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Kyoto White Hotel

556-1 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture (Kyoto Station)
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Ranked #189 of 341 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Zurich, Switzerland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To be recommended for guest who look for cheap and well located and clean japaneese styled accomodation. I know, we stayed here for 3 enjoyable nights. Some specifc comments: - very friendly and helpful hotel staff (the ypung guy) who speaks very good english - the room was floored with the tatami, hence a strong straw smell but you should... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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35 reviews 35 reviews
32 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

If you come to Kyoto White Hotel expecting a modern hotel or a traditonal Ryokan, you will be disappointed, because even though it calls itself hotel, it feels more like a guesthouse and even though it has tatami floors where you lay out your futon at night, it is not a beautiful Ryokan, but a functional guesthouse. On the one... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The location was great, really close to the train station. It was perfect to explore the area around Kyoto. We selected it specifically so that we could travel to Nara, come back to Kyoto, go to Koyasan, come back, then travel to Tokyo. The train station had a lots of places to eat, including an Isetan department store, which had... More 

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New York City, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I had booked this hotel because I was hoping for a more traditional Japanese ryokan experience, with tatami and futon bedding; this wasn’t quite that. Rather, the White Hotel reminds me more of an old fashioned apartment-styled building in Japan that happens to have tatami flooring, low table and floor sitting. The room itself is convenient, with amenities including fridge,... More 

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5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The hotel is within 5 min of the train station, but hidden in an alley. This makes it a bit hard to find at first, but it makes it very quiet even though it is in the middle of a bustling metropolis. The room was very basic but clean and well taken care of. Given the prices of other hotels... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

At the beginning the place looks a bit old and damaged but the room are okay. It is pretty cheap and staff really friendly. Location is just perfect everything around (metro station, starbucks, convinient stores etc..), you can also wash your clothes for free and there is a beer distributor inside ! If you go to Kyoto and are not... More 

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Ohaupo, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Location: This hotel is just 5 minutes walk from the station down a small alley way. However I had trouble finding it initially as there are several little alley ways that weren't on my guide book map. From here I was able to walk to all the attractions in south east Kyoto including Kiyomizu-dera (about 20 mins), Gion, Choin-in, and... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

The location is the best 5 min walking to Kyoto station, It can't be called a professional hotel the reason --> The hotel is owned by Japanese lady and she is running the show with her little bit English speaking staff, its definitely below furnished place but we were very clear what we wanted Bit bigger than Tiny Tripple room,... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Excellent location, Safe time and easy to catch bus or train to travel around the next day. Use the hotel map from their website, u def will find the hotel. It is one of the budget hotel we stay that offer all amenities u need e.g. iron machine, kettle, fridge etc We just used as a place to sleep and... More 

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Kurashiki, Japan
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81 reviews 81 reviews
54 hotel reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

This is the 4th time I've stayed here, I choose it whenever I plan on using the train for travel in & around Kyoto as it is only 3 minutes on foot from the station. The rooms are basic tatami rooms or western-style rooms, and there are plenty of amenities- tea & hot water pot, TV, yukatas, shampoo & soap,... More 

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Address: 556-1 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Kyoto Station
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Number of rooms: 36
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