Kyogura Nijo: My hotel in Kyoto

My first week in Japan I decided to sleep 9 nights at Kyoto and that’s why I chose the Kyogura Nijo. Want to know how I organized my trip to Japan, read here! Great location, next to a JR station, cheap and spacious room. I chose this hotel, also because from Nijo Station it is very convenient to take the train to Nara or Osaka and use the Japan rail pass, without buying another card for Kyoto transports.

 

Inari Temple
Inari Temple

HOW TO GET TO KYOGURA NIJO

It is very easy to reach Kyogura Nijo, even if it is not in the city center. Unfortunately, it is not indicated in Google map, so these are the directions to get to the hotel:
  1. Take the Sagano line (lilac) towards Kameoka, Sonobe or Fukuchiyama.
  2. Trains depart every 10/15 min, from platform 31, 32, until midnight.
  3. You can take the Rapid, which is a stop up to Nijo then 7min. Or the Local that makes all the stops and takes 20 / 25min. For this journey, you can use your Japan Rail Pass.
  4. Once at the Nijo station, the hotel is 50m away.
  5. At the exit you will find a shopping center, BIVI, you have to get to the parking car and in front it, you will find Kyogura Nijo.

Nara from Nijo = 1h15, 1 change at the Kyoto station. Sagano line + Nara line.
Osaka (Shin-Osaka Station) from Nijo = 1h15, 1 change at the Kyoto station. Sagano line + Tokaido-Sanyo Line.
Kanazawa from Nijo = 2h40, 1 change at the Kyoto station.
Miyajima from Nijo = 2h40, 3 changes + ferry. One change at the Kyoto station + Hiroshima station + Miyajimaguchi station + ferry.

 

Room
Room

ROOMS

For a total of 9 nights, I paid 71,000 yen which is approx € 600. The room cleaning goes apart, but on each floor, there is a very comfortable vacuum cleaner that you can use at any time. All guest rooms like air conditioning, microwave, fridge, kettle, bidet, hairdryer, and a desk and free WiFi in all rooms. Book the hotel here on Booking.com!

They do not offer the possibility of breakfast, there is only a vending machine at the entrance. In the shopping center in front of the hotel, you can have breakfast with 700 yen (coffee + combined dish). Check here the Kyoto food guide.

FACILITIES

The Kyogura Nijo hotel is a 2 * hotel but it offers all the comforts of a 4 * hotel. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage for guests. Children and pets are not allowed, it is a very quiet hotel, and no noise is heard.

If you decided to spend many nights they have a washing machine and it is very comfortable. The price is 200 yen and to use the dryer is 100 yen. The hotel has a lift and can be accessed with an access code. 

Moreover, if available, Kyogura Nijo gives the possibility to rent bicycles for free (indicate this when booking). Book the hotel here on Booking.com!

 

Nijo Castle
Nijo Castle

AROUND KYOGURA NIJO

As we said the hotel is next to the Nijo station, from here the distances to the major points of interest in Kyoto are: 

Nijo Castle = 1km on foot
Bamboo forest = 4 stops of the Sagano Line (JR trains)
Gion neighborhood = 30min by walk or by bus 46 or 203
Gold temple = bus 206 or 55
Inari Temple = 1 stop at Kyoto Station + 2 stops on the Nara line (the same line that takes you to Nara)

Ideally located in the Nakagyo Ward district of Kyoto, Kyogura Nijo is set 1 km from Nijo Castle. The property is located 3.9 km from Samurai Kembu Kyoto, 4.4 km from Kinkaku-ji Temple and 5 km from Kyoto Imperial Palace

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