Set slightly away from the major attractions of Kyoto, Citadines Karasuma offers a pleasant escape from the city's tourist centre, but is still surrounded by temples, restaurants and shops and is just a short walk from the train station. The hotel provides a comfortable stay, with a good range of modern amenities and spacious en suite apartments featuring their own kitchenettes. The building's interiors are simple and clean, with the property offering great value for anyone planning to spend a day or so exploring Kyoto.
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The hotel comprises of Studio and Premier Apartments, each with their own en suite facilities and small kitchenette. Twin or double beds are available, and large windows provide plenty of natural light. Offering a stylish design, they range in size between 25 and 52 square metres and include modern amenities such as Wi-Fi access, home entertainment systems, satellite TVs and DVD players.
The Citadines is located a short walk or subway journey from a variety of restaurants, cultural sights and Kyoto train station. Gojo Station, one stop from Kyoto Station, is conveniently located just across the street from the hotel. Situated between the business district and tourist areas, there are many food options as well as cultural heritage sites in the immediate area.
Food and Drink
The Citadines offers breakfast each morning in the lounge, but doesn't offer lunch or dinner. However, each room has its own kitchenette should you wish to self-cater, and there are many restaurants in the area to provide a variety of dining options.
A babysitting service is offered for an additional charge.
Facilities and Activities
The proeprty offers a laundry service as well as a self-service launderette, and guests can relax in the communal lounge.
This is a clean and comfortable hotel in a very convenient location, offering a good range of room amenities including the option to self-cater for added flexibility. This is one of our best value options in Kyoto.
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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
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Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Maiko are trainee Geisha (Geiko in Kyoto dialect) who train for six years before becoming fully fledged Geisha. They learn skills such as dance, singing, instrument playing as well as how to entertain guests with conversation.
Explore around the Gion district and other parts of Kyoto to help shed some light on the exclusive and mysterious world of the Geisha and other aspects of Japanese culture.
Take the opportunity to learn more about a traditional Japanese pastime of your choice. These courses are instigated and run by the Women's Association of Kyoto and you will visit the home of one of the members.
Like nearby Kyoto, Nara was once the Japanese capital and a source of enormous cultural and religious outpourings. Unlike its more celebrated neighbour, however, Nara has survived relatively untouched by modern advances and remains a relaxed town dotted with temples, shrines and parkland.
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