The Best Hotels in Gion

Here’s our manually curated guide to the best luxury, boutique, and most charming hotels in Gion. Bon voyage!

Hannah, Travel Blogger

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Luxury hotel SOWAKA

Rated 9.3 in 307 reviews

Open from November 2018, located near Gion district and featuring a Japanese garden, SOWAKA offers rooms in Kyoto. The… See more

Open from November 2018, located near Gion district and featuring a Japanese garden, SOWAKA offers rooms in Kyoto. The renovated main building features traditional Kyoto-style decoration for guests to enjoy. Free WiFi is provided throughout the building.

At the hotel, all air conditioned rooms come with an electric kettle, minibar, fridge and wardrobe. Rooms are fitted with a private bathroom with extras including a hairdryer, bathrobe and nightwear.

Staff at the 24-hour front desk can help with information about the area.

Kiyomizu-dera Temple is 1 km away and Heian Shrine is 1.6 km from the hotel. Itami Airport is 39 km from the property.

Rooms from $487

Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto

Rated 8.8 in 138 reviews

Open from 2016, Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto boasts a sushi bar and a tea house by a pond in Shakusuien Japanese garden as… See more

Open from 2016, Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto boasts a sushi bar and a tea house by a pond in Shakusuien Japanese garden as well as a Western-style restaurant and a lounge. Kyoto Station is a 7-minute drive away. Free WiFi is provided throughout the hotel.

Rooms at Kyoto Four Seasons Hotel feature a view, an iPad to access hotel services and a flat-screen TV with a DVD player and video on demand. A coffee maker and tea sets are provided in each room.

The hotel offers spa facilities including an indoor swimming pool, 2 whirlpools, saunas, steam rooms and 7 spa treatment rooms. There is also a 24-hour fitness centre with a variety of equipment and machines.

While overlooking the pond garden, guests can enjoy dishes prepared using Kyoto's local ingredients at The Brasserie. The Lounge serves pastries, coffees and teas.

Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto is 1 km from Kiyomizu-dera Temple and 2 km from Tofuku-ji Temple. Kansai International Airport is a 75-minute train ride away.

Rooms from $938

Seikoro Ryokan - Established in 1831

Ryokan

Rated 9.5 in 536 reviews

Seikoro Ryokan is located in Kyoto, a 7-minute drive from JR Kyoto Station. Featuring traditional Japanese-style… See more

Seikoro Ryokan is located in Kyoto, a 7-minute drive from JR Kyoto Station. Featuring traditional Japanese-style accommodation, it offers a public bath and massage services. Free Wi-Fi access is available at the entire property.

All guestrooms come with ironing facilities and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. The en suite bathroom comes with toiletries and a bathtub.

The public bath area features spa facilities and wooden bathtubs. The hotel also provides luggage storage and has a gift shop.

Japanese or Western breakfast is served at Ryokan Seikoro. Authentic local dishes are served for dinner in a traditional Japanese setting.

The Ryokan is a 5-minute drive from Sanjusangen-do Temple and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Kyoto National Museum and Shichijo Train Station are about a 10-minute walk away. Free parking is provided.

Rooms from $409

GOOD NATURE HOTEL KYOTO

Rated 9.1 in 2161 reviews

Boasting a garden, a restaurant as well as a bar, GOOD NATURE HOTEL KYOTO is situated in the centre of Kyoto, 400 metres… See more

Boasting a garden, a restaurant as well as a bar, GOOD NATURE HOTEL KYOTO is situated in the centre of Kyoto, 400 metres from Gion Shijo Station. This 5-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage space and free WiFi. The property is non-smoking and is located 1.3 km from Samurai Kembu Kyoto.

The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a desk, a kettle, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. At GOOD NATURE HOTEL KYOTO rooms come with a seating area.

The daily breakfast offers buffet, continental or Full English/Irish options.

Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Kyoto Shigaku Kaikan Conference Hall, Kyoto International Manga Museum and Shoren-in Temple. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 46 km from GOOD NATURE HOTEL KYOTO.

Rooms from $172

The Hotel Seiryu Kyoto Kiyomizu - a member of the Leading Hotels of the World- features a fitness centre, garden, a… See more

The Hotel Seiryu Kyoto Kiyomizu - a member of the Leading Hotels of the World- features a fitness centre, garden, a shared lounge and terrace in Kyoto. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, room service and a 24-hour front desk, along with free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can make use of a bar.

