Westin Miyako  4 stars

Keage, Sanjo, Higashiyama-Ku, Kyoto, Japan, 605-0052  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

This large, spread out complex sits atop the Higashiyama area, one of the best locations for sightseeing in Kyoto. The hotel is used to foreign guests. Rooms are clean and well maintained, however there have been rumblings amongst the guests that the standard rooms are becoming a big scruffy. The deluxe rooms are a major step up but come at a steep price as well. On the negative side, the breakfast room is dimly lit and there have been complaints of poor service.


This four-star hotel is located in the historic part of Kyoto, overlooking the ancient capitol of Japan, featuring everything needed for a comfortable stay.

There are many types of rooms, several business facilities, a lovely teahouse, a swimming pool and a wonderful Japanese garden.

Every guest room includes tea and coffee facilities and Wi-Fi.

The hotel has many restaurants, so don’t miss the opportunity to taste different national specialties.

Year renovated   2007.  Number of floors   11.  Number of rooms   499.

City Center Kyoto - 1.2 mi
Airports Itami (ITM) - 25.0 mi, Kobe (UKB) - 41.3 mi
Train Stations Kyoto Railway Station - 2.4 mi, Nishioji Station - 3.7 mi
Restaurants Ryoriryokankikusui (cuisine: Japanese) - 700 ft, Kyoto Garden restaurant Yachiyo (cuisine: Japanese) - 900 ft
Parks Konchi-in - 900 ft, Murinan Garden - 1100 ft


The rooms are bright, and cozy, offering spectacular mountain views.

Tea and coffee facilities, cable TV, a DVD player and Wi-Fi are also at guests’ disposal.

The hotel has deluxe rooms (king size bed) and superior rooms (king size bed and queen size bed). There are also rooms and facilities for people with disabilities.

Dining options

The breakfast is included in the room rate.

The hotel offers various restaurants, including the shabu shabu restaurant and the Japanese restaurant, serving the Kaiseki meal.

Besides, the Teppanyaki restaurant is also a wonderful place to enjoy a meal.

The guests are invited to have a cup of relaxing tea at the ancient style teahouse.


The people traveling on business can attend the business center with spacious and fully equipped meeting rooms and Wi-Fi.


There are a number of leisure facilities in the hotel: two swimming pools, a gym, a Japanese garden, and a spa and wellness center with a range of massage services, some tennis courts, several lovely restaurants, bars and a teahouse.

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  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bus parking
  • Concierge desk
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage space
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is JPY 1000 per day.

  • Spa & wellness center
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Shops/commercial Services
  • Wedding Services
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting room
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Tennis
  • Tennis court
Room view
  • City view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Mini bar
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Slippers
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Rollaway beds
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Internet access
  • Direct dial telephone



from  3 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 18 may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are not allowed.

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The rooms are bright, and cozy, offering spectacular mountain views.

Tea and coffee facilities, cable TV, a DVD player and Wi-Fi are also at guests’ disposal.

The hotel has deluxe rooms (king size bed) and superior rooms (king size bed and queen size bed). There are also rooms and facilities for people with disabilities.

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        Standard Family Room
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                          What's nearby

                          What's nearby.

                          The Kyoto Municipal Zoo is only 400m away.

                          The Ponto-cho, a popular tourist attraction, is located 1.5km from the hotel.

                          Chion-in temple and Heian Shrine are only within 1km away.

                          Besides, visit the Imperial Palace, Nijo Castle and Nishi Hongan-ji Temple. People fond of history can see the Kyoto National Museum, situated 2.5km away.

                          Those who like nature should also see the park, called the Philosopher's Walk that is 1.6km from the hotel.

                          Tourist attractions
                          • Kyoto Municipal Zoo
                            1400 ft
                          Popular areas
                          • Ponto-cho
                            5000 ft
                          • City Center
                            1.1 mi
                          Places of interest
                          • Gion district
                            4600 ft
                          • Goldener Pavilion
                            1.2 mi
                          • chemin des philosophes
                            1.2 mi
                          • ginkaku-ji
                            1.4 mi
                          • Nijo Castle (nijo-jo)
                            2.1 mi
                          • Kiyomizu Temple
                            2.1 mi
                          • Kyoto
                            2.6 mi
                          • myoren-ji
                            2.8 mi
                          • Fushimi Inari
                            3.0 mi
                          Train stations
                          • Kyoto Railway Station
                            2.3 mi
                          Monuments and Landmarks
                          • Chion-in temple
                            1700 ft
                          • Heian Shrine
                            3000 ft
                          • Imperial Palace
                            1.8 mi
                          • Nijo Castle
                            2.2 mi
                          • Nishi Hongan-ji Temple
                            2.4 mi
                          • Kyoto National Museum
                            1.6 mi
                          • Shoren-in temple
                            1400 ft
                          • The Philosopher's Walk
                            1.0 mi
                          Universities, Institutes
                          • Kyoto University
                            1.2 mi
                          • Doshisha University
                            2.1 mi

