Hotel Kanra Kyoto

185 Kita-machi Karasuma-Dori, Rokujo-kudaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan
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Hotel Description

The stereotype has it that Tokyo was the modern one and Kyoto the traditional one. There’s a grain of truth there, but it’s a bit more complicated than that. Hotel Kanra Kyoto is an unmistakably modern design hotel, but one that’s deeply rooted in the nation’s urban culture and in Kyoto’s local tradition.

Formerly home to one of Japan’s notorious cram schools, this five-story building on a peaceful street has been transformed into a 29-room hotel by the Tokyo-based firm UDS. Upon entering the lobby, where a series of light- and sound-sensitive panels create new colors and patterns depending on the changing environment, you’d be forgiven for thinking the entire hotel is an ultra-modern art installation. But UDS has gone to great lengths to ensure a sense of Kyoto tradition isn’t overwhelmed by the interiors’ modernity.

At Kanra, even the sleekest guest rooms have traditional tatami mats covering the living-room floors. These long rooms are drenched in stylish comfort, from the extra-wide beds and cushiony sofas to the selection of local teas and the white paper-hangings that accent the walls. Bathrooms feature tubs made of Japanese cypress, and many of the independent, glass-walled showers feature small rock gardens. Booking a deluxe room (or larger) ensures a private courtyard garden, while the Kanra Suite boasts a secluded outdoor bath.

The Kitchen Kanra restaurant is just as dedicated to harmonious interaction with the city of Kyoto, offering traditional obanzai cuisine, tapas-style, along with seasonal char-grilled vegetables. The wine list is full of regional selections, while the sake and beer are crafted from the water of the city itself.

How to get there:

Hotel Kanra Kyoto is an 8-minute walk from the Kyoto train station, which is 80 minutes from Kansai International airport by express train. Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com for assistance with airport transfers.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 29 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Adjoining rooms
  • ATM/bank office
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Free wi-fi
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

All rooms are non-smoking. Parking is not available at the hotel. Payment is required at check-in.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Japan Credit Bureau, China UnionPay

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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  • Maisonette - Actus

    • Fits 2 people
    • 2 Double Beds
    • 1 ft²/0 m².
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    This room includes:

    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • phones
    • safe
    • separate living room
    • soaking tub
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • working desk
  • Suite - Annex Building

    • Fits 5 people
    • 2 Queen Beds
    • 1109 ft²/103 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • outdoor hot tub
    • phones
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • soaking tub
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • tatami mats
    • working desk
  • Double Room Main Building

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Double/Full Bed
    • 323 ft²/30 m².
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    This room includes:

    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hardwood floor
    • phones
    • safe
    • soaking tub
    • stand up shower
    • working desk
  • Double Room - Annex Building

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Double/Full Bed
    • 344 ft²/31 m².
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    This room includes:

    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • phones
    • safe
    • soaking tub
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • working desk
  • Superior Twin Room - Main Building

    • Fits 3 people
    • 2 Single Beds
    • 452 ft²/41 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • jacuzzi tub
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • soaking tub
    • sofa
    • working desk
  • Superior Twin

    • Fits 2 people
    • 2 Double Beds
    • 495 ft²/45 m².
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    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • Electric Tea Kettle
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • minifridge
    • phones
    • tatami mats
    • wake up service
  • Twin Room - Annex Building

    • Fits 5 people
    • 2 Single Beds
    • 495 ft²/45 m².
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    This room includes:

    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • phones
    • safe
    • soaking tub
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • working desk
  • Deluxe Twin Room - Main Building

    • Fits 3 people
    • 2 Single Beds
    • 506 ft²/47 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • phones
    • safe
    • soaking tub
    • stand up shower
    • working desk
  • Deluxe Twin

    • Fits 2 people
    • 2 Double Beds
    • 570 ft²/52 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • minifridge
    • Small Courtyard Garden, Electric Tea Kettle
    • tatami mats
    • wake up service
  • Maisonette Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • Tatami Mats
    • 645 ft²/60 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • phones
    • safe
    • separate living room
    • soaking tub
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • working desk
  • Japanese-Style Maisonette - Kagiroi

    • Fits 2 people
    • Tatami Mats
    • 645 ft²/60 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • phones
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • soaking tub
    • stand up shower
    • tatami mats
    • terrace
  • Japanese-Style Maisonette

    • Fits 2 people
    • Tatami Mats
    • 645 ft²/60 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • phones
    • safe
    • separate living room
    • soaking tub
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • tatami mats
    • terrace
    • working desk
  • Suite - Main Building

    • Fits 4 people
    • 2 Single Beds
    • 872 ft²/81 m².
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    This room includes:

    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • phones
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • soaking tub
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • tatami mats
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Adjoining rooms
  • ATM/bank office
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Free wi-fi
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

All rooms are non-smoking. Parking is not available at the hotel. Payment is required at check-in.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Japan Credit Bureau, China UnionPay

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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