Right across the street from the Kyoto Imperial Palace grounds, the completely non-smoking Kyoto Heian Hotel boasts a beautiful Japanese garden created during the Edo period as well as Japanese and French-inspired restaurants. Rooms include free wired internet.
Both Western rooms and Japanese-style rooms are on offer at Gosho Nishi Kyoto Heian Hotel, all with a satellite LCD TV, air conditioning and an en suite bathroom. Japanese rooms have futon bedding on a tatami (woven-straw) floor.
A 7-minute walk from Exit 6 of Imadegawa Subway Station, the hotel is a 15-minute bus ride from Kitano-tenmangu Shrine. Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion) Temple and Kiyomizu-dera Temple are both a 30-minute bus ride away.
Guests can rent one of the karaoke rooms, relax at the public bath or browse the unique local items sold at the gift shop. A coin launderette is on site.
Hofune serves Kyoto cuisine in a casual setting for lunch and dinner. Overlooking the hotel’s gorgeous garden, Cafe Arbois offers tea & coffee as well as Western dishes for lunch and dinner. A Japanese/Western buffet breakfast is available at Cafe Arbois, for a fee.