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The Best Hotels in Kyoto

Last Update April 2023
All of these hotels feature good views, free wifi, and top-rated dining rooms…

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The Gate Hotel

The Gate Hotel

The Gate Hotel

One of the best locations in town, with a stunning view over the Takasegawa and Kamogawa rivers toward the famous temples and shrines of Higashiyama, including Kiyomizu-dera.

This is a great base for exploring old Kyoto, then returning to the nightlife nearby, including the hotel’s own delicious restaurant. Guests rave about its “very pleasant” view, and “lovely dinner and equally great-tasting breakfast.” The 8th floor bar presents the aforementioned view and serves up excellent cocktails. Here are photos of the restaurant, lounge, and bar:

The Gate Hotel Restaurant

The Gate Hotel Restaurant

The Gate Hotel—Restaurant and Bar

Guest rooms are “beautiful and elegant” with ample space and tasteful decor, featuring a bed described by guests as “super comfy.” Here’s a photo of a scenic room with king bed, the corner room on each floor, which “provides the elegance of Kyoto,” according to the hotel:

The Gate Hotel Room

The Gate Hotel—Corner King Room

You won’t need a car at The Gate Hotel. You can walk to Gion “geisha town,” the historically atmospheric Pontocho alley, the Kyoto International Manga Museum, local shops, department stores, train stations, and taxi stops.

Front Desk Phone: +81-75-256-8955
Usually cheaper on Agoda, but sometimes Booking.com


After booking, email the hotel to request a higher room with a view. The address will be in the confirmation email sent to you.