The Kokusai Hotel Kyoto is located a 10-minute car ride from Kyoto station. The hotel can also be accessed by subway. It is located right next to Nijo Castle. The hotel is a white modern-looking building. It is surrounded by houses which actually hide part of the building. The lobby of the hotel is medium with a large check-in counter. There is plenty of seating areas with a coffee lounge and a small shop. The hotel stands directly across from Nijo Castle in the heart of the ancient capital. The gate is a classic reminder of the glory of Kyotom and the magnificent Japanese garden provides a serene haven. Impeccable service makes your stay in Kyoto both memorable and comfortable. The rooms are spacious and many are decorated in a contemporary style with Japanese accents such as the shoji sliding screens over the windows which is very relaxing. The bathrooms are in good condition. Non-smoking double bedded room is not available. The hotel has a number of restaurants that will be able to cater to any guest. Dishes are carefully prepared by experts using only the finest ingredients.