The crystal-clear Yura River. The idyllic mountainsides of Ayabe. Stunning seasonal scenery.A hotel nestled in nature.


Surrounded by nature, the Kyo Ayabe Hotel sits atop a small hill overlooking the crystal-clear waters of the Yura River.
From atop a small hill surrounded by nature, our hotel offers rooms with views of the Yura River and the seasonal scenery of Ayabe's idyllic mountainsides.


Our hotel’s outstanding hot spring bathhouse, the Kyo Ayabe Miyabi Onsen Daikazoku-no-Yu, is right next to the hotel.
It offers a spectacular view and the natural hot spring water is great for your skin.


Enjoy natural, skin-friendly hot spring water and a spectacular view in our outstanding hot spring
bathhouse: Kyo Ayabe Miyabi Onsen Daikazoku-no-Yu.

Kyo Ayabe Miyabi Onsen Daikazoku-no-Yu

From the open-air bath, guests can enjoy a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside—the Yura River covered by morning mist, the townscape of Ayabe, mountainsides showing the colors of the season, beautiful sunsets over Mt. Oe, and much more.
Hotel guests can use the baths, which include 13 types of baths and two saunas, as many times as they want. The hot spring water is isotonic, weakly alkaline, and low-temperature—it will do wonders for your skin.

  • Hours7:00 to 23:00 (Last admission 22:00)
  • Closed
    Open every day (Occasionally closed for inspections)
  • Price for day-trippers
    - Adults (Age 13 and up) 700 yen - Children (Age 6 to 12) 400 yen - Infants and Toddlers (Age 0 to 5) 200 yen Note: All prices include consumption tax.


Enjoy meals at our hotel restaurants and cafés.


Since our hotel is near the Sea of Japan, our dishes are made with fresh seafood and vegetables delivered to us every day.
Taste the bounty of the seasons in Japanese and Western cuisine.



Enjoy a panoramic view of Ayabe’s idyllic mountains and the crystal-clear waters of the Yura River from your window.
Forget about your worries and lounge in your room with a view.


The Kyo Ayabe Hotel offers a calm and sophisticated space. Guests can spend a relaxing, leisurely time in our rooms, adorned with wood and tile flooring, big tables made from single slabs of wood, and seasonal flowers and decorations here and there.

Room Type
  • Suite Room
  • Semi-Suite Room
  • Japanese-Style Room, 10 Tatami Mats
  • Twin Room
  • Single Room (Double Bed), Non-Smoking
  • Single Room (Semi-Double Bed)
Facilities and Amenities
Room Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Heater/AC in each room
  • Digital TV
  • Desk lamp
  • Refrigerator (empty)
  • Toilet with bidet
  • Electric kettle
  • Hair dryer
  • Humidifier (upon request)
  • Extension bed
  • Tea set
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Comb
  • Razor
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body soap
  • Wash towel
  • Bath towel
  • Nightgown (Pajamas)
  • Slippers


Sightseeing Spots

Amanohashidate Amanohashidate Amanohashidate
AmanohashidateVisit website50 min. by car
Amanohashidate, one of the three most scenic places in Japan along with Matsushima and Miyajima, is a designated Special Place of Scenic Beauty. The sandbar stretches roughly 3.6 kilometers, and is covered with some 8,000 pine trees of all sizes, making it look like a bridge to heaven. This is why the place is called Amanohashidate—heaven's bridge.
Fukuchiyama Castle
Fukuchiyama CastleVisit website30 min. by car
Fukuchiyama Castle The original Fukuchiyama Castle was constructed by Akechi Mitsuhide in 1579. Its tenshu—main keep—was restored in 1986. The castle is open to the public. Inside, visitors can learn about the history and cultural properties of the Fukuchiyama area. The watchtower commands a spectacular view.
Kisaichi Maruyama Kofun Park
Kisaichi Maruyama Kofun ParkVisit website25 min. by car
At 81 meters across and 10 meters high, the Kisaichi Maruyama Kofun is one of the largest round burial mounds in Kyoto. The burial mound and the surrounding area are now a park, visited by many locals and travelers alike.
Kurotani Washi Kaikan
Kurotani Washi KaikanVisit website17 min. by car
Kurotani Washi (Japanese paper) is produced by hand using traditional techniques that have been passed down for 800 years. The staff at Kurotani Washi Kaikan demonstrates how to make Kurotani Washi. The hall also has exhibits, and art and other wares made from Kurotani Washi are on sale. Visitors can also try making paper by hand themselves!
Omoto Choseiden
Omoto ChoseidenVisit website 15 min. by walk
Omoto is a religious organization that originated in Ayabe. Choseiden, which is said to be the largest wooden building of the 20th century, was constructed in 1992 to commemorate the organization's 100th anniversary. It promotes various activities relating to peace, culture, and the arts.


