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Kyoto Prefecture Hotels & Ryokan

Hotel Resol Kyoto Kawaramachi Sanjo
Opening in June 2018, this hotel is located at the heart of Kyoto, between Kawaramachi-dori and Kiyamachi-dori/Pontocho-dori. It is an ideal base for sightseeing; Gion is within walking distance.
How to get there?
From JR Kyoto Station: Take the Karasuma subway line train bound for Kokusaikaikan and alight at Karasuma Oike Station (approx. 6 min). Transfer to the Tozai subway line train bound for Rokujizo and alight at Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station. About 5 min on foot from there.
R Inn Ayabe
Conveniently located just 1 minute on foot from Ayabe Station, this hotel offers great access to transport for sightseeing around the Kinki region. Enjoy stylish accommodation and a peaceful environment at the R Inn Ayabe.
How to get there?
From Ayabe Station (JR Sanin Line): 1 minute on foot.
JR Ayabe Station is about 60 min from JR Kyoto Station via JR limited express (fare at around JPY 2,500).
By car: Exit the Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway at the Ayabe IC and continue for about 5 minutes towards Ayabe Station North Exit.
Lake Forest Resort
Conveniently located just 90 minutes away from Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe, this resort hotel features lush green natural surroundings and offers a wide range of facilities including natural hot springs, a relaxation center, tennis courts and other sports facilities. This is the perfect place to get away from it all.
How to get there?
From Kintetsu Nara Station (Kintetsu Nara Line), West Exit 5: Take a bus bound for Yagyu and get off at the Yagyu bus stop (about 60 minutes). It is about 10 minutes on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Nishi-Meihan Expressway at Ogura IC and continue along Yamato Kogen Koiki-Nogyo Road for about 17 km (about 20 minutes).
From JR Nara Station or Kintetsu Nara Station: 60 minutes by shuttle bus.
Hotel shuttle service operating from JR Okawara Station. (Advance reservation required.)
Urban Hotel Kyoto Nijo Premium
Situated in the historical town of Nijo, Kyoto, this hotel is 15 minutes on foot from Nijo Castle. It is 5-8 minutes on foot from the nearest subway station, making it a suitable base for sightseeing and business.
How to get there?
From Nijo Station (JR San'in Main Line), East Exit: About 8 min on foot.
By car: Exit the Meishin Expressway at Kyoto-minami IC and continue along Aburanokoji-dori Street for about 8 km (about 16 min).
Hanayashiki Ukifune-en
A quiet hotel which stands at the beautiful sight of the Uji River. They will offer you a scenery that will make you forget about time, and traditional full-scale Kyoto dining succeeded as a culinary ryokan (traditional Japanese-style inn).

(Guestrooms)
Hanayashiki Ukifune-en is a lovely flower located in the village of Uji.
All guestrooms at Hanayashiki Ukifune-en look out over Uji River, so guests can see the To-no-Shima Island located on the beautiful Uji River.
Guests can enjoy the charming change of the seasons with cherry blossoms in full bloom at Byodo-in Temple during the spring, the clear waters of Uji River during the summer, the beautiful fall leaves of the mountains during the autumn, and snowy landscapes during the winter.
And all guestrooms are decorated with tea flowers. Enjoy a quiet stay while gazing out at Uji River.

(Facilities)
Enjoy the scenery of Kyoto and Uji throughout the seasons.
The Sawarabi no Yu and Hoo no Yu baths - which feature a theme of comfortable relaxation - use black silica.
Both the Sawarabi no Yu and Hoo no Yu baths have been renovated.
The Sawarabi no Yu Bath has a new open-air bath, and the Hoo no Yu Bath also has a new sauna. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the waters and steam while gazing out at Uji River.

(Vicinity)
- The Tale of Genji Museum, Uji City (15 minutes on foot)
- 13-tiered Stone Pagoda (5 minutes on foot)
- Uji Shrine (5 minutes by car)
- Ujigami Shrine (5 minutes by car)
In the Uji River Nakanoshima vicinity, there are cafes, Japanese-sweets cafes, and more where guests can savor green tea soba noodles and green tea dango dumplings, two specialties of the area.
Enjoy Hanayashiki Ukifune-en located along the picturesque riverbank of Uji River!
How to get there?
By JR
From Kyoto Station to Uji: About 17 min (via rapid-service train).
From Osaka Station to Uji: About 60 min.
From Nara Station to Uji: About 42 min.

