The Westin Miyako Hotel Kyoto

Top choice hotel in Northern Higashiyama

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8.3 out of 10

Overlooking the Higashiyama sightseeing district (meaning it’s one of the best locations for sightseeing in Kyoto), this grande dame of Kyoto hotels occupies a commanding position. Rooms on the north side have great views over the city to the Kitayama mountains. There is a fitness centre with a swimming pool (extra charge), as well as a private garden and walking trail.

The hotel even has its own ryokan section (r from ¥25,000) for those who want to try staying in a ryokan without giving up the convenience of a hotel. Rooms are undergoing refurbishment to be finished in 2020.

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The only resort hotel in Kyoto and offering free Wi-Fi throughout, The Westin Miyako features 2 outdoor pools, a fitness centre and spa treatments. It provides concierge services and a free shuttle from JR Kyoto Station. Keage subway station is a 3-minute walk away and Gion district can be reached in 5-minutes by taxi. Elegant rooms with wooden furniture are equipped with a seating area, a safety deposti box and an LCD TV. A minibar and complimentary water bottles are provided. Guests can unwind with a massage treatment, or relax in the spa bath and on the sun deck. International food and panoramic hill views can be enjoyed at restaurant Grand View, while Aquablu offers Asian, local and international fusion dishes. The hotel’s 8 dining options include Japanese and Chinese cuisine. The Westin offers a free shuttle service to downtown Kyoto. It is about a 15-minute walk from Yasaka Shrine and Heian Jingu Shrine. Kyoto Gyo-en Garden and Kiyomizu-dera Temple are less than a 10-minute drive away. Nanzen-ji Temple is within a 10-minute walk and the famous Philospher's Walk is a 15-minute walk away.

Important information

Please inform The Westin Miyako Hotel Kyoto in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.
An accommodation tax per person per night is not included in the price and needs to be paid at the property.
From Kansai International Airport, take the Haruka train or Limousine Bus directly to JR Kyoto Station. The hotel's free shuttle bus departs from JR Kyoto Station every 20 minutes from 08:45 to 21:05.

Guests can purchase a 1-day or 2-day Kintetsu train pass at the hotel, valid for Kyoto, Osaka and Nara area.

Extra beds/cots/cribs must be confirmed by the hotel.

The property is going through renovation works in guest rooms from 01 June 2018 until further notice. During this period, guests may experience some noise or light disturbances, and some hotel facilities and services may not be available.

Features of The Westin Miyako Hotel Kyoto


  • Parking
  • Tennis court
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Babysitting/child services
  • Barber/beauty shop
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Internet services
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift shop
  • Chapel/shrine
  • Shops (on site)
  • Wifi
  • Designated smoking area
  • Shuttle service (free)
  • Trouser press
  • On-site parking
  • Wifi available in all areas
  • Indoor play area
  • Kid meals
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Street parking
  • Parking garage
  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Toilet with grab rails

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar


  • Room service
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Business centre
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ironing service
  • Shoeshine
  • Car hire
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Luggage storage
  • Concierge service


  • Sauna
  • Fitness centre
  • Massage
  • Hot tub/jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool (seasonal)
  • Indoor pool (all year)


  • Newspapers
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Lift
  • Safety deposit box
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning


  • Free WiFi available


  • Private parking