This was my second stay here. The Miyako (now a Westin) is also good, though it is tucked away in the hills, so not ideal for sightseeing. By contrast the Okura is next to the city hall, and ideal for exploring the shops of old Kyoto. Rooms are very good, and the staff excellent. In particular the concierge staff are superb, helping us by email before the stay with a very complex, multi city itinerary of restaurant reservations. When we arrived we were presented with a pack containing a page for each restaurant, with details, a map and a photo of the entrance (the latter is very useful in Japan, where several businesses often share the same address). The Okura is pricy, but it is very good. My only quibble is that wifi is available only in the lobby. If visiting Japan you may prefer to rent a portable wifi router, which anyhow works out much cheaper than paying hotel wifi fees.
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- Seventeen-story Hotel with impressive lobby of European architecture reminiscent of the 1920s. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Okura Hotel Kyoto
- Kyoto Okura Hotel