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1 room, 2 adults

Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo, Kyoto

3-star3 stars
59-61 Nishinotoin, Shijo, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 600-8494, Japan

City-center hotel within walking distance of Shijo Omiya
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  • I liked the location, was within walking distance to Gion neighborhood, pontocho alley,…Nov. 30, 2019
  • Very clean, nice staff and lobby. There is a vending machine on the first floor in the…Aug. 20, 2019

Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo, Kyoto

from $32 CAD
  • Semi-Double Room, Non Smoking (120cm bed, 2 guests only)
  • Single Room, Non Smoking
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  • Semi-Double Room, Non Smoking (No Cleaning Service 120cm bed)
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  • Double Room, Non Smoking (No Cleaning Service)
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  • Semi Double Room, Non Smoking (with Bus Map)
  • Twin Room, Non Smoking (with Bus Map)
  • Semi Double Room, Non Smoking (with Souvenir Original Coffee)
  • Twin Room, Non Smoking (with Souvenir Original Coffee)
  • Semi-Double Room, Non Smoking (120cm bed, 2 guests only)

What’s around Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo, Kyoto


  • In Central Kyoto
  • Nijō Castle - 17 min walk
  • Kyoto Tower - 28 min walk
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 34 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 41 min walk
  • Gion Corner - 25 min walk
  • Sanjusangendo Temple - 37 min walk
  • Toji Temple - 39 min walk

Getting around

  • Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX) - 79 min drive
  • Itami Airport (ITM) - 52 min drive
  • Karasuma Station - 5 min walk
  • Shijo-omiya Station - 7 min walk
  • Omiya Station - 7 min walk
  • Nijojo-mae Station - 14 min walk
  • Karasuma Oike Station - 15 min walk
  • Gojo Station - 15 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 140 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 8 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 19

Travelling with others


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 10
  • Year Built - 1990
  • Elevator
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 26-inch flat-screen TV
  • Pay movies
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


2F朝食会場 - This restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine and serves breakfast only.

Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo, Kyoto’s small print

Also known as

  • Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo
  • Smile Hotel
  • Smile Hotel Kyoto shijo
  • Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo Hotel
  • Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo Kyoto
  • Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo Hotel Kyoto
  • Smile Kyoto-shijo
  • Hotel Oaks Kyoto Shijo
  • Smile Hotel Kyoto shijo
  • Oaks Kyoto Shijo
  • Oaks Kyoto Shijo Hotel
  • Oaks Shijo
  • Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo
  • Smile Kyoto-shijo


The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ). Additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.

In accordance with national/local laws, air conditioning may be restricted to certain hours from 19 October to 08 April.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A city tax may be collected at the property, effective October 1, 2018. The city tax ranges from JPY 200-1,000 per person, per night based on the nightly room rate. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: JPY 1000 per person, per night

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of JPY 1200 for adults and JPY 600 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo, Kyoto

  • Does Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo?
    Sorry, there's no parking at Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo.
  • Are pets allowed at Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo?
    You can check in from 3 PM to midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include HAMBURG LABO (1-min walk), Bungalow (2-min walk), and Terminal Cafe (2-min walk).
  • What is there to do near Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo?
    Recommended spots to visit include Nijō Castle (0.9 mi) and Gion Corner (1.3 mi), along with Kyoto Tower (1.5 mi) and Kyoto Imperial Palace (1.7 mi).

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 857 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Great Hotel in Kyoto
Nice hotel, clean and modern, helpful staff, great location, reasonable rates.
Allan, ca3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
The location was excellent. The front staff helped with many questions about directions. The price was very reasonable too.
Laura, ca3 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
No room cleaning hotel.
I was stay 4 nights but the hotel offer only one time to clean your room. They did not empty the garbage or changed the towels. The hallway was so dark and you hardly to see key hole. You need to feel the key hole position and able open the door. They did not allow to keep the key while you were going out. They did not provide any bottle of water. Overall, the hotel provides very minimum or no service on room cleaning.
Chi Sheung, caRomance trip
Very Good 8.0
Good price, good location.
The hotel is conveniently located with a bus stop just a couple of minutes walk away with buses that go to most of the attractions in Kyoto. The room is a teeny bit tiny, rather typical of Japanese rooms, but still comfortable. The staff were very helpful and were always with a smile.
Amy, sg4 night family trip
Poor 2.0
Not recommended
They charge Yen600 per day for cleaning service which I never experienced before in any hotel. Room is small and relative old.
hk3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
This hotel is located in Shijo which is a busy area with a lot of stuff going on. Breakfast was surprisingly good, with a lot of selections. There's onsite coin laundry machines that run until 10pm so it was very convenient as we were on a long trip and had to wash clothes. There's one thing I don't like about this hotel, I was flipping through the hotel brochure provided in the room and there were a lot of porn advertisements. I also noticed that there's a porn vending machine at every floor. They do it very discretely but I am still surprised, but I guess some people might find it convenient.
us4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Comfortable and clean
The hotel staff are amazing. Work above and beyond! The room was spacious, clean,comfortable bed. Would def recommend.
Jindy, us3 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
No complaints here. Reasonable and comfy.
Honestly, can’t find much to complain about. Regardless of the strange branding, the hotel was clean, the staff was friendly, and the rooms were comfy. Yes, everything is small... but it’s Japan, what do you expect? We got a “no clean” room for cheaper, which comes without any cleaning services. It was just fine. Bed was comfortable, WiFi worked well, all of the employees were overly nice, ambiance was quiet and gentle. The only things I could improve are the lack of common area and the slightly out of the way location. However, both were minor inconveniences, since downtown was just a 10 minute walk and Gion a quick 30. We’d gladly stay here again.
Vyacheslav, jp3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
An amazing hotel with a view. Friendly customer service and awesome activities to do in and around the hotel.
sg3 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
No air conditioning (just to cool down), so the room was too cold and there were no options to warm it up.
Ana, us3 night trip with friends

Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo, Kyoto

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