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Where to stay in Kyoto with kids

If you’re planning a trip to Japan with the kids, chances are you’ll be spending some time in Kyoto and you’re probably trying to figure out where to stay in Kyoto with kids. Like most Japanese cities, Kyoto is well spread out, so working out which is the best area to stay in Kyoto can be super tricky. Plus, Kyoto family accommodation can be really expensive, so trying to find budget accommodation in Kyoto is even harder.

But you probably knew all this right? Which is why you’ve just googled “Kyoto accommodation family” and landed on this page. That was me too when I was trying to find the best place to stay in Kyoto as well as a good Kyoto family hotel, which was in our price range. I spent hours on the internet researching and I’ve compiled everything I found in this article to save you the headache.

So, no need to spend any more time searching the internet trying to find the best hotels in Kyoto for families, which are not only in a good location, but also have enough space to accommodate the entire family. In this where to stay in Kyoto with family guide, I’ve done all the research for you and located the perfect accommodation in Kyoto for families.

This guide covers all sorts of options for places to stay in Kyoto, whether you prefer a super cheap Kyoto hostel or something more spacious with a few amenities.  Whatever your preference, you’ll find a great option for your upcoming trip to Kyoto. 

So, let’s get started and find you one of the best budget family-friendly hotels in Kyoto, Japan.

 

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The Best Budget Kyoto Family Accommodation – A Quick Overview

Below is a super quick overview of all the Kyoto places to stay that are covered in this guide. You can use this guide to quickly determine if it’s the best accommodation in Kyoto, Japan for your family.  For a more comprehensive review of each of these Kyoto hotel recommendations, keep reading below.

NameLocationRoom & Hotel AmenitiesClosest Subway / NearPrice Guide Book Now
Pocket Hotel
Karasuma• 2 Bunk Beds
• Shared Bathroom
• 120m Kawaramachi Station
• 160m Nishiki Market
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BnA Alter Museum
Karasuma• 2 Double beds
• Private Bathroom
• Tea/Coffee
• 750m Gojo Station
• 140 m Kawaramachi Matsubara Bus Stop
• 850m Nishiki Market
• 650m Pontocho
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Kyoumachiya Inn
Karasuma• 3-bedroom home
• Futon Beds
• Kitchen
• Laundry
• 750m Gojo Station
• 800m Nishiki Market
• 1.2km Pontocho
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Share Hotels Tsugu Kyoto Sanjo
Karasuma• 1 Double/ 2 Singles
• Private Bathroom
• Tea/Coffee
• 650m Karasuma Oike Station
• 500m Nishiki Market
• 1.1km Pontocho
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Karasuma Annex
Karasuma• 2 Doubles
• 1 Bedroom Apartment
• Kitchen
• Laundry
• 350m Karasuma Oike Station
• 850m Nishiki Market
• 1.4km Pontocho
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Sai Hotel
Karasuma• 2 Singles / 2 Sofa Beds
• Private Bathroom
• Kitchenette
• 550m Gojo Station
• 1km Nishiki Market
• 1.2km Pontocho
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Hotel Intergate Kyoto Shijo Shinmachi
Karasuma• 2 Singles / 2 Sofa Beds
• Private Bathroom
• Tea / Coffee
• 650m Shijo Station
• 800 m Nishiki Market
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Koiyama
Karasuma• 4 single beds
• Private Bathroom
• Laundry
• Kitchenette
• 500m Shijo Station
• 800 m Nishiki Market
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RESI Stay Koan Bettei
Higashiyama• 2 Double Beds
• Private bathroom
• Kitchenette
• 700m Kawaramachi Matsubara Bus Stop
• 800m Pontocho
• 1.6km Kiyomizu-dera
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On My Way Kyoto
Higashiyama• 4 Futons
• Laundry
• Kitchenette
• 1.2km Kawaramachi
• 800m Kiyomizu-Gojo Station
• 1.5km Kiyomizu-dera
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ZiZi
Higashiyama• 2 double beds
• Laundry
• Kitchenette
• 900m Kawaramachi Station
• 150m Chioninmae
• 2.1km Kiyomizu-dera
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M’s Inn Higashiyama
Higashiyama• 2 Beds & 2 Futons
• Kitchenette
• Laundry
• 700m Kawaramachi
• 500m Kiyomizu-Gojo Station
• 1.5km Kiyomizu-dera
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Where to Stay in Kyoto with Kids

So, when most people think of which area to stay in Kyoto, they automatically think of the old Gion district with the old style Japanese homes – but let me tell you this is just one small part of Kyoto and, in my view, not the best area to base yourself. 

