Gay Kyoto · Hotels

Gay Kyoto · Hotels

Kyoto has a fabulous choice of hotels that are in great location for sightseeing, with English-speaking staff who offer a very warm welcome to gay guests.


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Why this hotel?: Excellent location. Walk to Kyoto Tower. Very gay-friendly.

Great-value hotel in the heart of Kyoto, Hotel Granvia is just a short walk to Kyoto Tower, shopping mall at Kyoto Station, and just a short taxi ride to other popular tourist sights.

Guest rooms are spacious each with LCD TV, extra-long bed, large windows, minibar, free WiFi. The Granvia has a restaurant, bar and massage spa onsite. Extra charges apply to use the pool and gym.

From the nearby Kyoto Station, the famous Arashiyama area and Fushimi Inari Shrine are both within a 15-minute train ride away.

As gay-friendly as it gets, the Granvia Kyoto was the first hotel in Japan to host a gay wedding ceremony.


bar, , cafe, restaurant, swimming pool, massage, sauna, gym

JR Kyoto Station, Karasuma Chuo-guchi, Shimogyo, Kyoto


Based on 4266 votes

Why this hotel?: Beautiful location. Close to the gay scene. Popular choice.

The charming Mitsui Garden is located 15 minutes’ walk from Nijo Castle and popular sights in Nakagyo Ward. The nearby Karasuma station makes it easy to get around Kyoto for shopping, dining and gay scene.

The hotel combines classic Orientalism with a modern twist. Air-conditioned rooms feature flat screen TV, private bathroom, free WiFi. Breakfast is served in the onsite restaurant. There are vending machines, coin laundromat and 24-hour front desk.

Mitsui’s central location, stunning garden and great reviews make it a popular choice with gay guests.


restaurant, spa, garden

361 Rokkaku-cho, Shinmachi-dori, Nakagyo, Kyoto


Based on 1577 votes

Why this hotel?: Heart of the city. Modern rooms. Easy access to gay scene.

The Kyoto Tokyu Hotel is a gay-friendly hotel in the heart of Kyoto City, and fairly close to gay nightlife options.

The interiors offers clean and modern comfort in the recently-renovated rooms. Amenities include gym access, a bar/restaurant and shops.

This hotel has been ranked one of the gay-friendliest in the city. Great value for money, too.

nearest station : Gojo


fitness centre, spa, bar, restaurant

Gojo-sagaru, Horikawa-dori, Shimogyo, Kyoto


Based on 1308 votes

Why this hotel?: Great for shopping. Excellent value for money.

Located in the heart of the shopping district and close to attractions and gay-popular venues in Kyoto, Hotel Gracery offers modern comforts whilst still maintains the rich history of Japanese culture.

The hotel features a restaurant, shop and concierge desk. Guest rooms are equipped with air conditioning, flat screen TV, fridge, private bathroom, free WiFi.

Reviews are consistently great, with many guests mentioning the perfect location and incredible value for money.


restaurant, shop, free wi-fi

420 Sakuranocho, Teramachi-Higashiiru, Nakagyo, Kyoto


Based on 3671 votes

Why this hotel?: New budget choice. Great location. Near train station, shops and restaurants.

The new Hotel M’s Plus enjoys a great location next to the Omiya Station, along with a huge range of shops and restaurants. Gay bars and nightlife options are within easy reach.

Each modern guest room features private bathroom with bathtub, air conditioning, flat-screen TV, electric kettle. Some rooms include a seating area.

A popular, new budget hotel in Kyoto.


restaurant, free wi-fi

114 Nishikioomiya-cho, Nakagyo, Kyoto


Based on 5009 votes

Why this hotel?: Budget choice. Convenient location. Great for sightseeing.

Hotel New Hankyu Kyoto is a great budget hotel in the centre of Kyoto. The hotel is gay-friendly and offers good value for money.

Facilities include free WiFi, a bar and restaurant, and an onsite shop. The Hotel New Hankyu Kyoto offers you classical Japanese comfort in its rooms.


restaurant, bar, shop, concierge

In front of Kyoto Station, Shiokoji-dori, Shimogyou-ku, Kyoto


Based on 5858 votes

Why this hotel?: New hotel. Modern rooms. Value for money.

New 3-star hotel in central Kyoto. Hotel Intergate has great reviews, and guests loved the in-house spa and perfect location for nightlife, sightseeing and shopping.

The rooms are clean, modern and comfortable.


restaurant, massage, concierge

387 Mukadeya-cho, Shinmachi-dori, Nakagyo, Kyoto


Based on 2683 votes

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