Ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Cathy from So Calif, USA
Good location and featuresPosted Jun 13, 2014
Really like their large public bath/sauna. Great after a long day of sightseeing. The double stream of water that drops from the ceiling massages the back, shoulder, or head area like no other! Super close to the bus stop and the huge amount of sights to visit on the East side of Kyoto. All of Kyoto is really easy to access with the 500 yen all day bus pass. Clean, large tatami room. Comfy futons. Lots of teenagers/charter buses. But surprisingly quiet after about 9pm in our room. Wish wifi was in our room instead of just the large room off of the lobby. Tons of vending machines throughout. Huge souvenir shop with a nice selection of goodies. Extensive breakfast buffet which you can choose to add to your room charge. Very filling and convenient, but not necessary since there are so many food choices throughout Kyoto. Have stayed several times before and will keep coming back. Oh, and go to Ohara - it's amazing!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Big hotel, great location for sight seeing!Posted Apr 30, 2014
Pros: Big spa
Cons: Have the phone you can make calls and free wifi in the room.
Location: Handy location, walking distance to Kiyomizudera, Sanjusangendou, few stops by bus to Gion area.
Big hotel and great location for sight seeing in Kyoto. I had a nice & clean Japanese style room all for myself at great rate including full breakfast! I loved the big spa, you can relax in the tub after a big walk sightseeing in Kyoto! Few down side were, it was always busy in the spa, (They had big piles of towels which was great) I couldn't make any calls from the phone in the room, I had to come down to use the public phone at the foyer which was annoying, also no wifi... Fridge in the room got locked up in the morning, I couldn't get my water bottle out! Other than that it was excellent! I will stay there again.
Recommendedby William H. from Belgium
Great valuePosted Aug 28, 2013 on Hotels.com
I spent four nights at Tozankaku and greatly enjoyed my stay. It is not a new hotel and the some of the features look a litle outdated. However, it is well kept and the staff was very helpful. The hotel caters mostly to Japanese guests and small Chinese/Taiwanese tours so very little English is spoken (one of the female clecks at the desk speaks English well and is very helpful). I stayed in a western style room (they have Japanese style rooms) and since they put me at the end of the corridor it was very quite. There are signs all over the hotel telling people not to smoke, but I did catch the occasional wiff though...I guess that it is hard the habit of hardcore Japanese and Chinese smokers. Breakfast was included in the price (mostly Japanese style which is ok with me) which made the price that I paid extrmely good value. The hotel is located in the Eastern part of town which is convenient to explore some of the most famous temple on foot. However, the nearest subway station is about a 15 minute walk from the hotel. I am an avid walker so that is not a problem for me, but it may be for others. One of the greatest features of the hotel is the public bath (there are actually two, one for men and one for women, so they don't need to alternate times like in some other hotels) which was kind of "old style", but again spotlessly clean and a wonderful place to relax after a long day of visiting.
Recommendedby Kathrin from Australia
Great locationPosted Jul 4, 2013 on Hotels.com
We loved the position and that the hotel was visited mainly by Japanese guests. Several bus lines stopped right at the entrance and the coffee shop served a nice buffet lunch for a good price. The room was very spacy and the staff very friendly and helpful. We had a flask with hot water, green tea and some sweets served complemantary each day. The bathroom was newly renovated andalso spacy. We enjoyed our stay very much.
for Familiesby Joey from Okinawa Japan
Great Japanese hotelPosted May 21, 2013 on Hotels.com
Stayed here with my wife. Everyone was very nice and the public bath was great. The Japanese breakfast was a great experience also. It's located next to a lot of temples and other sight seeing. It was close to Gion which is a popular district I highly recommend.
for Personal Eventby A verified traveler from Okinawa, Japan
Great locationPosted Apr 13, 2013 on Hotels.com
Location cannot be beat. Close walk to some shrines and temples with a bus stop nearby for further away sights. Staff was friendly and helpful. Room was clean but the towels were thin and the water pressure was minimal. Overall a good hotel for the location but the amenities could use upgrading
for Everyoneby Jerome from Seoul, South Korea
Good hotel at a great location.Posted Oct 6, 2012
Cons: lack of internet in the room
Location: super close to some of the best temples in Kyoto, super close to the station & town centre (less than 15 min bus)
The Hotel location is fantastic, especially for a first trip to Kyoto. You are litterally less than 10 minutes walk away from very nice temples. Gion is also very close, so you can do all this area by foot. The hotel staff is very nice, however, not all of them speak English, so it can get tricky at times. The hotel is less than 10 minutes taxi from Kyoto station, and about 15 minutes bus away. The rooms are clean and comfortable, however, a huge drawback is the lack of internet in the rooms (whether wired or wifi). The only access to internet is via some old crusty desktop downstairs, and it will set you back 500 yen for 10 minutes. It is a bit of an annoyance that in Japan, it is so hard to find free wifi. We had to go to Starbucks everyday to check our mails. Back to the hotel: the breakfast is nice, although never change from day to day. It is a buffet. The quality of the food is good. On the overall, we were very pleased by this hotel and its location. Definitely a good value for what we paid.
Nice Hotel, close to the centerPosted Jul 24, 2012 on Hotels.com
The Hotel condition and accommodation are not exceptional, but the location is great. There is also a plus there is a Japanese public bath inside the hotel, and you have to try that, this is so fun. Your can also wander in the hotel in Yukata, which is also fun.
for Otherby A verified traveler from London
Great free bath/spa, slightly off-centerPosted Apr 28, 2012
This hotel contains great free bath/sauna facilities for a 3 star hotel, and one can walk around in a very smart yukata/jacket combination to get there. We had a good size room with a nice view. The hard-wired LAN internet connection worked well, and the buffet breakfast had both a good selection of Western, and Japanese style choices. Can’t comment on other facilities as we didn’t use them. The main drawback of the Tozankaku is the fact that you need to take one (or two) short bus journeys to get to the restaurant area near Gion and Ponto-cho. We choose this hotel on our Japan trip because Kyoto was almost full. However, there are more convenient located hotels in Kyoto. Then again, the wonderful Sanjusangendo is just around the corner from the hotel and the bus stop is within 100 metres of the hotel entrance.
for Familiesby Bob and Akiko
Great stay in KyotoPosted Apr 24, 2012 on Hotels.com
Nice place, good staff, large room, good bath/tub. Excellent breakfast at great price so book with reservation. Japanese public bath was great! English instructions so easy to go in even if you have never tried before. Two PC's in lobby for internet, 100yen per 10-minutes was fine. We'll stay again for sure. Location is great, bus stops close by, and next to temples and sights.