Kyoto Hotel Okura
Japan, 〒604-8558 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Nakagyō-ku, Ichinofunairichō, 河原町御池
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Kyoto Hotel OkuraConveniently located right by a subway station in the center of town, the Kyoto Hotel Okura towers over its neighbors, offering Western comforts among the city’s many traditional ryokans. Rooms have minibars, high-speed Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and other mod cons, but the true highlight is the view over the city to the Higashiyama Mountains in the distance. It’s worth upgrading to a higher floor just for the vistas, but you can also enjoy impressive panoramas from the three top-floor restaurants. Downstairs, the hotel offers several other dining options, including Japanese, Italian, and Chinese restaurants, as well as a British-style bar, café, and bakery.