This hotel is just a 5 min walk from the Fukakusa Station of the Keihan Line. We travelled from the Kansai Airport on the Kansai Thru Pass, which allowed us to travel on (almost) all privately-run railways and was quite convenient. It's in a quiet neighbourhood in Fushimi which is of walkable distance to the famous Fushimi Shrine.
The hotel room was not too big, which was typically Japanese, but had all amenities included- toothbrush, slippers, shampoo, conditioner, socket converters, etc. You could also rent a bike for 1,000 yen a day (not that cheap, but Kyoto is a very bikeable city and it'd be a waste not to bike it!)
For connection to Kyoto Station, you could take the bus "South 5" which stops directly in front of the hotel, but it comes hourly so you hv to time your trip carefully. Otherwise, you could also walk to the nearest metro station, Kuinabashi, which is just 15 mins away.
All in all, it is quite value for money. Recommendable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Urban Hotel Kyoto is located a 10-minute walk from Fushimi Inari Shrine and a 5-minute walk from Fukakusa Train Station of the Keihan Line. Completely renovated in June 2015, all guestrooms are non-smoking rooms and come with free WiFi access. Parking is also available. Guest rooms offer both air conditioning and heating facilities. Each room is equipped with a fridge, an electric kettle and a TV with satellite channels. The en suite bathroom comes with toiletries and a hairdryer. Bicycle rentals are available at the hotel for guests who wish to explore the surroundings. The hotel also has a souvenir shop and a launderette. For breakfast, a Japanese-style and Western buffet is served at restaurant Kyo Wasabi, while the cafe & lounge Lavender offers a toast set. Tofuku-ji Temple is 20-minutes away, while Nijo Castle is 30-minutes away. It will take 40-minutes to reach Kiyomizu-dera Temple, the Heian Shrine and the To-ji and Gingaku-ji temples. Fushimi Ward is a great choice for travelers interested in temples, sightseeing and food. We speak your language! ... more less
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