Hotels

APA Hotel Kyoto-Ekimae

806 Minami Fudodocho
Shimogyo Ward
Kyoto 600-8234 Japan
Phone: 81 (75) 365-4111

My review of the hotel is HERE

Hotel website is HERE

Trip Advisor page is HERE

Basic information: The APA Hotel Kyoto-Ekimae is a budget friendly, 3-star hotel located within a short walk of Kyoto Station. For around $60 a night, the hotel is located not only to the large station, but also in close walking distance to the modern downtown area that is home to restaurants, night life, and sites to see like Kyoto Tower. The hotel itself is very modern, clean, and comes with all of the standard services you will find in most Japanese hotels. The hotel has 193 rooms in total and they vary in size and price point.

Would I recommend this hotel: Yes, but with a note. When people talk about small Japanese hotel rooms, the APA Hotels make sure to live up to the reputation. This is a basic hotel, it’s a place to sleep, shower, and stay during your trip, not much else. It is very clean, well located, but the constant train noise in the distance could be a problem if you are a light sleeper. It is a nice hotel but there are other options throughout Kyoto if you want to move away from the train station.