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Desk, free WiFi
Desk, free WiFi
Desk, free WiFi
Desk, free WiFi

Guest reviews

4.1/5 Very Good
43 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Air Conditioning
Room Service
24/7 Front Desk


Explore the area

Popular LocationNishiki Market5 min walk
Popular LocationGion Corner11 min walk
Popular LocationYasaka Shrine13 min walk
AirportOsaka (ITM-Itami)55 min drive

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  • Double Room (Check-In from 3PM)

    Room amenities

    • 11 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDouble Room (Check-In from 3PM)
  • Standard Double Room (Check-In from 3PM)

    Room amenities

    • 16 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsStandard Double Room (Check-In from 3PM)
  • Deluxe Double Room (Check-In from 3PM)

    Room amenities

    • 19 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Double Room (Check-In from 3PM)

The average per-night price is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices exclude taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

About this area


Located in Kyoto's Central Kyoto neighbourhood, Hotel PONTO is in the city centre and near a metro station. Yasaka Shrine and Heian Shrine are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Philosopher's Walk and Lake Biwa. Kyoto Aquarium and Kyoto Municipal Zoo are also worth visiting.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Nishiki Market - 5 min walk
  • Gion Corner - 11 min walk
  • Yasaka Shrine - 13 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 3 min drive
  • Heian Shrine - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Kawaramachi Station - 4 min walk
  • Sanjo Keihan Station - 7 min walk
  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 81 min drive

About this property


Kyoto hotel in Central Kyoto, walk to Kawaramachi
This hotel features a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi in public areas. All 20 rooms offer free WiFi, fridges and LCD TVs with digital channels. Guests will also find room service, desks and free toiletries.
Hotel PONTO offers 20 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with free toiletries. LCD televisions come with digital channels.

Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and toilets with an electronic bidet. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • Room service available

Family friendly

  • Fridge

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Electronic bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Shower/bathtub combination


  • Digital channels
  • LCD TV

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Desk



Check-in between 3 PM and 5 AM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 5 AM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A city tax may be collected at the property, effective from 1 October 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

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

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available

We should mention

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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Hotel PONTO and receive a full refund?
Yes, Hotel PONTO offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Hotel PONTO cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Hotel PONTO?
As of Aug 8, 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel PONTO on Sep 8, 2020 start from P2,859, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is Hotel PONTO pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Hotel PONTO?
Hotel PONTO doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at Hotel PONTO?
Check-in is from 3 PM to 5 AM.
What time is check-out at Hotel PONTO?
Checkout is at noon.
Where is Hotel PONTO located?
Located in Central Kyoto, this hotel is steps away from Kiyamachi Street, Kawaramachi and Pontocho. Nishiki Market and Kyoto MINAMIZA Theatre are also within 10 minutes. Kawaramachi Station and Gion-shijo Station are within a 5-minute walk.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Hotel PONTO

Very Good
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Fantastic location in the heart of Kawaramachi.

Amazing location. Staff were very pleasant and professional and were always wearing a smile 😃 Appointments look a little dated, however, for this price point you can overlook that. Everything worked just fine as expected. Absolutely LOVED the late check out time (12:00). Too many places keep rolling back the time and has gone to 11 am and most now are 10 am. Those that are sensitive to outside noises will not like the sound of the revelers on the streets of Kawaramachi which go on into the wee hours of the morning. This is centrally located after all. You are within 3-5 minutes walking distances to all of the most delicious foods Kyoto has to offer, and many train and bus lines as well. If you’re looking for peace and quiet, book somewhere else. If you value convenience, variety, helpful staff and great price, this is your place. I’ll certainly be back.

Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Large bedroom by Japan standards. Large bath. Excellent staff.

Stayed 5 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Quirky hotel

Quirky hotel. Really modern lobby and corridors but room needs a bit of work. Saying that it was a comfortable bed and that’s pretty much all I needed. The room decor was a flowery pink wallpaper and there was even a VHS player in the room! my only criticism would be the shower. It’s not directly over the bath, it’s more like a wet room but the shower is to the side of the bath tub, makes it quite difficult. Great location, minutes from lively area with restaurants, bars and shops. Kyoto itself is a great place.

Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Central location near trains, shops and restaurant

Central location near trains station, tourist spots, shopping, restaurants and so much more. Decent size bedroom and private bathroom

Stayed 4 nights in May 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great location along the canal

Reasonably priced, comfortable and very centrally located. The decor is dated though.

Stayed 2 nights in May 2019