First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma

Shimogyo-Ku Bukkoji-Dori Higashi-Iru 4F Takanoha-Square Kamiyanagi-Cho 331, Kyoto, Japan  show map
 2 stars
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First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking
Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Spa lounge

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Overview

The central First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma offers a designated place for smoking, an elevator and a storage room.

The convenient location of First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma provides an easy access to Golden Pavilion, Ryozen Kannon and Sanjusangendo Hall within a 20-minute walk. Guests can get to Kyoto city center, which is 2 km away.

A museum, a castle and a palace are set within walking distance.

Within a 5-minute walk guests will find Karasuma train station. There is Itami airport at a 40 km distance.

Rooms

The property offers 121 guestrooms appointed with climate control, pay TV, free wired internet access, free Wi-Fi and cable TV. Guests can make use of shared bathrooms with a hairdryer, a spa bathtub and slippers.

Eat & Drink

The bar Citron Sale is 5 minutes’ walk away.

Relax

A spa lounge and a Jacuzzi are offered for guests' enjoyment.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

High-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms:   121.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Vending machines
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator

Services

  • Laundry

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center

Leisure facilities

  • Spa lounge
  • Jacuzzi

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Dressing area

Bathroom

  • Room toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Telephone

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  10 am

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

Shimogyo-Ku Bukkoji-Dori Higashi-Iru 4F Takanoha-Square Kamiyanagi-Cho 331, Kyoto, Japan

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City Center
  • Kyoto
    4600 ft
Airports
  • Itami (ITM)
    23.4 mi
  • Kobe (UKB)
    39.7 mi
Train Stations
  • Karasuma Station
    1000 ft
  • Kawaramachi Station
    3000 ft
Underground stations
  • Shijo Station
    700 ft
  • Gojo Station
    2300 ft
Restaurants
  • nippon style dining Shioriya
    200 ft
  • Bisutoronozomi (cuisine: Continental)
    300 ft
Parks
  • JR Kyoto Isetan
    1000 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    121

Rooms and availability

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Size: 35 sq. feet
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    Size: 45 sq. feet
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      How to reach hotel

      hotel First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma Kyoto location
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      Hotel Address:

      Shimogyo-Ku Bukkoji-Dori Higashi-Iru 4F Takanoha-Square Kamiyanagi-Cho 331, Kyoto, Japan

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Kyoto
        4600 ft
      Airports
      • Itami (ITM)
        23.4 mi
      • Kobe (UKB)
        39.7 mi
      Train Stations
      • Karasuma Station
        1000 ft
      • Kawaramachi Station
        3000 ft
      Underground stations
      • Shijo Station
        700 ft
      • Gojo Station
        2300 ft
      Restaurants
      • nippon style dining Shioriya
        200 ft
      • Bisutoronozomi (cuisine: Continental)
        300 ft
      Parks
      • JR Kyoto Isetan
        1000 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  10 am
      • Number of rooms:
        121

      First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma Location

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      What's nearby

      Popular areas

      • City Center - 4300 ft

      Places of interest

      • Kyoto Karasuma Convention Hall - 1700 ft
      • Goldener Pavilion - 5000 ft

      Train stations

      • Karasuma Station - 700 ft
      • Kawaramachi Station - 2700 ft
      • Kiyomizu Gojo Station - 3000 ft
      • Gion Shijo Station - 3300 ft
      • Sanjo Station - 4300 ft

      Convention centers

      • Ponto-cho - 3700 ft
      • Gion district - 4000 ft
      • Hanamikoji Street - 4300 ft

      Shopping areas

      • Kyoto International Manga Museum - 3300 ft

      Monuments and Landmarks

      • Higashi Hongan-ji Temple - 3700 ft
      • Rokuharamitsu-ji Temple - 4000 ft
      • Nishi Hongan-ji Temple - 4300 ft
      • Kyoto Tower - 5000 ft
      • Yasaka Shrine - 1.0 mi

      Business areas

      • Nishiki Market - 2000 ft

      Underground stations

      • Shijo Station - 400 ft
      • Gojo Station - 2000 ft
      • Karasuma Oike Station - 3300 ft
      • Kyoto Shiyakusho Mae Station - 4300 ft
      • Nijojo-mae Station - 4600 ft
      • Sanjo Keihan Station - 5000 ft
      • Marutamachi Station - 1.0 mi