By Private Railway
[Keihan Railway]
From Yodoyabashi Station (Osaka) to Uji: About 60 min.
From Sanjo Station to Uji: About 35 min.
From Gion-shijo Station to Uji: About 25 min.
[Kintetsu Railway]
From Okubo Station: About 15 min by car.

By Car
[From Osaka/Chugoku Areas]
From Meishin Expressway Oyamazaki Junction take the Keiji Bypass. Then exit from Uji-nishi IC and head towards the Byodo-in Temple/Amagase Dam area for about 15 min to the lodging.
[From Kanto/Hokuriku Areas]
From Meishin Expressway Seta-higashi IC take the Keiji Bypass, exit from the Uji-higashi IC, and it is about 5 min to the lodging.
From the Kinki Expressway, it is convenient to travel via Kadoma Junction Daini Keihan Road. When traveling from the Osaka area on the Meishin Expressway, please travel along the Left Route. Please note that when traveling from the Oyamazaki area along the Keiji Bypass you cannot get off at the Uji-higashi IC.
HG Cozy Hotel No. 3
This hotel is located in Uji City, 3.8 km away from Byodo-in Temple. Free Wi-Fi connection and free parking lot available.
How to get there?
From JR Kohata Station: 14 min on foot or 6 min by car.
Rurikei Onsen for Rest Resort
This lodging is about 1 hour from the Keihanshin (Kyoto, Osaka, and Kobe) region! Enjoy natural hot springs and kaiseki cuisine at a spa resort located 550 meters above sea level!
How to get there?
From Sonobe Station (JR San'in Main Line), West Exit: Take a bus bound for Rurikei Onsen to the Rurikei Onsen bus stop (about 30 min). It is about 1 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Kyoto Jukan Expressway from Chiyokawa IC and take Prefectural Route 73, then National Route 372 for about 15 km (about 30 min), and then Prefectural Route 453, and Prefectural Route 54.
Hotel Sunroute Fukuchiyama
This hotel is located in Fukuchiyama, the largest industrial city in the Kita-kinki region. Guests can expect safety, security, and comfort at this hotel.
How to get there?
From Fukuchiyama Station (JR Fukuchiyama Line) North Exit: About 3 minutes on foot.
By car: Exit the Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway at Fukuchiyama IC and continue along Route 9 for about 10 minutes (5 km).
LiVEMAX Resort Kyotango Sea Front
Situated on an ideal location with a view of the sea spreading out before your eyes. Rooms are furnished with quality Simmons beds so guests can enjoy a comfortable sleep. This ryokan boasts of a spacious hot spring bath where guests can relax and feel refreshed in body and mind. Look forward to a calming, rejuvenating stay.
How to get there?
From JR Kyoto Station: Take the Hashidate Limited Express train and alight at Amino Station (about 155 min; the station is on Kyoto Tango Railway). It is about 10 min by car from there.
Business Hotel Amabile
Business Hotel Amabile is conveniently located just a 5-minute walk from a number of restaurants and bars, and offers spacious guest rooms and a peaceful environment. Guests at this hotel can look forward to relaxing in one of the hotel's large communal baths.
How to get there?
From Higashi Maizuru Station (JR Maizuru Line): About 10 min on foot; 5 min by taxi at around JPY 620.
By car: Exit the Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway at Maizuru-higashi IC and continue along Route 27 towards Higashi Maizuru Station. Turn right at the intersection with the Ramen Tenkaippin shop and left at the next set of traffic lights.
Hotel & Resorts Kyoto Miyazu
Admire one of Japan's three scenic views, Amanohashidate, at this resort hotel (Miyazu-shi, Kyoto). For dinner, enjoy watching the chef create culinary concoctions in a mesmerizing performance right in front of you. There is a Japanese/Western/Chinese buffet featuring a rich variety of dishes, as well as menus and desserts geared for kids. Guests will surely enjoy satisfying their food cravings at the restaurant or banquet hall. A Japanese/Western/Chinese buffet is also available for breakfast.
Facilities include a large communal bath, open-air bath, and open-air panoramic deck foot bath, which may be used an unlimited number of times during your stay. The outdoor pool is also available for use (separate charge required during summer vacation).
At the lounge which offers a sweeping view of the sea, guests can enjoy drinks or light meals (additional charges apply). Go ahead and have a pleasant, relaxing stay at this luxurious hotel.
How to get there?
From Miyazu Station (Kitakinki Tango Railway): 12 min by taxi at around JPY 3,000. Or, take the bus bound for Tai and get off at Royal Hotel-mae (about 17 min). Immediate access from there. Alternatively, take a free shuttle bus. The shuttle bus departs Miyazu Station at 13:30, 14:30 and 17:20. The return bus to Miyazu Station (and Amanohashidate Station) departs the hotel at 8:30, 9:30 and 10:30. Reservation is required in advance.
From Kyoto Station: 120 min via JR and Kyoto Tango Railway lines at around JPY 3,000.
From Osaka Station: 120 min via JR and Kyoto Tango Railway lines at around JPY 4,500.
From JR Fukuchiyama Station to Miyazu Station: 25 min via the Kyoto Tango Railway Line at around JPY 700.
Kadensho(Kyoto Arashiyama Hot Spring)
Located just in front of Hankyu Arashiyama Station, this hotel is far more than just convenient. The guest rooms are permeated by the undeniable atmosphere of Kyoto, and the delicious, seasonal cuisine served here is based on traditional cuisine and crafted to reflect the beautiful four seasons of Arashiyama. The hot spring baths are also not to be missed, from the indoor and open-air communal spas to the free-to-use private baths, each with its own charm. While not relaxing at the hotel, guests can enjoy sightseeing with ease as the Arashiyama bus stop is only a minute's walk away.

