Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto  4 stars

1Taimatsucho,Horikawa-Shiokoji, Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto, 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.

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 Top of Kyoto (cuisine: French) - 100 ft, Tankumakitamise Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto (cuisine: Sushi, Japanese) - 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.

Work

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
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Bus parking
  • Concierge desk
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Barber/Beauty Shop
  • Vending Machines
  • Trouser Press
  • Hairdresser
  • Tour desk
  • Designated smoking area
Internet

Hotel high-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Free Private hotel parking is possible on site.

Services
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Shiatsu massage
Room view
  • City view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Smoking
  • Work desk
  • Cribs available
  • Mini bar
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Living room
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobe
  • Bidet
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Slippers
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
Media
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • LCD TV
  • Analog data port
  • Free movies/video
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access
  • Direct dial telephone

Policies

Check-In

from  2 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. 
Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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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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        Size: 240 sq. feet
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              Size: 575 sq. feet
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                  Size: 465 sq. feet
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                      Size: 295 sq. feet
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                              Size: 325 sq. feet
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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
                                  1700 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
                                  1.0 mi
                                  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
                                • Teramachi Street
                                  1.2 mi
                                  Uematsu-cho, Shimogyuo-ku, Kyoto

                                Near the hotel

                                • Kyoto Aquarium
                                  1500 ft
                                  35-1 Kankijicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
                                • Nishi Honganji
                                  1900 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
                                  2600 ft
                                  Shinhanayacho-Dori,Horikawa Higashiiru,Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
                                • Umekoji SL Museum
                                  2800 ft
                                  Kankijicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto

                                Restaurants Nearby

                                • Top of Kyoto

                                  85% likes this, based on 33 reviews
                                  Cuisine: French
                                  Price Range: USD 32 - USD 174

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

                                  Phone: +81 75-341-1121

                                • Tankumakitamise Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto

                                  72% likes this, based on 13 reviews
                                  Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
                                  Price Range: USD 37 - USD 145

                                  100 ft
                                  Rihga 1 Taimatsucho, Horikawa-Shiokoji, 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

                                • Katsukura Kyotoekibiru The Cube

                                  86% likes this, based on 119 reviews
                                  Cuisine: Japanese
                                  Price Range: USD 12 - USD 32

                                  1900 ft
                                  901 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyoku

                                  Phone: +81 75-365-8666

                                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 30 reviews

                                Rating by category:

                                Dining
                                7.8
                                Location
                                8.4
                                Rooms
                                7.8
                                Service
                                7.5
                                Value
                                7.7

                                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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