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UNIZO INN Kyoto Kawaramachi Shijo

240-2 Yamazakicho Kawaramachidori Sanjo Sagaru, Nakagyo-Ku, Kyoto 604-8032 Kyoto Prefecture
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#141 of 603 in Kyoto
"HOTEL UNIZO Kyoto" which had been closed since 2014 will be renovating the whole building and will be open on July 3, 2017 as "UNIZO INN Kyoto Kwaramachi Shijo"! It is conveniently located 5 minutes on foot from Kawaramachi Station on Hankyu Kyoto Line in the center of Kyoto. It offers an on-site restaurant, air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. The rooms have a flat-screen TV, an electric kettle and a fridge. The private bathroom includes free toiletries, slippers and a hairdryer. The reception desk is open 24 hours a day and there is a vending machine for drinks in the hotel. A relaxing massage is also offered at an extra charge. We also adopt an elevator card security system for safety reasons. Guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast served daily by Kamakura pasta reputed as a raw pasta. Located in the arcade of the Kawaramachi shopping street at the center of Kyoto. Both Gion and Nishiki Market are within walking distance, making it the perfect place for both sightseeing and business.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Breakfast available
24-hour security
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese


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Grade: 100 out of 100
2059Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
305Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Matan Katz wrote a review Jan 2020
Jerusalem, Israel197 contributions77 helpful votes
This business hotel had more comfortable rooms than other competing chains of small rooms hotels oriented for the solo or budget travelers - the rooms are small but very new and were organized in such a way that you don't feel cramped. The staff were not so mice though, they seemed quite stressed out and were very harsh about hotel rules - could be a bit warmer and smile a bit more. But this is usually what you get from Kyoto people :) Overall the price is reasonable, location is very central, rooms are clean and hotel is brand new. Recommended!
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Date of stay: April 2019
Room Tip: Try to get a room not facing Kawaramachi street
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Haph3 wrote a review Jul 2019
Melbourne, Australia128 contributions97 helpful votes
While it is some distance from the main Kyoto Station it is in the middle shopping district and within walking distance of Gion district and the river. It is a great place to base yourself for exploring Kyoto near multiple subway lines and bus stops. Rooms were clean and small (expected). The place was pretty modern, renovated recently I assume. Staff spoke English and were happy to help (had some bus questions). Would stay again if staying in this area of Kyoto again.
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Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Travelled
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Derrick Teo wrote a review Jun 2019
Singapore, Singapore39 contributions17 helpful votes
Stayed here for 2 nights from 8 to 10 April. Would say that location is great for the price paid, it's highly accessible to Many places. Was within walking distance to Gion. Locating it was slightly difficult though, got to keep your eyes open. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful as well.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Valeria M wrote a review May 2019
Toronto, Canada35 contributions32 helpful votes
I loved the location of this hotel, surrounded by shoppings and restaurants, walking distance to some attractions, and close to subway station and bus stop. The room was a good size and clean. The gave me bottle of water for every night that I was staying. I stayed in 2 other hotels of this chain in japan and I would definitely go back.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Travelled
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HowIJourney wrote a review Apr 2019
Miami, Florida86 contributions47 helpful votes
This hotel is in a great location, you are a short walk from Gion, any train station, restaurants, shopping and pretty much everything you'll want or need as it's on the main street. The hotel was clean, room size (2 twin beds, the 1 bed room was very small) pretty big for Japan, and overall a great option for anyone looking to not break the bank. My issue was the front desk staff not speaking English nor understanding much we asked. While they were very nice and tried to help as much as possible, they couldn't help with basic travel questions like "where is the nearest money exchange?". I don't expect anyone to be fluent in English but we could barely ask anything outside of checking in and checking out. However, on our way out 1 agent refused to let us check out because we had left our key in the room, eventually another agent came over and said it was okay. I think he didn't understand what we were saying about the key being left in the room. Overall I would recommend this place, it's a great option for the price.
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Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Get a room with 2 twin beds, much bigger!
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US$28 - US$103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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JapanKinkiKyoto PrefectureKyotoShinkyogoku Shopping District / Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya
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Frequently Asked Questions about UNIZO INN Kyoto Kawaramachi Shijo
Which popular attractions are close to UNIZO INN Kyoto Kawaramachi Shijo?
Nearby attractions include Magical Trip (0.5 km), Musubi Kyoto (0.2 km), and Ran Theatre Kyoto (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at UNIZO INN Kyoto Kawaramachi Shijo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a hot tub, and dry cleaning.
Which room amenities are available at UNIZO INN Kyoto Kawaramachi Shijo?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at UNIZO INN Kyoto Kawaramachi Shijo?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to UNIZO INN Kyoto Kawaramachi Shijo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Arash's Kitchen Pontocho, Bar LiquorMuseum Pontocho, and Gyotako Kyoto.
Is UNIZO INN Kyoto Kawaramachi Shijo located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Kyoto.
Are any cleaning services offered at UNIZO INN Kyoto Kawaramachi Shijo?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at UNIZO INN Kyoto Kawaramachi Shijo?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to UNIZO INN Kyoto Kawaramachi Shijo?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (4.5 km), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (2.0 km), and Sanjusangendo Temple (2.1 km).
Is UNIZO INN Kyoto Kawaramachi Shijo accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.