Lodging Hospitality
- At dinner, around 30 kinds of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are free and all-you-can-drink!
- The 5 varieties of private baths are free to use and can be used as often as guests like all night long.
- Female guests can select a colored yukata free of charge. (First come, first served basis)
- At the bath lounge, guests will be provided with cool popsicles.
- Guests will be provided with a late-night snack: Yonaki soba noodles & monthly-changing jelly desserts.
How to get there?
From JR Kyoto Station: Take a number 28, 71, or 72 bus and alight at the Hankyu Arashiyama-eki Mae bus stop (about 50 min).
From Osaka: Take the Hankyu Kyoto Line from Umeda Station. At Katsura Station, transfer to the Hankyu Arashiyama Line. Get off at Hankyu Arashiyama Station (about 47 min total).
Koryuen Seizanso
The enchanting view of Uji River flowing fluently is sure to enrapture the gaze. Guests will enjoy the Kyoto food in this historical building that will take guests to the quiet world of Japanese living of Wabi (austere refinement).
How to get there?
From Uji Station (JR Nara Line): About 15 minutes on foot or about 5 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Meishin Expressway at the Uji-nishi IC and continue along for about 30 minutes.
Auberge Amanohashidate
This is a quiet hotel that overlooks the beautiful Amanohashidate, one of the three great views of Japan. Only 2 minutes on foot from the station, this hotel is located perfectly for both business and sightseeing.
How to get there?
From Amanohashidate Station (Kyoto Tango Railway): About 2 min on foot.
By Car: Exit the Kyoto Jukan Expressway at Miyazu-Amanohashidate IC and continue along Prefectural Route 9 for about 5 km (approx. 10 min), and then Prefectural Route 2 for about 1 km (approx. 2 min). Head towards Amanohashidate Station (Kyoto Tango Railway).
Amanohashidate Station (Kyoto Tango Railway) is about 120 min by limited express train from JR Kyoto Station at JPY 4,000.
Umashiyado Totoya
It is a famous place for sea, mountains, and people, Tango Town. Jizakana (local fish) of Taiza Port, the onsen (hot springs), and Jizake (local liquor) is famous. "Wasei Auberge" at the seashore has a reputation among fishermen for tasty Jizakana and crabs
How to get there?
From Amino Station (Kyoto Tango Railway): 30 mins by bus bound for Kyoga-misaki. Alight at Tangochosha-mae bus stop. The hotel is about 5 min on foot from there.
Hotel Royal Hill Fukuchiyama & Spa
A city resort hotel on a hill with a nice view of Fukuchiyama City. Relax in our natural hot springs and forget about the wearies of the day.
How to get there?
From JR Fukuchiyama Station: Approximately 8 minutes by taxi.
Resorpia Kumihama
This hotel stylish hotel offers cuisine, hot springs, and scenic views to allow guests to escape the ordinary.
How to get there?
From Toyooka Station (JR Sanin Main Line): Take the Kyoto Tango Railway bound for Amanohashidate and get off at Kumihama Station (about 20 minutes). The hotel is about 10 minutes by taxi from the station.
Urban Hotel Kyoto-Shijo Premium
Located at the center of Kyoto City, conveniently situated right in front of the bus stop. There is a restaurant with an open atmosphere, as well as a fitness center. Relieve travel fatigue with a soak in the large communal bath with sauna.
How to get there?
From Shijo Station (Kyoto Municipal Subway Karasuma Line), Exit 25: about 8 min on foot.
By car: Exit the Meishin Expressway at Kyoto-minami IC and take National Route 1 for about 5 km (approx. 15 min) then Prefectural Route 38 for about 1 km (approx. 5 min).
Taikyourou
A ryokan (Japanese-style hotel) close to the entrance of Amanohashidate, which can be seen from every room. They serve dishes made with fish caught from the sea of Tango that are truly exceptional.
How to get there?
From Amanohashidate Station (Kyoto Tango Railway): 3 min on foot.
By car: 5 min from Ayabe-Miyazu Road Miyazu-Amano-Hashidate IC.
From JR Kyoto Station to Amanohashidate Station (Kyoto Tango Railway): About 120 min by limited express train at JPY 4,000.
Kyoto Fushimimomoyama Onsen Tsukimikan
On the bank of the quiet Uji River, this Japanese-style hotel has hot springs and is located in a town with delicious sake and water. The number of open-air baths has been increased, so please enjoy the water and tastes of this hotel to the fullest.
How to get there?
From Kangetsukyo Station (Keihan-Dentetsu Uji Line): 2 minutes on foot.
Hotel Keihan Kyoto Grande
Hotel Keihan Kyoto Grande is close to both JR Kyoto Station and Kyoto Subway Station. As it is directly connected to the stations via an underground passageway, guests can reach the hotel without getting wet on rainy days.

