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First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma

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Kelana Jaya
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I was so impressed with this capsule hotel! Great location (near Shijo station), modern ambience, comfy capsule and the cleanliness is on top notch. This is the best capsule hotel I've ever stayed and I will definitely choose this hotel again if I go to Kyoto.

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Fukushima Prefecture, Japan
Reviewed 27 November 2016

I stayed at First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma for 5 nights during the summer. It was my first experience at a hotel like this. I was not sure if I was going to like it, but it was great. The location of First Cabin is a perfect base for a trip to Kyoto as it is just around the corner from...

Thank kitfurnell
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed 21 November 2016

It was my first experience in a capsule hotel. The location is quite good, staff was friendly and helpful, everything was clean and they have separate floors for men and women, which makes the stay for solo women travelers quite nice. Even the business class capsules seems much bigger than the other capsules I had seen. It's quite comfortable, but...

Thank raqz
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 19 November 2016

I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights and it was amazing. I chose to stay in a First cabin and it was great and quite big enough for one person with a suitcase. The shower area was nice, everything there was ready for you to use and clean. Don't be shy everyone there was naked. The breakfast was OK,...

1Thank Patrick C
Reviewed 6 November 2016

A bit awkward to find a first walking around alleys and about a 15 min walk to Kyoto Station. Staff speak english and women are allowed in this hotel unlike most capsules that are men only. Womens floor is segregated. I stayed in the cabin for two nites. There is a folding curtain door and room to store luggage inside....

Thank LondonE7
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The hotel is close proximity to Shijo station and the friendly staff, safe, quiet, secure and fantastic amenities make this an ideal choice for solo travelers. There are alot bus stops nearby as well. Please note that this is off the main road and you must enter an alley to locate the place

Thank Santosh A
Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Great place to check out. If you're expecting bars and social life, you are in the wrong city. Great launch pad to visit sites and temples - bamboo forest and the surrounding park a must. Ponto-chō also well worth a visit. Bring a rain coat!

Thank GalwayTom
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Well worth getting the first class cabins- good price and spacious. Each cabin comes with your own TV, toiletries, Pjs and headphones. The hotel facilities are really nice like the ladies showers. Karasuma is a great central location in Kyoto :^) Would recommend to anyone travelling solo and would definitely stay again.

Thank Isabel D
Reviewed 20 August 2016

The capsule/cabin itself was actually really spacious, the room was mostly quiet meaning a good night's sleep was had. The location is excellent, it's literally around the corner from a subway exit. Staff were ok, but could have been much more friendly. There are lots of shops, convenience stores and Starbucks across the road.

Thank Jessie5594
Reviewed 10 August 2016

If you fancy a box without good ventilation where the air con vent is from a corridor and the air seep through from bottom of the curtain that is your door, If the typical Japanese politeness is a mask that you have been subjected to in your stay in Japan You will find the mask still and none of any...

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Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.
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Address: 331 Kamiyanagicho Higashiiru Karasuma Bukkojidori Shimogyoku | Takanoha Square 4F, Kyoto 600-8099, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku
Price Range: $39 - $248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma 2*
Number of rooms: 121
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“The superior capsule room is like a studio apartment size room and a good choice”
 of 5 bubbles bisurah, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“it is good hotel”
 of 5 bubbles Pornpimol3288, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for single room!”
 of 5 bubbles CMuri, 14 Oct 2015 | Read review
“There are male and female floors for the rooms”
 of 5 bubbles Redpanda59, 15 Jul 2015 | Read review
“i didint remember the cabin's number but if that's possible, avoid cabins near the doors, although everything's quiet you'd probably didnt want to count just how many time the doors were opened & closed.”
 of 5 bubbles 993wahyus, 5 Nov 2014 | Read review
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