Welcome to RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto.

About Our Hotel

Our hotel's outline and the history we have traversed so far are as follows.


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Located close to Kyoto Station, RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto can be used for a wide range of purposes from sightseeing to business. Our hotel also offers a wide variety of Japanese, Western, and Chinese restaurants, a lounge, and a bar, including a guest room with a Kyoto-style atmosphere, 16 banquet rooms that can be used for various occasions, an all-day dining room with 210 seats, and Kyoto's only revolving restaurant, offering a 360-degree view of the city. We are sure that you will enjoy your stay in comfort.

Hotel NameRIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto
Location1-Taimatsu-cho, Shiokoji-sagaru, HigashiHorikawa-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8237, JAPAN
Opening DateNovember 1, 1969
General ManagerTomoyuki Fujii
Company NameRRH Kyoto Operations LLC.
ContactPhone: +81(0)75-341-1121
Fax: +81(0)75-341-3073


SummaryCheck-in from 14:00 / Check-out by 11:00, Guest Rooms : 489
Building : 14 Stories above ground, 2 stories underground
Guest Rooms489 rooms <373 twin bedrooms, 64 double bedrooms, 6 Japanese-style rooms, 9 Family room, 18 suites, 19 others>,
Capacity : 1,005 guests
<< Internet Connectivity : Ethernet LAN & Wireless LAN ( free ) >>
Dining6 Restaurants, Lounge & Bar < 1 Buffet, 2 Western, 1 Teppanyaki, 1 Chinese, 1 Japanese; 1 coffee and tea Lounge, 1 Bar >, Room Service
BanquetsMeeting & Conference : 16
Facilities / ServicesFree Wi-Fi, Business Center, Currency Exchange, Concierge, Courier Service, Laundry Service, Swimming Pool, Fitness gym and Sauna(For men only) for overnight guests, Nursing Room, Souvenir Shop etc.
Parking117 vehicles

Our history


1969: The Birth of the Kyoto Grand Hotel

The Kyoto Grand Hotel was opened on November 1st, 1996 in anticipation of the 1970 Japan World Exposition.
At the time of opening, the hotel started operations with 430 guest rooms, 7 banquet rooms, and 7 restaurants, 2 bars, and a lounge.


1975: Expansion and a Second Wing

In August 1975, a new wing was opened on the south side of the hotel.
The total guest rooms reached 613.


1997: Crowning the RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto

On April 1st, 1997, the Kyoto Grand Hotel was renamed the RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto.


2016: Underwent major renovation work

We closed for seven months beginning in February 2016 and underwent significant renovations.


We would like to introduce the hotel awards that RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto has received to date.


<<Ranked in the top 10% of hotels worldwide>>
Travelers’ Choice Awards
Winner 2024

The hotel was selected as a "Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Awards Winner 2024," which TripAdvisor awards each year to hotels that receive the highest ratings from domestic and international travelers based on reviews and ratings collected over the past year.

Booking.com Traveler Review Award 2022

Traveler Review Award 2022

We have achieved a review score of 8.3 and received an award from Booking.com. This award is given to accommodations that have been highly rated by our guests who have stayed with us.

Tripadvisor Travellers'Choice 2022 Award

Travellers'Choice 2022 Award

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice selects carefully chosen accommodations, attractions, and restaurants that consistently provide the best in hospitality.Travelers' Choice awards recognize highly rated establishments, which account for approximately the top 10% of all TripAdvisor establishments.