There is a limousine bus stop in front of the hotel, and it is about a 2-hour ride to Kansai Airport, and about a 1-hour ride to Itami Airport (Osaka International Airport).
From Hotel Keihan Kyoto Grande it is about a 10-minute walk to Higashi Hongan-ji Temple, and about a 15-minute walk to To-ji Temple.
A bus stop for the Kyoto City Bus is also nearby, making it a convenient location for sightseeing.

In the sightseeing information library on the 1st floor of the hotel, there are a variety of guidebooks and pamphlets, as well as PCs guests can use for free. Please make use of it when gathering information for sightseeing.

Guestrooms are equipped with an air conditioner, electric kettle, refrigerator, flat-screen TV, and exclusive bathroom (with a bathtub), and guests are provided with bath amenities (which includes a toothbrush set), a hair dryer, and slippers.

Guests baggage can be held at the 24-hour front desk before check-in and after check-out.
In addition to that, the hotel also provides a variety of services including a massage service, a dry cleaning service, free Wi-Fi, drink vending machines, a currency exchange machine, and more.

At “Octavar” on the 2nd floor of the hotel, guests can enjoy high quality wine and Mediterranean cuisine.
How to get there?
From JR Kyoto Station, Hachijo East Exit: 1 min on foot.
R Inn Fukuchiyama
An APA Partner Hotel, this inn provides excellent transportation access, as it is located just a minute away fom the JR Fukuchiyama Station. There is a convenience store on the station's south exit. There is also a free bath ticket to the Fukuchiyama Onsen (no pick up/drop off service).
How to get there?
From Fukuchiyama Station (JR San-in Line, JR Fukuchiyama Line): about 1 minute on foot. Leave the station through the south side ticket gates and you will immediately see in front this 9-story inn.
By car: Exit the Maizuru Wakasa Expressway at Fukuchiyama IC and continue along Route 9 towards JR Fukuchiyama Station.
the b kyoto shijo
Newly opened in the Shijo-Omiya area of Kyoto, a city alive with history and tradition with a fusion of modern culture. With its easily accessible location, this lodging is perfect as a base for your Kyoto travels, whether they're for business or sightseeing.
How to get there?
By car: Exit the Meishin Expressway from Kyoto-minami IC and take Route 1 for about 3 km (about 10 min), and then Horikawa-dori for about 3 km (about 10 min).
From JR Kyoto Station: Take the municipal subway Karasuma Line bound for Kokusaikaikan to Shijo Station (about 3 min). From there, walk to Karasuma Station and take the Hankyu Kyoto Main Line bound for Umeda to Omiya Station (about 2 min). Leave from Exit 3 and it is about 2 min on foot from there.
Seikiro Ryokan Historical Museum Hotel
This historical inn allows guests to experience a Japanese ryokan, complete with Japanese food, kimono, tatami-floored rooms and futon.
The inn features a small museum displaying works of art and calligraphy from famous artists and writers who stayed at the inn throughout the centuries. Explore the Japanese architecture of not only the guestroom but the entire inn as you take a walk around.
There is no elevator inside.
Wi-Fi is available throughout the inn.
The hotel owner can provide information in English (note that the owner is not always in).
Meals can be served at table & chair seating for those who prefer not to sit on tatami mats.
Rental bicycle service available.
5 minutes on foot from the gentle seashore (Miyazu Bay).
10 minutes on foot to Miyazu Catholic Church. Many come all the way from Europe just to see this rare building, which is built in the French style with Japanese wood and tatami mats for a fusion of two worlds.
A walk around the former castle town of Miyazu is also recommended.
Just 3 kilometers from Amanohashidate, one of Japan's 3 scenic views.

