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First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma

2-star2 stars
4F Takanoha-Square 331 Kamiyanagi-cho,Bukkoji-dori Higashi-iru Shimogyo-K, KyotoKyoto-fu600-8099Japan, 0203 027 9779

Hotel with bar/lounge, near Nijo Castle
  • Free WiFi
  • Excellent Pool
Great location
Value for money
Best value for money
Wellness Area
Wellness & sports facilities could be improved
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From 298 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma

Hotel Info: 0203 027 9803

from £22
  • First Cabin, Men only
  • Business Cabin, Men only
  • First Cabin, Women only
  • Business Cabin, Women only

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 121 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Spa tub
Working away
  • Business center
  • Elevator/lift

In the room

Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma’s small print

Also known as

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  • First Cabin Karasuma Hotel
  • First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma
  • First Cabin Karasuma
  • Kyoto First Cabin


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.

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of JPY 500 per person (approximately)

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

What’s around First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma


  • In Central Kyoto
  • Nijo Castle (25-minute walk)
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace (31-minute walk)
  • Kiyomizu Temple (32-minute walk)
  • Higashi Honganji Temple (15-minute walk)
  • Gion Corner (18-minute walk)
  • Kyoto Tower (20-minute walk)
  • Sanjusangendo Temple (28-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Kyoto Karasuma Station 5-min walk
  • Kyoto Kawaramachi Station 13-min walk
  • Kyoto Shijo-omiya Station 16-min walk
  • Shijo Station 2-min walk
  • Gojo Station 8-min walk
  • Karasumaoike Station 13-min walk

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 305 reviews

First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma
It a bit of walk to the attraction places but the area was safe to walk around at night.
A Traveller, gb2 night trip
First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma
Very Good8.0
Fantastic for a short stay capsule alternative
Excellently presented, I enjoyed a great three night stay in Kyoto at this lovely hotel. It's right next to Shijo metro stop, or if you're light on baggage then it is possible to walk from Kyoto Station in around 25 minutes. The hotel is in a great neighbourhood with plenty of restaurants and shops around, and is only a short trip to the station in order to get out and about in the rest of Kyoto. The cabins themselves are comfortable - to solve the 'no lock on the door' issue that a previous reviewer had, I'd like to note that you can take your bags to reception and they will look after them for you - the same as you would do in any hostel or lobby so that isn't an issue. The rooms look brand new and the facilities, including the bathroom, are well kept. I found it exceptionally quiet and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for something different to a capsule, but can't afford one of the city's many pricey hotels.
Ben, gb3 night trip
First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma
overall satisfied - good service, complete set of amenities, less than 5 min walk from Shijo station (5th entrance). Suitable for those who aren't too care about noise but hope to have privacy during stay.
A Traveller, as6 night trip
First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma
Very Good8.0
Good capsule hotel close to Shijo station
I like the hotel area as it is close to Shijo station. I think it was gate 5 and the hotel was right behind it. Stayed there for 3 nights without any complains. Hotel is very clean, sleeping capsule is good, shower place is wider than any other capsule hotel. Breakfast is OK. Stayed 45 minutes longer than the check out time 10 am and they charged me additional ¥300. Otherwise that was good stay.
Pandu, ca3 night trip
First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma
Very clean, quite large "rooms" for a capsule hotel (and also included an in-room safe for belongings), service was good. Showers/shower paraphernalia they provided (soap, shampoo, conditioner) were perfectly adequate. Only drawbacks: the hall lights were a little bright around the edge of the curtain when I was trying to sleep, and I could feel the springs of the bed a tiny bit. Overall, quite good, though.
Cassia, us1 night trip

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