Conveniently located a 7-minute walk from JR Kyoto Train Station, RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto reopened in September 2016 after renovations and features 8 restaurants and an indoor pool. Its contemporary Western rooms offer free WiFi, while massages are available and a concierge is on call. Guests can make use of the free shuttle service that runs between the hotel and JR Kyoto Station.
The hotel is only a 7-minute walk from JR Kyoto Train Station and a 5-minute walk from Nishi Hongan-ji Temple. Higashi Hongan-ji Temple is a 15-minute walk, and Toji Temple is a 20-minute walk. Fushimi Inari Shrine that has thousands of red gates is a 5-minute train ride from JR Kyoto Station. Kiyomizu-dera and Kinkaku-ji temples can be reached within a 30-minute bus ride.
Offering panoramic views from the 14th floor, Top of Kyoto serves traditional French cuisines, while Aoi Teppanyaki Restaurant serves carefully selected and Japanese-style grilled meats and seafood. Gourmand Tachibana boasts full-course meals from local Kyoto ingredients while other Japanese cuisines, Chinese dishes and a bar and cafe are also on site.