                          Local Attractions

                          • Kiyomizu Temple
                            5200 ft
                            Mt. Otowa, Kyoto
                          • Kenninji Temple
                            5100 ft
                            584 Yamatooji Yojo-sagaru Komatsucho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
                          • Jisyu Shrine
                            5100 ft
                            1 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
                          • Pontocho
                            5200 ft
                            Ponto-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
                          • Anrakuji Temple
                            1.0 mi
                            21 Shishigatani Goshonodancho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto

                          Near the hotel

                          • Konchi-in
                            900 ft
                            86-12 Nanzenji Fukuchi-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
                          • Murinan Garden
                            1100 ft
                            31 Nanzenji Kusagawacho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
                          • Chion-in
                            1600 ft
                            400 Hayashi-shita-cho 3-chome, Kyoto
                          • Tenjuan Garden
                            1500 ft
                            86-8 Nanzenji Fukuchicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
                          • Shoren-in Temple
                            1600 ft
                            69-1 Sanjobocho, Kyoto
                          • Kyoto Zoo (Dobutsu-En)
                            1600 ft
                            Hoshoji-cho, Kyoto
                          • Nanzen-ji Temple
                            1900 ft
                            86 Nanzenji Fukuchicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto

                          Restaurants Nearby

                          • Ryoriryokankikusui

                            96% likes this, based on 18 reviews
                            Cuisine: Japanese
                            Price Range: USD 100 - USD 150

                            700 ft
                            Nanzenjifukuchicho, Sakyoku

                            Phone: +81 75-771-4101

                          • Kyoto Garden restaurant Yachiyo

                            72% likes this, based on 11 reviews
                            Cuisine: Japanese
                            Price Range: USD 71 - USD 178

                            900 ft
                            34 Fukuchi Machi, Sakyo-Ku

                            Phone: +81 75-771-4148

                          • Hyoteihonten

                            75% likes this, based on 48 reviews
                            Cuisine: Japanese
                            Price Range: USD 148 - USD 246

                            1100 ft
                            Nanzenjikusagawacho, Sakyoku

                            Phone: +81 75-771-4116

                          • Mimiugionten

                            66% likes this, based on 18 reviews
                            Cuisine: Japanese
                            Price Range: USD 30 - USD 49

                            1000 ft
                            Nakanocho, Higashiyamaku

                            Phone: +81 75-533-6681

                          • Nanzenji Junsei

                            82% likes this, based on 59 reviews
                            Cuisine: Japanese
                            Price Range: USD 10 - USD 30

                            1100 ft
                            Nanzenjikusagawacho, Sakyoku

                            Phone: +81 75-761-2311

                          Getting there.

                          To get to the hotel is possible by train. The Kyoto Railway Station is nearby.

                          The hotel also features a shuttle bus service. Besides, you can take a taxi.

                          Getting around.

                          Kyoto Railway Station is 3.7km from the hotel. Other public transport is within a short walk. There is a parking in the hotel as well.

                          Westin Miyako Reviews

                          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Westin Miyako

                          Average guest rating

                          out of 10
                          Very good
                          Based on 70 reviews

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                          Individual guest reviews

                          • Single

                            Wonderfully bright, clean property with large Wesern style rooms. Staff was typical of the Japanese style of service... polite and nicely attentive.

                            Restaurants close and open typical of Japanese hours which was not convenient for late arrivals. I could not find anything open in the area. I arrived at 10 PM. It would be nice if at least the hotel had some late dining options, not all of us are Japanese.

                            • Average rating
                          • Couple

                            Free shuttle bus to and from Gion and the Kyoto station. Friendly and helpful staff. Very close to subway station. Nice restaurants close by.

                            Having to pay to use the swimming pool - this should be free for hotel guests.

