Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto  4 stars

1 Taimatsu-Cho, Shiokoji-Sagaru, Higashihorikawa D, Kyoto, Japan, 600-8237  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

Although somewhat dated – and too busy for some people’s taste – Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto offers a revolving rooftop restaurant. The hotel comes with all the modern amenities expected of a first-class hotel. The location is convenient to Kyoto Station but a bit distant from the Higashiyama sightseeing district.

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Spa and relaxation

Massage

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

Overview

Situated in a vibrant area, in the historical centre of the city, this four-star international class hotel is a delightful blend of the ancient and modern worlds close to Nishihonganji Temple, Kyoto Tower, Kiyomizu Temple and Kyoto International Congress Hall.

Built in 1969 and decorated in a mixture of Japanese and Western design motifs, the Rihga Royal hotel is perfect for travelers that search for brash luxury in a prime city location. The property boasts its exotic Japanese Zen garden, an indoor swimming pool, a full service health spa, a sauna, magnificent ballrooms and modern conference halls with high speed internet access.

The hotel has 484 spacious guestrooms adorned with soft colors of tranquil Eastern theme. Their tasteful interior decor makes leisure travelers feel at home and offers them relaxed ambiance and unforgettable impressions while business guests will find here contemporary office furniture, high-tech equipment and wireless internet access.

Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto’s on-site restaurants and bars with panoramic views of the thousand year old ancient capital of Japan offer their visitors Japanese, Teppanyaki, Chinese, Western and European cuisine in a picturesque atmosphere.

The hotel is only 500m from Kyoto Train Station terminal and about 100km from Kansai International Airport.

Year renovated   2012.  Number of floors   14.  Number of rooms   482.

City Center Kyoto - 2.0 mi
Airports Itami (ITM) - 22.4 mi, Kobe (UKB) - 38.7 mi
Train Stations Kyoto Railway Station - 2000 ft, Nishioji Station - 1.2 mi
Restaurants Tankumakitamise Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto (cuisine: Sushi, Japanese) - 100 ft, Top of Kyoto (cuisine: French) - 100 ft

Rooms

All 484 guestrooms are divided into standard double rooms with double beds, standard twin rooms with twin beds, deluxe twin rooms with twin beds, deluxe queen rooms with queen-size beds, superior twin rooms with twin beds, junior twin suites with twin beds, king suites with king-size beds and twin suites with twin beds. Every guestroom features air conditioning and heating, elegant furniture, a balcony or a terrace, a kitchenette, bathrobes, a coffee and a tea-maker, complimentary bottled water, daily newspapers, a DVD and a CD player, a fan, a safety deposit box, an ironing board, a mini-bar, a private pool, a refrigerator and satellite or cable TV. A continental breakfast is included with your booking. All children under the age of three may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. Babysitting facilities are available on site.

Dining options

The hotel offers its visitors a great choice of 11 restaurants and bars serving traditional local and international cuisine.

Corbeille restaurant is a casual all-day dining property ideal for every occasion and serving a vast variety of dishes from a light snack to a full meal. It is one of two restaurants which offer breakfast. Breakfast buffet included with your booking is served daily from 6.30am till 10am. Lunch and dinner are served from 11am to 11pm.

Tankuma restaurant offers traditional Japanese cuisine including sophisticated sushi with seasonal ingredients and local vegetables. It is the second restaurant which serves breakfast. It is open to visitors from 6.30am till 10.30pm.

The Revolving Restaurant Kyoto offers lunch and dinner serving traditional local and European specialties. It is open for lunch daily from 11.30am till 2.30pm and for dinner from 5pm till 9.30pm. In the evening the restaurants transforms into the bar which invites visitors from 9.30pm till 11pm.

Gourmand Tachibana restaurant welcomes the guests for lunch daily from 11.30am till 2.30pm and for dinner from 5pm till 9.30pm. It offers French cuisine in Kaiseki style.

Royal Ryuho is a typical Chinese Restaurant serving the authentic Cantonese cuisine in the luxurious atmosphere. It is open for lunch daily from 11.30am till 2.30pm and for dinner from 5pm to 9.30pm.

The Antica Perosa restaurant offers an excellent blend of international cuisine and typical local dishes. It organizes banquets and cocktail parties for up to 300 persons. The restaurant is open to guests daily from noon to 11pm.

Top of Kyoto is a newly renovated French restaurant on the top floor of the hotel with a fabulous panorama of the city. It offers a delectable continental cuisine prepared from seasonal ingredients. It invites the visitors daily from 11.30am to 10.30pm.

Perry American Bar welcomes the guests from 10am till 1am every day offering a wide choice of international food and drinks in the relaxed atmosphere.

The Lounge decorated with flowers and large paintings of young Geisha adds a bright touch offering selected coffee from all over the world served in elegant cups.

Aoi bar offers highly-selected beef and fresh seafood dynamically grilled in Teppanyaki style. It is open to visitors daily from noon to 11pm.