The attractions you are likely to visit in Kyoto are well spread out and therefore the best district to stay in Kyoto is somewhere central and close to transport. You’re also going to want to be close to shops and places to eat.

Below I’ve provided a brief overview of both the old and new areas of Kyoto to help you determine which is the best area for your family to stay. Of course, there are other Kyoto areas to stay, but in terms of where to stay in Kyoto – first time travelers, these are really the best two options.  Some people recommend hotels near Kyoto Station but, apart from getting to Kyoto, you really won’t need Kyoto Station while you’re in town, so I don’t recommend it as the best location to stay in Kyoto.

Downtown Kyoto (New Kyoto) 

When I say Downtown Kyoto, I am referring to the area around the Kawaramachi Station on Shijo Avenue and the surrounding areas. This area is still quite large and, in my view, the closer your downtown Kyoto accommodation is to the station or the right of it – closer to the Kamo River, the better.

In this area you’ll find plenty of high-rise buildings, large shopping malls, reasonably priced places to eat, transportation and you can easily walk into the Gion District from here as well as the gorgeous little area of Pontocho. While the Downtown area lacks some of the character you will find in the Gion District, it is a super central and convenient area to stay.

The further you get away from the main Shijo Avenue, along the right of Karasuma Avenue, towards Kyoto Station, you will find a residential area. This area is full of narrow laneways and lovely little traditional homes where you can grab yourself a bargain in terms of family hotels in Kyoto city centre. There are some little shops and restaurants here as well that are well priced. If you want to stay somewhere central, but also want a bit of a traditional Japanese style, this is certainly the area to stay. 

Gion – Higashiyama (Old Kyoto) 

The Gion district is what most people think of when they think of Kyoto. This is where you will find the historical area of Higashiyama, quite a few tourist attractions and the chance of seeing a real life Geisha. 

While I definitely recommend you go check out Gion, I don’t necessarily recommend the hotels in Gion District – Kyoto as a good place to base yourself for a few reasons. Firstly, the area is extremely touristy, it’s super busy with loads of tourist stores and tourist prices, so expect to pay much more here for food. Also, Gion is not very central in terms of getting to other tourist attractions around Kyoto – except of course for the temples located here.

However, if you are wanting Gion Kyoto accommodation, I’d recommend staying on the outskirts so you can easily walk across the bridge to Downtown Kyoto.

Click here for our guide on the best things to do in Kyoto with kids

The Best Hotels in Kyoto for Families 

In this Kyoto best place to stay guide, I’ve located what I think is Kyoto’s best value accommodation. I think the first thing you will notice about Kyoto, Japan accommodation is just how expensive it is and just how little you get for your money.

The other problem in Kyoto is that accommodation is super tiny and family sized rooms are scarce. If your children are older, you are probably going to be much better off booking two double rooms. However, in this guide, I’ve only included Kyoto lodging that can accommodate the entire family together.

Given I’m all about good value accommodation, the hotels recommended are basic in terms of amenities. If you want something more, you will need to be prepared to increase your budget drastically.

Below I have reviewed 12 options to help you choose the best family-friendly hotel Kyoto offers. 

1. The Pocket Hotel 

If super central Kyoto budget accommodation is your priority, then the Pocket Hotel is well worth considering.  The Pocket Hotel is one of the cheap hostels in Kyoto, so keep in mind that you will be sleeping in bunk beds and sharing a bathroom.

As this is technically Kyoto backpacker accommodation, a “family room” is actually two interconnecting rooms with a bunk bed in each, making a maximum occupancy of 4 guests. This is actually a nice change for families as you can put the kids to bed then get your own room all to yourself (even if you can’t share a bed with your partner). All rooms come with air conditioning and free Wi-Fi and have shared bathroom facilities.

The hotel itself has a small lounge area in the reception so you can get out of the small rooms if you get a little claustrophobic. Most services in the hotel, like checkout, are automated but there are staff members on hand to guide you through the process.

The biggest advantage of The Pocket Hotel is its incredible location! Karasuma station is literally a 2 minute walk from the front door, making it a great place to base yourself for exploring the rest of Kyoto. There are plenty of museums in the immediate area too, like the Museum of Kyoto and the International Manga Museum. The Pocket hotel is surrounded by countless shopping and dining options and the Nikishi market is just around the corner.