Guest rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a fridge, a minibar, a coffee machine, a bidet, free toiletries and a desk. Each room is fitted with a kettle, a flat-screen TV and a safety deposit box, while selected rooms are equipped with a balcony and some have garden views. At the hotel all rooms include bed linen and towels.

Breakfast is available daily, and includes à la carte, continental and American options.

Popular points of interest near The Hotel Seiryu Kyoto Kiyomizu - a member of the Leading Hotels of the World- include Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Gion Shijo Station and Sanjusangen-do Temple. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 46 km from the accommodation.

Rooms from $512

NOHGA HOTEL KIYOMIZU KYOTO

Rated 9.2 in 1699 reviews

In a prime location in the Higashiyama Ward district of Kyoto, NOHGA HOTEL KIYOMIZU KYOTO is located 1.2 km from… See more

In a prime location in the Higashiyama Ward district of Kyoto, NOHGA HOTEL KIYOMIZU KYOTO is located 1.2 km from Kiyomizu-dera Temple, 1.1 km from Sanjusangen-do Temple and 1.3 km from Gion Shijo Station. Featuring a fitness centre, the 5-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. Guests can enjoy European and Grill Bbq dishes at the restaurant or have a cocktail at the bar.

All units at the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV and a safety deposit box. At NOHGA HOTEL KIYOMIZU KYOTO every room is fitted with bed linen and towels.

A buffet, à la carte or American breakfast is available daily at the property.

Speaking English and Japanese, staff are always on hand to help at the reception.

Samurai Kembu Kyoto is 1.8 km from the accommodation, while TKP Garden City Kyoto is 2.4 km away. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 45 km from NOHGA HOTEL KIYOMIZU KYOTO.

Rooms from $126

Soraniwa Terrace Kyoto Bettei

Rated 9.5 in 178 reviews

Boasting a terrace, a restaurant as well as a bar, Soraniwa Terrace Kyoto Bettei is situated in the centre of Kyoto, 300… See more

Boasting a terrace, a restaurant as well as a bar, Soraniwa Terrace Kyoto Bettei is situated in the centre of Kyoto, 300 metres from Gion Shijo Station. This 5-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk, a concierge service and free WiFi. The property is non-smoking and is located 1.2 km from Samurai Kembu Kyoto.

The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a wardrobe, a kettle, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. At Soraniwa Terrace Kyoto Bettei rooms come with bed linen and towels.

An Asian breakfast is available each morning at the accommodation.

At Soraniwa Terrace Kyoto Bettei guests are welcome to take advantage of a hot tub and a hot spring bath.

Popular points of interest near the hotel include Kyoto Shigaku Kaikan Conference Hall, Sanjusangen-do Temple and Shoren-in Temple. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 46 km from Soraniwa Terrace Kyoto Bettei.

Rooms from $346

Hotel Gion Ichirin

Rated 9.6 in 41 reviews

Set in Kyoto and within 800 metres of Gion Shijo Station, Hotel Gion Ichirin has a shared lounge, non-smoking rooms, and… See more

Set in Kyoto and within 800 metres of Gion Shijo Station, Hotel Gion Ichirin has a shared lounge, non-smoking rooms, and free WiFi throughout the property. This 3-star hotel offers luggage storage space. Sanjusangen-do Temple is 1.8 km away and Heian Shrine is 2.1 km from the hotel.

The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a wardrobe, a kettle, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. At Hotel Gion Ichirin the rooms are equipped with bed linen and towels.

Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Samurai Kembu Kyoto, Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Shoren-in Temple. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 46 km from Hotel Gion Ichirin.

Rooms from $185

BnA Alter Museum

Rated 8.9 in 854 reviews

Situated in the centre of Kyoto, BnA Alter Museum is set 600 metres from Gion Shijo Station and 1.2 km from Kyoto… See more

Situated in the centre of Kyoto, BnA Alter Museum is set 600 metres from Gion Shijo Station and 1.2 km from Kyoto Shigaku Kaikan Conference Hall. Featuring a bar, the 4-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The accommodation features nightclub and a 24-hour front desk.

