KAYA Kyoto Nijo Castle is based on the concept of an adult retreat. It focuses on positioning itself as a small luxury hotel away from the hustle and bustle. It creates four themed room types with strong Kyoto colors: pink cherry, green bamboo, brown wood, and red leaves, and provides high-quality wooden furniture. The room accessories and room cards are made to reflect KAYA’s royal and aristocratic meaning originating from the Emperor’s residence. (🔎Reservation price and guest reviews:agoda|booking.com|HotelsCombined)
KAYA Basic introduction to Kyoto Nijo Castle
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- Star rating: 4 stars
- Total number of rooms: 57
- Opening year: 2023
KAYA Hotel Kyoto Nijo Castle officially opened for business on April 2023, 4. It belongs to the BW Signature Collection, a mid-to-high-end selection series of the Best Western Hotel Group in the United States. KAYA originated from the Emperor's residence "Koyōin" in the 27th century Heian Kyo period. Named "かやのいん"), the 9-story building was newly built from the original parking lot and is located in the area where the former Koyōin building was located.
KAYA Kyoto Nijo Castle room selection
- Standard double bed room: 21.79㎡, 6 rooms, 1 king bed, 2 people
- Superior double bed room: 23.09-25.69㎡, 10 rooms, 1 king bed, 2 people
- Deluxe double bed room: 30.12㎡, 4 rooms, 1 king bed, 2 people
- Standard Twin Room: 25.69㎡, 8 rooms, 2 single beds, 2 people
- Superior twin room: 28.44-30.12㎡, 15 rooms, 2 single beds, 2 people
- Deluxe twin room: 33.48-35.08㎡, 4 rooms, 2 single beds, 2 people
- Executive twin room: 40.11㎡, 5 rooms, 2 single beds, 2 people
- Monarch twin room: 37.89-39.32㎡, 3 rooms, 2 single beds, 2 people
- Signature Suite: 52.58㎡, 1 room, 2 single beds, 2 people
- Accessible Superior Twin Room: 28.44㎡, 1 room, 2 single beds, 2 people
KAYA Hotel Kyoto Nijojo has only 56 guest rooms and 1 suite. It uses a large number of wooden decorations and furniture in a rich Japanese style. It is decorated with Kyoto dyeing patterns on the walls. It has a semi-open washbasin space and provides various wooden decorations. Made of high-quality bath products, equipped with separate toilet area and shower area.
KAYA Hotel Kyoto Nijojo uses Simmons mattresses throughout the hotel. The standard and superior room types use Western-style beds. The superior, deluxe and exclusive room types use an elevated tatami space design. The top-floor rooms have high ceilings with sloping roofs. (🔎Reservation price and guest reviews:agoda|booking.com|HotelsCombined)
KAYA Public facilities in Nijo Castle, Kyoto
KAYA Hotel Kyoto Nijo Castle adopts the positioning of a small luxury hotel, focusing on the concept of "A Stylish Hideaway for Adults". The hotel entrance is located on the low-key path on the left. Once inside, you will find a unique Japanese style. The first floor creates a combination The reception hall is landscaped with a Japanese garden, and there is also a gym.
KAYA Traffic environment in Nijo Castle, Kyoto
KAYA Hotel Kyoto Nijo Castle is located near Nijo Castle, a world cultural heritage. It is located between the Kyoto Subway Karasuma Line "Marutamachi" Station and the Tozai Line "Nijo Castle Mae" Station, both within a walking distance of 700 meters.
KAYA Hotel is located in a residential alley next to Nijo Castle. There is no lively shopping district around, but there is a Lawson convenience store 150 meters away. The famous Nijo Castle and Kyoto Gyoen Garden are both within a 600-meter walk.
▲ Kyoto Nijo Castle is a world-famous World Heritage Site. It is surrounded by the intersection of the Kyoto Subway Tozai Line and the Sagano Line. (source:JR Tokai Shinkansen)
The brand story of KAYA Kyoto Nijo Castle
Best Western International, Inc., also transliterated as Best Western, was founded in California in 1946 and set up its headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona in 1966. It owns Best Western Hotels & Resorts, WorldHotels Collection , SureStay Hotel Group, three sub-groups, respectively focusing on the positioning of traditional hotels, selected series and affordable hotels, and extended and developed more than 10 series of brands, mainly adopting the franchise model.
Best Western International Hotel Group adopts soft franchise selection series. In 2015, it took the lead to launch the ultra-high-end and high-end BW Premier Collection. In 2016, it launched the economy and mid-range SureStay Collection. In 2017, it continued to launch the mid-to-high-end BW After the Signature Collection, it has been shaping and complementing the complete collection for three consecutive years, providing a diverse selection of selected hotels.
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