The best time to make a journey to Kyoto is between October and November when the temperature is pleasantly mild, the leaves are changing colors, and it is not overly rainy. Yet anyone who plans to make a trip to the city during the foliage season should be sure to make reservations in advance because they certainly won’t be alone in scheduling a visit.
Another month to consider a visit to Kyoto is April, the cherry blossom season. There is a two-week window, usually at the start of the month, when these beautiful trees are in full bloom. This is a sight unlike any other, one that should be seen at least once in your lifetime.
Home to over 1.5 million people, it goes without saying that there is a lot to see and do within the Kyoto city limits. The Fushimi Inari Shrine and the Kinkaku-ji Temple are both popular visitor attractions. Guests might also enjoy spending time at the Sanjusangendo Hall or at the Iwatayama Monkey Park. However, one of the most important parts of planning a trip is finding a safe and comfortable place to spend your nights. For a quiet oasis in this bustling city, look no further than Kyoto Brighton Hotel.
The spacious rooms at this beautiful boutique hotel are decorated in a modern, minimalist style. They are not only highly comfortable but also immaculately clean. Rooms at this location are available in double, twin, triple, or quad sizes. Free high-speed Internet and Wi-Fi are provided for guests as are pajamas and an assortment of bath products. The toilets and showers in the suites are sectioned off from one another to provide greater individual privacy among those who are sharing a room.
Room service is available upon request for those who prefer to eat in. However, for those who prefer to dine out, there are several eating establishments within the hotel from which to choose. Dining options include restaurants featuring both Japanese and Cantonese cuisines. A third dining facility serves superb hibachi-style food. During the usual meal times, a buffet can be found on the terrace at the Feery restaurant. The hotel’s lounge area serves both teas and tisanes, as well as delicious sweets. It is a good place for an afternoon tea break or the hotel’s happy hour.
A delicious Western-style buffet breakfast is available for guests. The buffet has a wide variety of tasty food including fresh fruit, pastries, and hot foods. If they want, guests can try the Japanese breakfast provided instead of the Western one.
Other facilities in this hotel include a gym/fitness center and a spa. There is also an outdoor swimming pool on the rooftop terrace. It is in operation during the summer months and is large enough to hold a great many guests without anyone feeling overcrowded.
The staff are very courteous and accommodating. Many of them speak English well, so communication is not a problem. There is an excellent concierge service for guests for day tours and general tourist advice.
The Kyoto Brighton Hotel is located in a safe area that is within walking distance of the Imperial Palace, but it is not in the city center itself. To get into the downtown area, those staying at this hotel will need to use public transportation, a bike, or a taxi. The hotel has a free shuttle bus for guests that will take them to the subway station, which is only a few short stops from central Kyoto.
Brighton Hotel is a wonderful establishment for travelers who prefer ‘boutique luxury.’ Forget the chaos of the city and enjoy the high standard of customer service, beautiful guest rooms and friendly staff at Brighton Hotel.