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King Bed & Balcony★5-min to Subway Heart of Kyoto

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2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1.5 baths
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Art, style and comfort are what we had in mind when we envisioned Hotel MATERIAL. Different than anything else you will find in Kyoto, our room fuses traditional Japanese concepts with modern urban architecture.

Located in the famous neighborhood of Higashiyama, here you are only a 5-min walk from Higashiyama Station and a few minutes from major sightseeing spots, such as Heian and Yasaka shrines, Gion District, and the Sanjo and Downtown Area.

Start your trip in style with Hotel MATERIAL!

The space
Minimalism and style are two words that come to mind when you stay with us. You won't find a hotel as innovative and stylish as ours in the whole of Kyoto.

We even had a rapper recording his music video in our hotel. Check out "Sorane - Hug" on YouTube to get a glimpse of our installations and rooms.

Hotel MATERIAL incorporates traditional Japanese concepts and Western urban architecture.

The room you'll be staying in great for couples and solo travelers.

Just like in a good old Japanese inn, you sleep on the floor in our hotel. However, instead of a thin futon, in this room, you have a comfortable king size mattress embedded in the floor.

The room is also equipped with a spacious bathroom furnished with a bathtub and a shower with great water pressure. In the toilet, you'll find one of those famous Japanese toilets everyone talks about.

Our hotel has a spacious rooftop, something that is incredibly rare in a city such as Kyoto, very strict about its construction standards. Open 24 hours, here you can bring your own food and drinks and relax with your friends and family.

On the first floor, you find DETAIL, our ramen restaurant, an amazing culinary experience if you are a fan of Japanese noodles or, if you have never tried it before, probably your next favorite Japanese food!

Get ready for an unforgettable trip to Japan's Old Capital.

Guest access
Besides your own room, in our hotel you have access to the following:

-= Reception area and lounge=-
From 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

-= Rooftop =-
Open 24 hours. We also have yoga mats if you want to exercise outside.

-= Entrance =-
Our hotel entrance door has an electronic lock that grants you access upon inputting the entrance code. This way you are free to go out and come back at any time after we're finished with your check-in procedures.

Other things to note
Please read through the next 12 items (approx. 3-minute reading) to understand in depth what we can and can’t offer.

1) -= Check-in =-
The check-in procedures are done in our reception. Sit comfortably on our gorgeous couch and fill the registration form and while will take a copy of your passport. After this procedure is completed, you are free to start exploring the amazing city of Kyoto.

2) -= Check-in time =-
Check-in time is from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

3) -= Check-out =-
Check-out is strictly at 10:00 a.m. because we must start preparing the room for the next guest as soon as possible.

You may leave your luggage in the room and pick them up later at the reception. However, we must be informed beforehand so that our reception staff knows what time you are coming back.

4) -= Early Check-in =-
Early check-in can be very hard to offer since our we need plenty of time to make the room sparkling clean, just the way we have envisioned it. Please contact us beforehand to see if we can arrange for an early check-in completely free of charge.

5) -= Luggage Drop-off=-
Contact us beforehand if you would like to leave your luggage at the reception before the check-in time.

Luggage drop-off is much simpler than an early check-in, but we need to inform our reception staff about your early arrival, so please contact us in advance.

6) -= Late Check-out =-
A late check-out is as hard as an early check-in because, as explained before, our cleaning staff not only must start preparing the room as soon as possible but also their schedule is set by the time we accept your reservation. Please contact us as soon as possible in the event that something extraordinary happens requiring more time.

7) -= Accommodation Tax =-
Since October 1, 2018, every accommodation facility located in Kyoto City must collect the Accommodation Tax from each of its guests.

Basically, every guest is levied 200 JPY per night of stay if the accommodation fee is less than 20,000 JPY per person. In case the accommodation fee is more than 20,000 JPY and less than 50,000 JPY per person, then the tax is 500 JPY per person. Lastly, if the accommodation fee is more than 50,000 JPY per person, than the tax is 1,000 JPY.

ATTENTION: This tax is must be paid in cash at the reception during the check-in procedures.

8) -= Cleaning =-
We don’t provide cleaning during your stay unless you are staying for a week or more. In this case, we do a full cleaning on a date that we can establish during the check-in procedures.

However, if you would like clean towels, we will be more than happy to provide you with fresh ones.

Also, there is one trash bin in your room for all sorts of garbage. We usually collect the garbage after the check-out but if you wish we can also collect the garbage during your stay.

Just send us a message through Airbnb by 3:00 p.m. or hang the “Clean up” sign on the doorknob by the same time.

9) -= No elevator =-
Our hotel is just the right size to offer you unforgettable memories: 6 rooms and 3 floors, including the rooftop. So, we don't have an elevator.

Don't worry, we'll help you with your luggage.

10) -= Pets =-
Although we love animals, no pets are allowed in our hotel, no matter how cute they are.

