Accor has announced its second MGallery property in Japan with the opening of Kyoto Yura Hotel Nijo Jo Bettei MGallery.

The hotel is located in close proximity to Nijo Castle Kyoto, one of the 17 historic monuments of Ancient Kyoto, which has been designated by UNESCO as a world heritage site.

The hotel is just at a short distance from Nijo Jo Mae station, offering guests easy accessibility via the Tozai Subway Line. For those travelling by train, the hotel offers a private transfer service from Kyoto Station.

Nearby attractions include the Kyoto Gosho and the Imperial Palace.

Taking inspiration from the Nijo Castle, renowned architect Yukio Hashimoto has designed this hotel. It features 25 well-equipped rooms overlooking the Japanese gardens.  Some in-room amenities include espresso machines,  mini-bar facilities, and separate bathrooms.

On the F&B front, there is Singular, which specialises in French delights, inspired by Japan’s beauty and the rich culinary traditions of Kyoto.

Patrick Basset, chief operating officer for Accor, upper southeast and northeast Asia and the Maldives said:

“The opening of our second MGallery hotel in Japan signals our confidence in this brand to offer something truly distinctive to travellers. We know that our guests are continually seeking authentic and original experiences, and we predict this to be an even stronger trend in the years to come.

“With the opening of Kyoto Yura Hotel Nijo Jo Bettei MGallery, we look forward to welcoming guests to come and experience many memorable moments in Kyoto, a charming city with countless unique stories to tell.”

Elaborating more on the property, Yuko Sato, general manager of Kyoto Yura Hotel Nijo Jo Bettei MGallery said:

“We are very excited to introduce this truly special hotel in Kyoto which is sure to become one of Japan’s most mysterious hideaways. We look forward to pursuing the highest levels of excellence and crafting an array of authentic experiences for our guests on their next visit to this historic city.”