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First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't exactly sure what to expect by staying in a capsule hotel. The idea seemed kind of unusual at first glance. After staying here though I would have no hesitations in using capsule hotels again in the future. In a sense it really wasn't much different than staying in bunk beds in a hostel. You pretty much just get...

Thank ShadowBijou
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my 1st experience at a capsule and it was great. I think the 'rooms' are larger than normal so it was a nice initiation. Amenities look new and clean. There is enough space to place my luggage and they have a lockable drawer for stuff. Nice touch with daily fresh night wear. I slept really well despite the...

Thank zenani
firstcabin_kyoto, Reception desk at First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma, responded to this review

Dear Ms Zenani. Thank you for using our hotel and evaluation us. You seemed enjoy your stay very much! We are glad to know that. You can go anywhere from our hotel by subway, by bus, and by foot. If you have plan to come to Kyoto, We hope to see you again. Thank you very much FIRST CABIN Kyoto...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was apprehensive about the stay as I have never stayed at a capsule hotel before. I am over 6 foot and thought I would have to roll into a ball to fit into the compartment. Fortunately I was wrong to be worried. The capsule I had booked was a first class version with floor space and a TV. The...

Thank David S
firstcabin_kyoto, Reception desk at First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma, responded to this review

Dear Mr David S. Thank you for using our hotel and evaluation us. We are sorry for inconvenience that your neighbors sound. As you said, we provide earplugs at reception desk. But you seemed enjoy your stay. We are glad to know that so much. If you trip to Kyoto, We hope to see you again. Thank you very much....

Kelana Jaya
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I was so impressed with this capsule hotel! Great location (near Shijo station), modern ambience, comfy capsule and the cleanliness is on top notch. This is the best capsule hotel I've ever stayed and I will definitely choose this hotel again if I go to Kyoto.

Thank Fefezaza
firstcabin_kyoto, Reception desk at First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma, responded to this review

Dear Fefezaza. Thank you for using our hotel and evaluation us. We are glad to know about you said to us so much! you can go anywhere from here next time your stay. And we hope to help your sightseeing next time. We are waiting for your next stay! Thank you. FIRST CABIN Kyoto Karasuma. Mizuki T

Fukushima Prefecture, Japan
Reviewed 27 November 2016

I stayed at First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma for 5 nights during the summer. It was my first experience at a hotel like this. I was not sure if I was going to like it, but it was great. The location of First Cabin is a perfect base for a trip to Kyoto as it is just around the corner from...

Thank kitfurnell
firstcabin_kyoto, Reception desk at First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma, responded to this review

Dear Ms classicallykit. Thank you for using our hotel and evaluation us. We are really really happy to know that you enjoyed your stay!! Our hotel cannot lock each cabins because of the Japanese law, so we want to give you all great service other than lockable. If you trip to Kyoto next time, we hope to see you again!...

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed 21 November 2016

It was my first experience in a capsule hotel. The location is quite good, staff was friendly and helpful, everything was clean and they have separate floors for men and women, which makes the stay for solo women travelers quite nice. Even the business class capsules seems much bigger than the other capsules I had seen. It's quite comfortable, but...

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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 19 November 2016

I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights and it was amazing. I chose to stay in a First cabin and it was great and quite big enough for one person with a suitcase. The shower area was nice, everything there was ready for you to use and clean. Don't be shy everyone there was naked. The breakfast was OK,...

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firstcabin_kyoto, フロント at First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma, responded to this review

Dear Ms Patrick C Thank you for using our hotel and evaluation us. You seemed enjoy your stay very much! We are glad to know that. The area around our hotel It is a downtown area so it is a place where you can do lots of shopping and sightseeing. We are waiting for your next stay! Thank you. FIRST...

Reviewed 6 November 2016

A bit awkward to find a first walking around alleys and about a 15 min walk to Kyoto Station. Staff speak english and women are allowed in this hotel unlike most capsules that are men only. Womens floor is segregated. I stayed in the cabin for two nites. There is a folding curtain door and room to store luggage inside....

1Thank LondonE7
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The hotel is close proximity to Shijo station and the friendly staff, safe, quiet, secure and fantastic amenities make this an ideal choice for solo travelers. There are alot bus stops nearby as well. Please note that this is off the main road and you must enter an alley to locate the place

Thank Santosh A
Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Great place to check out. If you're expecting bars and social life, you are in the wrong city. Great launch pad to visit sites and temples - bamboo forest and the surrounding park a must. Ponto-chō also well worth a visit. Bring a rain coat!

Thank GalwayTom

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Staying in Shimogyo-ku

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Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.
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Additional Information about First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma

Address: 331 Kamiyanagicho Higashiiru Karasuma Bukkojidori Shimogyoku | Takanoha Square 4F, Kyoto 600-8099, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku
Price Range: RM114 - RM411 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma 2*
Number of rooms: 121
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“The superior capsule room is like a studio apartment size room and a good choice”
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“i didint remember the cabin's number but if that's possible, avoid cabins near the doors, although everything's quiet you'd probably didnt want to count just how many time the doors were opened & closed.”
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