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Hotel Kanra Kyoto

190 Kitamachi Karasuma-Dori Rokujo Sagaru, Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto 600-8176 Kyoto Prefecture
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#16 of 598 hotels in Kyoto
2021 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Hotel Kanra Kyoto is a modern designed hotel in style, and yet aiming to acquire and provide the uniquely sophisticated service of Ryokans(the traditional Japanese hotels) to every single guest. The 68 rooms decorated with the minimal touches and scents of Kyoto are the "Small Luxury". Once you step in to the lobby, you are immersed in the cozy warmth in the sun and the rejuvenating coolness under the shades of the green leaves that will emotionally take you to the front garden of the "MA-CHI-YA"(the historic Kyoto's townhouses).Our famous Hiba-cypress wooden bathtub and a separate shower are built in each room.We would do our best to assist your trip in Kyoto to be the precious memory of a lifetime.*Free Wi-Fi throughout the facility.*Located approx. 12minutes on foot from the Central Exit at JR Kyoto station, 1 minute walk from the Exit 8 at Gojo Subway Stop to your right(the South direction).
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
Bicycle rental
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Foot massage
Full body massage
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air purifier
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Japanese


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Grade: 92 out of 100
137Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
23Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Kyoto Fun wrote a review Apr 2020
Kyoto, Japan7 contributions2 helpful votes
We are local residents of Kyoto and we were looking for a "stay-cation" place to spend our daughter's 2nd birthday and the Hotel Kanra was incredible. We have travelled all across Japan and have stayed at a variety of hotels, traditional inns and resorts. The Kanra is a nice blend of the comfort of a western hotel with the traditional touches of a Japanese inn. First, it is in a great location, just 10 mins walk from Kyoto station and next to a beautiful temple. The restaurant offered delicious food that we enjoyed for both lunch and breakfast. The rooms are amazing with all the little details to make you really feel like you are in Kyoto too. Even the entrances to the rooms have a beautiful little sand and moss garden to greet you. The beds are super soft and the sinker tub made of cedar is super cool too. The main thing I liked about the stay was the service. They went out of their way to help make our daughter's day special and the service was top quality. I recommend everyone to book this hotel for their stay in Kyoto!
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Date of stay: April 2020
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helen wu wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
The hotel staff was wonderful and very helpful. It's a great location close to downtown and the river, perfect for sightseeing. The quality of the amenities are good and really nice bedding. I liked the modern ryokan style that is very unique to Kanra. I will definitely stay there again and recommend it!
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Date of stay: March 2020
Sleep Quality
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Ambassador26508 wrote a review Mar 2020
London, UK37 contributions47 helpful votes
A warm and attentive welcome to this very clean and minimalist Japanese ryokan style hotel. It's a short walk from Kyoto railway station and within walking distance of the food market and historic heart of Kyoto. Make sure you have the Japanese breakfast - delicious!
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Date of stay: March 2020
Sleep Quality
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gregch wrote a review Mar 2020
london56 contributions70 helpful votes
Just got back from our stay at the Hotel Kanra. It's beautiful, as you can see from their website, in a Japanese-style and you feel properly "Kyoto" but as western tourists we also found it very comfortable and we felt at home. Everything is just beautiful, including the room, lobby, café, shop and restaurants. The location's excellent, walking distance from Kyoto station and right next to a subway station and the very impressive Higashi Hongan-ji temple (which lent our room a lovely view!). The room feels properly Japanese, the separate "outside" part with a tiny garden, where you leave your shoes, is a nice touch; the beds are comfortable; the bathroom and wooden tub is impressive; the lighting and the room design in general is beautiful. If there's any downside at all, it's that storage space in the room is extremely limited. Although the room felt large, there weren't many places to put your clothes, bags, etc. But maybe most people don't stay as long as we did, and in any case it feels like nit-picking and certainly wouldn't stop me recommending this hotel. Also, the furniture in the tatami area is very Japanese, and the tea facilities in the room is Kyoto tea only - but we came to love the Japanese feel and enjoyed a smoked tea each afternoon when we got back from a day out. We also made a lot of use of the excellent room service from the Kitchen Kanra restaurant. Special mention must go to the *amazing* staff. When I booked the hotel, I mentioned my wife's serious seafood allergy and the hotel responded with supplementary questions so I felt safe that they really understood. Throughout our stay, it was evident that everyone had been briefed to make sure our meals were safe for her. They also helped us to book an authentic Kyoto restaurant - really going above and beyond to speak to various restaurants and provide us with multiple options - and made sure that they adapted to accommodate my wife's allergy. Finally, our flights home were cancelled, so our 7-night stay became a 9-night stay while we sorted alternative flights but this was accommodated without any fuss at all - the hotel even spent a lot of time on the phone to the airline and local airport trying to resolve the situation for us. The hotel is lovely, but the warmth and capability of the amazing staff really make it exceptional. Highly, highly, recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: Our room on 4th floor facing Higashi Hongan-ji was very nice and fairly quiet.
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accouch wrote a review Mar 2020
Utah18 contributions28 helpful votes
Stayed here for 4 nights in early March. Check in was great with a cup of green tea and a warm towel. I was also given a lot of helpful information about Kyoto with great suggestions on things to see and do. Was given a brief overview of the property and shown to my room. The room was fantastic. Super comfortable bed. Nice seating area with tatami floors. Great shower and wooden soaking tub. Felt fancy, but also like home at the same time. I can’t wait to return to hotel kanra in the future!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Kanra Kyoto
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Kanra Kyoto?
Nearby attractions include Higashi Hongan-ji Temple (0.2 miles), Shosei-en Garden (0.2 miles), and Ichihime Shrine (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Kanra Kyoto?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Kanra Kyoto?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Kanra Kyoto?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Kanra Kyoto?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Kanra Kyoto?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hokuto, Sobanomi Yoshimura, and Kura Kura.
Is Hotel Kanra Kyoto located near the city center?
Yes, it is 1.0 miles away from the center of Kyoto.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Kanra Kyoto?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Kanra Kyoto?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Kanra Kyoto?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (2.0 miles), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (1.4 miles), and Sanjusangendo Temple (0.8 miles).
Is Hotel Kanra Kyoto accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.