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I’m going to Kyoto on my own in summer. I’m going to watch the Gozan-no-okuribi (bonfire on the hill of a mountain) in Kyoto. My budget is \8,000 per night without a meal.

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I’m going to Kyoto on my own in summer. I’m going to watch the Gozan-no-okuribi (bonfire on the hill of a mountain) in Kyoto. My budget is \8,000 per night without a meal.

I’m going to Kyoto on my own to watch the Gozan-no-okuribi in summer. I’m looking for a hotel where I can watch it from a room. My budget is \8,000 per night without a meal. Do you know such a hotel?

  • Summer
  • Festival
  • 10,000 within yen

Hotel Monterey Kyoto

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Hotel Monterey Kyoto

4.8

  • address
  • Karasuma Sanjo Minami, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto 604-8161, Japan
  • Transport Access
  • 2 min walk from Exit 6 of Karasuma-Oike subway station / 5 min walk from Shijo subway station and Exit 22 of Hankyu Karasuma station / 10 min by taxi from Kyoto station

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reasonable for a high-class hotel

The hotel is a 2-minute-walk from the Karasuma-oike station. The interior is English-style and it spoils the charm of Kyoto, but Hotel Monterey Kyoto is a graceful, relaxing hotel. Although it is a high-class hotel, the charge is attractively reasonable. On the top floor, there is the natural hot-spring spa.


The hotel charge is reasonabl

It is a 2-minute-walk from the Karasuma-oike station. As it is convenient for transport, it suits sightseeing. You can walk to the Nijo Castle, the Kyoto-gosho, the Nishiki Market and Kawara-cho area. Depending on the season, but generally speaking, the hotel charge is reasonable. It is a wallet friendly hotel.

the big bathroom with the open-air hot-spring on the top floor

I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights with my family this New Year’s Day. It is close to the underground station and has a good access to various sightseeing spots. The charge is reasonable. There is a big bathroom with a half open-air hot-spring on the top floor from where you can see clear across the Kyoto city.

There is a ladies’ use only floor.

The charge is \4,000 without a meal. The room is relaxing and fashionable. Even if you are on your own, the hotel has a floor for ladies’ use only, so you feel secure. There are 3 underground stations in a walking distance. Moving around is very convenient.

Super Hotel Kyoto Shijyo Kawaramachi

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Super Hotel Kyoto Shijyo Kawaramachi

4.9

  • address
  • 538-1, Nakano-machi, Shijo-agaru, Shinkyogoku-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto 604-8042, Japan
  • Transport Access
  • From Kyoto station: (1) Ride on No.4, No.5, No.17 or No.205 city bus and get off at Shijo-Kawaramachi bus stop. 3 minutes walk from Shijo-Kawaramachi bus stop (2) Transfer to subway Karasuma line and get off at Shijo station. 10 minutes walk from Exit 5 of Shijo station (3) 10 minutes drive from JR Kyoto station / 3 minutes walk from Exit 6 of Kawaramachi station on Hankyu Railway / 8 minutes walk from Exit 4 of Gion-Shijo station on Keihan Electric Railway

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The charge is the most important.

Hello. My recommendation is a business hotel. Your budget allows only this class of hotels. It is a 150-meter-walk from the Shijo-kawara station on the Hankyu-line. The access is perfect. You can manage to see the Gozan-no-Okuribi from the top floor.

This hotel seems to be good for watching the Gozan-no-Okuribi.

In the case of sightseeing of the Gozan-no-Okuribi, the northern part of Kyoto city is better. Because most of the mountain ranges are in the northern part of the Kyoto basin. This hotel is situated in the northern part from the Kyoto station and you can see most of the Gozan-no-Okuribi. It is a famous hotel in the busy street, so you need to book it quickly.

Kyoto Tower Hotel

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Kyoto Tower Hotel

4.8

  • address
  • 721-1, Higashi-shiokoji-cho, Shichijo-sagaru, Karasuma-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto 600-8216, Japan
  • Transport Access
  • Located in front of JR Kyoto station / 75 min by JR Limited Express Train from Kansai International Airport / 55 min by Limousine Bus from Osaka Itami Airport

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This will be good for you.

My recommendation is Kyoto Tower Hotel. It is comfortable hotel even if you are on your own. The room is clean and each room has a coffee maker. The view is naturally wonderful, just like the Tower Hotel is expected to offer. If you use an early booking discount plan, the plan with a buffet-styled breakfast will be cheap.

the hotel from where you can see the Gozan-no-Okuribi

The hotel in your budget is Kyoto Tower Hotel. The observation room is 100m above the ground which is the highest place in the Kyoto city. The hotel has an event to watch the Gozan-no-Okuribi all through from the observation room which is reserved on the day. You can join the event. As it is in front of the station, it is convenient for visiting places.

Kyoto Hotel Okura

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Kyoto Hotel Okura

4.9

  • address
  • Kawaramachi-Oike, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto 604-8558, Japan
  • Transport Access
  • 20 min drive from Kyoto-higashi I.C. on Meishin Expressway / 30 min drive from Kyoto-minami I.C. on Meishin Expressway / 15 min by taxi from JR Kyoto station / Please transfer to Subway Karasuma Line at JR Kyoto station and get off at Kyoto-shiyakusho-mae station on Subway Tozai Line, 1 min walk from this station / 2 hours by taxi from Kansai International Airport

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It has a room from where you can see the Gozan- no-Okuribi.