About an hour from Kyoto, and 1 hour 40 minutes from Osaka.
There are many popular sightseeing spots, including Amanohashidate, within an hour of our hotel.

Google Map

By Train

Kyoto Station
  • ~60 min. via the San-in Main Line
  • Ayabe Station
  • ~5 min. by taxi / ~7 min. by bus
  • Kyo Ayabe Hotel
Shin-Osaka Station
  • ~15 min. by Shinkansen
  • Kyoto Station
  • ~60 min. via the San-in Main Line
  • Ayabe Station
  • ~5 min. by taxi / ~7 min. by bus
  • Kyo Ayabe Hotel
Shin-Kobe Station
  • ~30 min. by Shinkansen
  • Kyoto Station
  • ~60 min. via the San-in Main Line
  • Ayabe Station
  • ~5 min. by taxi / ~7 min. by bus
  • Kyo Ayabe Hotel
Tokyo Station
  • ~140 min. by Shinkansen
  • Kyoto Station
  • ~60 min. via the San-in Main Line
  • Ayabe Station
  • ~5 min. by taxi / ~7 min. by bus
  • Kyo Ayabe Hotel
  • Miyazu Amanohashidate tourist guide


15:00 (Last check-in: 22:00)
By 12:00
Free Wi-Fi is available in all guest rooms, on the first and second floors, and in the lobby.Wi-Fi
Reservations required. Breakfast is served in the restaurant on the first floor from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Japanese-style breakfast 1,500 yen / Western-style breakfast 1,500 yen
Note: Both types of breakfast come with a free drink.
If you would like breakfast, please let us know your desired type of meal (Japanese or Western) and what time you will be dining by 19:00 on the day you check in.
Where Meals Are Served
Breakfast: Restaurant / Dinner: Restaurant
Overnight guests can use the bathhouse, Kyo Ayabe Miyabi Onsen Daikazoku-no-Yu, next to the hotel free of charge.
Note: At the bathhouse, a bathing tax of 150 yen will be collected.
Wheelchair-accessible / Wheelchairs available / Accessible restroom / Wheelchair-accessible restroom available in the hotel
Note: The accessible facilities and services available vary among hotels.
In order to ensure a pleasant stay free of inconvenience, please contact the hotel directly in advance.
About Non-Smoking Rooms
Non-smoking single and twin rooms are available.
If you wish to stay in a non-smoking room, please request a non-smoking room in the comment field on the reservation page.
The number of non-smoking rooms is limited.
Please note that we may not be able to accommodate your request in the event that all non-smoking rooms have already been reserved.
The hotel gates close at 24:00.
The last call for dinner is at 20:30, and we ask that guests check in by that time.
Cancellation Policy
Cancellation fees are as listed below.
The day of your stay: 100% of accommodation charges
The day before your stay: 50% of accommodation charges 
Two days before your stay: 30% of accommodation charges
About No-Shows
For no-shows, fees are as listed below.
No-show without notice: 100% of accommodation charges
Credit Cards
  • VISA
  • American Express
  • Accepted
  • JCB
  • Master Card