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Miru Kyoto Nishiki

Last updated: 05 January, 2024

If you’re after an old-Kyoto meets contemporary Japan vibe, geared to a hip crowd on a budget, this boutique hotel a block north of Nishiki Market in central Kyoto will hit the spot.

Outside, the Miru mimics the look of a traditional machiya townhouse. Inside, the 23 rooms incorporate touches like paper screen windows or, in some cases, patches of tatami flooring. Just be aware they are on the small side – aimed firmly at couples and solo travellers.

Along with good design on a budget, a major reason to opt for the Miru Nishiki is location – as well as the market, it’s a short walk to the lively Shijo-dori avenue, from where you could walk to the Gion geisha district or catch the bus and subway to almost everywhere worth seeing.

A bonus – there are dozens of good restaurants and bars in the neighbourhood too.


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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: Not available
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed