Hotel Gion Misen

3.5 star property
City centre hotel within easy reach of Shijo Street
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Hotel Gion Misen

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Front of property
Hypo-allergenic bedding, free minibar, in-room safe
Lobby sitting area
Hypo-allergenic bedding, free minibar, in-room safe

Overview of Hotel Gion Misen

9.6 out of 10 Exceptional
9.6/10 Exceptional

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking
Nishino-cho 219-2, Higashiyama-ku, Gion, Kyoto, Kyoto, 605-0088
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Breakfast available
  • Babysitting
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Front desk safe
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Fridge
  • Television
  • Coffee/tea maker

Room options

Superior Hollywood Twin Room, Non Smoking

  • 22 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Single Beds

Comfort Twin Room with Japanese Garden, Non Smoking

  • 28 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Single Beds

Deluxe Twin Room, Non Smoking

  • 28 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Single Beds

Deluxe Queen Room, Non Smoking

  • 22 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed

Luxury Twin Room, Non Smoking

  • 31 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Single Beds

Deluxe Triple Room, Non Smoking

  • 31 sq m
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Single Bed and 1 Queen Bed

Superior Queen Room, Non Smoking

  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed

Comfort Twin Room, Non Smoking

  • 31 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Single Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Gion
  • Shijo Street - 4 min walk
  • Yasaka Shrine - 8 min walk
  • Kawaramachi Street - 9 min walk
  • Nishiki Market - 12 min walk
  • Heian Shrine - 21 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 29 min walk
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 31 min walk
  • Nijō Castle - 34 min walk
  • Kyoto University - 35 min walk
  • Kyoto Tower - 36 min walk

Getting around

  • Osaka (ITM-Itami) - 56 min drive
  • Kobe (UKB) - 91 min drive
  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 93 min drive
  • Sanjo Station - 4 min walk
  • Gion-shijo Station - 5 min walk
  • Kyoto Kawaramachi Station - 7 min walk
  • Sanjo Keihan Station - 5 min walk
  • Shiyakusho-mae Station - 11 min walk
  • Higashiyama Station - 11 min walk


  • 京の焼肉処弘 祗園山名庵 - 1 min walk
  • Jazzy Sport Kyoto - 1 min walk
  • El tesoro - 1 min walk
  • UDON MAIN - 1 min walk
  • 喫酒幾星 - 1 min walk

About this property

Hotel Gion Misen

Hotel Gion Misen offers a great location, putting you within a 15-minute walk of Kawaramachi Street and Nishiki Market. Free WiFi is an added perk, and guests looking to stay active can experience the nearby hiking/biking trails. Also, Kiyomizu Temple and Kyoto Imperial Palace are a short five-minute drive away. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: Sanjo Keihan Station is 5 minutes and Shiyakusho-mae Station is 11 minutes.


Chinese (Mandarin), English, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Swedish

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 available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 18 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 8 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

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 18


  • One child (2 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms (speed: 50+ Mbps)


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Japanese breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Working away

  • Co-working spaces


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Romance packages


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2017
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk


  • Lift
  • Handrails in stairwells

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 30-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating
  • Free stocked minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laundry detergent

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Cot/infant bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Complimentary wireless Internet access (speed of 50+ Mbps)
  • Free local calls
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Fridge
  • Free bottled water
  • Children's dinnerware
  • High chair


  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • In-room safe
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps

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

  • Japanese breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately JPY 2000 per person
  • Late check-in between 10:00 PM and 11:00 AM can be arranged for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Cots/infant beds are available for JPY 2000.0 per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for JPY 3000.0 per night

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; 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.


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.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly).
This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Hotel Ethnography Shinmonzen
Ethnography Gion Shinmonzen
Ethnography Shinmonzen
Hotel Gion Misen Hotel
Hotel Gion Misen Kyoto
Hotel Gion Misen Hotel Kyoto
Hotel Ethnography Gion Shinmonzen

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Gion Misen offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Gion Misen does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Gion Misen?
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 Hotel Gion Misen?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Gion Misen?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Hotel Gion Misen.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Gion Misen?
You can check in from 2 PM - 8 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Hotel Gion Misen and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as cycling and hiking.
What's the area around Hotel Gion Misen like?
Hotel Gion Misen is in Gion, a short 5-minute walk from Sanjo Keihan Station and 9 minutes' walk from Kawaramachi Street.







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10/10 Exceptional

Amanda, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This hotel is very well situated and the area is very nice a secure.
Michel, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

No complaints
Clean and comfortable with a great bathroom. Staff spoke good English.
Joshua, 3-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I thought the staff were lovely and helpful
Henry, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Erika, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent Japanese breakfast. Lovely small hotel in a great location.
Deborah, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I really really liked this hotel. It’s small and quiet, tucked away in the historical part of Kyoto. The staff were very attentive, and the rooms were not cramped like other hotels in Japan. A great deal for the price.
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10/10 Exceptional

I loved the green tea that was available for guests, it was absolutely delicious! This was a lovely stay, with a really comfortable bed and great water pressure in the shower. Some downsides were the cups in the closet weren't super clean when we arrived and the outlets are awkwardly place behind the pillows in the bed frame, which makes it difficult to charge digital devices, since the chargers tend to fall out when you lay down.
Jinna, 4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lars, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful traditional style rooms that are cozy, the bathroom was great with the full size tub to soak in. Staff was excellent, kind, and very helpful. Location was amazing, tucked away on a quiet street, but in the middle of Gion district and close to many good attractions. I hope to stay here again!
Thomas, 2-night trip
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