146 Tenno-Cho Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto, 600-8013
6 Rooms

New designer boutique hotel strikes the right balance

The Aoi Hotel Kyoto mixes modern minimalism and Scandinavian vintage furniture with traditional Japanese interior design to good effect. This is a new luxury boutique hotel (opened in 2015) that feels more like you're in your own self-service apartment, thanks to the large size of the rooms at either 35sqm or 70sqm.

There are only six rooms at Aoi and all of them come packed of the usual luxury hotel amenities including free Wi-Fi and Bose sound systems. Bathrooms feature a with a deep cedar Japanese tub and shower, slippers and free toiletries.

The larger rooms have a private balcony with views overlooking Kyoto's Kamo River. In-room dining is easy with a kitchen/dining area that comes equipped with a refrigerator and microwave.

Aoi Hotel is located on a quiet street, but still in the heart of Kyoto. Kawaramachi Station is a 5 minute walk away with Yasaka Shrine a little further. Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Heian Shrine and JR Kyoto Station can all be reached within a 15-minute drive. Guests can rent a bike at a location 100m from the hotel, or jump in a taxi directly outside the hotel.

Aoi does not serve meals and doesn't have a restaurant or any communal reception areas. However, this hotel is all about location and being very close to the shopping and entertainment district of Gion more than makes up for this.

There are many cafes and restaurants within easy walking distance - try the Kaiseki dinner at the Matsunoya restaurant next to the hotel. The concierge service can help with all restaurant bookings and tours in the area.

Review updated March 10, 2017

What's around

  • Kyoto Tourist Information Center - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
  • Kenninji Temple - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
  • Gion Corner - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
  • Yasaka Shrine - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
  • Honnoji Temple - 1 km / 0.6 mi
  • Kodaiji Temple - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Based on 67 Reviews
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Great stay/location in Kyoto
Jan 9, 2018
This was an excellent experience. The staff could not have been more pleasant and helpful. The readily helped with reservations for dinner at local restaurants and were helpful with positive... more »
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A perfect vacation pad - Aoi Bukkoji-bashi
Jan 3, 2018
Aoi Bukkoji-bashi is a beautifully restored riverfront machiya in an idyllic setting by the Takase River. It is within walking distance from the Gion district, Kyoto central shopping strip and... more »
David B
Kihei, Hawaii
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A fantastic Kyoto hotel not to be missed
Jan 2, 2018
A great Kyoto hotel in the heart of Pontocho with a staff that exceeds all expectations, answered all our questions and helped with some fantastic dinner reservations. A room that... more »
Singapore, Singapore
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Great Hotel..
Dec 25, 2017
We were fortunate to find Aoi Kyoto Hotel when we were searching for a place to stay for family of 4 and located at central area. Hotel was very clean,... more »
Antonius C
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Exceeded Expectations!
Dec 4, 2017
1. Hard to beat location within walking distance to Gion area 2. Helpful and informative staff especially Emma and Yuki 3. Very spacious modern room came with a balcony overlooking... more »

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Twin room 403 (City side)

Max 2 people. 2 Twin Beds
377 sq feet (35 sq meters)

Internet - Free WiFi
Entertainment - Flat-screen TV
Food & Drink - Kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, and coffee/tea maker
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Safe
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping

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  • Concierge services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

House Rules

  • Smoke-free property
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