Skip to content
Hotel Ethnography Gion Shinmonzen logo white
mins. walk to Yasaka Shrine
unique rooms
featured artists
min walk from subway station
min ride from kyoto station

Hotel Ethnography Gion Shinmonzen

Hotel Ethnography Gion Shinmonzen is located just behind Shinmonzen Street, one of the Gion district’s most famous areas. The neighbourhood is known for trade dealings of antiques, art, and old calligraphy. This quaint hotel is a true delight. It showcases traditional arts and crafts and modern comforts to ensure a cultured yet comfortable stay. The exterior is in keeping with the local wooden design, and the interior is beautifully decorated. All of the unique interior design features and furniture are sourced from local artists. 

Japanese Temple in pristine gardens in Kyoto
tunnel of orange arched shrines at a temple in Kyoto
man and woman wearing traditional Japanese kimonos walk across a bridge in Kyoto's Gion District

Continuing the meticulous blend of tradition and modernity, the bedrooms at Hotel Ethnography Gion Shinmonzen are simply delightful. Large windows, neutral colours and natural materials epitomize Japanese simplicity. High quality bed linens and comfortable mattresses make for a great nights sleep. Furthermore, the in-room temperature control allows you to create the perfect environment for you to relax in.

Features & Amenities

• Centrally located
• Close to transit
• Cultural events calendar
• Restaurant
• Breakfast provided by local restaurant “Kamo Yasai”, who use only organic vegetables of the highest quality
• Family friendly
• Air conditioning
• Free WiFi
• Flat screen television

two ladies wearing kimonos stood beside a plant with orange flowers in Kyoto, Japan
ladies wearing traditional Japanese kimonos walk down the streets in the Gion district of Kyoto
red lanterns with Japanese symbols hang at the edge of a temple in Kyoto

Around Gion District

Countless Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines and Imperial palaces are located in and around the Gion district, making it the prime location to soak up Japanese culture and tradition. Among the most impressive in the area are the Yasaka Shrine, Kenninki Temple, Kinkaku-Ji, Fushimi Inari Shrine, and the Yasaka Shrine, 5 story temple. As well as these well known sites, many others can be found by walking around the area, each with its own charm and beauty.

Travelling to Kyoto? Check out our list of the Top Things to do in Kyoto to help you plan your visit.

Do you love photography? Check out the 21 most instagrammable places in Kyoto!

Hotel Ethnography Kyoto guest room
Hotel Ethnography Kyoto shower
lady walks up the street in front of the Yasaka Pagoda in Gion Kyoto