First Cabin, a Tokyo-based developer and operator of capsule-style accommodation across Japan, announced plans to open a cabin-style hotel in a traditional machiya-style townhouse in Kyoto. The new hotel will open on March 28, 2019. 

This is the company’s first ryokan-style hotel. It will have various accommodation options catering to single travelers, families with small children and groups of 3 ~ 4. The hotel will be able to accommodate up to 108 guests. 

The First Cabin Station Kyoto Umekoji Ryokan is located 400 meters from Umekoji Park, 650 meters from the Kyoto Aquarium and 1500 meters from Kyoto Station.

The land and buildings will remain under the ownership of a nearby food consignor and wholesaler with JR West First Cabin Co., Ltd. to operate the hotel. In addition to the 57 cabin-style rooms, there will be a communal lounge, dining, bath and smoking room. The total building size is 1,238 sqm (approx. 13,300 sq.ft), and the lot size is 1,146 sqm (12,330 sq.ft). It will be a 4 minute walk from Umekoji-Kyotonishi Station – a new station on the JR San-in Line that is scheduled to open in March 2019.

Nightly rates are expected to range from 3,200 ~ 10,000 Yen. 


49-2 Ebisunobanbacho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto

Source: The Sankei Shimbun, December 17, 2018.