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4.7 out of 5

"Located away from the city centre.few restaurants in the immediate area. " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 01 Feb 2019

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Hotel Description

A romantic stay in the heart of Kyoto awaits you at Hotel Kanra Kyoto. Within just a 10-minute stroll, you'll find Higashi Honganji Temple and Shoseien Garden. Highlights at this boutique hotel include 2 restaurants and in-room free WiFi.

You can enjoy TVs with digital channels, and all 68 individually decorated rooms feature living rooms, separate bathtubs and showers, and free bottled water. Refrigerators and room service make in-room dining convenient. Memory foam beds and premium bedding invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like soaking tubs and rainfall showerheads. Down comforters, in-room massages, and safes are also available.

A day of pampering at kanra spa can include facials and aromatherapy. The restaurant, KITCHEN KANRA, serves Italian cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. KANRA LOUNGE is the hotel's own lobby lounge. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and laundry facilities. Each morning Japanese breakfast is served between 7 AM and 9:30 AM.

Sights within a 20-minute walk of this 4-star Central Kyoto hotel include Kyoto Tower and Nishiki Market.

Double Room Annex Building

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$431* Per night/room 26 Oct. - 27 Oct.

Double Room Main Building

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite Main Building

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Superior Twin Room Main Building

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Twin Room Main Building

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Twin Room Annex Building

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Hotel Kanra Kyoto ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hotel Kanra Kyoto

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3 out of 5
Located away from the city centre.few restaurants in the immediate area.

Posted by on 1 Feb. 2019

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5 out of 5

Great Find

We stayed 3 nights in the Hotel Kanra. The room was very nice, clean and comfortable. The staff were very helpful, one person even searched up detailed information for me on local hardware stores to buy a rain chain. Location is very convenient for Kyoto Station, restaurants and shopping areas, including Nishiki Market. Definitely recommend this hotel.

Posted by on 24 Jan. 2018

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel, close to the station

Pros: + Traditional design of the room + Free bike rental + Friendly staff + bath tub
Cons: - Would have liked a bigger room and more space - Would have liked a pool and spa available on site
Location: Close to the station which is great and only 10 - 15 min walk to shijo dori (the main strip in town).
Hotel Kanra is very clean and very well presented. We stayed here for a total of 12 days which is more than most people would. The location is close to the station on Karasuma Dori but only a 10 min walk to the center of town. The staff were very polite. Our room was always cleaned very efficiently and on time. The only negatives is that I would have liked to have had a larger room (I never asked to be upgraded to one). They did have free bike rental, which was great, we used these a lot when we could. However we couldn't book them out a lot of the time as they were often reserved, which meant we had to rent a bike from around the corner which would cost around 1000 yen each for a standard bike. More bikes from the hotel would be great. The only other thing I would say is that I would have preferred a hotel with a gym, pool, and spa. Hotel Kanra is a small boutique hotel and therefore don't offer this but in retrospect this is something I would have liked since I was staying for as long as I was. Overall a lovely experience in a traditional modern hotel.

Posted by , from Melbourne, Australia on 9 Jan. 2018

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5 out of 5

Kyoto hotel - easy walk to Kyoto station

Lovely hotel close to Kyoto station and the impressive Honganji temple. Attentive and helpful staff. Beautiful room that was very comfortable for our family of four. The room was very modern but still Japanese style (aesthetically and with nice futons for the kids). Loved soaking in the wooden bath tub. Even the kids commented on how the staff were amazingly kind and helpful.

Posted by on 1 Jul. 2016

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5 out of 5

It was wonderful

Little boutique hotel. Very comfortable, very personal and loved the design of the rooms. Big enough for family, Restaurant food was good, not excellent. Staff are fantastic, polite and genuinely helpful.

Posted by on 31 Jan. 2016

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5 out of 5


Pros: It was in the older traditional style. The staff were extremely friendly and accommodating.
Cons: I have no suggestions for improvement it was all fabulous.
Location: It was very centrally located, particularly to the train station. Great local restaurant facilities nearby.
Very enjoyable stay. Did all the usual sights. Very convenient located hotel.

Posted by , from sydney, Australia on 24 Jan. 2016

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Property Features

There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 1173 square feet (109 square meters). Spa services, a terrace, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Hotel Kanra Kyoto. This 4-star Kyoto hotel is smoke free.

  • 68 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • 2 dining venues
  • 1173 sq ft of conference space
  • 109 sq m of conference space
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


  • Airport: Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX) (99.3 km / 61.7 mi)
  • Train station: Shichijo Station (1.3 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Metro station: Gojo Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)

Room Amenities

Hotel Kanra Kyoto offers 68 accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate living rooms. Memory foam beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. Televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads. Bathrooms are also outfitted with slippers, bidets, and complimentary toiletries. This Kyoto hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and blackout drapes/curtains. In-room massages and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Living room
  • Memory foam beds
  • Deep soaking tub
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • HD television
  • Digital channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle
  • Luxury bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Bidet
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy Japanese breakfast daily from 7 AM to 9:30 AM.

KITCHEN KANRA - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

HANAROKU - This steakhouse specializes in local and international cuisine and serves dinner only. Open daily.

KANRA LOUNGE - This lobby lounge specializes in local and international cuisine. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Spa Services

  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Number of treatment rooms 4
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Minimum age to access spa is 11

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Meals are not included in the room rate for children ages 6 and younger who stay free.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 6 years old or younger stays free, per registered adult, when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Hotel Kanra Kyoto


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Service animals not allowed
  • One child stays free
  • UnionPay
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is not available


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A city tax may be collected at the property, effective October 1, 2018. The city tax ranges from JPY 200-1,000 per person, per night based on the nightly room rate. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: JPY 1000 per person, per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for Japanese breakfast: JPY 3000 for adults and JPY 3000 for children (approximately)
  • Nearby parking fee: JPY 1500 per day (open 24 hours)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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You should know

  • Reservations are needed for spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • One child 6 years old or younger stays free, per registered adult, in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • As required by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare, all international visitors must submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ). Also, it's required that lodging proprietors photocopy the passports of all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.