The entire hotel including all rooms will be non-smoking effective Apr. 1, 2016 (Fri.).
How to get there?
From Miyazu Station (Kyoto Tango Railway): 7 min on foot or 3 min by taxi.
From Kyoto Station: About 2 hr via the JR and Kyoto Tango railways for a fare of about JPY 3,000.
Take the JR line until Fukuchiyama Station.
This hotel is often used by guests as a home base when visiting Kyoto city and Osaka.
English timetables helpful for making a trip to Kyoto and Osaka are available.
Kaikatei Hanagozen
This traditional Kyoto-sukiya-zukuri style building is fascinating. They have 19 guestrooms with an open-air bath. Please enjoy staying in their relaxing atmosphere.
How to get there?
From Yuhigaura-kitsu-onsen Station (Kyoto Tango Railway): About 15 min on foot.
Hashidate Bay Hotel
The hotel limousine will welcome you at the station and bring you to the hotel. Guests are met with the fragrance of herbs when they enter the lobby.
How to get there?
From Kyoto: 2 hr by car.
From Osaka: 2 hr by car.
From Amanohashidate Station (Kyoto Tango Railway): Take the Tango Kairiku Kotsu bus bound for Ine, Uranyu and Kyogamisaki, and alight at the Higashimachi bus stop (about 15 min). It is 8 min on foot from there.
Hekisui Gyoen
This relaxing pure Japanese-style hotel is situated in an area designated as a national hot spring by the Ministry of the Environment. The entire hotel offers views of the ocean. Meals are served in the guestrooms.
How to get there?
From Toyooka Station (JR Fukuchiyama Line): Take the Kyoto Tango Railway train bound for Kumihama and get off at Kumihama Station. The hotel is about 8 minutes from the station by taxi.
By car: Exit the Kyoto-Jukan Expressway at Yoza-Amanohashidate IC and continue on Route 312 for about 45 minutes.
Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto-Ekimae
Opening in a superb location, in front of Kyoto Station. This hotel places emphasis on design and service befitting a Kyoto hotel, with hotel staff attend to guests in elegant kimono with fine Nishijin sashes.
How to get there?
From Kyoto Station (JR Tokaido Shinkansen), Central Exit: About 4 min on foot.
By car: About 5 km (about 16 min) from Meishin Expressway Kyoto-minami IC.
Charoku Bekkan
Located near the quiet beach where scenic beauty spot Ama-no-hashidate can be seen, this is a traditional ryokan (Japanese-style hotel), with a garden. Enjoy their delicious traditional, elegant Japanese kaiseki dishes. Crabs are in season in winter.
How to get there?
From Miyazu Station (Kyoto Tango Railway): 10 min on foot or 5 min by car.
From Kyoto Station: About 2 hr at around JPY 3,000 via JR and Kyoto Tango Railway lines.
From Osaka: About 2 hr at around JPY 4,500. Via JR line, go as far as Fukuchiyama, and then take the Kyoto Tango Railway from JR Fukuchiyama Station to Miyazu at around JPY 700 (about 25 min).
Free shuttle service available from Miyazu and Amanohashidate stations. However, only Miyazu Station shuttle is available during busy periods (Dec. 26-Jan. 4, May 2-5 and Aug. 10-16).
Check-in shuttle service is available from 14:30-17:30 (prior reservation required), and check-out shuttle service is available from 9:00-10:00. It takes about 90 min from Kyoto city to the hotel.
By car: 5 min from Ayabe-Miyazu Road Miyazu-Amano-Hashidate IC.
Kasyouen Hanare Kai
This pure Japanese-style ryokan stands on a hill, resembling a boat that seems ready to start rowing out onto the open sea. All guestrooms feature a view of the ocean and river. Relax and admire the scenery as it changes with the passage of time.
How to get there?
From Yuhigaura-kitsu-onsen Station (Kyoto Tango Railway): About 20 min on foot.
By car: Exit the Kyoto-Jukan Expressway at the Kyotango-Omiya IC and take Prefectural Route 651 and then National Route 312.
Hotel Hokke Club Kyoto
This conveniently located hotel is easily accessible from Kyoto Station. There are bus stops and a tourist information center between Kyoto Station and the hotel. There are also several convenience stores nearby.
Japanese cuisine meals are served for breakfast and dinner at the restaurant Iroha Karuta on the 1st floor. Light meals and hot drinks can be enjoyed any time of the day at Ogawa Coffee.
Feel free to use the internet station (printer available for use) at the lobby.
How to get there?
From Kyoto Station (JR Tokaido Shinkansen), Karasuma Central Gate: About 1 min on foot.
By car: About 4 km (about 15 min) from Meishin Expressway Kyoto-minami IC.
Amanohashidate Hotel