Granada is a classic dignified hotel bar with a Spanish taste. It is the perfect place to unwind at the end of the day.

Services

Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto provides business travelers with perfect business facilities offering 22 premises for various banquet and meeting events. They include a conference hall, two large, six medium and four small banquet halls, a huge business centre and eight meeting rooms. The property offers audio-visual equipment and business services among which are high speed internet access, computers, scanners, printers, photocopier and fax machines, courier, secretarial and translation services.

Leisure

For guests’ retreatment and relax the hotel offers an indoor swimming pool, a well-equipped fitness center, Jacuzzi, a sauna and a steam room. The pool is available to visitors from 7am till 10am and from noon till 9pm, the sauna waits for them from noon till 9pm. The full service health spa offers massage treatment rooms and various beauty services. The hotel offers also a golf course, a kids club, a private beach, squash and tennis courts.

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Facilities

General
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid on-site parking
  • Late check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Vending machines
  • Souvenir shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
Internet

High-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Free private hotel parking is possible on site.

Services
  • City shuttle service
  • Valet parking
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
Dining facilities
  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Cafe
Meeting facilities
  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Leisure facilities
  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Shiatsu massage
Room view
  • City view
Room facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
Bathroom
  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Bidet
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Slippers
  • Bathroom telephone
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle
Bedroom
  • Fluffy down duvets
Media
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • International calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock
Room decor
  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • One child under the age of 5 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 1 may stay at the price of JPY 1620 per person per night in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of JPY 3564 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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All 484 guestrooms are divided into standard double rooms with double beds, standard twin rooms with twin beds, deluxe twin rooms with twin beds, deluxe queen rooms with queen-size beds, superior twin rooms with twin beds, junior twin suites with twin beds, king suites with king-size beds and twin suites with twin beds. Every guestroom features air conditioning and heating, elegant furniture, a balcony or a terrace, a kitchenette, bathrobes, a coffee and a tea-maker, complimentary bottled water, daily newspapers, a DVD and a CD player, a fan, a safety deposit box, an ironing board, a mini-bar, a private pool, a refrigerator and satellite or cable TV. A continental breakfast is included with your booking. All children under the age of three may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. Babysitting facilities are available on site.

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Bed type: 2 Single beds or Twin beds
Size: 240 sq. feet

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    Bed type: 2 Single beds
    Size: 240 sq. feet
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      Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or Twin beds
      Size: 240 sq. feet
      View: City view
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          Bed type: 2 Single beds
          Size: 435 sq. feet
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            Bed type: 4 Single beds
            Size: 670 sq. feet
            View: City view
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              Bed type: 2 Single beds
              Size: 295 sq. feet
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                Bed type: 2 Single beds
                Size: 295 sq. feet
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                  Bed type: Twin beds or Double Bed
                  Size: 325 sq. feet
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                    Bed type: 2 Single beds
                    Size: 335 sq. feet
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                      Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto Premium Deluxe Twin Room
                      Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed
                      Size: 335 sq. feet
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                        Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto Executive Double Room
                        Bed type: Double Bed or Queen Size bed or Twin beds
                        Size: 325 sq. feet
                        View: City view
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                          Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto LocationWhat's nearby

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                          What's nearby

                          Tourist attractions
                          • Kyoto Municipal Zoo
                            2.6 mi
                          Popular areas
                          • Ponto-cho
                            1.7 mi
                          • City Center
                            1.9 mi
                          Places of interest
                          • Kyoto
                            400 ft
                          • Fushimi Inari
                            1.6 mi
                          • 1.6 mi
                          • Nijo Castle (nijo-jo)
                            1.9 mi
                          • Goldener Pavilion
                            2.1 mi
                          • Kiyomizu Temple
                            2.2 mi
                          Train stations
                          Monuments and Landmarks
                          • Nishi Hongan-ji Temple
                            2000 ft
                          • Nijo Castle
                            1.9 mi
                          • Chion-in temple
                            2.1 mi
                          • Heian Shrine
                            2.6 mi
                          • 2.7 mi
                          Stadiums
                          • Kyoto Nishikyogoku Stadium
                            2.2 mi
                          Museums
                          • Kyoto National Museum
                            1.1 mi
                          Parks
                          • Shoren-in temple
                            2.2 mi
                          Universities, Institutes
                          • Doshisha University
                            3.0 mi

                          Local Attractions

                          • Sesshuji Temple
                            5300 ft
                            15-803 Honmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
                          • Sanjusangendo Hall
                            1.1 mi
                            657 Sanjusangendo Mawaricho, Kyoto
                          • Kyoto National Museum
                            1.1 mi
                            527 Chayamachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
                          • Bukoji
                            1.2 mi
                            397 Shinkai-cho Bukojikudaru Takakurastreet, Kyoto
                          • Hokoji Temple
                            1.2 mi
                            527-2Yamatooji, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto

