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RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto

1,980 reviews
+81 75-341-1121

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Free Parking

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
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User Highlights
Overall Guest Score
"Fantastic temples" "Near Kyoto train station"
91% thought it was easy to get to the train station.
Easily accessible by car, said 96%.
"Staff excellent" "Great chef"
90% found the staff to be very friendly.
96% were happy with the shuttle service.
"Buffet breakfast excellent" "Breakfast buffet has wide choice"
70% said the breakfast was too expensive.
Value for money
"Free shuttle to the train station" "Free hotel bus"
70% said the breakfast was too expensive.
100% thought it was a great value.
"The place was clean" "Clean towels and maid"
76% said rooms were clean.
74% thought it was clean.
"Central AC system" "Excellent sized rooms"
78% thought rooms were spacious.
For only 54%, the bathroom was ok.
"Very enjoyable stay." "Very old facilities"
74% criticized the unstylish hotel.
84% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
Bar and Beverages
"Enjoyed a drink at the basement bar" "Bar reeked"
Alcoholic drinks were not bad, according to 57%.
68% said the wifi quality was bad.
100% thought it was a great value.

Good to know...

Train station is close
Good shuttle service
Hotel could use some updating
Clean rooms
Expert Reviews
Rooms are comfortable enough, with adequately sized standard rooms that feature shoji screens and window panels that close for darkness.
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Hotel Information
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Free Parking
Free Wifi
No Smoking
From 2:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 11:00am
# of Rooms
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible