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ASAI KYOTO SHIJO

Live like a local in Japan’s ancient capital and discover the best of the destination with easy access to Kyoto’s hot spots and top tips and advice from our team of community ambassadors – on hand around the clock to ensure you have a truly memorable experience.

Each cosy room comes with all the essentials, including a superior-quality bed, a powerful shower, and a smart TV for downtime streaming, to deliver maximum comfort between your explorations.

Regular collaborations with local creatives, chefs, and wellness experts ensure there is always something interesting going on in our lively communal space – the ideal place to relax, unwind, meet other travellers, and, if essential, catch up on some work.


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Level up your vacay with ASAI Kyoto Shijo. Save up to 35% on your next stay with Dusit Gold and uncover the art of travel with amazing, one-of-a-kind experiences across our hotspot destination. 

Delicious Stay Offer – Complimentary Thai Dinner

Enjoy mouthwatering authentic Thai dishes with our Delicious Stay Offer with a complimentary Thai Dinner Set for two at our signature restaurant Soi Gaeng.

Sweet Stays – Complimentary Thai Dessert Buffet

Calling all dessert lovers. Enjoy complimentary Thai dessert buffet with your stay.

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Highlights

Maiko Dance on Every first and third Saturday of the month

When in Kyoto, you can’t miss the chance to watch a traditional performance. And you’re in luck because, on bi-weekly Saturdays, we welcome Maiko – the name given to trainee Geisha – for live dance shows in our lounge space. Don’t miss it – even locals have a hard time finding performances like these!​

Berry and Pumpkin Dessert Buffet at Soi Gaeng

Experience the Delight of Winter at our Berry and Pumpkin Dessert Buffet at ASAI Kyoto Shijo. From February 1st to March’s end, indulge in a unique culinary journey. Savour the exquisite Blueberry Spring Roll and the innovative Young Coconut Pumpkin creations, crafted by our esteemed Chef Ley.

Kyokarakami Workshop

Join a local expert to explore the world of traditional handmade arts. Kyo-karakami is a printed paper craft that originates in China. The intricate designs are made with woodcuts and you can learn all about the history, techniques, skills, and patterns at Karamaru, just 5 minutes from ASAI. Try it and create your own original design for a unique souvenir.

Immersive Experiences

Local Delights At Nishiki

Dive into Nishiki market, a 390-metre street with a 400-year history, where you’ll find some unique ingredients even Kyoto natives don’t know. Browse stalls with fish, vegetables and local pickles, and don’t miss the chance to grab a truly authentic Kyoto coffee. The city consumes the most coffee in Japan and lots of long-established cafes surround the market. Contact us

Maiko Dance

When in Kyoto, you can’t miss the chance to watch a traditional performance. And you’re in luck, because on bi-weekly Saturdays, we welcome Maiko – the name given to trainee Geisha – for live dance shows in our lounge space. Don’t miss it – even locals have a hard time finding performances like these!​ Contact us

Paper Crafts

Join a local expert to explore the world of traditional handmade arts. Kyo-karakami is a printed paper craft that originates in China. The intricate designs are made with woodcuts and you can learn all about the history, techniques, skills, and patterns at Karamaru, just 5 minutes from ASAI. Try it and create your own original design for a unique souvenir. ​ Contact us

Traditional Kimono Experience

Get a fresh insight in our neighbourhood and nearby Gion and Kawara-machi by learning about local culture, customs and costume. Dress in a beautiful kimono, sip Japanese tea and coffee, and immerse in the ways of life that are unique to the ancient capital. Contact us

World Heritage Sites

As the ancient capital of Japan for 1200 years before Edo (Tokyo) was named the political capital by Shogun Tokugawa in 1603, Kyoto is filled with treasures. It was the foundational setting of Japanese traditional culture and heritage, and it’s home to countless historic buildings, some of which are listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Contact us

Sustainable Shopping at Bukko-ji Temple

Visit D&Department, a shop in Bukko-ji Temple that focuses on sharing stories that represent the local community. Check out the sustainable goodies, local crafts and foods, plus exhibitions about local lifelong design. Stop by the café next to the shop for treats made with local ingredients. Contact us

Neighbourhood Bicycle Tour

Kyoto is compact enough that you can check out all the go-to sightseeing spots on two wheels. Visit a local bike rental shop, hop on and discover all the hidden gems in our neighbourhood! Get excited about all your cool finds, avoid the traffic and get some exercise. Contact us

Nihon-Buyo – Traditional Dance

Dating back 150 years to the Meiji period, Nihon-buyo has now been developed into 200 different styles of dance within Japan. The original artform was influenced by the mixture of other Japanese traditional performing arts, including Noh and Kabuki. Learn the Kyoto form – Bando-style – in an interactive class. Contact us

Tate – Sword Performance

An important part of classical Japanese music and drama, the tate sword has been known throughout history as both a tool for killing (during the warlike Sengoku period), but also as a symbol of authority. Visit Toei Kyoto Studio Park, where most Japanese period drama are filmed, and take a tate lesson from a pro. Contact us

Wadaiko – Japanese Drumming

Discover an instrument with a history of more than 2,300 years. The unique, powerful sound of the wadaiko accompanies special occasions and ceremonies at shrines and temples throughout Japan. Learn the cultural importance of the drum and how to play it from an expert for a unique and truly Japanese experience. Contact us

Chair Yoga

On Tuesday afternoons, we invite you to connect mind and body in a chair yoga session on the first floor. No worries if it’s your first time, the practice is very beginner-friendly and our expert yogi will guide you through the movements, one by one. Contact us

Morning Run Along The Kamo

Head to the Kamo River, just 10 minutes from ASAI, for an energising run with a gorgeous view. A pro tip: start early and the scenic path will be less crowded. Finish up at Nouryou-yuka, a temporary alfresco dining space, where students, couples and families gather for a casual breakfast on benches. Contact us

Flower Arranging

Visit Rokkakudo Temple, the original home to the school of Ikenobo – the Japanese art of floral design, now famous throughout Japan. The art form values the beauty of natural life and teaches participants to see the uniqueness of each bloom. Join a session to discover more about this beautiful tradition. Contact us

Zen Meditation

Close your eyes, release your distractions and cultivate a clearer and purer mind with this ancient Buddhist practice. Visit locally well-known temples to join a zen meditation session and find yourself feeling calmer, more mindful and focused. Contact us

Morning Chanting at Bukko-ji Temple

Head to our local temple just five minutes walk from ASAI Kyoto Shijo to participate in morning chanting as a way to centre yourself at the start of the day. Buddhists believe that by reciting the sacred texts, we can cultivate mindfulness, compassion and a sense of interconnectedness with all beings. Contact us

Trail Hiking 

Besides all its cultural heritage sites and authentic restaurants, Kyoto is home to beautiful and rich natural settings. It’s a city surrounded by towering mountains, where you’ll find wonderful hiking trails and paths. So why not head out on a trek to uncover the nature of Kyoto, including flora, fauna and gorgeous views. Contact us

Arashiyama Exploration

Arashiyama is a well-known tourist spot, where you’ll find the emblematic Togetsu-kyo Bridge, photogenic bamboo forests and a walk-and-eat tour of tasty local snacks. Hop on board a rickshaw to discover these great sites, plus a few extra hidden places, with lots of local knowledge from your expert guide. Contact us

Kiyomizu Temple and Yasaka Shrine

Get ready for a day of cultural discoveries as you explore two of our neighbouring must-see destinations. More than 1,200 years old, Kiyomizu Temple is one of Kyoto’s most popular World Heritage sites in Kyoto, set in the wooded hills east of Kyoto. Yasaka Shrine in Gion is famous for its vibrant Summer Festival. Contact us

Dusit Tea Plantation

Embrace the beauty of nature and explore the heritage of a drink rooted deeply in Japanese culture. Dusit Thani Kyoto – our sister property – has a tea field in Wazuka-cho, in south Kyoto, and invites you on a visit to see and learn about Japanese tea. Learn how the seasonal changes influence the taste and aroma of the tea, infusing each sip with a unique character. Contact us

Matcha Making

Among Japanese green teas, matcha is unique. Join us to master the distinct method of making this brew of brews. With support from your expert tea master, you’ll learn all about its history and the easy steps to make it so it tastes perfect every time. Contact us

Monthly Specials

You’ll never get bored of the menu at Soi Gaeng. Our talented Thai chef serves new specials for lunch and dinner each month so you’ll always have something different and authentic to enjoy. Make your reservation and join us for lunch or dinner to see what’s cooking. Contact us

