We were there in November and most of the hotels were fully booked and we ended up staying at the Kyoto Tower. The location is excellent, right in front of the train station, but this was the smallest hotel room I ever seen/been in my life. It's hard to move in the room, especially if you have big suitcases. The bathroom is also very small but had Toto toilette seat. The room was clean and the staff was helpful. You get a free entrance to the top of the tower to see the city view.
For breakfast you can either go to Starbucks around the corner or to any of the many choices in the train station (japanese style).
The train station is modern and is like a shopping mall with shops and lots of restaurants. The buses to the temples leave from the train station besides the subway to the city center.
November is the best time to see the maple tree foliage turn red and yellow and many of the temples and shrines do the "light ups", evening illumination of the leaves. One should not miss it if you have the opportunity to travel on this month. It's gorgeous!!
If you don't mind being in a tiny room, it's an ok hotel, considering the location. Kyoto is just enchanting!More
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