The Granvia has one great advantage to brag about, over other hotels: most of the city’s buses, trains and subways stop only a few metres away from its front door. Located inside Kyoto Station, this 500-room hotel also offers impressive views of the city, a dozen restaurants and, in its premium rooms, a seven-headed massage shower and a startle-free wake-up system that uses sound and light to ease you ever so gently from your slumber over the course of around 30 minutes. Within the Granvia, there are no less than 13 bars and restaurants inside the hotel, including an affordable branch of Arashiyama’s Kitcho.

Kyoto Shortlist

Review updated October 2009


901 Higashi Shiokoji-cho, Karasuma Dori, Shiokoji Sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto

Transport Kyoto station (JR, Kintetsu and Karasuma lines).

Telephone 075 344 8888

Admission ¥¥¥.

Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.


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