Located on the coast, in front of Ama-no-Hashidate Station, you can walk through Amanohashidate following the garden. The rooms with large baths also have a view of the Amanohashidate.
How to get there?
[To Amanohashidate Station]
- From JR Kyoto Station: About 120 min by limited express train at around JPY 4,000.
From Amanohashidate Station (Kyoto Tango Railway): 1 min on foot.
By car: 5 km (10 min) from Miyazu-Amano-Hashidate IC.
Japaning Hotel Toji
Located about a 5-minute walk from Toji Station! For sightseeing in Kyoto, head to this hotel which has great access to the area!
How to get there?
From Toji Station: About 5 min on foot.
From Kujo Station: About 7 min on foot.
From Kyoto Station: About 15 min on foot.
Kashoen Hanare Fuka
All rooms are Japanese/Western-style and have perfect views of the Japan Sea. The waters of the public bath are sourced from natural hot spring water, which is often said to be great for the skin.
How to get there?
From Toyooka Station (JR Fukuchiyama Line): Take the Kyoto Tango Railway bound for Nishi-Maizuru and alight at Yuhigaurakitsuonsen Station after about 30 minutes. The hotel is 15 minutes on foot or 3 minutes by taxi from there.
Keio Prelia Hotel Kyoto Karasuma Gojo
This hotel newly opened in autumn of 2018. It is located just 1 station from Kyoto Station, just a 4-minute walk along Karasuma-dori from Gojo Subway Station. The hotel primarily features Twin rooms with fine quality design and is equipped with large communal baths exclusive for staying guests.
How to get there?
From Gojo Station (Municipal Subway Karasuma Line), Exit 2: About 4 min on foot.
Via Inn Kyotoeki Hachijoguchi
This hotel is just a 2-minute walk from the Hachijo Exit of Kyoto Station on the Shinkansen Line. This hotel is convenient for getting around as it provides access to JR, Kintetsu, and subway lines, and also has route buses to popular sightseeing spots.
How to get there?
From Osaka International (Itami) Airport: Take an airport limousine bus bound for Kyoto Station Hajicho Exit from the airport bus stop to Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit (about 55 min). It is about 2 min on foot from there.
By Car: Exit the Meishin Expressway at Kyoto-minami IC and continue on Route 1 for about 5 km (about 20 min).
Kyoto Ryokan Watazen
This historic ryokan has served guests from the heart of central Kyoto for over 180 years. Meals at Watazen utilize the best ingredients and techniques available for genuine Kyoto-style cooking, and its quiet, comfortable guestrooms and large shared baths will ensure a peaceful night's rest. The inn has added more English signs and guides in the building in order to accommodate overseas guests and staff include members fluent in foreign languages.
How to get there?
From Kyoto Station (JR Tokaido Line): Take the Karasuma Subway Line bound for Kokusaikaikan and get off at Shijo Station (about 5 min). It is about 8 min on foot from Exit 13.
By car: Exit the Meishin Expressway at Kyoto-higashi IC and continue along Route 1 for about 10 km (about 30 min).
Genmyoan
Amanohashidate, which means “Heaven’s bridge”, is one of the Three Views of Japan. The ancient inhabitants of this scenic length of the coast, fascinated by the shape of Amanohashidate land bridge, had a tale to explain where it came from. Up in the heavens, the gods and goddesses had made a ladder for their descents to earth. One night as they slept above the clouds, the ladder slid down to earth and became the land bridge.
From the high perspective of Genmyoan, Amanohashidate’s form is sinuous, like a thick snake—or dragon. Seeing it against the blue sea-water, our ancestors thought of a dragon in the sky, and so it is that the view of the land bridge from Mt. Genmyo was called the "Flying Dragon View." The guest rooms and baths at Genmyoan are very good vantage points for appreciating the view that evoked this image.
In spring this lodging serves icefish; summer’s menu features tori clams, autumn brings matsutake mushrooms, and winter of course is crab season. They prepare their noted Kyoto Kaiseki with the most flavorful ingredients for each season.
Each course that arrives in your room is worked up from scratch, using the finest ingredients.
With meals served in your room or in the banquet room, the grand view becomes part of your dining enjoyment. It adds pleasure to your bath as well, to look out from the piping hot water over the panorama of town, trees, mountains, and sea.

