I went up the Kyoto Tower!

Kyoto Tower is only 131 meters high, but it is still the tallest structure in Kyoto City.
The height comes from the fact that the city’s population was 1.31 million when it opened in 1964.
In Kyoto, where it was said that no structure taller than the five-story pagoda of Toji Temple could be built, there are no tall buildings around, so climbing up to the observatory makes you feel as if you are in a much higher place.
The hotel has a large public bath on the third basement floor, a famous shopping area with Kyoto souvenirs on the first floor, restaurants on the third floor, and a direct underground passageway from Kyoto Station, making it rainless.
Kyoto Tower is a very convenient starting point for travel to Kyoto. It is recommended for killing time before and after taking the train.

Hours : 10:30 – 21:00 (last admission 20:30)
General admission : Adults 800 yen

A Home Away From Home

Guesthouse KYOTO COMPASS was founded in 2014 to serve as a signpost for travelers like a “compass”.
We took a traditional Kyoto house (Machiya), with it’s 100 years of history, and turned it into this guesthouse.
It takes 15 minutes from Kyoto station by bus.
We are surrounded by not only sightseeing spots but also warm local atmosphere, public bath houses and a shopping street.
You can travel like the local people live.

We Will Guide You to an Unknown Kyoto

If you want to discover Kyoto from a different angle, COMPASS will be a great base camp for you.
COMPASS MAMA have been involved in the tourism industry at hotel for many years. So she is able to guide you in Kyoto which is perfect for you, such as seasonal special sightseeing spots and local haunts.

That is the Common Language at COMPASS

You can easily make friends with everyone, regardless of age, nationality and gender.
Sometimes, our guests hit it off with others and go sightseeing together.
Interaction with the other travelers is one of the pleasures.
Please visit our living room with your smile and 1 teaspoon of courage.

Unexpected meetings may await you!

It’s Time for an Adventure
COMPASS is Calling You!

COMPASS is not a big accommodation.
But we would like to provide the most appropriate service to suit each customer’s needs with homely and welcoming atmosphere. It would be great if you could stay at COMPASS.
We are looking forward to seeing you!!

Japanese Style Rooms with Beautiful Garden
Comfortable Dormitory
We are looking forward to seeing you!


115 Nishinanajo Ichibe-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City 600-8894 JAPAN
TEL : +81 75-204-3250
E-mail : guesthouse.compass@gmail.com