      Public parking

      • Samurai Kembu Kyoto - 1.0 mi

      Local attractions

      • Gion - 5100 ft
        Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
      • Kawai Kanjiro Memorial Museum - 5100 ft
        569 Kaneicho, Gojozaka, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
      • Yasaka Shrine - 1.0 mi
        625 Gion Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
      • Kyoto Tower - 5100 ft
        Karasuma Shichijo sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
      • Mibudera - 5200 ft
        Mibunaginomiyacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto

      Near the hotel

      • Bukoji - 700 ft
        397 Shinkai-cho Bukojikudaru Takakurastreet, Kyoto
      • Teramachi Street - 2300 ft
        Uematsu-cho, Shimogyuo-ku, Kyoto
      • Nishiki Tenmangu - 2500 ft
        537 Nakanocho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
      • Kaleidoscope Museum of Kyoto - 3100 ft
        706-3 Dongeinmaecho Ayakoji, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
      • JR Kyoto Isetan - 1000 ft
        Higashishiokojicho, Shiokoji-kudaru, Karasumadori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
      • Chohoji Temple - 2300 ft
        248 Donomaecho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
      • Museum of Kyoto - 3000 ft
        At Sanjo and Takakura Sts, Kyoto

      Restaurants nearby

      • nippon style dining Shioriya - 200 ft

        Address: Kamiyanagicho, Shimogyoku
        Phone: +81 75-361-4001

        61% likes this, based on 42 reviews

      • Kagonoya Shijokarasumaten - 400 ft

        Address: Nijohanjikicho, Shimogyoku
        Phone: +81 75-353-8936

        65% likes this, based on 15 reviews
        Cuisine: Japanese

      • Darley - 400 ft

        Address: Shimogyo-ku Karasumaru
        Phone: +81 753422176

        83% likes this, based on 38 reviews

      • Bisutoronozomi - 300 ft

        Address: 605 Takahashicho, Shimogyoku
        Phone: +81 75-361-0802

        72% likes this, based on 22 reviews
        Cuisine: Continental

      • Hisuien (Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto) - 400 ft

        Address: Karasuma Takatsuji Higashi-iru, Shiimogyo-ku,
        Phone: +81 75-342-2167

        58% likes this, based on 18 reviews
        Cuisine: Chinese

      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  10 am
      • Number of rooms:
        121
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      First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma

      Average guest rating

      8.2out of 10
      Fabulous
      Based on 43 reviews

      Guest reviews

      • Single
        8.8

        It;s very clean and confort adn transfer-friendly.

        a little anoying

      • Single
        9.6

        Everything was clean and service was excellent. For a "capsule" hotel this really works well and definatelly beats my few stays at a hostel. I have never stayed at a "capsule" before, but the tiny room with a real and comfortable bed works well. While I did not try out the 32 inch flat screen TV, I thought it marvelous that each cabin had one. My evening time was spent emailing, aided by a direct internet cable connection. Intially the staff lent me a cable (I forgot to bring my own) but I easily purchased one cheaply at BicCamera based on staff response to my question. Some people might be concerned that there is no locking door, just a curtain, and thus, you comfort at night in regard to noise depends on your neighbors. In my four night stay I never had any noise that disturbed me as all visitors were very conscious and considerate as requested by hotel policy. All the toilet and shower facilties are located separately so there is no sound from them. Each cabin has a "safe-drawer" with a combination lock. In the US, I might be concerned that someone could break into this drawer but in Japan, such crimes are unheard of. Here people leave their bicycles on the street unlocked even in large cities with no danger of theft. Visitors to the Cabin might be concerned by privacy but I never had any instance that bothered me whatsoever. The shower room and toilets had individual stalls. I picked the Cabin based on price and availability but it is also conveniently located 200 feet from a subway entrance and 300 feet from a convenience store but yet is on a relatively quiet side street. Being the first time I stayed in a "capsule" type hotel, I was not sure what to expect but for me this stay was a completely positive experience that I would recommend to anyone who does not need a large or quite private space. I would, however, recommend the larger cabin that I had out of their two sizes of cabins avialable.

        No real downsides. I might note that one can buy a breakfast at the Cabin, but it seemed to be quite limited so I (being frugal) I just grabed some sweet rolls from the local convenience store (or the bakery next to the convenience store) along with a carton of cold sweetened milk coffee that I soon became addicted to. The staff had somewhat limited abilty with English but their willingness to help in any possible way was impressive! I would never bother to write a commentary this long for a place I did not like!

