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Kyoto Tower Hotel

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721-1 Higashishiokoji-cho, Shichijoo-sagaru, Higasinotoin-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
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Michigan
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113 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the perfect home base for touring Kyoto area. It is directly across the street from the train station and unlike some cities in Europe, the areas around train stations in Japan are clean and safe. The rooms are small by American standards but are clean, showers have great water pressure, and there is a fridge in the room.... More 

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京都タワーホテルチェーン, マネージャー at Kyoto Tower Hotel, responded to this review

Dear chefsteve Thank you very much for staying at Kyoto Tower Hotel. Thank you very much for giving us your comment. You enjoyed very much during your stay here. I really apereciate about that. We are just in front of JR Kyoto Station. It is very convenient location for sightseeing and business. Every day there are a lot of guests... More 

Coffs Harbour, Australia
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 3 nights in this hotel. Breakfast was a wonderful Buffet... Japanese and European style food. Room size was good and the bathroom was ok. Across the road from some wonderful shops and restaurants and the railway... This made getting around Kyoto easy.

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京都タワーホテルチェーン, マネージャー at Kyoto Tower Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mary S Thank you very much for staying at Kyoto Tower Hotel. Thank you very much for giving us your comment. I really apereciate about that. At the hotel restaurant Tower Terrace, home made omlet and steamed vegetable are very popular menu. The staying guests can go up to the Kyoto Tower observatory at a discount price. We are... More 

suburbia, IL
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best advantage of the hotel is the location - the train station which is the transportation knot to the rest of the country as well as all parts of the city + a great shopping/eating hub. The hotel is simple, yet great. Loved the sliding paper windows. The stuff was very helpful - switched our room to a non-smoking... More 

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京都タワーホテルチェーン, Front desk clerk at Kyoto Tower Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr./Ms. evgeny, Thank you very much for staying with us and we appreciate you to take the time to leave your comments on this hotel. I am very glad you liked Japanese sliding paper windows. Please don’t hesitate to ask us what you would like for your stay. Even if it is a very small thing, we all try... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Steps away from it all! Located directly across from the station. Even with a family of 4 we were able to get off the train and haul all of our luggage. Front desk was always helpful, rooms were clean, and everything you could think of is close. Both Canadian and Japanese food, drink, restaurants, and shopping all steps away. This... More 

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京都タワーホテルチェーン, Front desk clerk at Kyoto Tower Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr./Ms. RussK22, Thank you very much for staying with us and we appreciate you to take the time to leave your comments on this hotel. I hope your family trip in Japan was interesting and exciting for you. As you said, our hotel is located just for about 5 minutes from central gate of Kyoto station. And actually our... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The moment we got out of the train station, we could easily spot the hotel with the Kyoto tower right on top of it. It took us less than 5 mins to reach the hotel. Check-in and check-out were done very efficiently. The hotel is near to both train and bus station. We booked a 35m2 deluxe twin room and... More 

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京都タワーホテルチェーン, Front desk clerk at Kyoto Tower Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr./Ms. michelleyu1995, Thank you very much for staying with us and we appreciate you to take the time to leave your comments on this hotel. How was your trip in Kyoto? I hope you spent memorial time and you liked Japanese culture. As you said, our hotel is located just for about 5 minutes from central gate of JR... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Not the cheapest hotel but for the first timer like me and my family, we are glad we stayed in this hotel. The Kyoto Station is just opposite the hotel, making it convenient to go anywhere. Not forgetting the bus station as well with a flat rate to your desired location. Hotel condition is not new, aged and very clean.... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

The hotel was looked and felt quite old: no keycards here, as a the hotel rooms were opened using a good ol' key, which I think is outdated. There was no airconditioning when we stayed last March, so my friend and I had to open the windows for ventilation. Location-wise, though, it's tough to beat, as it was right across... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

The location is very convenient. It is literally across the street from Kyoto Station. No lobby. The rooms were super small, like you can't even walk around the beds. I don't know how the housekeeping folks can clean the room, especially if you are travelling with large suitcases like we were. I guess I should consider the Deluxe rooms if... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

This hotel is probably one of Kyoto's first modern style hotel, which by today's standards looks quite retro and outdated. The good points about this hotel is its location right opposite the bus terminal at Kyoto Station. The breakfast is not bad too, with both Japanese and western style breakfast in the buffet. However given the 5-star prices we were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

The location is excellent : in front of the Kyoto central station (JR lines,...) and bus terminal. The station have a lot of restaurants and there is a some little shop and grossery around (7seven..) it's very convenient, you have all you need around. We stayed here 5nights and we appreciated the hotel. It was clean, the room was not... More 

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Staying in Shimogyo-ku

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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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