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Hotel Ethnography Gion Shinmonzen, Kyoto

3.5-star3.5 stars
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
Nishino-cho 219-2, Higashiyama-ku, Gion, Kyoto, Kyoto, 605-0088, Japan

City-center hotel, steps from Pontocho
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
From 231 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • fantastic location and cute boutique sized hotel. Staff went above and beyond to help us…Jan. 15, 2018
  • It’s a perfect hotel with lovely hotel crews! The hotel is well designed and the room is…Dec. 10, 2017

Hotel Ethnography Gion Shinmonzen, Kyoto

from $163 CAD
  • Queen Room
  • Comfort Queen Room
  • Superior Twin Room
  • Deluxe Twin Room with Private Garden
  • Twin Room
  • Hollywood Twin Room
  • Superior Triple Room, City View

What’s around Hotel Ethnography Gion Shinmonzen, Kyoto


  • In Gion
  • Gion Corner - 9 min walk
  • Kawaramachi - 9 min walk
  • Nishiki Market - 12 min walk
  • Kyoto University - 18 min walk
  • Heian Shrine - 20 min walk
  • Sanjusangendo Temple - 24 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 25 min walk

Getting around

  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 81 min drive
  • Osaka (ITM-Itami) - 53 min drive
  • Kyoto Sanjo Station - 4 min walk
  • Kyoto Gion-Shijo Station - 5 min walk
  • Kyoto Kawaramachi Station - 7 min walk
  • Sanjo Keihan Station - 5 min walk
  • Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station - 11 min walk
  • Shiyakusho-mae Station - 11 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 18 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-8 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 6:30 AM - 10 PM.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


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


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

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

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2017
  • Elevator
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Italian
  • Japanese

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Hotel Ethnography Gion Shinmonzen, Kyoto’s small print

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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.

Mandatory fees

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

  • A city tax will 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.

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of JPY 1200 per person (approximately)

Cribs/Infant beds are available for JPY 2000 per night

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.

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Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 62 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Location is good.
Ching, hk3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Perfect room and breakfast too little. Overall is alright.
th1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Vacation in Japan
Great small hotel with all modern amenities but in Japanese style. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Breakfast is not abundant but just right, mix of Japanese and international styles. Coffee and tea 24/7. Sake tasting on Thursday nights. Free. Location - you can't wish for better. 5 min walk to Gion, Pontocho and public transportation. It's a bit pricey but worth every penny.
Anastasya, us5 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Fantastic hotel and staff, perfect location In Gion.
us4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
I never write hotel reviews but I have to rave about this one! From the moment we walked in it felt like we were well taken care of. The location was perfect and just a short walk from the most beautiful canal in Gion as well as all the restaurants on Kyoto's river. To make matters more complicated I left a bag on the bus and Judit was kind enough to take the time to help me locate it at the bus terminal. Rooms are beautifully appointed and spotless. I highly recommend Hotel Ethnography Shinmonzen and hope to go back again soon!
carole, usRomance trip

Hotel Ethnography Gion Shinmonzen, Kyoto

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