This gleaming white edifice with two protruding wings looks like it would be at home in any American city. The south-wing rooms have been refurbished in a thoroughly modern style, contrasting with the rather dated rooms in the other wing. On the south side of Kyoto Station, it's in a convenient spot if you're traveling by train. The friendly guest-relations manager in the bright marble lobby can help you plan your day. Three restaurants (Japanese, Chinese, and buffet-style),
along with three bars, will keep you sated.