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Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo

3-star3 stars
59-61 Nishinotoin, Shijo, Shimogyo-kuKyotoKyoto600-8494Japan

City centre hotel within easy reach of Nijo Castle
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 reward* night!
Great location
Tasty breakfast
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Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo

from £31
  • Semi-Double Room, Non Smoking (120cm bed, 2 guests only)
  • Single Room, Non Smoking
  • Double Room, Non Smoking
  • Twin Room, Non Smoking
  • Triple Room, Non Smoking
  • Semi-Double Room, Non Smoking (No Cleaning Service 120cm bed)
  • Twin Room, Non Smoking (No Cleaning Service)
  • Triple Room, Non Smoking (No Cleaning Service)
  • Double Room, Non Smoking (No Cleaning Service)
  • Quadruple Room, Non Smoking

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 140 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 8 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 19

Travelling with others


  • One child (5 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Number of buildings/towers -
  • Built in
  • Lift

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Slippers
Sleep well
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 26-inch flat-screen TV
  • Pay films
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


2F朝食会場 – This restaurant specialises in Japanese cuisine and only serves breakfast.Open daily.

Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo’s small print

Also known as

  • Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo
  • Smile Hotel
  • Smile Hotel Kyoto shijo
  • Smile Kyoto-shijo
  • Hotel Oaks Shijo
  • Oaks Hotel Kyoto
  • Oaks Kyoto Shijo
  • Oaks Kyoto Shijo Hotel
  • Oaks Shijo
  • Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo
  • Smile Kyoto-shijo


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.

In accordance with national/local laws, air conditioning may be restricted to certain hours from 19 October until 08 April.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • A city tax will 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.

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of JPY 1200 for adults and JPY 600 for children (approximately)

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

What’s around Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Nijo Castle (11-minute walk)
  • Gion Corner (18-minute walk)
  • Kyoto Tower (18-minute walk)
  • Sanjusangendo Temple (21-minute walk)
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace (21-minute walk)
  • Toji Temple (26-minute walk)
  • Heian Shrine (27-minute walk)
  • Kiyomizu Temple (27-minute walk)
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine (41-minute walk)
  • Ryoanji Temple (42-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Osaka (ITM-Itami) 51-min drive
  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) 86-min drive
  • Kyoto Karasuma Station 6-min walk
  • Kyoto Omiya Station 7-min walk
  • Kyoto Shijo-omiya Station 7-min walk
  • Shijo Station 7-min walk
  • Nijojo-mae Station 14-min walk
  • Karasumaoike Station 14-min walk
  • On-site parking not available

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 632 reviews

Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo
Very Good8.0
Fucntional, comfortable and well positioned
Predictably small room but fully functional and comfortable. Air conditioning worked well which was very important given the extreme outside temperatures. Hotel is well situated in Kyoto, close to the underground, near to bus stops and there are many shops/markets/restaurants a short walk away.
Stephen, gb5 night trip
Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo
Nice hotel with friendly staff
Nice hotel with friendly staff. Nothing particularly interesting nearby, but only a short walk away from the nearest subway station and therefore easy to get to all Kyoto's main districts and sights. Breakfast was decent and I enjoyed the scrambled eggs and bacon. There was also fruit and cereal etc. Good facilities and the hotel kept our luggage safe after checkout so we could spend another afternoon looking around Kyoto. Overall very happy.
Thomas, gb3 night trip
Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo
Ok but should do better
Our 4 person room was a good size. Held our bags but staff service lacklustre. No housekeeping for 2 night stay yet if I booked two one night stays I would have received.
Shirley, gb2 night family trip
Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo
Appalling little double room. Don't go there.
The staff were very pleasant and the location of the hotel was great. But our overall experience was very poor. The room had the (small) double bed in one corner 1.2m of space o 2 sides. It was tiny. The WIFI was virtually non existent, and finally be bathroom was about 1.5m x 1.8m. We could not bear it and left a day earlier than planned
Victor, gb6 night romance trip
Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo
Very comfortable nice area - but a little bit out
Staff are very friendly and helpful and service is good - it's a good thirty minutes from the Kyoto central station on foot but the subway is only 5 minutes walk. Hotel rooms are cosy but not bad for Kyoto. There are only Japanese channels on the TV but the wifi is very good.
Jonathan, gb1 night business trip

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