      • Single
        9.6

        Nice hotel very clean and comfortable. Well located. Very new. Very helpful staff.

        Staff couldn`t speak very well in english

      • Group of friends
        9.2

        Very quiet and clean, Great place to stay.

      • Single
        9.2

        Much cleaner and more private than I was anticipating for a "capsule hotel" style place. I had a terrible day in Koyto so ended up checking right after 3pm. Staff was very police and helpful, but I was impressed with the space itself. I had a smaller unit and found it extremely clean and comfortable. I in fact kind of wanted to take my pillow with me when I checked out the next day! I would definitely stay at this facility again.

        I wish the wireless internet extended into the cabins instead of just in the lobby. There was wired internet in the cabin, but my ipad could not connect. I ended up going down to the lobby/lounge for an hour or so, but would have been more comfortable in my cabin itself.

      • Single
        7.8

        Clean, TV was big, full amenity for women, great kind service.

        Some noise as not a room. Confuse with the bed unit location in dark.

      • Single
        6.2

        Wi-fi was available only in the common area, and not in the sleeping areas.

      • Group of friends
        9.2

        Good design, facilities, and location are very excellent. It s very good for anyone who have a short period and want to travel a lot.

      • Single
        7.8

        Clean, stylish and good service.

        All level should have wifi.

      • Single
        7.8

        Nice, but small rooms. The first class is slightly bigger than the business room (which is just a bed). Shower rooms are very clean and new. Hotel staff speaks enough English to make a decent conversation.

        When staying in the business class (cheaper option), the shower room was on the other floor. The rooms were too small for large pieces of luggage to put in your room, so you can bring it at reception.

      • Single
        9.2

        Cheap, the hotel staff is extremely helpful and go out of their way to help you out with directions and help you research. Theres this one guy nemed teruya that works there that speaks well english. Hes hard to miss, quiet guy that talks lightly, and ofcourse speaks english. He helped me with finding directions and how to catch the bullet train to nagoya. Herd about him in another review. That was one of my reasons for choosing first cabin karasuma.

        Just the curtains. They could atleast add a sliding door for more privacy but no one bothers you. I was happy with it for the ammount I paid for.

      • Single
        8.2

        Nice Cosy Lounge. Unique Aeroplane Concept.

        Expensive hotel given the size of the room. Video on Demand shld be free. 1000 yen just to watch video who will want to watch it when you can watch over the internet for free.

      • Single
        5.4

        Very clean and new facilities. Spacious shower stalls. Adequate air conditioning.

        Poor location. Only office buildings and upscale restaurants within walking distance. Hotel provides no microwave oven. No elevator from reception to the floor below (to the men's floor), so you have to carry whatever heavy luggage and walk up and down the stairs to reach your capsule. Wi-fi only in reception area. Inside the capsule, the hotel provides a ridiculously short ethernet cable for connecting to the wall jack. The wall jack is high up and when sitting on the bed with your laptop connected with their cable, I had to be in a very uncomfortable position so that the cable can reach my laptop. But the worst is by far the absolutely dismal connection speed this hotel provides. This is wired connection??! Expect "Website not found" for "Server taking too long to respond" for about 99% of the time. It's pathetic. Just because of this I would not stay in this hotel ever again.

      • Single
        5.0

        So it is a youth hostel without the bunk beds!

      • Single
        6.6

        It was clean, and really well placed.

        There is no wi-fi in the room. It was a bit noise the second night and also all the mornings (7 am) People traveling in groups shouldn't have the room together because they won't respect others rest.

      How to reach hotel

      hotel First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma Kyoto location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      Shimogyo-Ku Bukkoji-Dori Higashi-Iru 4F Takanoha-Square Kamiyanagi-Cho 331, Kyoto, Japan

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Kyoto
        4600 ft
      Airports
      • Itami (ITM)
        23.4 mi
      • Kobe (UKB)
        39.7 mi
      Train Stations
      • Karasuma Station
        1000 ft
      • Kawaramachi Station
        3000 ft
      Underground stations
      • Shijo Station
        700 ft
      • Gojo Station
        2300 ft
      Restaurants
      • nippon style dining Shioriya
        200 ft
      • Bisutoronozomi (cuisine: Continental)
        300 ft
      Parks
      • JR Kyoto Isetan
        1000 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  10 am
      • Number of rooms:
        121