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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best location to explore Gion and Kyoto, right on Shijo Dori main street. Rooms are quite small but sufficient and breakfast buffet is a good balance of European and Asian. Overall good value for money.

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京都祇園ホテル, Front Clerk at APA Hotel Kyoto Gion Excellent, responded to this review

Thank you for stayed in our hotel APA GION EXCELLENT. Yes,our hotel on the main street which is Shijo Street. It is easy to get many souvenirs from that street for example Maiko items, Japanese pickles, Kimono fabric items and so on. Many famous restaurants are around this hotel. We are so grateful that you liked our hotel location. APA...

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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Came here for my visit in Kyoto. The location is centred with almost all tourist spot. It is accessible by bus and with 5 mins walk from the subway. It ka also about 3 minutes walk on the main street of Gion called 'Hanamikoji'... Ive been to other Apa hotel and this is one, i loved it. It is spacious...

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京都祇園ホテル, Front clerk at APA Hotel Kyoto Gion Excellent, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us at APA HOTEL KYOTO GION EXCELLENT and leaving a kind review. We are glad to hear that you were satisfied with our location and staff. About the things left behind, we always try to reach the customers who are staying so that we won't miss a thing. Even after the customers leaves,...

Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night. The room was clean, but very small as it could hardly fit our opened-up luggage. Beds were comfortable. The hotel is also strategically located(5mins away from the trains, a minute walk away from Gion street and Yasaka shrine is just opposite of the hotel). There's even a Starbucks below the hotel. The buffet breakfast...

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京都祇園ホテル, Front Clerk at APA Hotel Kyoto Gion Excellent, responded to this review

Thank you for stayed in our hotel, APA GION EXCELLENT HOTEL. It is nice to hear that you did like how cleaned your room. Some guests might feel uncomfortable with size of rooms perhaps. Our group hotels make room smaller than normal for considering convenient of staying but it might make our guests difficlut to opening luggage depends on room...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

High lights: 1. Awesome location in the middle of the tourist attractions. Right at the edge between the modern busy stores / restaurants and the old temple streets 2. Reasonable English at the front desk and a very smooth check-in. Friendly staff 3. Friendly housekeeping and clean rooms Low lights: 1. Really tiny. Our room was just slightly bigger than...

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京都祇園ホテル, Front Clerk at APA Hotel Kyoto Gion Excellent, responded to this review

Firstly, thank you for stayed at our hotel APA KYOTO GION EXCELLENT and giving us great comments. As you mentioned, our hotel located in good area for sightseeing and business because convenience of transportation. You can go Yasaka shurine by walking in two minutes and Kiyomizu temple by walking in 20 to 25 minutes. You can also take bus and...

Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Great service in an excellent location about 2minutes walk to Gion Corner and only a few blocks away from the Metro, Yasaka shrine and the Minamiza theatre. An easy walk to the historic Gion district and the tea houses performed at by Kyoto's famous Geisha. The rooms are very small but if you are out and about seeing the sights...

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京都祇園ホテル, Front Clerk at APA Hotel Kyoto Gion Excellent, responded to this review

Thank you for staying our hotel APA KYOTO GION EXCELLENT. We are so appreciate that you really like staying in this hotel and location. As you mentioned, there is Gion Corner which you can see Maiko Dance perform 2 minutes by walking. There are bus stops and Metro station within 10 minutes by walking. One block from our hotel, Hanami...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

As other reviewers state, the rooms are small. But we knew this going on as the room size was stated. I recommend a twin room for two people ( two twin beds vs one larger bed) since this allows for better 'traffic' flow for two people. Comfortable beds and they provided us each with a yukata and slippers. Room was...

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京都祇園ホテル, Front clerk at APA Hotel Kyoto Gion Excellent, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us at APA HOTEL KYOTO GION EXCELLENT. As you mentioned, we recommend tourists with two people to stay twin room instead of double room since it has little more space and you can adjust two beds. Also, you can see Yasaka shrine from some of our twin rooms, so we can try to arrange your...

Reviewed 2 November 2016

Good choice if you want to explore the area of Shijo and Gion. The train station of Keihan railway (Gion-Shijo) is nearby.I can even see Hanamikoji, meiko and geisha by my window, that's amazing! Just like you have a live painting in your room! We reserved a semi-double room and a single room, both of them are clean and well-equipped,...

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京都祇園ホテル, Front Clerk at APA Hotel Kyoto Gion Excellent, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at our hotel, APA GION EXCELLENT HOTEL and giving us nice comment. It is so glad to hear that you had such as good time in Kyoto. The location which any transportation or restaurants are in walking distance is one of the best parts of our hotel. The room in our hotel is made purposely small...

Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights in kyoto... the location is perfect... lies on gion district the geisha district of tokyo... 2 minutes walking from gion station and around 15 minutes walking to pontocho alleys and all the departement stores... While the room is quite comfy and clean.. well enough for us... for the final touch you can stop by starbucks...

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京都祇園ホテル, Front Clerk at APA Hotel Kyoto Gion Excellent, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at APA HOTEL GION HOTEL and giving us your time to write your comment on this website. The gion areas which near by this hotel are called Geisha spot here. Depends on time,you might see Maiko or Geiko fortunately. It is very glad to hear that you were satisfied with our location and our guest rooms....

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Spent 2 nights here. Excellent location on the main drag ! Very basic style Hotel with very small rooms. They would have to be classified as outdated. Lift is very small and quite slow. The amenities in the room are very basic but tidy. Soft bed is the only highlight in the room and it can be quite noisy overlooking...

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京都祇園ホテル, Front clerk at APA Hotel Kyoto Gion Excellent, responded to this review

Thank you for stating at here, APA HOTEL KYOTO GION EXCELLENT. However, we apologize that we could not make you feel satisfied with our guest room and facility. Our guest room is made small on purpose to make everything possible without going out of the bed. It is very helpful for business person but on the other hand, it might...

Singapore
Reviewed 25 October 2016

This hotel is located just 5 minutes walk from the Gion Shijo station on the Keihan line. No problem locating the hotel upon exit from the subway station as we followed the instruction on the Google map. The walk to the hotel is lined with shops selling Japanese tidbits, souvenirs and restaurants. You just have to look out for a...

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京都祇園ホテル, front clerk at APA Hotel Kyoto Gion Excellent, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at APA HOTEL KYOTO GION EXCELLENT. We are very glad to hear that you liked the location and enjoyed your Kyoto trip. As you mentioned, our hotel is located in center of Gion and there are lot of place that you can eat, see and learn. From Kyoto station, you can take a city bus or...

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Gion
Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko" in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners, Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the streets on their way to and from work, where they fan dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets glow with lanterns along the river, where weeping willows catch the starlight and the air is warmed with conversation. Groups pass through to populate the restaurants and bars along the riverfront, but Gion still manages to be a mostly quiet district, due in large part to limited automotive traffic through many of its streets. Gion is a wonderful place to indulge in Kyoto's local and customary cuisines, and is best enjoyed after dark.
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  • Smoking rooms available
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Additional Information about APA Hotel Kyoto Gion Excellent

Address: 555 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Gion
Price Range: $90 - $321 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — APA Hotel Kyoto Gion Excellent 3*
Number of rooms: 154
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