All rooms in the hotel are fitted with a kettle. Every room comes with a safety deposit box and some rooms also boast river views. At BnA Alter Museum the rooms come with bed linen and towels.

Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Samurai Kembu Kyoto, Sanjusangen-do Temple and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 45 km from BnA Alter Museum.

Rooms from $98

Gion Yoshiima

Ryokan

Rated 9.1 in 370 reviews

Gion Yoshiima is a 10-minute walk from the Yasaka Shrine. The family-run ryokan features traditional architecture and an… See more

Gion Yoshiima is a 10-minute walk from the Yasaka Shrine. The family-run ryokan features traditional architecture and an ancient Japanese garden. A public bath, massage services and free Wi-Fi are on offer.

Japanese-style guest rooms feature tatami (woven-straw) flooring, traditional futon bedding and shoji paper screens. Each room is equipped with a TV.

Guests can enjoy a Japanese breakfast which features Kyoto specialities and fresh seafood in the comfort of their own rooms.

Laundry and dry cleaning services are offered on site. Luggage storage is provided as well.

Yoshiima Gion is 450 metres from Sanjo Train Station and 2 km from the Kiyomizu-dera Temple. JR Kyoto Train Station is a 15-minute drive away.

Rooms from $139

Kyoto Granbell Hotel

Rated 8.7 in 2436 reviews

Situated just a 2-minute walk from Gion-Shijo Subway Station, Kyoto Granbell Hotel features modern architecture with… See more

Situated just a 2-minute walk from Gion-Shijo Subway Station, Kyoto Granbell Hotel features modern architecture with hints of traditional Japanese design. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and there is a 24-hour front desk with luggage storage at this hotel.

The rooms are air-conditioned and come with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, sofa and refrigerator. Each room includes a private bathroom fitted with a bath, hairdryer and free toiletries. Slippers are included for a comfortable stay.

The public bath, Komorebi, is available to staying guests and looks out into an inner Japanese garden. The lounge on site comes with large sofas, wooden tables and free coffee for guests. For a convenient stay for both business and leisure travellers, there is a 24-hour currency exchange machine located within Kyoto Granbell Hotel.

Guests can enjoy a Japanese and Western-style breakfast at the restaurant and bar, Takedokoro, at this hotel for an additional fee. For those that prefer, Bar Konjiki provides guests with a place to relax with a drink at the bar counter that features gold-leaf decor and traditional wooden designs.

Guests can take an 8-minute walk to Yasaka Shrine, a Shinto shrine located in the district of Gion. Kiyomizu-dera Temple is a 12-minute drive from Kyoto Granbell Hotel, while Heian Jingu Shrine is 20 minutes by bus and on foot from the property. A popular attraction for families, Kyoto Aquarium is a 30-minute bus ride away. The nearest airport is Osaka Itami Airport, 39 km or about 70-minutes away via train from Kyoto Granbell Hotel.

Rooms from $98

Miru Kyoto Gion

Rated 9.7 in 127 reviews

Ideally set in the Higashiyama Ward district of Kyoto, Miru Kyoto Gion is located 300 metres from Gion Shijo Station… See more

Ideally set in the Higashiyama Ward district of Kyoto, Miru Kyoto Gion is located 300 metres from Gion Shijo Station, 1.2 km from Shoren-in Temple and 1.9 km from Heian Shrine. The property is around 2.3 km from Kiyomizu-dera Temple, 1.9 km from Kyoto Shigaku Kaikan Conference Hall and 1.9 km from Kyoto International Manga Museum. The property is non-smoking and is situated 600 metres from Samurai Kembu Kyoto.

The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a desk, a coffee machine, a fridge, a microwave, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. All rooms at Miru Kyoto Gion are fitted with a seating area.

Non-stop advice is available at the reception, where staff speak English and Japanese.

Sanjusangen-do Temple is 2.7 km from the accommodation, while Eikan-do Zenrin-ji Temple is 3.2 km from the property. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 47 km from Miru Kyoto Gion.

Rooms from $158

Hotel The Celestine Kyoto Gion

Rated 8.9 in 900 reviews

Open from September 2017, The Celestine Kyoto Gion is set in Kyoto, a 10-minute walk from Gion-Shijo Station. Guests can… See more

Open from September 2017, The Celestine Kyoto Gion is set in Kyoto, a 10-minute walk from Gion-Shijo Station. Guests can walk to Kiyomizu-dera Temple in 15 minutes from the property. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property and private paid parking is available on site.The property provides a pick-up service from Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit to Hotel The Celestine Kyoto Gion.

