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RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto

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8.5
Excellent
3,267 reviews
+81 75-341-1121

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Free Parking
Pool
Restaurant

Beautiful Hotel Close to Transportation

Affordable Accommodations Close to Kyoto Station

The RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto is conveniently located just a short distance from many of Kyoto's major lines of transportation.  It is only a seven minute walk Kyoto Station, where you can catch a train, bus, or subway to almost anywhere. Free shuttle service is available to the station that runs every 15 minutes for your convenience. The hotel offers its guests a unique dining experience in the French restaurant on the top floor, which revolves in a 360 degree rotation providing great views of the city.

An Area Rich with History and Culture

Kyoto is home to several temples for those who want to experience the heritage of Japan and the 1,200-year-old Kyoto area. The Kiyomizu-dera Temple has the Otowa-no Taki flows, a waterfall that many believe will bring wisdom and health to those who drink the water. There is also the Kodai-ji Buddist Temple, known for having beautiful gardens, and the Sanjusangen-do Temple, home of the statue of the Goddess of Mercy. This statue is famous for having 1,000 arms. Visitors who want to relax and enjoy the outdoors can visit the Arishiyama district. Here there are cherry blossoms that bloom in the fall, and the Moon Crossing Bridge that crosses over the Katsura river. 

Comfortable Rooms Designed for Relaxation

The guest rooms at the RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto are designed with comfort in mind. There are 484 rooms ranging from a standard twin to a suite that accommodates several guests. Each room has free WiFi and a refrigerator. The hotel has a heated indoor pool and a jacuzzi for relaxing after a day of sightseeing. There is a sauna for male guests, and in-room massages for those who want to indulge.  The hotel has seven restaurants to choose from. The Top of Kyoto restaurant is perfect for a special evening, or guests can enjoy a casual meal at one of the Chinese or traditional Japanese restaurants on the first floor. There is also a lounge and a bar where guest can have a drink. The hotel also offers event space for large functions and eight different meeting rooms for smaller business activities.

The Bottom Line

The RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto offers its guests comfortable rooms and friendly service. With Kyoto Station so close by, visitors can easily explore the area and use the hotel as their home base. 

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1 Taimatsu-cho, Shiokoji-sagaru HigashiHorikawa-dori, Shimogyo-ku
Kyoto, 600-8237
Rooms & Rates
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User Highlights
8.5
Excellent
Location
"Close to kyoto train station" "Excellent location"
90% thought it was easy to get to the train station.
Great parking, according to 90%.
Breakfast
"Loved the breakfast buffet" "Great buffet breakfast"
54% said the breakfast was too expensive.
Service
"Fantastic staff" "Attentive staff"
91% found the staff to be very friendly.
95% were happy with the shuttle service.
Value for money
"Complimentary bus" "Water bottles complementary"
54% said the breakfast was too expensive.
100% thought it was a great value.
Room
"Excellent amenities" "Perfect water pressure"
77% thought rooms were spacious.
For only 63%, the bathroom was ok.
Comfort
"Excellent sized rooms" "Great beds"
77% thought rooms were spacious.
71% said the beds were comfortable.
Vibe
"Very enjoyable stay." "Make us feel comfortable"
83% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
55% criticized the unstylish hotel.
WiFi
"USB fast" "Slow wi-fi"
65% said the wifi quality was bad.
100% thought it was a great value.
Bar and Beverages
"Dead bar"
Delicious alcoholic drinks, according to 86%.

Good to know...

Train station is close
Good shuttle service
Spacious rooms
Clean rooms
Expert Reviews
Frommer's
Rooms are comfortable enough, with adequately sized standard rooms that feature shoji screens and window panels that close for darkness.
Fodor's
Even the smallest rooms at this well-established chain hotel are warm and inviting, with delicate shoji windows and elegant bath furnishings.
oyster.com
This large-scale, three-and-a-half-pearl hotel, with 482 guest rooms and suites, is within a 10-minute walk of Kyoto Station, the city's main transportation hub. The hotel has...
Hotel Information
Features
Air-conditioned
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Concierge
Free Parking
Free Wifi
Handicap
No Smoking
Pool
Restaurant
Details
Check-In
From 2:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Check-Out
Until 11:00am
# of Rooms
489
Fees
Add-ons
  • Rollaway Bed Fee: JPY 3564 per day
  • Breakfast Fee: JPY 2700 per person (approximately)
  • Crib (Infant Bed) Fee: JPY 1620 per day
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible
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