                          Near the hotel

                          • Kyoto Aquarium
                            1600 ft
                            35-1 Kankijicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
                          • Nishi Honganji
                            2000 ft
                            Horikawa-dori hanayamachi-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
                          • Kyoto Tower
                            2100 ft
                            Karasuma Shichijo sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
                          • Higashi Honganji
                            2500 ft
                            754 Tokiwacho, Karasumadori Shichijo-agaru, Kyoto
                          • Toji Temple
                            2700 ft
                            Kujyomachi, Minami-ku, Kyoto
                          • Costume Museum
                            2700 ft
                            Shinhanayacho-Dori,Horikawa Higashiiru,Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
                          • Umekoji SL Museum
                            2900 ft
                            Kankijicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto

                          Restaurants Nearby

                          • Tankumakitamise Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto

                            75% likes this, based on 32 reviews
                            Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
                            Price Range: USD 37 - USD 145

                            100 ft
                            Rihga 1 Taimatsucho, Horikawa-Shiokoji, Shimogyo-ku

                            Phone: +81 75-341-1121

                          • Top of Kyoto

                            82% likes this, based on 14 reviews
                            Cuisine: French
                            Price Range: USD 32 - USD 174

                            100 ft
                            Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto, 1 Taimatsucho, Shimogyo-ku

                            Phone: +81 75-341-1121

                          • Kyotoramenkenkyusho

                            56% likes this, based on 31 reviews
                            Cuisine: Noodle
                            Price Range: USD 8 - USD 10

                            1100 ft
                            Nishikujoyokomachi, Minamiku

                            Phone: +81 75-672-3450

                          • Onishi

                            53% likes this, based on 14 reviews
                            Cuisine: Barbecue

                            1400 ft
                            234 Daikoku-cho, Shichijio-dori Nishiotoin-Nishiiru, Shimoguo-ku

                            Phone: +81 75-371-2576

                          • Tony Roma's Aeon Mall Kyoto

                            76% likes this, based on 42 reviews

                            1400 ft
                            1, Nishi-kujo, Toriiguchi-cho, Minami-ku

                            Phone: +81 75-692-2714

                          Getting there.

                          Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto is located in the centre of the ancient Kyoto city, in the vicinity of Kyoto Train Station. It has an easy access to all the historical and business sites of Kyoto. It takes about a seven minute walk to JR Kyoto Station which is 500m away from the hotel. From the main city train station Haruka Express train takes the visitors to Kansai International Airport which is about 100km from the hotel. Free airport shuttle bus is available every 15 minutes from 7.30am to 9pm. There is a city bus terminal and subway line from Kyoto Station allowing an easy access to every sightseeing destination, business and shopping districts.

                          Getting around.

                          Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto is situated 500m from JR Kyoto Railway Station which takes about a seven minute walk. Kansai International Airport is 100km from the hotel. The Haruka Express train of Japan Railway goes directly to the airport. It takes about 75 minutes and runs daily from 6.30am to 10.15pm. There is a free shuttle bus to JR Kyoto Station which goes daily every 15 minutes from 7.30am till 9pm. The hotel offers free transportation to Kansai International Airport which takes about one hour and 40 minutes. Public bus number eight stops outside the first floor of the airport. The bus stop is directly opposite the hotel.

                          If you go by car from Kansai International Airport start moving Southwest to take the ramp on the right onto Kansai Kokusai, merge onto Kansai Kukou Expressway, then take Izumisano JCT exit to merge onto Hanwa Expressway toward Sakai/Kinki Expressway, take Matsubara JCT exit toward Higashi-Osaka/Suita, then keep right and follow the signs for Higashi-Osaka/Suita, take Suita IC exit toward Kyoto and keep right to merge onto Meishin Expressway, then take Kyoto-Minami IC exit toward Kyoto Minami/Kyoto. Merge onto Keihan National Expressway and turn right at Keihan-Kokudo-Guchi onto Kujo-Dori toward east, turn left at Kujo-Aburakoji onto Aburakoji-Dori and the hotel is on you left. Public hotel parking is possible on site.

                          Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto Reviews

                          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto

                          Average guest rating

                          8.0
                          out of 10
                          Excellent
                          Based on 31 reviews

                          Rating by category:

                          Rooms
                          8.9
                          Service
                          8.5
                          Value
                          7.1
                          Location
                          8.8
                          Dining
                          8.0

                          Individual guest reviews

                          • Single

                            Big rooms for a Japanese hotel for a decent price. Quiet in spite of the nearby busy railway.

                            Pretty expensive breakfast, no gym, pool access 2000 yen

                            • Average rating
                              7.4
                          • Couple

                            Clean room and good access to Kyoto Station.

                            For these Americans, the bed was too hard and difficult to sleep on.

                            • Average rating
                              6.6
                          • Couple

                            location, very close from JR kyoto station

                            the inside of bulding were old, no light for closet, very bad internet connection... our impression of this hotel was not modern.

                            • Average rating
                              5.8
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