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The Prime Pod Kyoto

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In-room safe, free WiFi
In-room safe, free WiFi
In-room safe, free WiFi
In-room safe, free WiFi
In-room safe, free WiFi

Overview of The Prime Pod Kyoto

The Prime Pod Kyoto

2.5 star property
Capsule hotel with bar/lounge, near Kawaramachi

8.8/10 Fabulous

106 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Bar
9th Floor, Nakajimacho 90, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 604-8004

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Central Kyoto
  • Kawaramachi - 4 min walk
  • Kyoto University - 15 min walk
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 32 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 32 min walk
  • Kyoto Tower - 37 min walk
  • Shijo Street - 1 min drive
  • Nishiki Market - 1 min drive
  • Yasaka Shrine - 5 min drive
  • Heian Shrine - 6 min drive
  • Nijō Castle - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Itami Airport (ITM) - 55 min drive
  • Sanjo Station - 3 min walk
  • Kyoto Kawaramachi Station - 8 min walk
  • Gion-shijo Station - 9 min walk
  • Sanjo Keihan Station - 4 min walk
  • Shiyakusho-mae Station - 5 min walk
  • Higashiyama Station - 11 min walk


  • Zaza bar - 2 min walk
  • Capricciosa - 2 min walk
  • Il Lago - 2 min walk

About this property

The Prime Pod Kyoto

When you stay at The Prime Pod Kyoto, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Kawaramachi and Kiyomizu Temple. Also, this capsule hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Kyoto University and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Kyoto Imperial Palace. The helpful staff and nice bathrooms get good marks from fellow travelers. The property is just a short walk to public transportation: Sanjo Keihan Station is 4 minutes and Shiyakusho-mae Station is 5 minutes.


Chinese (Mandarin), English, Japanese

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 150 rooms


  • Check-in time from 4 PM - 2 AM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 15
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • All guests are required to vacate their rooms from 10 AM to 4 PM every day for housekeeping service.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 15


  • Children (13 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Bar/lounge


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Television in common areas


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • Japanese

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Slippers

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

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.

Hygiene & cleanliness

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


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.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

THE PRIME POD KYOTO Capsule Hotel Kyoto

Frequently asked questions

Does The Prime Pod Kyoto offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Prime Pod Kyoto 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 to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at The Prime Pod Kyoto?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Prime Pod Kyoto?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at The Prime Pod Kyoto.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Prime Pod Kyoto?
You can check in from 4 PM - 2 AM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What's the area around The Prime Pod Kyoto like?
The Prime Pod Kyoto is a short 4-minute walk from Sanjo Keihan Station and 4 minutes' walk from Kawaramachi. Travelers say this capsule hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

8/10 Very good

Clean, central, close to food and transportation. Near to Kawaramachii Sanjo.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Surprisingly comfy, great location.
The Prime Pod has everything you need for a short stay in Kyoto. Staff very friendly, the whole place was immaculate and they provided everything from toiletries, towels, slippers to pyjamas. There’s a luggage storage and packing area, vending machines, laundry facilities and a lounge where you can chill and have a drink- happy hour every night. There’s a very small safe in the pod but with larger items you need to remove everyday from 10am to 4pm for cleaning. Highly recommend for a couple nights stay.
wong, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Ashley, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Great location, staff were very friendly. Lounge is comfortable. Iron is available and laundry facilities too. Breakfast is limited to either hotdog or croissants
M, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

very very good stay and nice
amazing capsule hotel. very nice enviroment and very relaxing. i love it there.
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing view of central Kyoto with good ammenities
Right in the Sanjo area, close to Gihon and shopping arcades. The pods are a generous size, but find it odd that you have to crawl in to turn on the light first, when most capsule hotels have a button right at the entrance to light up your pod. Showers and laundry was good, no lockers, only common area to lock up your luggage right before pod entrance. This was a bit of inconvenience as I had to get to my clothes to change into each day but had to unload my luggage in a high traffic area. The lounge area has a nice view of the city towards the mountains and has a small bar with light snacks and beverages to order. Will try out the Prime Pod in Tokyo on the next visit to compare. Highly recommended for first timers in Kyoto.
Lee, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very nice concept
Really nice capsule hotel, room is small, but Inslept very well. Nice personnel as well.
viorela, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very good
The pod provides everything you need, it’s a clean and tidy hotel, just what you expect in japan. I would always stay here again
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

right by the river, made this easy to find my way
staff was friendly and very helpful with providing correct change for the laundry machine, looking up directions; place was warm, clean, well kept with clean bathrooms and shower facilities; easy to find
alex, 8-night trip
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