Karasuma Kyoto  3 stars

Karasuma Shijo Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto 600-8412, Kyoto, Japan, 600-8412  show mapSave
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 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms


Paid parking


24-hour reception


Express check-in/-out

 Spa and relaxation





 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms


Situated in the heart of Kyoto, the comfortable Karasuma Kyoto offers modern rooms. Operating in Kyoto since 1983, this hotel features traditional architecture and modern comforts.

This hotel is located in an entertainment area and 1.7km from Gion, Kiyomizu Temple and Sanjusangendo Hall. Just 2km from the center of Kyoto known for Inabado, JR Kyoto Isetan and Nishiki Market.

Nearby points of interest include a temple, museums and a castle.

40 minutes' drive from Itami airport.


This property has 255 guestrooms including Three Room Twin Room, Two Room Twin Room and Quadruple Room appointed with individual climate control, cable TV with on-demand movies, a mini-refrigerator, a minibar and satellite TV. They feature en suite bathrooms with bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer.


Breakfast is served in the dining area each morning. The seasonal restaurant serves delicious authentic meals. Whiskies can be savored in the lobby bar.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 


Room service, wedding services and tour assistance as well as currency exchange, a safe deposit box and a beauty salon are available at the hotel.


Leisure facilities include a ballroom, live entertainment and a cocktail lounge.


Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is JPY 1260 per day.

Number of floors   14.  Number of rooms   255.

City Center Kyoto - 4600 ft
Airports Itami (ITM) - 23.4 mi, Kobe (UKB) - 39.7 mi
Train Stations Kyoto Railway Station - 1.2 mi, Nishioji Station - 2.2 mi
Restaurants Sakurasuisan Shijo Omiyaten (cuisine: Bar) - 200 ft, Ganko Kyoto Station Building-branch (cuisine: Japanese) - 200 ft
Parks JR Kyoto Isetan - 700 ft
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Souvenir shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Bicycle rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Wake up service
Dining facilities
  • Paid breakfast
  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
Meeting facilities
  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Cribs available
Leisure facilities
  • Shiatsu massage
Room facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Slippers
Kitchen facilities
  • Mini-fridge
  • Fluffy down duvets
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • International calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock
Room decor
  • Carpeted floor



from  12 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are not allowed.

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Karasuma Kyoto Standard Twin Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds or 1 Single bed or 1 Twin bed
Size: 240 sq. feet

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    Karasuma Kyoto Three Room Twin Room
    Bed type: 2 Single beds
    Size: 240 sq. feet
    Two Room Twin Room
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    Karasuma Kyoto Two Room Twin Room
    Bed type: 2 Single beds
    Size: 240 sq. feet
    Standard Triple Room
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    Bed type: Triple
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      Quadruple Room
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      Karasuma Kyoto Quadruple Room
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      Karasuma Kyoto Quadruple Room
      Bed type: Quad
      Size: 240 sq. feet
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        Karasuma Kyoto LocationWhat's nearby

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        • Hotels nearby
        • Airports
        • Underground stations
        • Train stations
        • Parks
        • Tourist attractions
        • Museums
        • Convention centers
        • Stadiums
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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions
        • Kyoto Municipal Zoo
          1.6 mi
        Popular areas
        • Ponto-cho
          3700 ft
        • City Center
          4300 ft
        Places of interest
        • 4300 ft
        • Nijo Castle (nijo-jo)
          5000 ft
        • Goldener Pavilion
          5000 ft
        • Kyoto
          1.2 mi
        • Kiyomizu Temple
          1.2 mi
        • myoren-ji
          2.3 mi
        • Fushimi Inari
          2.4 mi
        • chemin des philosophes
          2.6 mi
        • ginkaku-ji
          2.7 mi
        • daitoku-ji
          3.0 mi
        Train stations
        Monuments and Landmarks
        • Nishi Hongan-ji Temple
          4600 ft
        • Nijo Castle
          1.1 mi
        • Chion-in temple
          1.3 mi
        • 1.6 mi
        • Heian Shrine
          1.6 mi
        • Kyoto Nishikyogoku Stadium
          2.7 mi
        • Kyoto National Museum
          1.1 mi
        • Shoren-in temple
          1.4 mi
        • The Philosopher's Walk
          2.4 mi
        Universities, Institutes
        • Doshisha University
          1.9 mi
        • Kyoto University
          2.1 mi

        Local Attractions

        • Gion
          5200 ft
          Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
        • Mibudera
          5000 ft
          Mibunaginomiyacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
        • Hokoji Temple
          5100 ft
          527-2Yamatooji, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
        • Kyoto Tower
          1.0 mi
          Karasuma Shichijo sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
        • Yasaka Shrine
          1.0 mi
          625 Gion Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto

        Near the hotel

        • JR Kyoto Isetan
          700 ft
          Higashishiokojicho, Shiokoji-kudaru, Karasumadori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
        • Bukoji
          900 ft
          397 Shinkai-cho Bukojikudaru Takakurastreet, Kyoto
        • Chohoji Temple
          2100 ft
          248 Donomaecho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
        • Teramachi Street
          2500 ft
          Uematsu-cho, Shimogyuo-ku, Kyoto
        • Nishiki Tenmangu
          2500 ft
          537 Nakanocho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
        • Museum of Kyoto
          2900 ft
          At Sanjo and Takakura Sts, Kyoto
        • Kaleidoscope Museum of Kyoto
          3000 ft
          706-3 Dongeinmaecho Ayakoji, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Sakurasuisan Shijo Omiyaten

          76% likes this, based on 8 reviews
          Cuisine: Bar
          Price Range: USD 10 - USD 12

          200 ft
          Tatsunakacho, Shimogyoku

          Phone: +81 75-801-3455

        • Ganko Kyoto Station Building-branch

          73% likes this, based on 17 reviews
          Cuisine: Japanese

          200 ft
          Karasuma, Shimogyo-ku

          Phone: +81 75-342-5995

        • Kagonoya Shijokarasumaten

          64% likes this, based on 35 reviews
          Cuisine: Japanese

          300 ft
          Nijohanjikicho, Shimogyoku

          Phone: +81 75-353-8936

        • nippon style dining Shioriya

          65% likes this, based on 12 reviews
          Cuisine: Bar

          300 ft
          Kamiyanagicho, Shimogyoku

          Phone: +81 75-361-4001

        • Citron Sale

          56% likes this, based on 12 reviews
          Cuisine: Café
          Price Range: USD 8 - USD 10

          400 ft
          Hakurakutencho, Shimogyoku

          Phone: +81 75-351-1311

        Karasuma Kyoto Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Karasuma Kyoto

        Average guest rating

        out of 10
        Based on 30 reviews

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        Individual guest reviews

        • Couple

          The Hotel is very good located, near the metro station, the shopping street and it was very clean and the staff was amazing gentle.

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          The room is cosy and to my surprise, it's bigger than I expected. The single bed is actually good for 2 persons. There's Starbucks on the ground floor which is connected to the hotel. Very convenient. From the entrance, you couldn't tell it's a hotel.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          location of the hotel was quite central. within a minute walk to the subway station. the single room was small though functional and clean. with starbuck (with wifi) at the lobby was a bonus.

          it would be great if the temperature of the room can be controlled.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          Prompt service, very helpful and knowledgeable staff, excellent location in downtown Kyoto. It will be on my shortlist of hotles in my future visits to Kyoto.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          The location is perfect, and the staff too.

          The air conditioner lacked a temperature control.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          Nice hotel, nice location, helpful staff

          Lack of recommendations of restaurants

          • Average rating
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