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No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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This hotel is rather old and not renovated. Even the sign board has some defects. The front desk staff was not warm. A surprise for Japanese hospitably as the other Japanese hotels we stayed in were most welcoming. It is expensive at JPY22,000 (USD195) for...More
I think it was a very good option for what we needed. We are two girls and stayed for 4 nights, the room size was ok, actually reading some reviews i was expecting a smaller one. Bathroom was excellent, bed was comfy, shampoo delicious haha,...More
The Hearton Hotel is close to Karasume-Oike station, just a few stops from Kyoto Station. It was basically a good hotel. My solo room felt a little small however.
The hotel had:
- proximity to Karasume-Oike tram station
- friendly reception staff
I like the way this establishment is run. It is very busy, but efficient. Bonus' are the option of a beautifully prepared Japanese breakfast, Washing machines and microwaves available for eat in options, and bicycles to use for free! The rooms are good, despite being...More
For the price, this hotel is great. It's two blocks from the manga museum and one metro stop from the castle. Plenty of restaurants and convenience stores (7-11 and Lawsen)within a few blocks. The metro station is just around the corner. Quiet hotel with a...More
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I bought JR Wide Pass & ICOCA Card - JR Wide pass for JR Haruka Limited from Kansai Airport all the way to Kyoto Station. From Kyoto Station, I used ICOCA Card to Karasuma Oike Station.
Not too sure about Kansai thru pass
It is higly unlikely that they would allow early check-in. They really like to stick to their strict protocols when it suits them. Don't get me wrong though - there are lots of nice staff members there too - but... More
It is higly unlikely that they would allow early check-in. They really like to stick to their strict protocols when it suits them. Don't get me wrong though - there are lots of nice staff members there too - but read my review to get a good idea of the place and the attitudes.
They are not very understanding - unless you invent a sob-story or a medical condition that requires the necessity of an early room.
It is likely they will insist that you store your luggage and go for a walk.