam Thank you for the stay at Hotel Mystays Kyoto Shijo and gratitude for the recommendation of the hotel. We are delighted to hear about your satisfaction of the hotel and about our staff being helpful to you. As it is written, our hotel has a good location which makes easy to travel around Kyoto city for... More 

Ottawa
Level Contributor
78 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Arriving from Shiji-dori, the lobby is actually on the second floor. Take the elevator. Helpful, courteous staff. Stayed two nights during the Gion festival. Room prices jacked-up significantly for the occasion, such that we paid more than it was worth. Supply and demand... Having said this, and even though the room was quite small, it was very clean. Ditto for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
ms-kyoto-shijo, お客様担当マネージャー at Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo, responded to this review

Dear Sir or Madam Thank you for staying at hotel Mystays Kyoto shijo. We appreciate that you have found lots of good things about, or around our Hotel and gave us positive comments about it. We apologize about the Wi-Fi connection which troubled you. We will try to improve the system, much better so that if there is another time... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

478 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (214)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (27)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (30)
Viewed
Room/suite (75)
Viewed
View from room (19)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (1)
Viewed
Other (57)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

Viewed
All expert photos (248)
Viewed
Amenities (8)
Viewed
Deluxe Corner View Twin Room (41)
Viewed
Deluxe Twin Room (42)
Viewed
Grand Deluxe View Triple Room (37)
Viewed
Nagomi Japanese Style Room (40)
Viewed
Restaurants and Bars (20)
Viewed
Superior Double Room (35)
Viewed
The Hotel (25)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (16)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Other (14)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Kyoto hotels
Shimogyo-ku
Citadines Karasuma-Gojo Kyoto
Shimogyo-ku
Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Shijo
City Center
Hotel Monterey Kyoto
Hotel Monterey Kyoto
#50 of 344 in Kyoto
4.5 of 5 stars 1,576 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Shimogyo-ku
Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Shijokarasuma
City Center
Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa
Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa
#106 of 344 in Kyoto
4.0 of 5 stars 961 reviews
Shimogyo-ku
Kyoto Itoya Hotel
Kyoto Itoya Hotel
#39 of 344 in Kyoto
4.5 of 5 stars 183 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in City Center

Neighborhood Profile
City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay