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I booked this hotel through Japan Hotels Online after reading reviews on this site. We paid 4,700 Yen per person per night, except for Saturday night, which was 6,300. Taxes were extra. The location is good for walking to the eastern temple area and Gion....More
My wife and I planned a last minute trip to Kyoto to catch the cherry trees in bloom and found the Maruko Inn Kyoto thru a Japanese travel website. From April, however, the hotel has changed its name and is now called the Court Hotel...More
We were fortunate enough to get a room at the Maruko Inn at 6pm on a Thursday night. The room was immaculate, clean floors, linens etc. This is compared to the last hotel we stayed at which I would have to say was terrible. There...More
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.