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Hotel Kanra Kyoto

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185 Kitamachi, Karasuma-dori, Rokujo Kudaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8176, Kyoto Prefecture
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently came back of a wonderful trip in Japan. Our hotel in Kyoto was the hotel Kanra, and we loved every second of our stay there. The hotel has a lot of character and is wonderfully located (metro stop a few steps away, walking distance to the Kyoto station -not with luggage though-, cute little back streets next to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hotel Kanra is a modern boutique hotel with a nice "zen" vibe. We love its understated style, excellent service, spacious rooms and baths (with cool wooden soaking tub in addition to large shower) and good location (just outside the central tourist areas but right down the block from an easy subway stop). Coming and going, you inhale the hotel's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Kandra Kyoto for 5 nights. It’s a modern boutique hotel located close to a subway line station and walking distance to Kyoto Stations and several key temples in Kyoto. You will need to catch a quick and easy train, bus or taxi to head out for dinner in Porto Cho or Gion. You find the hotel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

4 nights with family. Highs - super friendly and warm staff, eager to help. Indefatigably kind. Akiko in particular went out of her way to make us feel welcome as a family with small children. Cedar bathtub incredibly refreshing after trudging around city Location not in heavily touristed area and very close to Kyoto station Attached restaurant is superb. 7-11... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I loved this hotel. We had a great room that was huge. The wooden tub was so delicious after long walking days. The hotel even smells good. The front desk staff were great, helping us book great restaurants and shows. If I was in Kyoto I would definitely stay here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We just finished staying at this amazing boutique hotel - myself, husband, and two kids (aged 12 and 10). We absolutely loved this hotel! You sense you are in a special place when you walk in and it smells like a spa oasis...goodbye stress! It also looks beautiful. This hotel is chic, modern, minimalist and Japanese which is exactly what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Small and stylish boutique property. The rooms and public spaces are modern and stylish with strong Japanese design influences. The location is reasonably central for most Kyoto sites. A special thanks to the front desk staff who were all exceptional and wonderfully helpful and informative. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Conveniently located, though off the most obvious geisha / geiko trails. Stylish and comfortable hotel with strongly Japanese sensibilities and possibly the most fragrant entrance of any hotel I've ever stayed at! Kajira on the front desk was the most helpful, conscientious and considerate concierge we've ever had the pleasure of working with. Great advice and recommendations!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Excellent service, beautiful hotel, great location. It is not a guarantee to see Geishas. We were advised to see a Fish Festival to see Geishas during day light and up close. We would use this hotel again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Hotel Kanra is such a wonderful place with an amazing staff and beautifully appointed rooms that feature tatami mats and cedar furo tubs! It is a blend of the traditional Ryokans of old Kyoto and the luxury hotels of modern Japan. They do have a limited number of guest rooms so book early if you can. We'd stay here again... More 

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Shimogyo-ku
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.
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