WelcomeOur hotel

Ai Matsubara Kyogoku House has been welcoming guests from all over the world since 2018. 'Ai'means 'encounter' in Japanese, and it is our hope that you will find here the - perfect - stay.
We are located along Matsubara-dori, an old historical street that streches all the way from Kiyomizu-dera temple to Nishi-kyogoku (5.5 km long). The hotel is surrounded by traditional shops, that will give you a feel of the "real" Kyoto life.

We strive to be an eco-friendly hotel, following initiatives to reduce our water and energy consumption. We have also been a proud MyMizu refill partner since 2021. MyMizu is a Japanese initiative launched to reduce the consumption of single-use plastic bottles. Thanks to the app, you will be able to find over 200,000 free water refill spots all across the globe. Ours is open from 14:00 to 20:00, seven days a week, and it is accessible to everyone.



Our rooms are designed like apartments, fitted out with kitchen facilities and washing machines. Cozier and larger than the equivalent equivalent city hotel rooms, they are perfect for holidays, long and short, as well as business and leisure travelers alike. All rooms get plenty of natural light through the large windows, and some of them enjoy a view over the neighbouring shrine.



Our multilingual staff will be happy to assist you in many different languages. From itinerary recommendations to restaurant bookings, they are at your disposal to make your stay as pleasant as possible. If you are traveling with special needs, do not hesitate to request assistance before your stay.

*self check-in available for late arrivals
In-room Facilities
  • Wi-Fi, LCD TV, Bedding and Towels, Shower room, Toilet, Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner, Body soap, Towels, Hair Dryer, Air Purifier and Humidifier, Washing machine, Detergent, Kitchenette with IH stove, Microwave oven, Fridge, Kettle, Cooking utensils, Tableware.
Additional Amenities (free rentals)
Iron and ironing board, Adapters, USB cables, Rice cooker, Coffee and coffee-maker, Condiments, Boardgames, Video projector, Magazines.
Cyclists Welcome
Possibility of bike storage in room, complimentary use of our bike stands, air pump as well as bike wash and maintenance space.
  • Nestled in the retro Matsubara-dori Shopping Arcade, our hotel is perfect for those in search of a quiet yet interesting location. Enjoy downtown Kyoto without the traffic noises of the main streets.
2 km from Kyoto station. Nearest subway stations Shijo station (10 min walk from Exit 4) and Gojo Station (8 min walk from Exit 2). We are also just 1 minute walk from Matsubara bus stop.
Alternatively, a taxi ride from Kyoto Station will cost you approximately 800-1000 JPY.
Nearby coin parking.
Nearby attractions
  • Kiyomizu-dera temple 3km, Yasaka shrine 2,5km, Nishiki market 1,9km, Nijo castle 1,8km, Nishi-honganji temple 1km, Higashi-honganji temple 1km.


349 Tenjinmae-cho, (Matsubara-dori Nishinotoin-nishiiru) Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 600-8459

Phone / Fax

Phone: +81-75-585-5470
Fax: +81-75-585-5471