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205-1 Okuracho, Nakagyo-Ku, Kyoto 604-0861 Kyoto Prefecture
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Noku is located adjacent to Kyoto Imperial Palace and is right in the heart of 1,000 years of Japanese history. From rooms to services, Noku is designed to showcase the artisanal spirit of Kyoto life. Each of our 81 rooms has been furnished with individually selected art pieces that reflect the cultural elements of Kyoto. At Noku we wish to create a local experience for our guest. With our map, one can discover the neighbourhood's traditional craft galleries, heritage confectionaries, machiya houses and hidden restaurants. This immersive experience is unique for an inspiring Kyoto stay.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
Bicycle rental
Walking tours
Highchairs available
Taxi service
24-hour security
Wifi
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Baggage storage
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Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Blackout curtains
Air purifier
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Interconnected rooms available
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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Seating area
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Private bathrooms
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Padraig M wrote a review Aug 2020
Kawasaki, Japan97 contributions32 helpful votes
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I stayed in Noku Kyoto from 3rd to 7th August, 2020 with my family. We had 2 rooms on the 6th floor and the stay was fantastic. The Noku Kyoto is a very beautiful hotel with tasteful Japanese art on each floor and in each room. It is very well maintained and our rooms were spotless. Our stay included breakfast. There was great variety including a vegetarian omelette and a halal option. The Noku Kyoto is in a great location only 4 stops on the subway from Kyoto station. It is right beside the Kyoto Imperial Palace, walking distance from Nijo-Jo and a short bus journey from Ninenzaka and Kyomizudera. It is also on the bus route to Saga Arashiyama. We visited all these places as well as Fushimi Inari and Sanjusangendo. Finally, if you are a runner, don’t forget to ask the general manager for the best routes for a morning run to the local shrines and Kamogawa River.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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P_Aldrich2013 wrote a review Feb 2020
Reading, United Kingdom157 contributions86 helpful votes
We stayed here 3 nights. Location is good, right beside a subway exit and close to Nijo castle and Palace gardens. We were unexpectedly upgraded to a premium room on the top floor, which was nice. The room was pleasant, overlooking a roof garden, beds were comfortable and bathroom was good. The staff were all very pleasant and helpful. The hotel provides a map of the surrounding area with locations of attractions and local restaurants. Breakfast was taken in the cafe on the ground floor, so we helped ourselves to tea, coffee, juice and cereal and ordered hot food from a menu. There is a handicrafts tour from the hotel on Tuesdays and Fridays, so we joined one of these and visited a lacquerware shop where we saw a demonstation of the decoration process and how to tell the difference between wood and plastic and an incense shop. This was very interesting and we felt it was worthwhile.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Keren Miers, General Manager at Noku Kyoto
Responded 26 Feb 2020
Dear P_Aldrich2013, Thank you very much for posting your review of your recent stay with us at the Noku. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our services, facilities and location. Also glad to hear that you enjoyed our morning local tour. Your feedback will be shared with the team. We hope to see you again one day soon. With best regards, Keren General Manager and the Noku Family.
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Betty S wrote a review Jan 2020
36 contributions38 helpful votes
Our foursome (two couples) found Noku to be perfectly located to gain access to all that the city of Kyoto has to offer. Although located on a main north-south avenue with an underground entrance not 30 meters away from the hotel entrance, it was a quiet, peaceful location, directly across from the Kyoto Gyoen, the central garden surrounding the Imperial Palace. If you're willing to use Kyoto's extensive public transportation systems (which were quite efficient), it's a snap to get to the parts west like Arashiyama by bus or subway, east to Higashiyama, and south to the central commercial parts. For the daily rate charged, the rooms could be considered luxurious--great space, firm but very comfy bed, well-appointed bathroom, and reliable, free WiFi. The staff at Noku Kyoto were only too happy to answer your questions and help you with anything you asked assistance with. We were delighted with our noon arrival to have access to our rooms right away. The immediate neighborhood (within 10 minutes walk) offered a very good selection of restaurants serving all manner of cuisines. We sampled a local Italian that felt like a warm, friendly local favorite serving authentic pastas and fish. We did not sample the breakfast in the hotel, but we did have lunch on day of arrival at the hotel. It was serviceable, not great, but we had no expectations nor plans to do much eating at the hotel. For that, all of Kyoto awaits you with abundant, excellent choices. Anyone who has traveled much in Japan understands the cost of comfort, particularly in accommodations, and by that standard Noku Kyoto offers outstanding value. We would not hesitate to stay there again, especially given its quiet, convenient location and great service.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Noku_Hotels, General Manager at Noku Kyoto
Responded 6 Jan 2020
Dear Taipeibettys, Greetings from Kyoto! Thanks so much for your kind and detailed review. It is good to know that your enjoyed our guest service, rooms, great staff and location. It is true that there are some places to eat that are gems in our neighborhood. Your feedback will be shared with the Noku Team. Warmest regards, Keren General Manager and the Noku Family.