What we love? 

The location is pretty hard to beat with shops, restaurants and attractions right on your doorstep as well as a station 120m down the road. 

What’s not to love? 

The only minor inconvenience is the bunk bed setup and shared bathrooms but everything is clean and well maintained so it’s a small price to pay for such a central location. 

Summary 

The Pocket Hotel offers great budget accommodation, placed smack bang in the middle of the action and a great base for either exploring the rest of the city or even just the attractions close by. 

Click here to check current pricing and availability. 

 

2. BnA Alter Museum 

Families who want to stay somewhere a little different will love the chance to sleep in the rooms at the BnA Alter Museum. Designed to feel like you’re sleeping in an art gallery, every room is unique and an immersive artistic experience.

The family rooms at this hotel can fit up to 4 guests in two double beds and depending on which room you are allocated you could have brightly painted walls or art installations hanging from the ceiling. On a practical note, all the rooms come with ipads, free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities and air conditioning as well as a small private bathroom and soundproofing, making them great for families with little ones.

The hotel has both a bar and coffee house on-site, which also serves food and there is the option to book breakfast if you would like. There aren’t many other facilities at the hotel but, with everything so close, it really isn’t an issue.

BnA Alter Museum is in a really great location, surrounded by great places to eat and there is a convenience store basically across the road. Getting around is easy with a bus stop just 140m away or Gojo station just 750m away. The hotel is also a short walk from the well-known Nikishi market and, best of all, only an 8 minute walk from Pontocho Alley. 

What we love? 

The rooms are fun and colourful and you won’t find any other budget hotels in Kyoto that have rooms anywhere near as unique as these. 

What’s not to love? 

Only having two double beds means kids have to share, which may be an issue for some families if your kids aren’t used to that setup but it does give a great sleepover feel! 

Summary 

Cheap hotels in Kyoto, Japan don’t come much more unique or centrally located than this with plenty of transport links, attractions and restaurants really close. Book a couple of nights stay at the BnA Alter Museum and see the kids’ eyes light up when they see the colourful hotel room.

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3. Kyoumachiya Inn Rakuoan 

 

If you’re after a budget hotel in Kyoto, Kyoto machiya accommodation is well worth considering.  A machiya is a traditional narrow wooden Japanese home and makes for a great family experience. Plus, you usually get multiple bedrooms, a kitchen and laundry included as well. However keep in mind these homes typically come with very steep stairwells (so not ideal for small children) and also use futons for bedding.

We actually stayed at this place during our recent visit to Kyoto and just loved it.  The Kyoumachiya Inn Rakuoan is a lovely little traditional Japanese three-bedroom home, each available to book separately like a mini hotel or book all rooms to have the entire place to yourself.  Given the house is relatively small, I would only recommend booking the whole house – which still works out to be very cheap accommodation.

Each of the rooms has multiple futon beds, with the entire house able to sleep 8 people.  We actually shared with another family, and there were 7 of us, and it was perfect.  Each of the rooms has air-con and is very simple with just a small fridge, a low table and floor chairs.

There is a kitchen so you can prepare your own meals, which could be a life saver if you have fussy kids, or they’re just too tired to venture out after a long day sightseeing. There are also laundry facilities, which is great for families who like to travel light.  Also the bathroom an extra deep bathtub (basically a small private onsen).

It’s not quite as well placed as some of the other options in this guide; that being said, it’s still only a 10 minute walk to Gojo station so it’s definitely achievable, even for smaller kids. There are also restaurants and shops within a short walking distance from the hotel, including the Nikishi market, which is only 700m away.

What we love? 

When you’re traveling to Kyoto, traditional accommodation, like Kyoumachiya Inn Rakuoan, is a real must-do if you want to see a more authentic side of Japanese culture.  Plus having an entire house is great for travelling families. 

What’s not to love? 

As mentioned above, the stairs are a little steep so probably best avoided if you have particularly young kids, like toddlers in your family. 

Summary 

Families who are looking for traditional accommodation in Kyoto won’t be disappointed by this machiya accommodation. It has everything you need in a simple setting and the small private onsen is a real bonus. 

Click here to check current pricing and availability.

 

4. The Share Hotels Tsugu Kyoto Sanjo 

Some of the best accommodation in Kyoto is actually hostels, they are no longer just for backpackers; in fact they are perfect for families. There are some great options in Kyoto in terms of hostels and the Share Hotels is a great one to consider if you’re after the best hostels in Kyoto for families.

