194 Sendo-cho, Kiyamachi-dori, Kyoto, 600-8019
Design hotel
3 Rooms

New boutique hotel for Kyoto, one its best

The new Bijuu in Kyoto is boutique hotel hideaway with only three luxury rooms and an on-site restaurant. It's the sort of place to stay at if you're looking for somewhere very special, very discreet and completely unique.

Located in the Shijo area in central Kyoto, the hotel is only a one-minute walk from Kawaramachi Station and the Kiyamachi area with its plentiful restaurants and bars. Yasaka Shrine and the Gion area are each a 10-minute walk while the Temples at Kiyomizu and Sanjusangendo can be reached in 20 minutes on foot.

The Deluxe rooms feature a kitchenette with refrigerator, stovetop & microwave, large closet, wooden furniture and bathroom with bath.

But Suite 501 at Bijuu is the star of the show. At a massive 114 sqm, it takes up the entire 5th floor of the building with views of the Higashiyama mountains and Kamo river.

The room is decorated with concrete and brick walls, stone flooring and selected art from around world. The centrepiece is a bathtub in the middle of the living room. A Japanese sauna with two stone beds adds to the ambience. Free WiFi and traditional Japanese or Western-style breakfast is included in the room rate.

There is a coffee shop on the ground floor of the building and a restaurant on the first floor. In addition, there is a basement, the Bijuu Gallery, which can be rented out for seminars, workshops, parties or exhibitions. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff are on hand to help enhance your visit to Kyoto.

OK, its expensive but Bijuu is unique, intimate and one of the best hotels in Kyoto.

Review updated March 22, 2017

What's around

  • Kyoto Tourist Information Center - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
  • Kenninji Temple - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
  • Gion Corner - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
  • Yasaka Shrine - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
  • Honnoji Temple - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
  • Maruyama Park - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Based on 7 Reviews
New York, New York, United States
Trip type:
Modern, huge rooms, local
Dec 26, 2017
We stayed at Bijuu for three nights in Kyoto. I was finding it challenging locating decent modern accommodations that felt boutique but without the super basic accommodations of traditional Ryokan's.... more »
Bangkok, Thailand
Trip type:
Excellent Service
Jun 22, 2017
Good hotels in Kyoto are fully booked most of the time and we had arrived one day earlier then planed, but John the Hotel Manager managed to fit us in... more »
Lovely people and hotel
Apr 11, 2017
Stayed here for 2 nights. Very small hotel tucked away. Rooms are very Japanese inspired and really nice. The people are lovely too and help with a lot of things... more »
Joe R
Jerusalem, Israel
Trip type:
Practical Elegance
Mar 2, 2017
The Bijuu Hotel has everything going for it. It has an excellent location for sightseeing, is small (only 4 rooms) and provides excellent service. The main accommodation is divided between... more »
Marco H
Zurich, Switzerland
Trip type:
Out of this world
Oct 3, 2015
Admittedly it only got two rooms, room 501 however is more than just a room its a massive suite with a huge bathtub in the middle of the separate living... more »

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  • Coffee shop or café
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Restaurant


  • Self parking (surcharge)

House Rules

  • Smoke-free property
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