Overview of Guest House & Hotel Shijo Omiya

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Hypo-allergenic bedding, down duvet, in-room safe, desk
Hypo-allergenic bedding, down duvet, in-room safe, desk
Hypo-allergenic bedding, down duvet, in-room safe, desk
Hypo-allergenic bedding, down duvet, in-room safe, desk

Guest House & Hotel Shijo Omiya

2.5 out of 5

4.2/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • 24/7 Front Desk

Explore the area

    Popular LocationShijo Omiya1 min walk
    Popular LocationNishiki Market14 min walk
    Popular LocationNijō Castle15 min walk
    AirportOsaka (ITM-Itami)56 min drive

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  • Basic Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking (Up to 3 adults and 1 child)

    Room amenities

    • 12 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsBasic Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking (Up to 3 adults and 1 child)
  • Economy Room, 1 Bedroom, Mezzanine

    Room amenities

    • 27 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 4 Single Futons
    More detailsEconomy Room, 1 Bedroom, Mezzanine
  • Twin Room (Up to 2 adults and 2 children)

    Room amenities

    • 12 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
    More detailsTwin Room (Up to 2 adults and 2 children)
  • Family Room 1 (Up to 5 adults and 2 children)

    Room amenities

    • 22 sq m
    • Sleeps 5
    • 2 Double Beds and 1 Single Bed
    More detailsFamily Room 1 (Up to 5 adults and 2 children)
  • Economy Room, 1 Bedroom, Annex Building

    Room amenities

    • 24 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    • 3 Single Futons
    More detailsEconomy Room, 1 Bedroom, Annex Building
  • Family Room 2 (Up to 5 adults and 3 children)

    Room amenities

    • 27 sq m
    • Sleeps 5
    • 2 Double Beds and 1 Single Bed
    More detailsFamily Room 2 (Up to 5 adults and 3 children)

About this area


Guest House & Hotel Shijo Omiya is located in Kyoto's Central Kyoto neighbourhood, an area with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Philosopher's Walk and Lake Biwa, while Kyoto International Manga Museum and Kyoto MINAMIZA Theatre are cultural highlights. Check out an event or a game at Kyoto Racecourse, and consider making time for Kyoto Aquarium, a top attraction not to be missed.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Shijo Omiya - 1 min walk
  • Nishiki Market - 14 min walk
  • Nijō Castle - 15 min walk
  • Kawaramachi - 3 min drive
  • Higashi Honganji Temple - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Omiya Station - 3 min walk
  • Nijojo-mae Station - 12 min walk
  • AirportOsaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 79 min drive


  • Nikumon - 3 min walk
  • Bungalow - 4 min walk
  • Daikichi - 6 min walk
  • HAMBURG LABO - 6 min walk
  • Yayoiken Shijo Karasuma - 7 min walk

About this property

Guest House & Hotel Shijo Omiya

Kyoto hotel in Central Kyoto, walk to Shijo Omiya
A microwave in a common area, laundry facilities and a 24-hour front desk are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a front desk safe. All 11 rooms boast deep soaking bathtubs, and offer free WiFi and kitchenettes. Other amenities available to guests include washers/dryers, flat-screen TVs and fridges. Limited housekeeping is available.
Guest House & Hotel Shijo Omiya offers 11 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with washers/dryers and a safe. Beds feature down comforters. Kitchenettes offer fridges, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit with a deep soaking bath, slippers, bidets and complimentary toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Additionally, rooms include a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is offered on a limited basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Family friendly

  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Washer/dryer


  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese


  • Shared microwave
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Down comforter
  • Heating
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Linens


  • Bidet
  • Deep-soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Fridge


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Washer and dryer

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Check-in from 4 PM - 10 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

Guests will receive an email with check-in instructions prior to arrival; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A city tax may be collected at the property, effective from 1 October 2018. The city tax ranges from JPY 200–1,000 per person, per night based on the nightly room rate. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: JPY 1000 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
This property only accepts credit cards and cash for all on-site payments

We should mention

The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ); additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file

Property is also known as

Guest House Hotel Shijo Omiya
Guest House Hotel Shijo Omiya Kyoto
Guest House Hotel Omiya
Guest House Shijo Omiya
Guest House Omiya
& Shijo Omiya Kyoto
Guest House & Hotel Shijo Omiya Hotel
Guest House & Hotel Shijo Omiya Kyoto
Guest House & Hotel Shijo Omiya Hotel Kyoto

