Kouro Ryokan in the centre of Kyoto.

This hotel located in the centre of Kyoto offers the luxury of relaxing your mind and indulging yourself.
A peaceful hotel brimming with a warmth to make you forget the passage of time…
Forget your everyday life surrounded by the refined Japanese-style décor that can only be found in an authentic hotel and enjoy the luxury of relaxing your mind and indulging yourself.
We work hard to provide hospitality that places importance on our guests’ comfort.

  • Cuisine
  • Cuisine


Kyoto is the home of traditional Japanese cuisine.
We recommend that you experience kaiseki cuisine including the distinctive ingredients, delicate seasoning and beautiful presentation once in your exploration of Japanese culture.


Our famous Japanese cypress bath.

The large public bath at Kouro Hotel is a Japanese cypress bath – a rarity in the centre of Kyoto. It is not a very big bath but you will be able to soothe your everyday fatigue with the aroma of the wood and the calm, harmonious atmosphere.


Guest rooms

The architecture is unconventional, incorporating modern elements in a traditional design.
We have different types of guest rooms from high quality guest rooms to guest rooms with Japanese cypress baths and modern Japanese-style guest rooms.
One night of your journey, relax and enjoy modernism in the Sukiya-style (tea ceremony arbour style).


Video introduction

Introduction of Ryokan Kohro

SHOW ME THE BEST OF KYOTO - A short movie -

Video introduction

How to Enjoy a Ryokan

SightseeingRecommended sightseeing spots in Kyoto

Sanjusangendo TempleSanjusangendo Temple
Kannon is known as the Goddess of Mercy. The Goddess is believed to change between 33 forms to save people who are suffering from poverty and incurable diseases. The sight of 1001 statues of Kannon with one thousand arms, lined up in rows, takes visitors' breath away.
Kiyomizu-dera TempleKiyomizu-dera Temple
The highlight of Kiyomizu-dera Temple is its main hall, which is known as Kiyomizu Stage. The floor of Kiyomizu Stage is 18 meters high off the ground, and commands a stunning view of Kyoto.
Gion is a traditional town in Kyoto where old tea houses and Japanese restaurants line the streets. You may see maiko and geisha—traditional female entertainers—while strolling around this district.
Nijo-jo CastleNijo-jo Castle
Nijo-jo Castle was constructed by Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1603. It served both as his residence and as a base for the Tokugawa Shogunate in Kyoto. In 1867, the 15th shogun, Tokugawa Yoshinobu, announced the end of Tokugawa rule in this castle, returning political control to the Emperor.
Nishiki MarketNishiki Market
The 400 meters of Nishikikoji-dori Street between Teramachi and Takakura are lined with about 130 shops that sell all varieties of food. The market is like the bustling kitchen of Kyoto, and visitors can find everything from fresh fish and vegetables to processed food and local ingredients.
Kinkakuji TempleKinkakuji Temple
Kinkakuji Temple was constructed by the 3rd shogun, Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, and is a symbol of Kitayama culture. The temple is renowned worldwide for its stunning surrounding landscape, which offers new beauty with each season.

AccessOur hotel is located in the center of Kyoto, providing easy access.


from 3 p.m. (Last check-in 10 p.m.)
by 10 a.m.
Leaving your luggage
You can leave your luggage with us before check-in and after check-out.
Vegetarian meals
We do not have a vegetarian menu prepared. However, we may be able to accommodate requests to prepare meals without certain ingredients in some cases. Please consult with us.
Bringing your own food and beverages
As a general rule, guests are not permitted to bring outside food and beverages when meals are served.
If you would like to do so, we will charge a fee.
We are able to provide service in English, but not in other languages.
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the facility.
A Handy smartphone is provided in each guest room for free.
Credit cards
Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, Diners, JCB, UnionPay
Cancellation fees
On the day: 100%. Previous day: 50%. 2 - 5 days in advance: 30%.
* For reservations of two nights or longer, the cancellation fee is the accommodation fee for the first night only.
Kyoto City accommodation tax
The ordinance for accommodation tax took effect on October 1, 2018.
The accommodation tax will be charged within the range of 200 yen to 1,000 yen, depending on the accommodation charges.
(Our accommodation charges require a tax of 200 yen in almost all cases.) The accommodation tax will be charged regardless of age.
  • eduroamThe first hotel in Japan to use eduroam
  • Wi-FiFree Wi-Fi is available throughout the facility.
  • handyA Handy smartphone is provided in each guest room for free.
  • OMOTENASHI Japan Service QualityOMOTENASHI Japan Service Quality Since 2018