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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 789 Reviews
A good stay!
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Kanra Kyoto is an excellent hotel, well located, during our stay, we enjoyed good hospitality, excellent staff and clean hotel. The breakfast could be better and hopefully will improve in the future. Attentive and propositive service.
We recommend when travelling to Kyoto and will return.

Been meaning to write this for a while. Was there last August 2018
Reviewed 3 days ago

A wonderful small hotel that lets you feel like you are in Kyoto both inside and out. The rooms are really comfortable garden located outside of each room. The staff is very helpful.

Love this place and recommend it highly

Modern but Traditional Japanese Hotel
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely hotel. The staff is very accommodating and speak English well. They helped with dinner reservations and getting us taxis. No coffee until 7am which is an issue for me, but the 7-11 was next door.

Hidden Gem in Kyoto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Centrally located this hotel gives you the perfect hybrid of modern comfort and old Japan style.
The staff is wonderfully accommodating.
The rooms are beautiful and large with comfortable beds.
The bathroom is spa-gorgeous with a deep wooden Japanese soaking tub.

Best hotel experience!
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This boutique hotel is a delightful, gorgeous property. The designers of this hotel did a magnificent job in re-creating a Japanese style, yet modern and sophisticated place. Each room has a tiny zen garden, very small but cleverly designed, at the room’s entrance off of the corridor. We had never seen something like this in a hotel with ordinary interior corridors.

The room itself is quite spacious and well appointed. The bathroom is very large for a hotel room. Every detail is accounted for. They did not spare any cost.

The people at the front desk are super polite and helpful. Once we needed help in the middle of the day getting to a certain location. We called the front desk and explained the situation, and asked them to email us the information. Less than five minutes later a detailed email arrived with the exact information.

The location of this hotel is convenient (near the central train station) but it is about 10 minutes away by car from where all the stores and shopping is. However, taxis are plentiful in Kyoto and quite cheap. Overall, this hotel is an excellent choice for the money.