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Located at Karasuma Sanjo in the center of Kyoto, the hotel offers easy access by subway and bus to a host of famous spots in the city. Conveniently situated for both sightseeing and business, the hotel is just a short subway or taxi ride from Kyoto station.

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From the airport
  • Kansai International Airport: Take No.8 direct bus to Kyoto Station(88 mins).Then take Subway Karasuma/Tozai Line, 3 minutes on foot from Exit 6 of Karasuma Oike Station on the Karasuma or Tozai Subway lines.
  • Kansai International Airport:Take limited express train HARUKA to Kyoto Station(75mins).Then take Subway Karasuma/Tozai Line,3minutes on foot from Exit 6 of Karasuma Oike Station on the Karasuma or Tozai Subwaylines.
By train
  • SUBWAY Karasuma/Tozai Line: 3 minutes on foot from Exit 6 of Karasuma Oike Station on the Karasuma or Tozai Subway lines.
  • SUBWAY Karasuma/Hankyu Kyoto Line: 5 minutes on foot from Exit 22 of Karasuma Station on the Hankyu Kyoto line or from Shijo Station on the Karasuma Subway line.
By car
  • About 30 minutes by car along Route 1 from Kyoto-Higashi Interchange on the Meishin Expressway.
  • About 30 minutes by car along Route 1 from Kyoto-Minami Interchange Exit 1 on the Meishin Expressway.
  • About 8 minutes by car from JR Kyoto Station

 

Tourist Spots

Kyoto Gosho (Former Imperial Palace)

Kyoto Gosho (Former Imperial Palace)

Kyoto Gosho is the former Imperial Palace, located at the center of Kyoto. The large luxurious Kyoto Gyoen National Garden surrounding the palace and the nearby Sento Gosho Palace, the former residence of the retired emperor, is a relaxing spot with rich greenery enjoyed by everyone.

  • Access from hotel: 20 minutes walk or 5 minutes by taxi.

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Nijo Castle

Nijo Castle

To the southwest of the palace stands Nijo Castle, built in the early 17th century. The Edo Period (1603-1867), the era of the samurai, began and ended in this castle. Some of its interesting devices used in defense against enemies are worth a look.

  • Access from hotel: 15 minutes walk.
Heian Jingu Shrine

Heian Jingu Shrine

Heian-jingu was built in Sakyo-ku, Kyoto in 1895, on the 1,100th anniversary of the transfer of the capital from Nara to Kyoto.Visitors to the precincts of the shrine can enjoy seasonal displays that include irises and weeping cherry trees.

  • Access from hotel: 20 minutes by subway and walk or 25 minutes by bus and walk.
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Kiyomizu-dera is one of the most famous temples in Kyoto,built at the end of the 8th century. It is famous for its location overhanging a cliff. The platform of the main hall, which is supported by 139 giant pillars, affords a spectacular view of the town of Kyoto.

  • Access from hotel: 15 minutes by bus and 15 minutes walk.
Kyoto International Manga Museum

Kyoto International Manga Museum

The Kyoto International Manga Museum was opened in November of 2006 as the first comprehensive cultural center for manga culture in Japan. It holds one of the worlds largest collections of manga related materials consisting of approximately 300,000 items as of 2009.

  • Access from hotel: only 5 minutes walk.

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KYOTO AQUARIUM

KYOTO AQUARIUM

Kyoto see the birth of its first aquarium in 2012!!
KYOTO AQUARIUM recreates the connection of life from the source of Kyoto's rivers to the sea and the ecosystems where numerous life forms co-exist.
Furthermore, in addition to offering exhibits, KYOTO AQUARIUM regularly holds interactive events where visitors can have fun while learning about aquatic life, as well as presentations by specialist aquarium keepers.

  • Access from hotel: 10 minutes by taxi or take subway with 35 minutse.

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Hotel Monterey Kyoto

604 Manjuya-cho, Sanjo-sagaru, Karasuma-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto,
604-8161, Japan
PHONE +81-75-251-7111

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