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  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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A stay at Hotel Kanra Kyoto places you in the heart of Kyoto, minutes from Higashi Honganji Temple and close to Nijo Castle. This 4-star hotel is close to Kiyomizu Temple and Kyoto Imperial Palace.


Make yourself at home in one of the 68 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring refrigerators and iPod docking stations. Your memory foam bed comes with down comforters. Flat-screen televisions with digital programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Relax and unwind with body treatments and facials. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.

Food & Drink

Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel’s dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Full breakfasts are available daily from 7 AM to 10 AM for a fee.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and multilingual staff.

How to Get There

Hotel Kanra Kyoto
190 Kitamachi, Karasuma-dori
Kyoto, 600-8176 Japan


4.5 Very Good 729 Reviews
Good Location & Services
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is located in the convenient location between Kyoto train station and shopping area. It was received great welcome service from the front desk staff. She has share details scenery that nearby the hotel. However, the mattress is too softly.

Great Hotel for our Honeymoon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are anything like me, you weigh many things when looking at hotels. Location, room size, staff, value, it can all be hard to gauge. I put a lot of pressure on myself when looking into where to stay in Kyoto for my honeymoon trip to Japan. One of 5 hotel stays for our trip, Kanra stands out above the rest.

Location: Kyoto is pretty expansive and this hotel is walking distance to Kyoto Station and the subway line that is the major North/South route through the city.

Room: what a delightfully appointed space; it was a comfortable bed, great blend of modern aesthetic with a Japanese twist. The shower and sink space was large and there was a nice spacious seating area and desk in the room.

Service: this is what stands out to me; the staff were always eager to help. If you had a problem, the staff made it a point to take on the challenge themselves. We went from having a huge worry on our wedding photo shoot for me and my wife with her make up and hair to Hotel Kanra assisting with bookings. They helped us with coordinating our cab ride and our check out time as well. It went from a potential nightmare to being as worry free as possible. But what’s more is that not just one staff member, but all the concierge desk staff were incredibly helpful over the course of the three day stay.

These employees care about their guests and it showed. I had stayed at Japanese hotels and I know the level of service that many get in Japan, but this was above and beyond. You didn’t feel like just one of many. They gave us great recommendations on where to eat and what to see. Also offered on several occasions to help with reservations. We were also treated to special chopsticks and a lovely folded towel on our bed for our honeymoon.

The value for the service and the room, the location, just…everything — I will stay in this hotel only from now on when staying in Kyoto. And I will advise all my friends to do the same. Thank you again Hotel Kanra! I only remember so many of those were had the pleasure to meet by name, so thank you again: Wakana, Tamami, and Fuji-san.

Lovely hotel, wonderful service
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at Kanra for four nights whilst in Kyoto. The Hotel is just beautiful and the staff are simply excellent. Helpful and friendly, they were a delight to interact with. We stayed in a delux twin room in the main building. It was a good size and had an awesome cedar tub.
Location is good...around 10 mins from the main train station and around 15 mins to the main shopping area.
Great coffee in the lounge!
Wonderful stay...would recommend.

Beauty in the Heart of Kyoto
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment you check in you feel well taken care of. While receiving our room key we were provided with full concierge service, recommended sites based on local knowledge and season, as well as restaurant reservations to delicious restaurants we wouldn't have known to go otherwise. If you understand Japaneses I enjoyed hearing the staff use local Kyoto dialect, ookini! The hotel feels newly renovated, our room 414 had a beautiful circular hinoki Japanese cypress bathtub, it gave the place a delectable fragrance. Breakfast was made to order, Japanese or Western, top quality with local ingredients. The central location made visiting any part of Kyoto an easy affaire. I would stay again for more than a single night.

Beautiful hotel. Best breakfast in japan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights and aside from a room change after an hour (the rooms fronting on the main street which is quite busy were very noisy) it was delightful. It was too bad that no other deluxe rooms were available for us but fortunately the regular rooms are also very beautiful and zen.

The service was excellent all around and the breakfast was so beautiful you almost didn’t want to eat it. But when you did, it is super delicious as well.

Highly recommend!!