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Boasting a shared lounge, terrace and views of city, Higashiyama Shikikaboku is set in Kyoto, 400 metres from Samurai Kembu Kyoto. Featuring a garden, the 5-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The property is non-smoking and is situated 500 metres from Shoren-in Temple. All guest rooms come with a fridge, microwave, a kettle, a bidet, free toiletries and a desk. Rooms are equipped with a safety deposit box and selected rooms also feature mountain views. At the hotel the rooms come with bed linen and towels. Staff at the 24-hour front desk speak English and Japanese. Popular points of interest near Higashiyama Shikikaboku include Heian Shrine, Gion Shijo Station and Eikan-do Zenrin-ji Temple. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 47 km from the accommodation.

This is our guests' favourite part of Kyoto, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 10 for a two-person trip.

Higashiyama Shikikaboku has been welcoming guests since 1 Oct 2019.

Distance in property description is calculated using © OpenStreetMap

Property highlights

Situated in the best rated area in Kyoto, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.8

Open-air bath

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Room type
2 single beds
1 large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
2 single beds
2 single beds
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Guest reviews


Value for money
High score for Kyoto
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  • Anlu
    Hong KongHong Kong
    Everything was great about the hotel. The room is very clean and spacious, do note that it does not have a TV, but it wasn't an issue for me at all. The staff were all really friendly and helpful. It is very close to one of the train stations, but...
  • Alexander
    This hotel is an absolute gem! From the moment one arrives, and reinforced in any interaction, it is clear that the staff deeply cares about making the stay perfect. They recommended just the right restaurants to make our stay in Kyoto perfect...
  • Ainat
    Stylish and intimate boutique hotel, excellent service and happy hour, beautiful design, lovely rooftop onsen, very helpful staff, close proximity to public transportation.
  • Marselis
    United StatesUnited States
    The property was very clean, modern, and well located. We enjoyed the private spa and the large rooms. We also enjoyed spending time on the roof. We really loved the complimentary breakfast, it was so good!
  • Libby
    United StatesUnited States
    Amazing and helpful staff, Lilly made sure we had the best experience in Kyoto. The whole team went above and beyond. Absolutely amazing breakfast made from local ingredients in the area, free drink from the bar 5-7PM, beautiful roof deck, great...

Property questions and answers
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  • Is the hotel is in a walking distance to Sawaka hotel ?

    Thank you for your question It takes about 15 minutes to walk to Sowaka.
    Answered on 3 November 2022
  • Are you tattoo friendly for open air baths?

    It's okay because it's reserved
    Answered on 17 April 2023

Hotel surroundings *

Facilities of Higashiyama Shikikaboku
Great facilities! Review score, 9.8

Most popular facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Terrace
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bidet
  • Bath or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Living Area
  • Seating Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Telephone
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
  • Minibar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Trouser press
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Ironing service
  • 24-hour front desk
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
  • Adult only
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Soundproofing
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Open-air bath
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Japanese

Sustainable initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules

Higashiyama Shikikaboku takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 15:00 to 00:00


From 11:00 to 12:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children older than 13 years are welcome.

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

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 13 and older are allowed)


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa NICOS Discover JCB Diners Club American Express Cash is not accepted Higashiyama Shikikaboku accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

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

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

Please inform Higashiyama Shikikaboku in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Guests with tattoos may not be permitted to use the property’s public bathing areas or other facilities where the tattoos might be visible to other guests.

FAQs about Higashiyama Shikikaboku

  • The prices at Higashiyama Shikikaboku may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Higashiyama Shikikaboku offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Open-air bath

  • Higashiyama Shikikaboku is 1.8 miles from the centre of Kyoto. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Room options at Higashiyama Shikikaboku include:

    • Twin
    • Suite

  • Check-in at Higashiyama Shikikaboku is from 15:00, and check-out is until 12:00.