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Dilbertfan wrote a review Jan 2020
Surrey, United Kingdom431 contributions226 helpful votes
Conveniently close to a subway station (Marutamachi Exit 4). The rooms are a good size and comfortable. It’s quiet. The breakfast arrangements are disappointing: we had to queue for about 10 minutes on the first occasion, then had to choose from a variety of set cooked breakfasts, to which they add a croissant and toast. No adequate option of fruit or cereals. Day 2 breakfast had no queue, but because waiting staff do not seem to be allocated responsibility for specific tables, there was confusion as to whether we had handed in our breakfast tickets, and our orders took an inordinate amount of time to arrive. Poor communication? We may have missed some, but the area seemed to lack an adequate variety of restaurants.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from Noku_Hotels, General Manager at Noku Kyoto
Responded 6 Jan 2020
Dear Dilbertfan, Greetings from Noku Kyoto. Thank you for passing on your review of your stay. Your comments will be shared with the Noku Café management and the entire team. Not sure what you mean about fruit or cereal as these items are self service and you can help yourself to has many servings as you would like. Apologies about the poor communication and service on day two. Again this will be raised with the Café management. You might have missed the local area map with all of our recommended restaurant listings? There is one in every room. There are dozens of great dining options only a short distance from the hotel serving all sorts of cuisine from Japanese to international food. TripAdvisor is also a great source to find local places to eat. Thank you very much for your feedback, we will do our best to improve. Warm regards, Keren General Manager and the Noku Family
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jbelbin wrote a review Dec 2019
Melbourne, Australia87 contributions73 helpful votes
A central location adjacent to the Palace Gardens and situated above a subway station which made it very easy to get around the city. The decor throughout is modern and the staff excellent, friendly and very helpful with directions and restaurant reservations.The hotel has a cafe for breakfast and for light meals at other times and is surrounded by many restaurants. The king room was large with modern neutral decor and although overlooking the street, was very quiet.Room amenities included slippers, room safe, hair dryer and the use of a smart phone. The bathroom was somewhat small but had a full range of toiletries. The bed was rather too firm for our liking.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Responded 28 Dec 2019
Dear jbelbin, Happy New Year from Noku Kyoto! Thank you very much for your four bubble review. Your feedback will be shared with the team. Also thanks for mentioning the customer service provided by our great team. Noted about the bed. Too late for your recent stay, but we do have special Air Weave bed pads on the beds of our Premium Rooms, or for other rooms they are available on request through the Front Desk. With best regards, Keren General Manager and the Noku Family
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N_and_R wrote a review Dec 2019
Fishers, Indiana418 contributions262 helpful votes
We had a wonderful 4-night stay at Noku Kyoto recently. We have visited Kyoto numerous times, but this was our first stay at this hotel, which is a relative newcomer to the city. The hotel is located in an outstanding location, just steps from the Marutamachi subway station, at the corner of Karasuma and Marutamachi. Kyoto Imperial Palace complex is essentially catty corner from the hotel. We especially liked this location because it was close to a lot of things as well as the subway station, but was away enough from the craziness of tourist-riddled neighborhoods. The proximity of the subway station, we thought, was the key: for example, if we pick the right train, it is possible to take the train to Nara for 900 JPY without any need for transfer. Check-in was both thorough and efficient. Our room was surprisingly big for a mid-range Kyoto hotel. It is a fairly new building, and it was clear it was built thoughtfully. Our room was clean and pleasantly decorated. The bed was very comfortable. One nice touch was that all of the consumables (water, tea, coffee, cookies, juice, etc.) in the room were included in the room rate. We received bottles of water every day. Breakfast in the lobby restaurant, though simple, was completely adequate with wonderful service. We consider this hotel to be one of the best, if not the best, option for a mid-range lodging in Kyoto. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Noku_Hotels, General Manager at Noku Kyoto
Responded 16 Dec 2019
Dear N_and_R, Thank you for your five bubble review and very kind words. Your feedback will be shared with the Noku team. They will be delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. And we all agree that our location is one of our strong points. You can easily reach all of the Kyoto and surrounding attractions using the Noku as a base. We all look forward to welcoming you both back to the Noku again soon. Warmest regards, Keren General Manager and the Noku Family
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Marlene H wrote a review Dec 2019
42 contributions18 helpful votes
This hotel did not meet our expectations. Breakfast area was crowded and plates we’re unappetizing. I ate toast most mornings. There was no place to walk when you stepped out the door. Rooms were just OK.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Noku_Hotels, General Manager at Noku Kyoto
Responded 16 Dec 2019
Dear marlenehammerman, Thank you for your review and we are disappointed that we didn't match your expectations during your stay. Your comments will be shared with the team and also passed on to the Café management for their review. The Imperial Palace right across from the hotel is a wonderful place for a stroll. Best regards, Keren General Manager and the Noku Family.
