Rediscover the History and Culture of Kyoto

The whole city has been well-preserved.

Most temples and shrines in Kyoto illuminate their display of sakura (cherry blossoms) during spring, and ko-yo (autumn foliage) during fall.

Kyoto is about an hour away from Osaka. It is a city with countless temples and shrines, each with a different set of beliefs and history. Regardless of religion, however, everyone is welcome to visit them to better understand Japanese culture--from the way the people have preserved the city’s structures to their respect for nature. In fact, when you get to Kyoto, you’ll notice that there are no high-rise buildings nor bright-colored structures around. That’s because the locals want to preserve the heritage of the whole city.

Kyoto is a very popular destination among foreign and local tourists all year round because each season offers a different perspective and experience. You can visit in the spring to witness the cherry blossom trees flower or schedule a trip towards the end of the year to see the autumn foliage in all its splendor.

Where to stay
After listing down all the places that you want to visit, you might notice that they aren’t as close to each other as you might have originally thought. Kyoto, after all, is a big city. To maximize your trip, we suggest that you stay at a hotel that is located at the center of all the famous tourist destinations.

Karaksa Hotel Kyoto I is only a 3-minute walk from its closest station, which is the Shijo-Omiya Station on the Hankyu Kyoto Line. It isn’t just a convenient location for tourists, but also a little reminder of home, as it is designed after the Go Hotels model. There are also 24-hour convenience stores, supermarkets, and restaurants in the vicinity of the hotel.

Buffet breakfast (Japanese/Asian cuisine)
Free high-speed internet service (Wi-Fi) throughout the hotel
Variety of vending machines
Leisure space for relaxation and amusement
Smoking space (All rooms are non-smoking)
Safety deposit boxes at the front desk area
Daily fresh pajamas
Bath towels
Sanitized slippers
Basic but good quality toiletries (body and face soap, shampoo and conditioner, toothbrush set, etc).
Hot and cold shower
Hair dryer
Electronic bidet seats
Individual air conditioning units
Latest flat screen TV with Asian channels such as The Filipino Channel
Universal sockets
USB charging ports

12-13 Mibubojocho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 604-8804, Japan
Contact: +81 75 823 6602