Family rooms here contain a double bed and two singles, although larger families could opt to book a six-bedroom with bunks if that’s not big enough. Rooms are stylish and minimal but certainly not as small as some other cheap places to stay in Kyoto. All rooms feature air conditioning, televisions, free Wi-Fi and a private bathroom with a bathtub making them great for younger kids.

Guests can also use the hotels shared kitchen, lounge and dining area, which is great if you want to escape the room for a while or cook for yourselves. There is a café/restaurant on site that serves breakfast and dinner if you don’t feel like cooking or venturing far.

Karasuma Oike Station is just a 6 minute (500m) walk away so it’s really easy to get around and see the city. If you don’t feel like traveling too far from the hotel, there is still plenty to do close by with tons of restaurants and shops dotted around. The hotel is also in a great area to explore some of Kyoto’s popular attractions like the international Manga Museum of the Museum of Kyoto, which is just a 2 minute walk away. 

What we love? 

We really like the modern, stylish feel to the rooms, which are also a little more spacious than many Japanese hostel rooms. 

What’s not to love? 

Wow, we really struggled to pick a negative for this one! Soooo all we can say is it would be nice if there was a little storage space, like a closet, in the room but honestly it’s totally normal to not have that in budget accommodation in Japan. 

Summary 

Families who just want cheap accommodation in Kyoto, Japan will be pleasantly surprised by how much they get for their money at The Share Hotel. 

Click here to check current pricing and availability.

 

5. Kyoto Karasuma Annex 

If you’re looking for Kyoto holiday apartments that have everything you’ll need without having to use shared facilities or stuck in one of the tiny Kyoto hotel rooms, the Kyoto Karasuma Annex is a great one to consider.

All rooms have a maximum occupancy of 4 people but the cheapest family room on offer is a one-bedroom apartment with one double bed and one double sofa bed. For a tiny price increase, you could upgrade to a two-bedroom apartment, perfect for getting some private time away from the kids.

All the rooms here also feature balconies, air conditioning, laundry facilities, free wifi and a small but well-stocked kitchenette. You will also have a private bathroom complete with a small hot tub.

Karasuma Oike Station is just 120 meters away, so the hotel is perfect for anyone really wanting to get out and explore the rest of Kyoto. The area is filled with great attractions such as museums and shrines. The Kyoto Imperial Palace is only two stops away on the train and barely a 10-minute journey and Nijo Castle is about 1.5km away. 

What we love? 

The option to stay self-contained apartment type accommodation could really make a difference to families with young kids who may not want to be out late looking for food. 

What’s not to love? 

The double sofa bed is pretty small if you intend to sleep two people on it, but the upgrade to a room with two double beds is very affordable. 

Summary 

Self-contained accommodation at Kyoto Karasuma Annex provides a comfortable place for families with young children to base themselves, with close proximity to the station and having everything you could possibly need during your stay. 

Click here to check current pricing and availability.

 

6. Sai Hotel 

 

If you’re looking for downtown Kyoto hotels that give you a little more space and the freedom to cook for yourself, the Sai Hotel would be another great choice with affordable self-contained rooms.

Family rooms have two single beds and two sofa beds, kitchenette and private bathroom. The separate lounge area is a welcome change to the usual small Kyoto hotel rooms and gives families a place to relax in private. The kitchenette is small but provides everything you need to cook and eat simple meals or make healthy snacks for little ones to take on your adventures. Rooms also feature free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and televisions.

Sai Hotel is in a really great location with Kiyomizu-Gojo station just 350m away and Gojo station 550m away, making the hotel in a great spot for seeing the rest of Kyoto. It’s also in a great location for anyone interested in exploring local shrines and museums or checking out Japanese markets like Nikishi, which is just a 10 minute away. 

What we love? 

Having your own separate lounge and kitchenette gives you the freedom to stay at the hotel after those big days exploring the city which can be a welcome relief to tired little legs. 

What’s not to love? 

A double bed instead of two singles would be a nice touch to allow parents to share a bed for a change but at least you get a separate room to the kids, unlike a lot of budget Kyoto hotels. 

Summary 

Good hotels in Kyoto with private lounges, kitchenettes and bathrooms included in your room aren’t usually be so affordable but at Sai Hotel, you get plenty of room at a budget price. A great choice for families looking for a small home away from home. 

Click here to check current pricing and availability.