The property boasts a public bath where guests can relax after their excursions for free. All guest rooms are equipped with a clothes rack and a hairdryer. Toiletries including shampoo, conditioner, slippers and toothbrushes are provided in guest rooms.

The on-site restaurant, Tempura Endo Yasaka, serves Japanese cuisine including tempura and sushi. There are various dining options, cafes and a supermarket within a 5-minute walk from the property.

The property is a 15-minute walk from the popular Gion District of Kyoto. Kennin-ji Temple is about a 5-minute walk from the accommodation. Kyoto Station is a 25-minute bus ride from The Celestine Kyoto Gion, while Heian Shrine is 2.1 km away. Kyoto National Museum is a 10-minute drive or a 20-minute walk away. The nearest airport is Osaka International Airport, 39 km from the property.

Rooms from $250

Hotel Alza Kyoto

Rated 9.2 in 898 reviews

Awarded two pavilions by the Michelin Guide 2020, Hotel Alza Kyoto is situated near the Kamo River and within Gion… See more

Awarded two pavilions by the Michelin Guide 2020, Hotel Alza Kyoto is situated near the Kamo River and within Gion District, a 2-minute walk from Sanjo Station. Some rooms feature the views of Kamo River and the kawadoko, an outdoor deck over the river for guests to enjoy seasonal views. Free luggage storage is available at the 24-hour front desk.

All rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, a seating area, flat-screen TV with satellite channels and desk. A private bathroom includes a spa bath, shower, bathroom TV, hairdryer and high-tech toilet. Free toiletries including toothbrush are provided.

Guests can find convenience stores within a 2-minute walk from the hotel. Hotel Alza Kyoto is within 1.4 km of Kyoto International Manga Museum and Heian Shrine. Kiyomizu-dera Temple is 1.7 km away from the property, while Nijo Castle is 2.4 km away. Kawaramachi Station is a 9-minute walk away, while Nishiki Market is a 13-minute stroll away from the hotel. Kansai International Airport is 130 minutes away by airport limousine bus from Hotel Alza Kyoto.

Rooms from $196

THE BLOSSOM KYOTO

Rated 9.3 in 2063 reviews

Situated conveniently in the centre of Kyoto, THE BLOSSOM KYOTO offers air-conditioned rooms, a fitness centre, free… See more

Situated conveniently in the centre of Kyoto, THE BLOSSOM KYOTO offers air-conditioned rooms, a fitness centre, free WiFi and a restaurant. This 4-star hotel offers a bar. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage space and currency exchange for guests.

At the hotel, all rooms come with a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV, a shared bathroom, bed linen and towels. The units will provide guests with a fridge.

Popular points of interest near THE BLOSSOM KYOTO include TKP Garden City Kyoto, Kyoto Shigaku Kaikan Conference Hall and Gion Shijo Station. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 44 km from the accommodation.

Rooms from $116

The Gate Hotel Kyoto Takasegawa by Hulic features a restaurant, fitness centre, a bar and shared lounge in Kyoto. The… See more

The Gate Hotel Kyoto Takasegawa by Hulic features a restaurant, fitness centre, a bar and shared lounge in Kyoto. The property is located 1.3 km from Samurai Kembu Kyoto, 1.6 km from Kyoto International Manga Museum and 2.1 km from Shoren-in Temple. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, a concierge service and currency exchange for guests.

At the hotel, each room comes with a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. Guest rooms will provide guests with a fridge.

A breakfast in the set menu is available daily at The Gate Hotel Kyoto Takasegawa by Hulic.

The accommodation offers a terrace.

Sanjusangen-do Temple is 2.4 km from The Gate Hotel Kyoto Takasegawa by Hulic, while Kiyomizu-dera Temple is 2.5 km away. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 45 km from the hotel.

Rooms from $139

Hotel Resol Kyoto Kawaramachi Sanjo

Rated 8.6 in 4998 reviews

Attractively situated in the centre of Kyoto, Hotel Resol Kyoto Kawaramachi Sanjo features air-conditioned rooms, a… See more

Attractively situated in the centre of Kyoto, Hotel Resol Kyoto Kawaramachi Sanjo features air-conditioned rooms, a shared lounge, free WiFi and a restaurant. This 3-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space. The property is non-smoking and is situated 700 metres from Gion Shijo Station.