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James wrote a review Dec 2019
Dublin, Ireland4 contributions4 helpful votes
Noku hotel is a wonderful, modern, yet cozy place to stay in central Kyoto next to the Imperial palace and Nijo castle. Despite it's great location, it is very reasonably priced and has a wonderful breakfast. The staff speak impeccable English and personify perfect hospitality. Next time I come to Kyoto, I won't even bother trying to find a better place than this.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Noku_Hotels, General Manager at Noku Kyoto
Responded 8 Dec 2019
Dear JamesPlisskin, Greetings from Kyoto! Thank you very much for your kind words! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at the Noku. And thanks for pointing out our strong points. Our location, value, great breakfast and our wonderful team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Kyoto soon. Warmest regards, Keren General Manager and the Noku Family,
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SWM007 wrote a review Nov 2019
Chester, United Kingdom42 contributions50 helpful votes
Spent four-nights at the Noku, Kyoto. Lovely, comfortable hotel and great location for accessing all the key locations in Kyoto. We were able to walk to most locations but should you need the metro or a bus, you're simply sat on top of them. We had a deluxe room.... good size with large bed which was extremely comfortable. Staff extremely helpful. The one downside was breakfast...... we're not the first and probably not the last, but hey guys get your act together!! Breakfast leaves a lot to be desired .... which is an understatement. They keep telling us they are working on it, but hey take a look at the Sheraton, Hiroshima or the Park Hotel, Tokyo. It's Premier league verses the Northern Premier!!! Sorry to be so down but you really need to up your game...... and quickly.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 27 Nov 2019
Dear SWM007, Thank you very much for your review. It will be shared with the Noku team. We'd love to hear more detailed comments about the Noku breakfast. We changed the menu in September of this year (2019) and it has been getting rave reviews from guests ever since then. Fantastic! is the most used term. It's a Japanese take on a Western style breakfast with freshly cooked eggs, omelets or scrambled egg set menus with self service coffee, juice, cereal, fruit and Kyoto treats. It would be great if you can contact us via our hotel website with more your detailed feedback. Thank you again for staying at the Noku. Warm regards, Keren General Manager and the Noku family
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Celia wrote a review Nov 2019
Perth, Australia53 contributions22 helpful votes
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Checked in today for 7 night stay in Kyoto as part of a 25 day stay in Japan. Check in service was quick and friendly with excellent English by staff member. They had kindly upgraded our room to premium. My daughter and I had booked a twin room. Excellent amenities and the room is huge by Japanese standards. This hotel is diagonally across from Imperial Palace gardens.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Noku_Hotels, General Manager at Noku Kyoto
Responded 13 Nov 2019
Dear celial2264, Thanks so much for your 5 bubble review/. We are delighted to hear that you are enjoying your stay. Its a great time of year to visit Kyoto. Please enjoy the rest of your stay with Noku. Warmest regards, Keren General Manager and the Noku Family
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US$54 - US$122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
JapanKinkiKyoto PrefectureKyotoCity Center
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Frequently Asked Questions about Noku Kyoto
Which popular attractions are close to Noku Kyoto?
Nearby attractions include Kyoto Kimono Rental Yumeyakata Oike Bettei (0.4 km), Shoeido kyoto (0.3 km), and Shosuitei (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Noku Kyoto?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, dry cleaning, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Noku Kyoto?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Noku Kyoto?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Noku Kyoto?
Yes, a parking garage is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Noku Kyoto?
Conveniently located restaurants include Steak House Pound Kyoto Honten, Shishin Samurai Restaurant Honten, and Honke Owariya Main Branch.
Are any cleaning services offered at Noku Kyoto?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Noku Kyoto?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Noku Kyoto?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (5.7 km), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (3.4 km), and Shugakuin Imperial Villa (5.5 km).
Is Noku Kyoto accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.