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Top Shimogyo Historic Hotels

Guest House hachi - Hostel
2 out of 5
46-3, Ageya-cho, Nishishinyashiki, Kyoto, Kyoto
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4.9/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)

"The room was bigger than expected, with a coffemaker. It was nice to have high ceiling in the room. The location was very convenient, close to a JR train station and close to a supermarket. Also close to a public bath (sento). It was quiet at night, we had a good sleep. Very friendly staff. Also ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2019

Guest House hachi - Hostel
Shoubuan Machiya Residence Inn
4 out of 5
240 Eiyoji-cho Takatsuji Aburakoji, higashi-iru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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The price is ¥27,025 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
4.8/5Exceptional! (12 reviews)

"Highly recommended"…"

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2018

Shoubuan Machiya Residence Inn
Shikokuan Machiya Residence Inn
4 out of 5
293-7 Shimizu-cho, Kawaramachi-dori, Matsubara-agaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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The price is ¥23,554 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
4.6/5Exceptional! (28 reviews)

"This machiya is fantastic! I'm so happy we chose to stay in Gion and in a traditional house instead of a hotel. It was very comfortable. My only complaint or warning to other travelers is that the steps to the bedroom are very steep. An elderly or very young traveler might have some difficulty ..."…"

Reviewed on May 25, 2019

Shikokuan Machiya Residence Inn
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Kyotoya Kamogawa Gojo Private Villa
2.5 out of 5
143-15 Toichicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is ¥19,445 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
4.6/5Wonderful! (15 reviews)
Fantastic accommodation

"Superb place for my family of four. Near to train station and you can enjoy the peace in the ancient city. Good location in the middle of all attractions by walk."…"

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2019

Kyotoya Kamogawa Gojo Private Villa
Citadines Karasuma-Gojo Kyoto
3.5 out of 5
432 Matsuya-cho Gojo-dori, Karasuma-higashiiru Shimogyoku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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The price is ¥4,000 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23
4.6/5Wonderful! (997 reviews)

"Interesting hotel. It's an apartment hotel so our room had a small kitchen which was useful for preparing convenience store food. The room was pretty large and had a standard bathroom with a deep tub and removable shower head. There were vending machines and coin operated laundry on the bottom floor ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2020

Citadines Karasuma-Gojo Kyoto
Vessel Hotel Campana Kyoto Gojo
3.5 out of 5
498 Shimomanjuji-cho, Gojo Sagaru, Higashinotoin-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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The price is ¥3,496 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23
4.5/5Wonderful! (830 reviews)

"Got to the hotel early and they kept our luggage for us until check in time. Friendly service and clean facilities."…"

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Vessel Hotel Campana Kyoto Gojo
Kyoto Tokyu Hotel
4 out of 5
Gojo-sagaru, Horikawa-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is ¥7,289 per night from Feb 21 to Feb 22
4.5/5Wonderful! (998 reviews)
hotel was xcell

"e location was great the staff were excellent and the food was expensive but nice The staff do not look for tips and so their polite is genuine"…"

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2020

Kyoto Tokyu Hotel
Tazuru
3 out of 5
179-1 Minoyacho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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4.4/5Excellent! (56 reviews)

"Great location, beautifully appointed room, friendly and helpful staff. Excellent Japanese breakfast, different every day. We (family of four) really enjoyed our stay here."…"

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2018

Tazuru
Hotel MyStays Kyoto-Shijo
3 out of 5
52 Kasaboko-cho, Aburakoji Higashi Iru, Shijo Dori, Shimogyo, Kyoto, Kyoto
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The price is ¥3,764 per night from Feb 18 to Feb 19
4.3/5Excellent! (999 reviews)
Great location.

"Due to covid-19 the area was non congested and the price was significantly lower than before. The mystay is located in a central area which makes traveling to other places easy. Staff were friendly and responsive and the room was clean as expected from the rest of other nights spent at a mystay."…"

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2020

Hotel MyStays Kyoto-Shijo
Yamadaya Ryokan
3 out of 5
Shimogyo-ku Kamemacho 6, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is ¥11,818 per night from Feb 16 to Feb 17
4.2/5Excellent! (21 reviews)
Excellent Service & Accommodation

"Excellent service provided by hotel staffs. Upon check-in, staffs explain every details about accommodation. Gave recommendations on places of interest. Showing us around the property and bring us to our room too. Property is convenient and walking distance to convenient stores and kyoto train station ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2019

Yamadaya Ryokan
Hotel Sunroute Kyoto
3.5 out of 5
406 Namba-cho, Kawaramachidori, Matsubara-sagaru, Kyoto, Kyoto (prefecture)
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4.2/5Excellent! (997 reviews)

"The hotel was great. Very easy to get to from the train station; there were buses that stopped almost directly across the street. The bus is your lifeline in Kyoto so being so close to a stop was a big plus. The staff was very nice and helped us make dinner reservations during our stay. They also ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

Hotel Sunroute Kyoto
Kyoto Guesthouse Oyado KEI
2.5 out of 5
415-1, Karigane-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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4.2/5Very Good! (5 reviews)
Homely accommodation with excellent facilities

"Host was very warm and friendly. We were able to use the kitchen to prepare meals using the ingredients from nearby supermarket. Room cleanliness is top notch."…"

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2016

Kyoto Guesthouse Oyado KEI
Suoan Machiya Residence Inn
3.5 out of 5
240-38 Eiyoji-cho, Aburakoji higashi-iru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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The price is ¥23,554 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
4.1/5Very Good! (9 reviews)
Special experience