Genmyoan is an inn of 17 Japanese-style rooms, with 14 rooms featuring a view of Amanohashidate and 3 rooms featuring a view of the Miyazu Bay. Guests can enjoy an expansive, panoramic ocean view from any of the rooms. Whether you gaze over Amanohashidate sitting in a chair or laying on the tatami, there is no better way to enjoy this scenery than here at Genmyoan. Most of the rooms were designed by the famous architect Moritatsuo (1926-2011), bringing a world of charm and refinement through traditional Japanese craftsmanship. Immerse yourself this peaceful Japanese design, and experience the elegant, refined and graceful work of Moritatsuo.

This hill-top inn looks out upon the sea, the sky, the curving wooded coast of the bay, and the famous sight of Amanohashidate land bridge. The location, views, and design surround the guest with an atmosphere of by-gone elegance. The scent of nature in the softly flowing sea breeze quietly sooths the body and the spirit.

From the Ryugu-no-Yu Bath, Urashima-no-Yu Bath, and panoramic open-air bath - which will warm guests’ chilled bodies - guests can enjoy a superb view of Amanohashidate.
How to get there?
From Amanohashidate Station (Kyoto Tango Railway): 3 min by taxi, pick-up service available.
By car: 10 min from Miyazu-Amano-Hashidate IC.
Amanohashidate Station (Kyoto Tango Railway) is about 120 min by limited express train from JR Kyoto Station at JPY 4,000.
Taiza Onsen Sumihei
Located on a hill in a quiet fishing town, this small hotel has a total of 16 guestrooms.
Guests will find the area surrounded by the natural elements of mountain and sea for quaint countryside scenescapes.
This hotel has a long history and was established in the 1860s. Now it retains the olden day atmosphere while updating facilities to meet modern comforts. Here guests can experience ryokan, tatami, Japanese food, yukata and other forms of Japanese culture.
Wi-Fi is available in the lobby, and internet routers are available for free rental to use in the guestrooms (4 available, first-come first-served).

All guestrooms face the expansive Sea of Japan for a spectacular sunset view in the evening.
Choose your desired guestroom type from detached villa-type rooms featuring natural hot spring open-air baths, Western-style beds, and regional architecture, special rooms with natural hot spring open-air baths and Western-style beds, or normal Japanese-style guestrooms with futon bedding.
The Mizunoaya special room (Japanese/Western-style room with attached open-air bath), Tamayura special room (Japanese/Western-style room with attached open-air bath), and Hakuin (Japanese/Western-style room on the top floor) were all renovated in the fall of 2014.
The spectacular scenery of the Sea of Japan can also be enjoyed from the large communal bath.

Guests' taste buds will be satisfied in all seasons with Taiza crab in winter and oysters and sea urchin in summer. Other delicacies such as abalone, local seafood and Japanese wagyu beef can be enjoyed year-round.
Kaiseki cuisine courses are also prepared, using fresh fish from this fishing town.
[Dining Location]
Until Sept. 27, 2015 - For guests in all rooms - Dinner: in-room dining / Breakfast: breakfast hall.
Oct. 1-12, 2015 - For guests in all rooms - Dinner & Breakfast: in-room dining.
From Oct. 31, 2015 - restaurant to open after renovation.
- For guests staying at the Kinean Annex Kazenone & Naminone - Dinner: in-room dining / Breakfast: restaurant
- For guests not staying at the Kinean Annex - Dinner & Breakfast: restaurant