11) -= Parties and Events =-
Our hotel (rooftop and lounge area) can be used for parties and similar events but there is an extra cost in addition to the room rate. Please consult us in case you would like to use our common spaces for any sort of social event.

12) -= Smoking =-
There are two smoking areas in our hotel, one by the entrance door in front of DETAIL and the other on the rooftop.

Licence number
Hotels and Inns Business Act | 京都市医療衛生センター | 京都市指令保医セ第189号
Art, style and comfort are what we had in mind when we envisioned Hotel MATERIAL. Different than anything else you will find in Kyoto, our room fuses traditional Japanese concepts with modern urban architecture.

Located in the famous neighborhood of Higashiyama, here you are only a 5-min walk from Higashiyama Station and a few minutes from major sightseeing spots, such as Heian and Yasaka shrines, Gion District, and the Sanjo and Downtown Area.

Start your trip in style with Hotel MATERIAL!

The space
Minimalism and style are two words that come to mind when you stay with us. You won't find a hotel as innovative and stylish as ours in the whole of Kyoto.

We even had a rapper recording his music video in our hotel. Check out "Sorane - Hug" on YouTube to get a glimpse of our installations and rooms.

Hotel MATERIAL incorporates traditional Japanese concepts and Western urban architecture.

The room you'll be staying in great for couples and solo travelers.

Just like in a good old Japanese inn, you sleep on the floor in our hotel. However, instead of a thin futon, in this room, you have a comfortable king size mattress embedded in the floor.

The…

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Bedroom 1
1 king bed

Amenities

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Air conditioning
Paid parking off premises
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Higashiyama-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu, Japan

Hotel MATERIAL is situated in Higashiyama Ward, one of the most traditional parts of the city. A short walk from our hotel you will find many famous sightseeing spots, including:

-= Sanjo Area =-
Around a 15-minute walk from our hotel, you find the beautiful Kamo River. Cross the bridge over the river to enter the Sanjo Area, one of Kyoto’s nightlife centers. Here you find bars, restaurants, clubs of all sorts and sizes. Take the opportunity to visit Pontocho, a narrow street crowded with a variety of shops and eateries.

-= Nanzenji Temple =-
The beautiful Buddhist temple Nanzenji is located where one of Kyoto’s old city gates still stands majestically to this day. Here you also find an aqueduct constructed on the 19th century bringing water from Lake Biwa, Japan’s largest lake. This is a popular spot among the locals and many couples enjoy taking pictures under the aqueduct because of its picturesque arches.

The contrast between the turn of the century brick structure and the trees and wood buildings is mesmerizing. Not to mention it is a famous spot for the cherry blossoms in April and a 10-minute walk from another gorgeous place, the Philosopher’s Path.

-= Yasaka Shrine =-
One of Kyoto’s most famous Shinto shrines, Yasaka Shrine is only a 12-minute walk from our house. On the way, you will encounter other famous places, such as the majestic Chion-in Temple with its massive wooden gate. Yasaka Shrine has a very traditional architecture; the kind you see in samurai movies. During spring the shrine premises are crowded with visitors who want to view the beautiful cherry blossoms.

-= Gion District =-
A few meters away from Yasaka Shrine sits the world-famous Gion District. Known by the locals as the real center of the city, here you find what Kyoto is all about: bold tradition and delicate beauty. The stone streets and wooden houses remind visitors of the long history the former capital of Japan has. Geishas and their apprentices Maikos can be seen walking the streets further transporting their onlookers into the rich past of Kyoto.

All of these attractions and much more only a 10 to 15-minute walk from where you will be staying!
Hotel MATERIAL is situated in Higashiyama Ward, one of the most traditional parts of the city. A short walk from our hotel you will find many famous sightseeing spots, including:

-= Sanjo Area =…

Eikando Temple
1.1 km
Sanneizaka (Sannenzaka)
1.5 km
Kiyomizu-dera
1.6 km
SAMURAI & NINJA MUSEUM with EXPERIENCE
1.7 km

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Hi,this is Yuhei born in Kyoto I love this city and want to share this beautiful city with you all. I have three houses in central Kyoto. One is located near Kyoto station and the other houses are near Gion, and Kiyomizu temple. Hope offering you great experience in Kyoto with cozy house. Thank you! Hello this is Nanami. I love to help you all have a good experience in Kyoto. Kyoto has so much to offer known and unknown places, views, and foods. Also I hope you enjoy our beautiful houses and experience an actual life in Kyoto. Thank you. Hello my name is Shogo, I am a Japanese guy with a kiwi accent. I am not originally from Kyoto but Im sure I can offer you a good stay and give you good restaurant recommendations. I hope you have a sweet time in Kyoto. Thank you!
Hi,this is Yuhei born in Kyoto I love this city and want to share this beautiful city with you all. I have three houses in central Kyoto. One is located near Kyoto station and the…
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House rules
Check-in: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
No pets
Smoking is allowed
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