"We wanted to stay in a traditional house that could sleep two couples and this was a great experience. I think if you had little familiarity with Japan and/or Kyoto, it would be a bit hard to find. The neighborhood was not hard to navigate, but it was a good ten minute walk to the busy part of shijo-dori. ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2014

Suoan Machiya Residence Inn
Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo
3 out of 5
59-61 Nishinotoin, Shijo, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is ¥2,810 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23
4/5Very Good! (995 reviews)

"Very clean, which was especially important as we stayed during the Covid-19 outbreak. Had a complaint one night about some noisy neighbours and hotel staff immediately came to sort it out for us. Great breakfast. Clean room. Quite a walk from Kyoto station, but really close to the main shopping street ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2020

Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo
APA HOTEL KYOTO-EKIMAE
3 out of 5
806, Minami Fudodocho, Shiokoji-sagaru, Nishinotoin dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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The price is ¥4,050 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23
3.9/5Good! (997 reviews)

"Nothing unique, but it was a very comfortable stay."…"

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

APA HOTEL KYOTO-EKIMAE
HOTEL LiVEMAX Kyoto-Ekimae
2.5 out of 5
713 Ebisunocho Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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3.8/5Good! (95 reviews)
Horrible and Dirty Stay Away

"The staff were extremely friendly. However the room were Super Super dirty. It had mold everywhere specially in the bathroom. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone."…"

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2018

HOTEL LiVEMAX Kyoto-Ekimae
HOTEL LiVEMAX Kyoto-Gojo
2.5 out of 5
698-2 Kakimoto-cho, Gojo-nishi, Inokuma-dori Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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The price is ¥4,773 per night from Feb 20 to Feb 21
3.8/5Good! (113 reviews)
Karate Trip

"Perfect trip. This suited me no problems at all. Very happy with location and suited us for all our trips out"…"

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2017

HOTEL LiVEMAX Kyoto-Gojo
Ryokan Azumaya
2.5 out of 5
Nishi-Honganjimae, Shichijo-Agaru, Horikawadori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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3.8/5Good! (52 reviews)
The hotel's rooms are traditionally japonese

"There is only one japonese washroom for the whole building."…"

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2017

Ryokan Azumaya
Guest House Taiko-ya Bettei 180 year old authentic traditional house
2 out of 5
170, Kameyacho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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3.6/5Good! (62 reviews)
Kyoto Stay

"looks a lot better in the picture. Our room had a funny smell and the place is old. You can tell they have tried to upgrade by adding/ redoing the bathroom and shower. but it felt a bit exposed. it was fun for a couple of nights only. The young lady who worked there was very nice."…"

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

Guest House Taiko-ya Bettei 180 year old authentic traditional house
Kyomachiya-Oyado Hana
2.5 out of 5
865-1, Ushitora-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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3.5/5Good! (2 reviews)
Traditional Japanese

"Traditional Japanese house on two floors with tatami and futons, sliding screens and a lovely little internal garden. Narrow and steep stairs. Not for anyone with mobility restrictions. Excellent bidet toilets and good shower and bath. It's in a residential neighbourhood and centrally located 10 ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2015

Kyomachiya-Oyado Hana
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Frequently asked questions

What can a history enthusiast expect from a trip to Shimogyo?
A trip to the prominent temples in Shimogyo will be a draw for the historian and history buff. The array of shops and top-notch restaurants are some of the places to visit while you’re here. You can also take some time enjoying the gardens in this culturally rich area.
What's the best hotel in Shimogyo to be near historical sites?
Based on our travel expertise, Hotel Sunroute Kyoto is a top 3.5-star hotel for history seekers booking on Expedia, and it offers 2 restaurants and free WiFi. Nishiki Market is a short 9-minute walk away. A couple of other options close to historic sites include Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo and Vessel Hotel Campana Kyoto Gojo.
How many historical hotels are there in Shimogyo?
In Shimogyo, there are 808 hotels and other lodging options bookable on Expedia, including 244 hotels designated as historic or close to historic sites.
What are the must-see historical places and other sights in Shimogyo?
Shimogyo is notable for its temples and landmarks like Kiyamachi Street, Karamon Gate, and Honkanji Temple. Cultural venues include Kyoto Railway Museum, Costume Museum, and Ryukoku Museum. Other popular sights include Kyoto Tower and Kawaramachi.
What is a historic hotel like in Shimogyo?
By booking a historic hotel, guests can stay in a building that has an officially recognized national historic designation. A palace, castle, stately home or even a lodge, pub, or skyscraper can be identified as a historic hotel provided that it’s of special interest. Traditional architecture and period features are often found within the guestrooms or public spaces of historic hotels in Shimogyo, bringing the history to life.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
“Heritage hotel” is a term often used in Asia and Europe, wheareas the term “historic hotel” is more commonly used in the U.S. but overall the terms are quite similar. The architecture and building of a historic hotel is generally what’s most significant. For a heritage hotel, often it’s the cultural value and how it shaped the community.
Do historic hotels in Shimogyo have modern facilities?
Hotels include modern conveniences and safety features you’ve come to expect, but every effort is made to preserve the historic aspects and traditions. Private rooms with updated bathroom facilities, free WiFi, and the amenities found in most hotels will also be available in a historic hotel. When you book a historic hotel in Shimogyo, don’t worry that you’ll find a place that’s uncomfortable or rundown.

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