It's a mix of Japanese and western at the Village Kyoto. There's plenty of other reviews which cover the sleeping arrangements. With a 3 year old in tow, it was like a kids play centre. One happy kid = 2 happy parents. This was the biggest hotel room we had in Japan by far.
There's a handy coin laundry on level 6 which is good to use when travelling light like we were.
With a microwave, you can cook at home if you want. Ignore the mini-mart across the road and head down Shijo Dori about 100m or so to Gourmet City which is a much larger supermarket. Plenty of pre prepared food - don't forget to buy some chopsticks on your way out. And breakfast which was very much a take it or leave it proposition (see pics). Just remember Toto, you're not in Kansas any more, so don't expect a bacon fry-up.
My only beef wasn't with the hotel itself, but the location which is about 1km away from the main shopping area and about 3km or so from the station (roughly). This isn't aided by the somewhat confusing underground system where an all day ticket only works on some lines and not others. Carrying a large pack and 2 other bags, buses would have been difficult and getting off the train from Tokyo were confusing. Tip - get yourself a good bus map at the tourist info centre in Isetan/Cube (@ Kyoto train station) and work out the right bus from the station to Omiya station. WIth a flat rate of 220yen and you're at the hotel without a hassle!
All in all, a satisfactory stay. Recommended.
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