Cocktail Class

Join us for a fun exploration of creative mixology and learn to make our signature cocktails, Gapao Gin & Tonic and Coriander Mojito. Discover the ingredients and mixing techniques with secret tips and tricks from our friendly bartenders. Then raise your glasses and enjoy your delicious creations. Contact us

Thai Cooking Class

Discover the art of authentic Thai cuisine with our talented chefs at Soi Gaeng. Use ingredients hand-picked from our organic garden and learn how they're used to enhance the balance of flavours and textures in classic Thai dishes. Learn some new skills, make new friends and sit down to enjoy your culinary creations at the end. Contact us

Thai Desserts

Stop by Soi Gaeng on the first floor and grab a tasty Thai coconut ice cream before you explore the city, or re-energise with a delicious Thai bingsu when you get back. With your choice of toppings, these yummy treats are the perfect snack. ​ Contact us

Matcha Sweets

A visit to Kyoto without matcha? Unthinkable! The city has played an important role in the development of Japanese green tea since the Heian period, when Kyoto was named the capital, so it’s a great place to savour the drink and the sweets. As you explore the shopping streets around Shijo and Kawaramachi, look out for the bright green treats and try them for yourself. Contact us

Soba Sampling

Any noodle experience in Japan is incomplete without soba. A truly Japanese invention, these noodles are traditionally enjoyed on New Year's Eve for good luck. Visit Sobanomi Yoshimura, just three minutes away from ASAI Kyoto Shijo, to enjoy the authentic taste of real Japanese noodles. Contact us

Temple Cuisine

Shojin-ryori, or Buddhist cuisine, is influenced by the religion’s teachings. So, for vegans, vegetarians, plant-based eaters and anyone open to trying something new, it’s a great option. Stroll around the Shijo neighbourhood and you’ll find a few restaurants that specialise in this cuisine.​ Contact us

Local Japanese Cuisine 

Make your way to Ponto-cho for the chance to sample authentic Japanese cuisine. The street is lined with Kyoto-style houses and runs along the Kamo River so you can enjoy picturesque views as you stroll and savour. Each restaurant has its own specials, from authentic to creative new dishes, so try everything! Contact us

Hidden Treasures in the Neighbourhood

Are you ready to find local hidden gems? Our ASAI ambassadors have endless local knowledge and they’ll send you out into the neighbourhood with plenty of suggestions and recommendations, whether you want culture, nature, eats or drinks. Contact us

Night Visit to Heritage Sites 

Some heritage sites in Kyoto welcome night-time visitors. Yasaka Shrine is open 24 hours and Kiyomizu Temple allows guests until 21:00 on special occasions. And at other sites, the illuminations make the experience extra magical. Contact us

Autumn Leaves or Cherry Blossoms by Train

Take in magnificent views of seasonal beauty on the Sagano Scenic Train. Hop aboard at Kyoto station and glide through the countryside, snapping epic pics from the viewing windows. With cherry blossoms in spring and incredible colours in autumn, it’s a seasonal spectacle not to be missed. Contact us

Night View from Kyoto Tower

In a city with strict height limits in place to protect the skyline, this unique 100-metre building is an incredible spot to take in panoramic views of Kyoto at night. Look out over the city to pick out World Heritage Sites like Kiyomizu Temple. Fancy a cocktail with your vista? Why not visit the sky lounge below the observation deck? Contact us

Night-Time Cherry Blossoms

The season is fleeting, but that’s exactly why it's worth visiting Kyoto’s famous heritage sites when the cherry blossoms are in bloom. At night, Heian Shrine, To-ji Temple and Kiyomizu Temple also offer illuminations to elevate the natural beauty and make your Instagram pics even better. Contact us

​Dress Up In Kimono and Yukata

Head to the rental shops in our neighbourhood to find beautiful examples of traditional Japanese dress. While the kimono is made from fine materials and worn for formal occasions, the yukata is considered more casual and often worn during summer. Get in the mood and fit in with the townscape of the ancient capital Kyoto. Contact us

City Tour By Bike

Compact Kyoto is small and safe – perfect for family explorations on two wheels. Rent yours from J-cycle, near ASAI Kyoto Shijo, and head out to explore the ancient capital of Japan. Bike along the Kamo River and stop at local cafes for coffee and sweets. There’s something for everyone out there. Contact us

Ninja Experience

Ever dreamed of becoming a Ninja? All your dreams come true at NINJA DOJO and STORE KYOTO, where you can participate in real ninja training in one of the main styles. Get dressed in your costume and master new skills with classes for every level from beginner to pro. Contact us

Our Accommodations

Comfy King

Relax in your comfy and functional base and all the essentials to make your stay relaxed and enjoyable.

