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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 740 Reviews
Excellent hotel and tour in Kyoto
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had the pleasure of staying in hotel Kanra for 4 nights during our trip to Japan. The hotel is in a good location, short walk to the train station and good restaurants/bars. The hotel goes out of their way to ensure you have a comfortable stay. The rooms have a very relaxing and clean aesthetic.

A highlight of our trip to Japan was the digout tour given by Sakura. Sakura was very engaging and knowledgeable while taking us around to different shrines and gardens.

Amazing hotel with the best staff
Reviewed 4 days ago

Hotel Kanra was our favorite hotel during our time in Japan. Upon arrival (after a very short and easy walk from the station) the staff was very welcoming and gracious. The room is very comforting, relaxing and well appointed.

We were also able to take advantage of the hotel’s new Digout local tour with Sakura. We had a wonderful time viewing Chishakuin Temple, Yasaka Shrine and the garden at Shoren-In Temple. Sakura provided much helpful information and context and was very engaging with us throughout the tour. We feel very lucky to have had such a great guide and tour.

Such a wonderful hotel. Best of the Best.
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for several nights and from first entering the lobby to checking out it was all so memorable.
The quality of the accommodation, beds, bathroom, lounge area was outstanding... so restful and comfortable.
The breakfasts with a choice of Western or Traditional really set up the day.
The lobby bar was a must at the end of a busy day.... good local beers and a very good range of local spirits served so pleasantly..
The restaurants for dinner were great value, quality food and excellent service.
But the attitude and service of the staff overall: Having lived in many countries and travelled many more, this hotel has the very best!
- Reservation, transport panning with Tamami-san. Thank you.
- Front desk help from all, particularly Fumika-san. Thank you Fumi.
We will be returning soon and are so looking forward to it.
Well done.. simply terrific.

Stylish with friendly, attentive staff
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a really enjoyable 2 day stay here. The reception team welcomed us warmly, with good attention to detail and very useful information about the where and how of local tourist attractions.
Our room, constructed in a distinctive ‘modern Machiya’ Japanese style, was a bright, relaxing and well appointed. The wooden bath was a great experience.
We were fortunate enough to be offered some complimentary guiding and spent a delightful morning with our guide, Akiko, touring the Tenryu-ji Temple and its world-famous gardens. Akiko could not have been more attentive and accommodating, providing interesting and well-informed insights along the way. She even helped plan our transport and visit to the Kinkaku-ji Temple in the afternoon.
We would definitely come here again.

Amazing stay!
Reviewed 1 month ago

We loved this hotel. The location is fantastic, interior is modern and comfortable, and the staff was extremely helpful. The woman who helped us check in the first day, Akiko Sukurai, even took us on a tour of the Higashi Honganji temple and nearby gardens the next day. She was a wealth of knowledge, both about the history and culture of Kyoto as well as for fun spots to check out while we were in town. We highly recommend this hotel!