The fishing town Taiza holds a nostalgic atmosphere especially for Japanese people.
Crabs called 'Taiza-gani', famous throughout Japan, are caught right here. The port is about a 20 minute walk from the hotel. A stroll to see the livelihood of this town is recommended. Rental fishing rods are available (JPY 1,000 for 1). The fish you catch can even be fried at the hotel.
How to get there?
From Amanohashidate Station: Take the Kyoto Tango Railway to Amino Station (about 30 min).
From Amino Station (Kyoto Tango Railway): About 15 min by car. Pick-up service available. Contact the hotel in advance.
JR/ Kyoto Tango Railway train fare & travel time from major locations:
From JR Kyoto Station: 2.5 hr, JPY 4,500
From JR Osaka Station: 3 hr, JPY 6,000
From Kansai Int'l Airport: 4 hr, JPY 7,000
Hotel Kitanoya
One of the three most scenic spots in Japan, Amanohashidate can be seen from sunrise to sunset. You can enjoy taking a dip in large bath and open-air bath, realizing the beauty of Japan in each season.
How to get there?
From JR Kyoto Station: About 120 min by limited express train to Amanohashidate Station (Kyoto Tango Railway) at around JPY 4,000.
By car: 15 min from Miyazu-Amano-Hashidate IC.

Shuttle Service
Amanohashidate Station == Hotel
To hotel: A mini bus will be sent to meet guests at the time the train is scheduled to arrive.
To station from hotel: Departures every 15 min starting 8:30
**Requires prior reservation.
**It is about 7 min on foot from Amanohashidate Station without shuttle.
Tango no Yuyado Ebisuya (Kitsu)
This inn is divided between new wings and older wings, with the Taisho Wing built about 100 years ago during the Taisho Period (early 1900s). The Taisho Wing is being operated while the building is carefully maintained. Inside you can experience the atmosphere of the Taisho Period, during which designs of mixed Western and Japanese style were popular as can be seen with the inn’s corridors, furniture and windows. You’ll experience real Japanese hospitality with peaceful country-side scenery, top notch historical hot springs, Japanese kaiseki cuisine, and the utmost sincere and heartfelt hotel service.
The hot springs waters here have been refreshing and reviving the bodies and minds of the Japanese people since before 1250, and even the crime fiction writer Seicho Matsumoto stayed at this hotel for 2 months in 1966. The rooms he stayed in has been preserved, and a study that is inspired by his stay at the hotel is available for all guests to read and relax in.
Please note that you may be asked to pick up and carry your luggage in order to preserve flooring such as in the hallways or tatami rooms. Meals will be served in a restaurant at tables with chairs from which you can see the bamboo forests.
**Please note that there are no English speaking staff available at this inn.
*The closest station is Kizu Station on the Kitakinki Tango Line, just 3 min on foot from the hotel.
How to get there?
From JR Amanohashidate (San'in Line): Transfer to the Kyoto Tango Railway and alight at Yuhigaurakitsuonsen Station (Kyoto Tango Railway). Immediate access from there.
Kyoto Plaza Hotel Honkan
This is a reasonably priced business hotel close to JR Kyoto Station. The hotel provides a complimentary breakfast and has large communal baths. Guests can use the LAN and Wi-Fi free of charge.
How to get there?
From JR Kyoto Station, Hachijo West Exit: About 8 min on foot or about 3 min by taxi.
From Toji Station (Kintetsu Kyoto Line): 3 min on foot.
By car: Exit the Meishin Expressway from Kyoto-minami IC and take Route 1 for about 4 km (about 10 min).
Charoku Honkan
The lodging has earned trust and popularity for keeping the tradition and management beliefs of no-frills sincerity and kindness since the Kyouhou-era when the lodging was built. Please enjoy the fresh seafood caught in the Sea of Japan.
How to get there?
From Miyazu Station (Kyoto Tango Railway), West Exit: Take a bus bound for Mineyama to the Nishihorikawa bus stop (3 min) and and it is 2 min on foot from there.
Unizo Inn Kyoto Kawaramachi Shijo
Located in Kawaramachi Sanjo, in the center of Kyoto, the hotel is ideally situated for both tourists and business travelers. You can to go wherever you like using the bus, subway or private railways.
How to get there?
From Kawaramachi Station (Hankyu Railway Kyoto Line) / Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station (Tozai Subway Line): 5 min on foot.
From JR Kyoto Station: 10 min by car.

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