Kyoto is a destination that has much to offer with over 13 World Heritage sites, so the hardest part is knowing where to start first and how to get around. Our hotel and orientation package not only puts you in a fantastic centrally located hotel but will help you to get the most out of your time in this amazing city so that you spend your time effectively, experiencing world-class sights and eats and not trying to figure out the transport system!

Our experienced local guide will give you all the insights and tips on where to go, what to see and how to get around the city, making sure your visit is everything that you want it to be. At the end of each day, you will be warmly welcomed by staff at your modern and well-located hotel with its stylish bar and sitting area.


  • Receive advice from an experienced guide on the best places to see based on your
    interests, the best time to visit and how to get there
  • Find out about ‘off the beaten path’ and unique experiences only an insider can share
  • A local’s guide to dining options
  • Receive information on navigating the public transport system
  • Stay in a conveniently located, comfortable hotel with great facilities and service


From $670 per person (based on double occupancy in low season)

Please enquire with our Destination Specialist for single room pricing

Fast Facts


  • 3 nights accommodation in a modern Kyoto hotel (Western-style beds)
  • Daily breakfast
  • Hotel city tax
  • 2 hour orientation with our experienced local guide to help plan your time in Kyoto

Not Included:

  • Lunch and dinners
  • Airport transfers

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Orientation Details

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Meeting time: 6-8pm on the day of arrival or 8-10am the following day
  • Location: Hotel lobby
  • Group Size: This is a private orientation so you can best maximise your time with our Japanese guide to planning your Kyoto visit.

Hotel Overview

Our Kyoto Hotel is centrally located and a 2-minute walk from Kyoto Station (Hachijo West Gate exit). Established in 2015 the hotel is modern and features wood and stone furnishings, a fire pit in the lobby and contemporary artwork throughout the hotel. The buffet breakfast is extensive and guests can enjoy a light or full course meal at the hotel’s restaurant and bar. The hotel also offers a take-out menu that guests can enjoy in their room, balcony or hotel patio. Guests have access to free self-service laundry, wifi, fitness centre, and the Japanese public bath.

*Please note that in the event that this hotel is unavailable on your preferred dates, another hotel of similar standard will be offered to you. If you prefer another hotel of a different standard, please enquire with our staff for suggestions on a property suited to your needs. Pricing will vary depending on the hotel, room type and season.

How to Book

Contact our friendly Japan Team for further information or to make a booking.

Phone: (03) 5976 3763

Email: [email protected]

Staff_Mark_Conyers  Zoe Rees

RAW Travel customer reviews

We had a limited amount of time in Kyoto so it was of benefit to speak to someone about the different areas that would be good to visit and then narrow it down to the time that we had available.it was really useful to be able to ask someone who knows the area really well, specific questions about how long it would take to get somewhere, what is the best way to get there, what are the busy times. For example, we were told it would be best not to go see the Tori
Gates on Monday because it was a public holiday and it would be really busy. We were unaware of that. Also, we had just arrived in Kyoto and were still getting used to the train stations so it was helpful to have it explained to us and also a map provided

– Jean Cooper

The Orientation we had in Kyoto was great. The Guide was very informative and helpful and we really benefited from his knowledge and experience. He was able to give us great guidance on where to start our sightseeing and what to tackle first. In hindsight, it was the perfect way to start our Kyoto adventures.

– Lyn Holdom

To us, the Japan experience was brand new and we were keen to get first-hand info so we wouldn’t waste too much time trying to find our way. We did get some very good suggestions at this introduction, such as visiting temples and destinations in Kyoto which are off the beaten track. Those have left us with great memories, as they were not as busy but certainly worth the visit.

– Jerry Bour

it was useful to have the orientation so that I could ask the guide about some of the less obvious highlights in Kyoto. I feel I would have been able to find relevant information about buses and the like, but it was useful to be able to talk that through with someone locally. The guide also brought my attention to the day passes for the Kyoto buses which I was not previously aware of.

– Matthew Sayles