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IMU HOTEL KYOTO is located in Kyoto, 5-minute walk from Shijo-Karasuma Metro Station and Hankyu Karasuma Station. Ideally located in the Shimogyo Ward district, this hotel offers chic modern rooms and a shared lounge with a cafe and bar. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Free luggage storage is available at the 24-hour front desk.We are offering vegetarian breakfast and dinner at the hotel restaurant, and breakfast is available for hotel guests with additional fee. (Choose from 4 options) From the viewpoint of environmental protection, cleaning during consecutive nights will be done once every 3 nights. (For guests staying 2 nights or more, we will provide towels for the number of nights in advance). Rooms come with air conditioning, fridge, and private bathroom with extras including a hairdryer. Speaking Japanese and English at the reception, staff will be happy to provide guests with practical advice on the area. Complimentary drinks and tatami (woven-straw) flooring is available for guests to relax. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 24 mi from the accommodations.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

Imu Hotel Kyoto has been welcoming guests since Jul 26, 2018

Property Highlights

Located in the heart of Kyoto, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.0

Breakfast Info

Continental, Italian, Vegetarian, Vegan, Asian

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Room Type
1 full bed
1 bunk bed
2 twin beds
1 sofa bed
2 futon beds
1 full bed
1 twin bed
1 full bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 1
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Guest reviews


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  • Keith
    I have only ever been here for drinks in the lobby bar during the corona period when no one was in Japan so this was the first time to stay overnight after moving out of my home in Kyoto. It’s very lively now in Kyōto but the lobby bar was...
  • Wen
    Place is innovative and has modern technology, for example card system to get into building, room, elevators, lighting source in room. Staff were friendly, and bartender has created a creative menu of his own
  • Marc
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Perfect hotel for vegetarian and vegan travelers! Loved the food at the restaurant and the breakfast. And free sake! Awesome value.
  • Marie
    Great breakfast and the unlimited sake at night is a great bonus. Staff makes an effort to communicate in English and very friendly. The lady at the front desk explained the facilities very well.
  • Julia
    The property is great! Comfortable, with a lot of amenities, free water and coffee! The staff is super friendly and full of tips❤️ also free sake!!!
  • James
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Excellent value for what you pay for. Great breakfast, all vegetarian. The location was very central for getting to all sides of Kyoto which was a good thing on the whole. However, it's not right by any one thing so you'll have to use transit. The...
  • Sara
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Everything was phenomenal. Would recommend to anyone traveling to Kyoto!
  • Gemma
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Lovely little hotel with a fab location. Rooms were clean and good standard. We had the triple with the bunk bed for our son and the double bed underneath.
  • Lynn
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Breakfast was superb, staff is helpful and super friendly.
  • Mingyu
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Great location and very nice breakfast, better than I expected for a vegetarian breakfast. They had different local sakes to taste each day. Staff was great 👍

Property questions and answers
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  • Hi - Do you accept luggages being sent to the hotel in 2-3 days in advance? Thanks!

    Dear Guest Thank you for this question. Of course we can keep your luggage until you arrive. IMU HOTEL KYOTO Front Desk
    Answered on 7 December 2019
  • Could you tell me Check-in and check-out time?

    Our check in time is from 16:00 and check out time is until 11:00. However we can keep your luggage before the check in time and after check out time.
    Answered on 25 December 2020
  • Do you have coin laundry and how much is it? Also what type of breakfast is served?

    There is a laundry for clothes and shoes near by hotel (3min on your foot) We are serving complementary breakfast for all guest. Many thanks
    Answered on 29 March 2023
  • Hi, is there an escalator at your nearest train station? Also, does IMU Hotel provide luggage forwarding service to Osaka?

    Nearest metro station is "SHIJYO station" Nearest Hankyu line station is "KARASUMA station" And we have the shipping service to send other hotel (YAM..
    Answered on 10 June 2023
  • Is the Japanese Style Room shower and toilet are private?

    The Japanese style room have private shower and toilet. ( All room have private shower and toilet ) IMU HOTEL KYOTO Front desk
    Answered on 3 April 2023
  • Hi, I would like to know whether the hotel can receive my luggage if I have them sent from the airport (Itami or Kansai), thank you.

    Of course we can keep your luggage until you arrive. If possible, please write your check-in date on the invoice.
    Answered on 18 June 2023
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Hotel area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • レストラン #1
    • Ambience
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free

Amenities of Imu Hotel Kyoto
Great facilities! Review score, 9.1

Most popular amenities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Heating
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Bar
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese

House rules

Imu Hotel Kyoto takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM


From 6:30 AM to 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 7 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

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The fine print

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

An accommodation tax per person, per night is not included in the price and must be paid at the property.

Please inform Imu Hotel Kyoto of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Imu Hotel Kyoto

  • Guests staying at Imu Hotel Kyoto can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.6).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Italian
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Asian

  • Check-in at Imu Hotel Kyoto is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Imu Hotel Kyoto is 2,150 feet from the center of Kyoto. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Room options at Imu Hotel Kyoto include:

    • Triple
    • Twin
    • Quad
    • Double
    • Single

  • Imu Hotel Kyoto offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Happy hour

  • Imu Hotel Kyoto has 1 restaurant:

    • レストラン #1

  • The prices at Imu Hotel Kyoto may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.