                            • Average rating
                          • Group of friends

                            This hotel is so good for relaxing and watching the green mountains surrounding the hotel. Restaurants are so good in hotel as well. Best thing is the free shuttle bus thats goes to more than one place in city including Kyoto Train station.

                            • Average rating
                          • Family with children

                            Location was great. Room clean. Great bedding. Good coffee.

                            Need wireless in the guest room, not just the lobby. Should not charge to use the fitness room or pool as prices are already high.

                            • Average rating
                          • Older travelers

                            The Westin Miyako Hotel Tokyo has a grand history - and it was great to see the images of past famous guests and old photos of the hotel itself. The hotel is well located on the edge of town - quite near a few of the more interesting sites. We received an upgrade on arrival - so had quite a large bed. The hotel was very friendly and helpful when one of us fell ill.

                            The bar was open only for limited hours and had a steep cover charge for guests at peak evening times (due to a live band). Other options for chilling in the hotel itself - other than the restaurants and the foyer - were limited.

                            • Average rating
                          • Group of friends

                            I did not like the breakfast buffet. There were two price choices yet everything was co-mingled.

                            • Average rating
                          • Single

                            The location was good for my purposes. There is a regular shuttle to jr Kyoto station and Keage subway is 2 minutes away.

                            They charge extra for everything. This is irritating and petty as their room prices are quite high. The exercise room is very small with one of two treadmills inoperable. If you want to use the gym and pool, you have to pay twice, and don't leave, or you will have to pay again! There is a fee for room internet which isn't wifi. Not what I expected for a four star international quality hotel.

                            • Average rating
                          • Older travelers

                            The Westin Miyako has great facilities, pool and work out area, plus its own personal route to shrines in the area in Kyoto. Our room was large, not massive, but it was great to have English language television channels.

                            Every little thing incurred extra charges. Internet rung up a fee of over $15.00 a day and it cost another $6 to use the swimming pool. Ridiculous. It all should have been included in the room fee. I have never had such nitpicky charges in a first rate hotel.

                            • Average rating
                          • Older travelers

                            The bus service. Room size.

                            Room was old. Staff are sticky. Not flexible. No free Wifi. Small hotels have that thrown in. Bicycle rental is expensive and time not flexible. Should have hourly rental or at least have hourly extensions. Staff have stiff upper lips. Too formal till the point of unfriendly.

                            • Average rating
                          • Older travelers

                            Reasonably priced and well equipped rooms and facilities. Commend the bird walk trail around the back hilltop.

                            Not a great location but the shuttle bus to the station helps. Pretensions to luxury class mean the public areas are dull, with expensive catering.

                            • Average rating
                          • Couple

                            The Westin Miyako is one of the best hotels in Kyoto in terms of quality and we had no issues getting back in taxis even with taxi drivers that did not speak English as everyone in Kyoto (even from the West) knows where it is and that was the biggest advantage. Secondly, we were upgraded to a preferred customer room which was a nice touch.

                            Location wasn't great as it is at least 20minutes from the main social and dining area; as such, we ended up taking taxis a lot (which is pretty expensive in Japan) but then there is only so much walking one can do.

                            • Average rating
                          • Group of friends

                            The training and communication are insufficient We had a bad experience at breakfast time which the waiter had make mistake in handling the overlap in seating and force us to change the seat not because we should not deserve this humiliation that another late coming guest hold the seat . We were punished by what other guest and your hotel's mistake. After remove us to other seat and did not try to recover our wrong-treated. Never ever happened in my traveling experience of last 20 years in countries like HongKong London Paris Bangkok Tokyo Shentai (311 earth quake island) I am sure I will not have courage to visit your hotel anyhow in future.

                            • Average rating
                          • Single

                            It was clean and friendly, and well placed for visitng eastern Kyoto, where the majority of the sights are. Close to a subway which is convenient.

                            Rooms poorly designed; extremely expensive restaurants and services.

                            • Average rating
                          • Family with children

                            We liked the room very much which had a beautiful view over Kyoto. The room was newly renovated and had a nice bathroom. The room size was alos very big for Japan Standard. Free Internet in the room was also great.

                            The building is a bit confusing and finding the restaurants can be difficult.

                            • Average rating
                          • Couple

                            The room is very spaciuos. But you need to pay for using the facility even the gym or sauna.

                            • Average rating
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