Opened in February 2014, this luxury 5-star hotel boasts high-standard services and guestrooms that are among the most spacious in Kyoto. Guests may enjoy complimentary use of the indoor swimming pool and the fitness centre during their stay. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto is situated right along the Kamogawa River, offering iconic Kyoto views. Kyoto Shiyakushomae Subway Station is just a 3-minute walk away, while JR Kyoto Station can be reached within a 10-minute subway ride. Nijo-jo Castle, one of the World Heritage Sites, is a 3-minute subway ride from the hotel. Featuring traditional Kyoto aesthetics and sophisticated elegance, each room is fitted with a large flat-screen TV, a Blu-ray player and a Nespresso coffee maker. The en suite bathroom comes with a rain shower, a bath tub and a mini LED TV. While staying at the hotel, guests can feel rejuvenated with massage treatments at the spa or enjoy workouts at the 24-hour gym. A 24-hour front desk and concierge services are offered. The business centre is also available 24 hours. La Locanda restaurant serves colourful Italian dishes featuring select ingredients from all over the world. Delicately prepared Japanese kaiseki multi-course meals and sushi can be savoured at Mizuki restaurant. Pierre Hermé Paris offers delicious French sweets including macaroons.
Called 'Teikoku', meaning 'imperial', in Japanese, this establishment is the sister hotel of one of the same names located in Hibya, Tokyo. Constructed in 1996, the Imperial Osaka offers world-class accommodations. Large, tastefully decorated rooms are matched with sumptuously appointed public rooms and restaurants. The hotel's facilities are equally commendable, with numerous conference and banquet rooms for various occasions. Add to this the pool, fitness center and sauna, and it is hard to see what could be missing from your stay.
Offering a spaceship-like atmosphere of clean lines and calm spaces, 9 Hours Kyoto provides unique capsule beds just a 2-minute walk from Kawaramachi Train Station. Completely non-smoking, the hotel has separate floors for men and women. The custom-designed capsules at 9 Hours Kyoto Teramachi include a light-based alarm clock, specialised pillow and high-grade linens. Room wear and slippers are provided. Showers and toilets are shared, and the hotel offers its own Japan-made bathing amenities. Guests can stay in beds next to one another by reserving a two capsule room. A convenience store is right next to the hotel, which is a 10-minute taxi ride from JR Kyoto Train Station. Yasaka Shrine is a 15-minute walk and Kodai-ji Temple is a 20-minute walk away. The lobby has free Wi-Fi and a free-use internet station. The 24-hour front desk offers luggage storage.
Featuring a tea lounge and a buffet restaurant, Mielparque Osaka is a 5-minute walk from Shin-Osaka Train Station (North Exit). The cosy rooms include free wired internet access and a private bathroom. Free WiFi is available at the lobby. Each air-conditioned room at the Mielparque Hotel Osaka comes with free green tea and bottled water. Guests can enjoy video-on-demand movies on the flat-screen TV. The Umeda area is just a 6-minute subway ride from nearby Shin-Osaka Station. The station also offers a 30-minute direct train access to both Kyoto and Kobe. Osaka Castle and the Dotonbori area are about a 20-minute taxi ride away. The hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and an ATM that accepts many international bank cards. Free-use internet terminals are provided. A Japanese-Western breakfast buffet is served at French Restaurant Cattelya, open for all meals. Tea and pastries can be enjoyed throughout the day at Clover Lounge.