Welcome to Arashiyama

The GrandWest Arashiyama is located within the peaceful mountains and forests of Arashiyama.
Our hotel is a 5-minute walk from Hankyu Arashiyama Station, which is easily accessible from the central shopping areas of Kyoto (Kawaramachi) and Osaka (Umeda).
After getting a good night's rest, you can explore Arashiyama and experience old traditions in modern times.


A modern retreat in the tranquility of
the ancient mountains and forests
long beloved by residents of Kyoto

Kyoto proudly possesses a cultural history that only the city that was once the capital of Japan for over 1,000 years can boast. Central Kyoto has become a bustling city in recent times, filled with ancient and modern attractions worth the visit.

As a contrast, for many seeking a refreshing retreat in the quaint mountainside of Arashiyama in Western Kyoto, you'll discover why our hotel is the perfect respite for you during your travels.


Repurposed from a local apartment complex into a boutique hotel, we opened our doors in September 2017. We're happy to invite guests to stay in one of our ten rooms built in the spirit of a traditional Japanese inn, filled with all the modern amenities you need to feel like you're in your second home.

As soon as you step into our main lobby, you'll find a serene seating area furnished with bamboo plants and a custom-made wooden table as the centerpiece, displaying the talent Japanese craftsmanship that built it as you enjoy some coffee from our 24-hour complimentary coffee bar.

Our concierge in the lobby is always there for whatever request you may have, assuring that you will have a pleasant stay and memorable trip as we go out of our way to meet your needs.


Kyoto Arashiyama

Hidden treasures in the mountains and forests of Arashiyama,
never too far from something interesting

Thanks to our unique location, The Grand West Arashiyama sits a short walk away from the beautiful Togetsukyo Bridge that crosses over the Katsura River, leading you to a street full of shops and restaurants. How about hopping a ride on a rickshaw?

Along your walk from our hotel, you'll see many historic sites that we'd be happy to help you find, such as Horin-ji Temple, which dates back to 713 A.D, and World Heritage Site Tenryu-ji Temple. Whatever site you're on your way to see, we offer our guests a free two-hour bike rental and knowledge of great spots that only locals would know, so don't hesitate to ask us for any suggestions or recommendations on local hidden gems.



All our rooms feature traditional Japanese doors (called fusuma in Japanese) with understated
and relaxing artwork highlighting a specific month of the year, as it's reflective of the importance of seasons in Japanese culture.

Our spacious rooms can accommodate 4-5 guests in the extra-large beds
not commonly found in Japanese hotels. Each room includes a Geltex mattress
by German mattress-maker Schlaraffia for a comfortable night's sleep
and the modest beauty of fresh wooden floors
and furniture.

The relaxing wooden decor matches with the outdoor setting
of the wooden temples and forests that you'd see around Arashiyama.
Also equipped with a full-sized powder room, bath with digital controls,
and a separate modern toilet.


Check-in Time 4:00 P.M.
Check-out Time 11:00 A.M.
Front Desk Hours 7:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M.
Payment Accepted Credit Cards: VISA, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, Diner's Club


Concierge Service Concierge Service
Our staff is multi-lingual to accommodate the following languages: English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.
  • Free Taxi Calls Free Taxi Calls

  • Free Parking Free Parking

  • Complimentary Coffee Bar Complimentary Coffee Bar

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi Complimentary Wi-Fi

  • Complimentary iPads Complimentary iPads

  • Free Luggage Storage Service Free Luggage Storage Service

  • Futon Rentals Futon Rentals

  • Dining on Premises Dining on Premises

  • ※ Fully Non-smoking


Accessible from The GrandWest Arashiyama
With its rich cultural history, Arashiyama has a lot to offer and is a prime tourist destination.
Take a walk or ride around to enjoy all that Arashiyama has to offer.


Print Map

By Foot

  • Togetsu-kyo Bridge
    9-min. walk
  • Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama
    9-min. walk
  • Matsuo Taisha
    15-min. walk
  • Tenryu-ji Temple
    15-min. walk
  • Bamboo forest
    20-min. walk

By Bike

  • Kurumazaki Shrine
    14-min. bike ride
  • Okochi Sanso Garden
    15-min. bike ride
  • Jojakukoji temple
    16-min. bike ride
  • Daikaku-ji Temple
    19-min. bike ride
  • Giō-ji Temple
    20-min. bike ride
  • Katsura Imperial Villa
    23-min. bike ride
  • Otagi
    nenbutsu-ji Temple
    29-min. bike ride
  • Myoshinji
    37-min. bike ride

By Train

  • Pontocho Area
    30-min. train ride
  • Ninna-ji
    40-min. train ride
  • Ryōan-ji
    45-min. train ride
  • Nijō Castle
    45-min. train ride
  • Yasaka Shrine
    60-min. train ride
  • Nishiki Market
    45-min. train ride
  • Kinkaku-ji
    50-min. train ride
  • Kōdai-ji
    50-min. train ride
  • Rengeoin Sanjusan
    50-min. train ride
  • Toji
    About 50 min.
  • Gion
    50-min. train ride
  • Kitano Tenman-gū Shrine
    50-min. train ride
  • Kiyomizu-dera
    55-min. train ride
  • Nanzen-ji Temple
    55-min. train ride
  • Fushimi Inari Taisha
    55-min. train ride
  • Eikan-do
    60-min. train ride
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace
    60-min. train ride
  • Higashiyama Jisho-ji
    60- to 90-min. train ride


5 minutes on foot to Hankyu Arashiyama Station

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Coming from the Airport


Discover the beauty of Arashiyama