 

7. Hotel Intergate Kyoto Shijo Shinmachi 

If you’re looking for a more western-style hotel room with beds instead of futons but still don’t want to break the bank, Hotel Intergate is a welcoming, simplistic hotel with a few nice extra touches.

Hotel Intergate has family rooms with two single beds and two sofa beds or for a little extra; you can book two connecting twin rooms instead. The option of connecting rooms at a budget price is a nice relief for parents looking to get a little space from the kids!

All the rooms have air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities, televisions and private bathrooms and soundproofing so you don’t have to worry about other guests waking the kids. A nice added touch is the extra-long beds!! They’re over 2 meters long, which can be rare in Japanese hotels and might come as a welcome relief for taller travellers.

The hotel itself has some great added extras like the public bath available for guests, which will come as a welcome relief at the end of the day. Hotel Intergate also offers free drinks and snacks at various times throughout the day, which is a lovely touch and there is even a happy hour with free wine as well. There is also a restaurant on-site, which offers breakfast at an extra cost.

The location is also really great too, with Karasuma station 500m away and Shijo station 550m away, so exploring Kyoto will be super easy. There are a lot of great things to see and do close by like the Nishiki market, only a 10 minute walk away, Nijo Castle, just over 1km away and easy to reach on the train and plenty of other museums and shrines in the area. When it comes to eating out and shopping, you are spoilt choice with tons of great options in the area. 

What we love? 

The added extras at this hotel like complimentary tea, coffee, wine and snacks for the kids and the use of the public onsen, make this small and welcoming hotel a real winner. 

What’s not to love? 

The rooms are a little on the small side and can feel like a bit of a squeeze but no more so than other Japanese hotels and chances are you’re getting pretty used to it if you’ve been in Japan for a while. 

Summary 

Hotel Intergate is a great hotel for families, with some nice added perks and super friendly staff, in a prime location for exploring the city. The choice of booking connecting rooms really makes this hotel worth checking out. 

Click here to check current pricing and availability.

 

8. Koiyama

In Kyoto, cheap accommodation usually means opting for a small room with futons but not with these budget self-contained two-bedroom apartments. At Koiyama, you get everything you need for your stay at a really cheap price.

Family accommodation is in the form of a small two-bedroom apartment with four single beds, a dining/kitchenette area and private bathroom. Rooms are small but great value, with everything you need for your trip. The kitchenette is fully stocked and the bathroom has a shower and a bath, making it suitable for small kids and there is even a washing machine in the room. Apartments also feature air conditioning and free wifi.

The hotel itself is simple and doesn’t have many facilities but the front desk is 24 hours and there is bicycle rental available at an extra cost.

With two stations within walking distance, Koiyama is in a great location. Shijo station is just 500m away and Karasuma-Oike a little closer at 450m away. A few minutes walk and you will have plenty of options for shopping and eating if you don’t feel like cooking. Nishiki Market shopping district is also close by and you can walk there in less than 10 minutes.

What we love? 

The value for money at Koiyama is pretty much unbeatable for what you get! 

What’s not to love? 

Rooms are on the small side but we’re certainly not complaining for the price and a double bed for parents to share would be a nice touch. 

Summary 

This could be the best accommodation Kyoto has on offer for families who are looking for self-contained apartments at really cheap prices. You would be really hard pushed to find anything more suitable and affordable than Koiyama. 

Click here to check current pricing and availability.

 

9. RESI Stay Koan Bettei 

 

RESI Stay is a great fusion of traditional and western culture, located in a geisha district filled with rows of traditional tea houses with modern and stylish apartments.  This place is also perfect for anyone after budget Kyoto onsen hotel.

Family rooms offer two double beds, sleeping up to 4 guests and have everything you will need for a comfortable stay including a well-stocked kitchenette and laundry facilities. The rooms also offer a small private onsen, which is a nice touch for unwinding at the end of the day. Rooms also feature air conditioning and televisions.

The hotel is modern throughout and a free shuttle service is provided on request. However, reception is only open 8 am to 8 pm with no late check-in so if you arrive in Kyoto late, it could be a problem.

The location is really excellent with Kiyomizu-Goji station just 300m away and Kawaramachi station just 700m in the other direction. There are plenty of restaurants close by if you don’t feel like venturing too far or cooking for yourselves. 

What we love? 

The location is lovely, really close to the action, but surrounded by traditional architecture, making it a really interesting location. 

What’s not to love? 

Two bedroom apartments would be nice rather than everyone sleeping in the same room but this is extremely common in Japanese hotels, especially budget options. 

