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Toyoko Inn, Where to Stay in Kyoto, Japan
Toyoko Inn is a massive chain of hotels in #Japan. Commonly used for business or single stopovers, it is equipped with the necessity’s at an #affordable cost. This is an ideal choice where you can spend a #relaxing evening before travelling on.
Small rooms, coma-inducing beds, Millenium Falcon toilets, these seem to be the standard with Japanese business hotels and this one was no exception.
According to my Japanese friend Tom, Toyoko Inn is one of the biggest and most popular business hotel chains in Japan, with over 300 hotels across the country. Not bad, especially for Japan, and a good value for your money.
Toyoko Inn is one of the biggest and most popular business hotel chains
Hotel Toyoko Inn Kyoto Gojo-Karasuma
As mentioned up top, the rooms are small but a good size for couples or single travelers. The bed is very comfortable and the amenities complete. Apart from the vending machines in the lobby where you can buy bottled water, juice, coffee, even beer, there’s also a Family Mart right next door for your convenience.
Location-wise, I’m not too sure if it’s the best, but it isn’t bad either. It’s around a 30-45 minute walk to Kyoto station, with plenty of bus stops and subway stations nearby.
Toyoko Inn Kyoto Gojo-Karasuma
393 Gojo-Karasumacho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8418, Japan
Check-out: Until 10AM
HOW TO GET THERE:
Take the Hankyu Kyoto line to Karasuma station. The hotel is about a 5-minute walk from there.