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Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo

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Triple Room, Non Smoking | Premium bedding, down duvets, desk, blackout curtains
Cleanliness standards
Combined shower/bathtub, deep-soaking bathtub, rainfall showerhead

Overview of Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo

Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo

3.0 star property
City centre hotel within easy reach of Nijō Castle

8.0/10 Very good

997 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Bathtub
  • 24/7 front desk
59-61 Nishinotoin, Shijo, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 600-8494

Guests rated this location 8.7/10 - Excellent

Main amenities
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Reception hall
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Laundry facilities
  • Blackout curtains

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Central Kyoto
  • Nishiki Market - 9 min walk
  • Nijō Castle - 18 min walk
  • Kawaramachi Street - 18 min walk
  • Yasaka Shrine - 26 min walk
  • Kyoto Tower - 27 min walk
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 32 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 42 min walk
  • Shijo Street - 1 min drive
  • To-ji Temple - 4 min drive
  • Sanjusangen-do Temple - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Osaka (ITM-Itami) - 54 min drive
  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 79 min drive
  • Karasuma Station - 5 min walk
  • Omiya Station - 6 min walk
  • Shijo-omiya Station - 7 min walk
  • Nijojo-mae Station - 14 min walk
  • Gojo Station - 15 min walk
  • Karasuma Oike Station - 15 min walk


  • 京都肉食堂 - 2 min walk
  • HAMBURG LABO‐ハンバーグラボ‐ - 1 min walk
  • タンメンと餃子 KIBARU - 2 min walk
  • クロワ・ルース - 2 min walk
  • 四条西洞院食堂 - 1 min walk

About this property

Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo

When you stay at Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo, you'll be a short five-minute drive from Kawaramachi Street and Nijō Castle. For a bite to eat, guests can visit 2F朝食会場, which serves Japanese cuisine and is open for breakfast. Also, Kiyomizu Temple and Kyoto University are a short five-minute drive away. Fellow travellers like the location for the sightseeing and because it's only a short walk to public transportation: Nijojo-mae Station is 14 minutes and Gojo Station is 15 minutes.


English, Japanese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 140 rooms
  • Arranged over 8 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until midnight
  • Minimum check-in age – 19
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 19


  • One child (5 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–10 AM

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage


  • 10 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1990
  • Reception hall


  • Lift


  • English
  • Japanese

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 26-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
  • Films for purchase

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Down duvet
  • Blackout curtains
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep-soaking bath
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Weekly housekeeping

Special features


2F朝食会場 – This restaurant specialises in Japanese cuisine and only serves breakfast.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A city tax may be collected at the property. The city tax ranges from JPY 200–1,000 per person, per night based on the nightly room rate. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately JPY 1200 for adults and JPY 600 for children

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


<p>The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels etc). Additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file. </p> <p>In accordance with national/local laws, air conditioning may be restricted to certain hours from 19 October until 08 April.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.</p> <p>This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly).</p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

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Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo?
You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo and nearby?
Recommended spots to visit include Nijō Castle (0.9 mi) and Gion Corner (1.3 mi), along with Kyoto Tower (1.4 mi) and Kyoto Imperial Palace (1.7 mi).
Does Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo have rooms with private hot tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep-soaking bath.
What's the area around Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo like?
Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo is in Central Kyoto, a short 5-minute walk from Karasuma Station and 18 minutes' walk from Nijō Castle. The local area is considered walkable, as well as being good for public transport.



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Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

Bathroom needs to be cleaned thoroughly
The bathroom sink is not clean, you can see the dirty darkness under the sink when stand outside the bathroom. Also the toilet is not clean even outside the bowl.
3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Good price in spite of GW but need to work for 10 min or more from the station. If you have big bags, it’s bit tired. For room, nothing to mention 👍👍
CHIHIRO, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice staff
Hiroki, 1-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

Lauren E, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very clean, which was especially important as we stayed during the Covid-19 outbreak. Had a complaint one night about some noisy neighbours and hotel staff immediately came to sort it out for us. Great breakfast. Clean room. Quite a walk from Kyoto station, but really close to the main shopping street and really close to the station that takes you straight to Arishyama, which is worth a visit!
3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

The staff were very helpful and friendly
2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very small room, but it was perfect for me. It had a refrigerator, tea & TV. Bed was very comfortable. All was nice & neat upon my arrival.
Rene, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Really good place, affordable and close to the shopping streets of Kyoto.
1-night trip with friends
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