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A little Inn in the center of Kyoto

SEIBIDO INN Kyoto hotel SEIBIDO INN

ABOUT SEIBIDO INN

Although the inn was only opened in December of 2015, the original ‘Seibido’ (精美堂, in Japanese) was founded in 1917 and used to be an old printing shop.

The name 「精美堂」(Seibido)means ‘exquisiteness’, ‘of perfect beauty’ and coincidentally ‘in’ is the Japanese word for print! Back into the past, printing was not only a skill but also an art form.

You will find hints of the building’s history as a printing shop around the building. Look carefuly for the signs!

SEIBIDO INN Kyoto hotel bar

WHY GUESTS CHOOSE SEIBIDO INN?

Whether you are travelling through Kyoto for business or pleasure, we are committed to make your stay at Seibido as enjoyable and comfortable as possible.

Our friendly and multi-lingual staff (Japanese/English/Chinese) will be happy to provide you with information on dining and shopping as well as offer advice or help you plan sightseeing excursions around town.

We are located in the center of Kyoto, a few minutes away from the City Hall (Shiyakusho-mae) subway station, many convenient bus stops, restaurants and supermarkets, as well as the wonderful Kamogawa river and the lush green Imperial Palace park. You can walk to many of the sights in town (Ponto-cho, Nishiki Food market) or borrow a Seibido bicycle to explore more of the city.