Frequently asked questions

Is Guest House & Hotel Shijo Omiya pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Guest House & Hotel Shijo Omiya?
This property doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at Guest House & Hotel Shijo Omiya?
Check-in is from 4 PM - 10 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Guest House & Hotel Shijo Omiya?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is Guest House & Hotel Shijo Omiya located?
Located in Central Kyoto, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Shijo Omiya and Nishiki Market. Nijō Castle and Kawaramachi are also within 1 mile (2 km). Omiya Station and Shijo-omiya Station are within a 5-minute walk.
Very good
Rating 5 - Excellent. 95 out of 202 reviews
5 - Excellent 47%
Rating 4 - Good. 73 out of 202 reviews
4 - Good 36%
Rating 3 - Okay. 21 out of 202 reviews
3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 6 out of 202 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 7 out of 202 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It is very quiet. The property owner communicates very well.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019

1/5 Terrible

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More Than Double Advertised Price, Poor Quality
Worst hotel of my travels in central Japan. This was supposed to be the cheapest place, but ended up being the most expensive. Somehow they snuck in extra fees, which no other hotel on this site did, and those fees were actually higher than the initial fee! I asked hotels.com what this was about and was told it was for "city taxes". The manager sent me several emails leading up to my stay, which was annoying, telling me about the various rules I would have to follow. Obviously he didn't pay much attention because he kept asking how many people would be staying too. The room had someone else's hair on the bed and bathroom floor. The soap was practically gone. Various small things were lacking that most hotels have (even cheap ones). Breakfast was a joke. You walk to another building which is full of other people, with barely enough space to sit down. You are allottedj 2 pieces of white bread. I didn't see any butter, jam, or condiments, so ate dry toast. The drink machine dispenses questionable water when you push the "orange juice" or "cafe au lait" buttons. You can just have black coffee or bright green children's melon soda. Each visitor is allotted 1 egg, and they are raw, so you have to cook them, but the stove is slow and people are waiting to cook. I didn't have the patience to wait to cook my 1 egg, so left it. You need a code to open the door. They don't tell you that you have to open the casing around the number pad.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

1/5 Terrible

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Horrible hotel.
For the first 2 nights, we had a smaller room. I’d wanted to book 4 nights but could only book 2 and 2. I was not particularly happy with this hotel. Although they say it is 24 hour desk, that is not true (there was only people at check in). To get to our room, we had to load the luggage in an elevator but we could only use the stairs. The windows have coverings in front of them so we can’t open them and look out. The room is an okay size but the beds are so hard! The bathroom is oddly configured with a step up and the floor feels flimsy. The pipe to the shower/bath is from the sink. And they tell us not to use the toilet while showering. There is a safe but not nearly enough electrical outlets. There is a laundry machine for use. I wouldn’t stay here again. The free breakfast was 1 egg, one roll and you had to wash your own dishes. Shower curator moldy. No new towels or bed making. Will be glad to leave. I’d hoped the larger room for the second reservation would be better. It was much worse. The room stank of ammonia, there was hair imbedded in the carpet which the man at the desk tried to vacuum up but was not able to do so, and there were stains in the carpet. Also mold around the bathroom sink. I checked out early as this was totally unacceptable.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2019

1/5 Terrible

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Mold all over bathroom. Don’t rely on the listing
We stayed in amazing hotels in Japan but this one was a scam and the guy is a disgrace to all other Japanese hotel owners. Breakdown of mis-stated “facts”: 1. Non smoking property! Lobby was full of smoke smell and we thought well our room is non smoking but even there the bathroom was smelling of smoke and took continuous fan and sprays till morning to get rid of it (or maybe get used to it idk) 2. Mold all over bathroom under the sink, on shower, the curtain was nasty (pictures attached) so now shower for us. 3. Free continental breakfast! You get 2 medium bread rolls per person and ONE RAW egg that you can cook by cleaning the dirty pan yourself! There is a coffe machine no milk or cream I know continental has a loose meaning but this one was really stretching it. 4. 24 hours front desk, nobody was there in the morning to complain to. We dropped the key and checked out and found another hotel. 4 agents from Hotels.com customer service tried to reach to them and couldn’t find them till 10-11 am. And they guy refused to do a refund for the other two nights. This is a scam, I seriously doubt all the other reviews on expedia related sites at least nobody leaves “amazing breakfast” unless it is a paid review. More disappointing was how hotels.com handled this and refused to give my money back at least for the remaining nights. I sent them these photos too but apparently they are okay with molds in bathroom and owners lying on their website. 0 customer protection
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2019

1/5 Terrible

Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Worst Experience Ever in Japan
Absolutely disconnected from the guest house owner. We arrived in front of the guest house door at 4pm (checkin time) but no one there to open the code locked door and we stayed on the street freezing with kids for 50 mins. Kept calling the guest house emergency phone but no one pick up. This was the worst experience I have never had before in Japan. Before we arrived Kyoto a week ago, we started to contact by phone, by email, by hotels.com the guest house owner to confirm the checkin arrangement BUT they just ignored us and no one picked up. I really don't recommend anyone to choose this guest house or you choose to take your own risk. Even hotels.com CS couldn't help us to reach out the staff there as well. I suggest hotels.com to ban this guest house to further hurting travellers.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2018

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