There are love hotels in Kyoto but you would be better off travelling 30 mins to Osaka, the love hotel capital of Japan. Osaka has even more bizarre love hotels than Tokyo's famous love hotel hill in Shibuya, such as Hello Kitty themed and even bondage rooms.
Love hotels don't need bookings, you simply rock up and pick the room you'd like from a video screen in the foyer. Then you usually give money (either full price for whole night or half for a 'stay') to a faceless person behind a window. It's best to find a room early, around 7pm/8pm otherwise tw
best rooms get taken early. about 9 years ago