Summary 

A great option for families who want to stay in a more traditional area but don’t want to compromise on the luxuries of more western style accommodation. 

Click here to check current pricing and availability.

 

10. On My Way Guesthouse

Families looking for a cheap ryokan in Kyoto will like On My Way Guesthouse, which is traditional Japanese accommodation with added extra facilities to make your stay more comfortable.

Family apartments have a traditional Japanese style bedroom with four futon beds and traditional tatami flooring. There is also a modern, well-stocked kitchenette so families can easily prepare meals for themselves. Every apartment has a private bathroom, air conditioning throughout and free Wi-Fi.

This guesthouse is not quite as ideally located as some of the other choices in this guide but there is a bus stop just a 3-minute walk away and Kiyamizu-Gojo station is 800m away. There are some nice temples and shrines in the area to visit and the Kyoto National Museum is just 1.2km away. Ishibe Alley is also only about 1km away and well worth a visit to feel like you’re stepping back in time. 

What we love? 

Budget traditional places to stay in Kyoto don’t always have the extra in room facilities like a kitchenette or private bathroom so this is a nice bonus. 

What’s not to love? 

The location isn’t quite as good as some of the other options, with a station being a bit further away with this hotel. 

Summary 

Families looking for traditional Kyoto ryokan accommodation but also want a bit more than the real basic rooms will be happy with the value they find at On My Way. 

Click here to check current pricing and availability.

 

11. M’s Inn Higashiyama 

 

M’s Inn offers comfortable rooms that are surprisingly spacious and use the space well to fit in everything a family may need for their trip to Kyoto.

Rooms at the hotel have two single beds and a tatami floored area where two additional futon beds can be set up, so a family of 4 can fit comfortably. There is also a washing machine and kitchenette with basic facilities like a microwave. The private bathroom has a shower room that is spacious compared to some Japanese bathrooms. The rooms also feature free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and a wardrobe for a little extra storage.

M’s Inn is in a good location close to bus stops, metro, train stations, temples, the river, the Gion area and good local restaurants and convenience stores. Kawaramachi station is just 700m away and Gion-Shijo is even closer at just 500m away. If you want to do some Geisha spotting or experience a more traditional area of Kyoto, Poncho Alley and Ishibe Alley are both just a 10-minute walk from the hotel. 

What we love? 

The location is great for families who want to explore the more traditional and historical side of Japanese culture with opportunities for spotting Geishas and exploring authentic laneways close by. 

What’s not to love? 

Having the kitchenette is great, but with just a microwave and no hob, it’s not really suitable for cooking full meals, there are plenty of restaurants nearby though. 

Summary 

A lovely modern hotel with surprisingly spacious rooms that manages to comfortably fit in everything families need for their time exploring the city with great links to some traditional areas of Kyoto. 

Click here to check current pricing and availability.

 

12. ZiZi 

Zizi has everything a family needs for exploring the Gion area of Kyoto, located on a quiet street while still being within walking distance to great restaurants and shops.

Quadruple, family rooms at Zizi’s are spacious by Kyoto standards and made up of two single beds and two futon beds and have a small balcony area, which is a nice added touch. Every room has a large private bathroom with both a bath and a shower. All rooms at this hotel also feature air conditioning, free wifi and televisions as well as modern touches like Dyson hair stylers (warning – teenage girls may not want to leave it behind!!)

The hotel has a small, shared kitchen, dining area and lounge for guests to use and there is also laundry service at an extra charge. You will get a small, free breakfast delivered to your room daily and the hotel also provides guests with a small mobile Wi-Fi device to take out on their days exploring the city.

Zizi is in an excellent location for exploring the Gion area of Kyoto and there are some great attractions like Pontocho alley just 1km away and some lovely temples and shrines in the area. The hotel is in a quiet street, making it perfect for families with young kids but Sanjo Keihan Station is just a 500m walk away, making a great base for exploring Kyoto.

What we love? 

The added touches like pocket Wi-Fi and a free in-room breakfast really add something a little special to this hotel. 

What’s not to love? 

Only a shared kitchen, rather than one in the room, may not be what some families are looking for but it’s not too much of an inconvenience and with so many restaurants nearby, chances are you will eat out a lot anyway. 

Summary 

A great family hotel with good sized rooms and large private bathrooms that is close to all the conveniences you’ll need during your stay and perfect for exploring the Gion area. 

Click here to check current pricing and availability.

 

 

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