Utano Youth Hostel is housed in a beautiful, traditional Japanese-style building surrounded by lovely gardens, close to World Heritage Sites such as Kinkakuji, Ryōan-ji, and Tenryuji Temple. It’s just a short taxi ride from the metro which is a few stops from the main JR station in Kyoto.

The hostel offers spacious shared dorms and private rooms, free Wi-Fi, internet access, a well-equipped kitchen, barbecue area, large Japanese baths and a tennis court. You can rent a bike and there are many social activities organised by the hostel including playing games, sweet making and day trips.

Utano Youth Hostel is perfect for those that wish to experience Kyoto’s nature, people and culture. Go on one of the walking tours of the city and make sure you visit Kyoto Studio Park - a working TV and movie set that doubles as a theme park.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Sightseeing
  • Relaxing
  • Unique atmosphere
  • Nature-lovers

Green rating



L'obligation d'évacuer les chambres à partir de 10h jusqu'à 15h est un peu embêtante. Sinon rien à dire pour le reste! Parfaite auberge!


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Sun 15 Mar 2015

One of the best hostels I've ever been at.


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Tue 03 Mar 2015

Travel tips...

Where next?

Nara, Osaka, Miyajima, Hiroshima

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Mon 12 May 2014