At the hotel, rooms come with a wardrobe. Rooms include a private bathroom with a bidet, free toiletries and a hairdryer. The rooms in Hotel Resol Kyoto Kawaramachi Sanjo are fitted with a flat-screen TV and slippers.

Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Samurai Kembu Kyoto, Kyoto International Manga Museum and Shoren-in Temple. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 47 km from Hotel Resol Kyoto Kawaramachi Sanjo.

Rooms from $69

Rc Hotel Kyoto Yasaka

Rated 9.1 in 511 reviews

Providing free WiFi and a garden in a renovated 50-year old building with mountain views from the property, Rc Hotel… See more

Providing free WiFi and a garden in a renovated 50-year old building with mountain views from the property, Rc Hotel Kyoto Yasaka offers accommodation in Kyoto, 600 metres from Kiyomizu-dera Temple. This 2-star inn has air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom. The property is a 16-minute walk from Samurai Kembu Kyoto. Views include Hokanji Temple from the property.

At the inn, all rooms have a desk. Guest rooms will provide guests with a fridge.

Heian Shrine is 2 km from RC HOTEL KYOTO YASAKA, while Kyoto International Manga Museum is 2.3 km from the property. Osaka Itami Airport is 39 km away.

Rooms from $110

Kyomachiya Ryokan Sakura Urushitei

Ryokan

Rated 8.9 in 1706 reviews

Situated a 10-minute walk from lively Kawaramachi area, Kyomachiya Ryokan Sakura Urushitei offers Japanese-style… See more

Situated a 10-minute walk from lively Kawaramachi area, Kyomachiya Ryokan Sakura Urushitei offers Japanese-style accommodation with modern facilities and traditional design. It provides a tour desk and a bar on the ground floor. Free WiFi is available in all areas.

The ryokan is located within a 10-minute walk from Gojo, Shijo or Kawaramachi stations. JR Kyoto Station is a 5-minute subway ride away.

Fitted with a relaxing ambience, all rooms come with air conditioning, a fridge and an electric kettle. The private bathroom has a hairdryer and free toiletries.

While staying at the Sakura Urushitei Ryokan, guests can use coin launderette on site or consult a tour concierge to book local restaurants and tours.

Breakfast is available at the lobby at an additional charge.

Rooms from $96

SH by the square hotel Kyoto Kiyamachi

Rated 8.9 in 2954 reviews

Boasting free bikes, SH by the square hotel Kyoto Kiyamachi is set in the centre of Kyoto, 800 metres from Gion Shijo… See more

Boasting free bikes, SH by the square hotel Kyoto Kiyamachi is set in the centre of Kyoto, 800 metres from Gion Shijo Station. With free WiFi, this 4-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and a concierge service. The property is non-smoking and is located 1.1 km from Kyoto Shigaku Kaikan Conference Hall.

The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a wardrobe, a kettle, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. At SH by the square hotel Kyoto Kiyamachi all rooms have bed linen and towels.

Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Sanjusangen-do Temple, Samurai Kembu Kyoto and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 45 km from SH by the square hotel Kyoto Kiyamachi.

Rooms from $72

Rinn Gion Shirakawa

Rated 9.1 in 1084 reviews

Attractively situated in the Higashiyama Ward district of Kyoto, Rinn Gion Shirakawa is situated 300 metres from Gion… See more

Attractively situated in the Higashiyama Ward district of Kyoto, Rinn Gion Shirakawa is situated 300 metres from Gion Shijo Station, 600 metres from Samurai Kembu Kyoto and 1.2 km from Shoren-in Temple. With free WiFi, this 4-star hotel offers a concierge service and luggage storage space. Some rooms at the property have a balcony with a river view.

The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a desk, a kettle, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. Certain rooms have a kitchen with a microwave. At Rinn Gion Shirakawa rooms include bed linen and towels.

Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Kyoto International Manga Museum, Heian Shrine and Kyoto Shigaku Kaikan Conference Hall. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 47 km from Rinn Gion Shirakawa.

Rooms from $109