Kyoto, the old historical Japanese city which offers unique and exciting journeys to experience, is known to be one of the most famous places to visit in all of Japan.
It is crowded with tourists and visitors from all over the world, throughout the whole year. Staying in Kyoto for a few days, if you don’t have any friend or relative to stay with, may not be so affordable for everyone. However, some nice and cheap accommodations can still be found in order to visit this beautiful city, often called the “Vatican of pure land Buddhism”, as it is home to about 5000 temples and shrines.
Hotel Excellence Kyoto Station Hachijo near Kyoto station is one of those affordable accommodations.
Just near Tokyo JR station, 5-6 minutes by walk, tho place offers very nice and clean rooms with high-quality toiletries, as well as free high speed WIFI connection, air conditioning, LCD TV and a small refrigerator.
The place is perfect for those planning to visit the city, as it only takes 5 minutes to get to the bus station, and is right in front of JR station.
Unlike in Tokyo, where the common means of transportation are the trains and subway, in Kyoto you can use a bus for getting around the whole city, a day-ticket only costs 500 yen for all you can ride.
Hotel staff are very nice and friendly, with everyday cleaning service. Breakfast buffet is also included.
The average price for one person per day is 5000yen and if you do your booking in advance, you can get even better prices. Payment is made very easy, as you don’t even need any credit card when making a reservation, you can pay during your check in by cash without any additional fees.
Based on my experience, I would surely recommend the Hotel Excellence Kyoto Station Hachijo to everyone who is visiting Kyoto and looking for a nice but an affordable place to stay in!