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Via Inn Kyoto Shijo Muromachi

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Good location near subways. Tiny rooms. We called it an RV - about the same size. Not sure what AmesFL is talking about. These were the hardest beds and pillows we have ever encountered. Guess we didn't have enough Sake. Probably best for business travel. Breakfast was adequate. Nothing special about the place and I would not return because of...

1Thank James Stephen L
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

A nice, clean hotel. Hotel room was standard size, or slightly smaller! Room well equipped and beds comfortable. Location good for exploring Kyoto. Breakfast was standard buffet. Some staff at the reception desk don't speak English so were unable to assist us in researching activities or tours in Kyoto.

Thank Donna T
St. Augustine, Florida
Reviewed 26 April 2015

Japan must have the hardest beds on the planet and I'm not talking about sleeping on the floor. We stayed at the Via Inn a couple nights last week and were pleasantly surprised. The rooms feature all the amenities you would expect as well as a very nice breakfast included in the stay. The beds were very nice and we...

1Thank AmesFL
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 2 April 2015

2 days in Kyoto to see Sakura. Since it is Sakura season, really difficult to book a hotel with good location at reasonable price. Location: Shijo is a place to stay because it is in the middle of temples, castles, food markets. Most importantly, there are two subway lines (Kyoto subway and Hankyu subway) stopping in Shijo and many bus...

2Thank Daniel_HK097
Reviewed 22 June 2014

This hotel is really accessible from the subway Shijo station and within the walking distance from the city centre of Kyoto. The location is a main matter for myself when choosing an accommodation, so this place is very ideal, I would say. As the hotel itself is located a couple of blocks away from the main streets, the traffic noise...

2Thank TOkada
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 10 December 2012

Now this came as a surprise...tiny little room that ends as it begins (i guess most of japan is like this), yet very efficient and you ask for it and it is there....a nice bed, all the neccesities, a microwave across the passage, tea maker, hot water, toiletaries, a writing pad, phone service, night pyjamas and a free LAN connection....

2Thank rigveda82
Reviewed 19 August 2012

I stayed at the Via Inn Kyoto during the Cherry Blossom Festival. I found the hotels rates very reasonable and that was one of my reasons for booking with the Via Inn. The hotel facade seemed small, but the hotel was spacious inside. It was clean, bright, and decorated beautifully with items from traditional Japanese culture. The staff was very...

3Thank gedsudski
Fukuoka, Japan
Reviewed 6 July 2012

I made reservations via email three weks before for a double room, non smoking. No problems of any kind. The room was considerably big for Japan, clean and modern. We stayed one night, I think they made some renovations. The location is great, its 3 blocks from the two main avenues, in a quiet street but close to the main...

Thank tangato
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 30 December 2011

this hotel is in a quite side street near the intersection of shijo and karasuma. if you know where the laque building is, this hotel is two streets behind it. walking distance to the shops / restuarants on shijo-dori, gion quarter. accessible on two subway stops and several bus stops along karasuma-dori and shijo-dori. if you like japanese groeceries, you...

1Thank psi71
Reviewed 1 August 2011

Hotel functional, but basic. Rooms small, no wardrobes, 3 coathangers per room and some hooks. Rooms were clean. We stayed 6 nights and had to live out of our bags as no room to unpack. Would be ok if touring and looking for a stop for a couple of nights. No bar - but many restaurants and bars in the...

Thank OscarBedford

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City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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Additional Information about Via Inn Kyoto Shijo Muromachi

Address: 551-2 Yamabushiyamacho, Nishikikoji Agaru, Muromachidori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8156, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > City Center , Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya
Price Range: ₹ 3,662 - ₹ 8,545 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Via Inn Kyoto Shijo Muromachi 3*
Number of rooms: 239
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