Comfy Hollywood Twin

With twin beds and all the essentials to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable

Accessible Comfy King

Relax in your comfy and barrier-free base and all the essentials to make your stay relaxed and enjoyable.

Cosy Twin

Standard category with twin beds and all the essentials to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable

Comfy Twin

With twin beds and all the essentials to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable

Comfy Corner Hollywood Twin

Relax in your thoughtfully designed base and all the essentials to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable.

Culinary Experiences

Soi Gaeng

Soi Gaeng, the name of the dining venue, also offers Thai drinking food or “a -harn glub glam” expertly paired with classic cocktails, and selections of premium Japanese whisky, sake, and beer casually served in a vibrant yet cosy space. Signature dessert (kanom wan) offerings ranging from the beloved mango sticky rice to coconut ice cream with various condiments and toppings for guests to personalise.

Berry and Pumpkin Dessert Buffet

Experience the Delight of Winter at our Berry and Pumpkin Dessert Buffet at ASAI Kyoto Shijo. From February 1st to March's end, indulge in a unique culinary journey. Savour the exquisite Blueberry Spring Roll and the innovative Young Coconut Pumpkin creations, crafted by our esteemed Chef Ley. Join us for a celebration of seasonal flavours, where each dessert is a blend of tradition and creativity. This exclusive event is more than a buffet—it's an exploration of winter's sweetness, curated for your delight. Reserve your spot now for this limited-time culinary adventure, where winter's finest ingredients transform into an unforgettable experience.

How to Get Here

ASAI KYOTO SHIJO

600-8417 444 Syunzeicho, Matsubara-dori, Karasuma-higashiiru, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto City, Japan.

info.aksj@dusit.com
+81-75-371-1808

From the airport

The fastest way to get to our hotel from Kansai Airport is to take the JR Haruka Express train. The train departs from the airport every 30 minutes and takes about 75 minutes to reach Kyoto Station. From Kyoto Station, you can take a taxi for 10 minutes or bus No.5, No.26  for 12 minutes to reach our hotel.

Car Parking

Onsite Parking is not available

By Train

4 min from Exit No.1 of Gojo station – Kyoto Subway Karasuma line

5 min from Exit No.5 of Shijo station – Kyoto Subway Karasuma line

Discover

Location

ASAI Kyoto holds regular meeting, ASAI Social Network event, ranging from art work experience with neighborhood gallery and culinary journey by using local ingredients. The local talents will be the highlights of event and guest would feel the connection to the live local journey and ASAI experience.

Good to Know

  • Check-in: 15:00・Check-out: 12:00
  • Early Check-In: 1-night charge
  • Late Check-Out:
    Until 15:00: 30% of the room rate
    Until 18:00: 50% of the room rate
    After 18:00: 100% of the room rate
  • Crib charge: Complimentary *Stock is limited.
    (Available room types: Comfy King, Accessible Comfy King, Comfy Hollywood Twin)
  • Bed-sharing: Children under 12 are permitted to stay for free when sharing existing bedding (only applicable for “Comfy King” and “Comfy Hollywood Twin” room types).
  • Accepted Credit Cards
  • Service Charge: 10%
  • Cancellation Policy: 100% for cancellations after 18:00 one day before check-in
  • Barrier-Free Facilities: Entrance from the ground floor to the basement floor: wheelchair-accessible lift available. Accessible rooms, wheelchair-accessible restrooms, and wheelchair rental services are available.
  • Facilities: Smoking room, Vending machine, Foreign currency exchange machine, Wheelchair elevator (Entrance area), Complimentary Wifi
  • No parking area on site
  • Amenities:  Toothbrush / T-shaped razor blade / Body towel / Hairbrush / Cotton and cotton swab(Self-Amenities Service is available at the front desk)
    *No children’s amenities or pajamas are provided.
    ※Rental Items (Free of Charge): Humidifier / Air Purifier / Iron / Pants Press / Charger / Weight Scale / Hair Iron / Corkscrew / Ice Bucket / Umbrella / HDMI Cable / Transformer / Suitcase Scale / Thermometer
  • Breakfast: 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM at Soi Gaeng 1st Floor

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