The grade of the hotel is high. You can see the Gozan-no-Okuribi from your room. But your budget can’t cover it. If you can pay more, it is a very good hotel. As it’s situated in the center of Kyoto, it’s so easy to go places. The convenience-store and food-shops are nearby.

Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto

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Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto

4.8

  • address
  • 1, Taimatsu-cho, Horikawa-Shiokoji, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8237, Japan
  • Transport Access
  • 7 min walk from JR Kyoto station which is the nearest station to our hotel / Complimentary shuttle service is available between 7:30 and 21:00. Bus will run 4 times per hour from the Shinkansen Hachijo exit on the first floor of JR Kyoto station ( 5 min ride to hotel ) / 90 min by Airport Limousine Bus from Kansai Airport

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the hotel from where you can see the Gozan-no-Okuribi

It is the hotel from where you can see the Gozan-no-Okuribi. The hotel charge is reasonable without a meal. It is close to the station and it has a shuttle-bus service. It is a spacious and relaxing hotel. The shuttle-buses frequently operate. You can see the Gozan-no-Okuribi and you can enjoy the trip on your own.

Super Hotel Kyoto Karasuma Gojyo

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Super Hotel Kyoto Karasuma Gojyo

4.5

  • address
  • 396-3, OSAKACHO, KARASUMA-DORI GOJO KUDARU, SHIMOGYO-KU KYOTO-SHI, KYOTO, 600-8177, JAPAN
  • Transport Access
  • Just to the left of Gojo Subway Station Exit 8

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a big deal

Your budget for a room of a hotel is good enough. The hotels in Kyoto put their stress on the scenery from the rooms. Kyoto is a basin. You can see the Gozan-no-Okuribi not from the hotel, but from outside. Kyoto is crowded with sightseers.

APA Hotel (Kyoto Gion) EXCELLENT

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APA Hotel (Kyoto Gion) EXCELLENT

4.8

  • address
  • 555, MINAMIGAWA, GION-MACHI, HIGASHIYAMA-KU, KYOTO 605-0074, JAPAN
  • Transport Access
  • [Nearest Station]
    4 min. walk from Shijo Sta. on the Keihan Line.
    7 min. walk from Kawaramachi Sta. on the Hankyu Line.

    [From Kyoto Station]
    10 min. by car to the Hotel.
    15 min. by bus #206 from Bus Terminal D of Kyoto Sta, get off at Gion.

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It has to be this hotel’s special plan.

This hotel offers the “Watching on the roof” plan on the Gozan-no-Okuribi day. Amongst other Apa Hotels, this one is a little dated, but the merit of enjoying the Gozan-no-Okuribi can cover the defect aspect. Stay cheaply, drink sake and enjoy yourself. You’ll be surely satisfied.

Kyoto Central Inn

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Kyoto Central Inn

4.4

  • address
  • SHIJOKAWARAMACHI NISHI HAIRU, SHIMOGYO-KU KYOTO-SHI, KYOTO, 600-8002, JAPAN
  • Transport Access
  • 2 minutes from Shij? Kawaramachi bus stop (15 mins by city bus from JR Kyoto Station). Close to Kawaramachi St.

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Speaking of the economical stay in Kyoto…

It has to be the Central Inn right in the middle of Shijo-kawara-cho which is the busiest street in Kyoto. If you can book a room at this hotel, you’ll be fine in everything, such as buses, undergrounds, food-shops and souvenir-shops which are open until late at night. If it is fully booked, there is Mitsui Garden Hotel, Hotel Yunizo and Super Hotel in the Shijo-kawara area. The “Gozan no Okuribi” takes place once a year, on the 16th of August, but please check it for yourself.

Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Sanjo

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Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Sanjo

4.2

  • address
  • 80, MIKURACHO, SANJO-DORI KARASUMA NISHI, NAKAGYO-KU KYOTO-SHI, KYOTO, 604-8166, JAPAN
  • Transport Access
  • Within a minute of Karasuma Oike Station's 6th exit and just 3 stops from Kyoto Station. Left luggage service included.

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The big-bathroom is comfortabl

The underground station is close to the hotel. The good access is one of my recommended points, but when you soak yourself in the bath in the big bathroom with a free open atmosphere, your fatigue from long walking will be eased. The hotel charge is reasonable and those points are not available in other hotels.

Hostel Kyotokko

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Hostel Kyotokko

3.8

  • address
  • 783 Samamatsu-Cho, Marutamachi, Omiya-Dori, Kamigyo-Ku, Kyoto 602-8145, Japan
  • Transport Access
  • [Nearest Station]
    7 min. walk from Nijojo-mae subway Sta. on the Tozai Line or 12 min. walk from Nijo Sta. on the JR Line.
    [From Kyoto Station]
    Take #50 or #9 bus, get off at the Horikawa-Marutamachi bus stop and then 2 min.walk.

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cheap and enjoy to the full

The Gozan-no-Okuribi is held in August. It’s impossible to see it in November. You can stay at this hotel for a cheap charge even during the consecutive holidays. You can use this hotel as your base to look around in Kyoto. You can enjoy the changing colours and delicious foods to the full. Your holiday will be very memorable.