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Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa
Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa

Sanjo-Agaru, Kawaramachi, Kyoto 604-8005

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4.2 out of 5 (1,904 reviews)

Located in Central Kyoto, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Honnoji Temple, Nijo Castle, and Kyoto Imperial Palace. Gio …

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Hotel MyStays Kyoto-Shijo
Hotel MyStays Kyoto-Shijo

52 Kasaboko-cho, Aburakoji Higashi Iru, Kyoto 600-8494

3.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (1,478 reviews)

Located in Central Kyoto, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kyoto Art Center, Nijo Castle, and Higashi Honganji Temple. …

£88
Royal Park Hotel The Kyoto
Royal Park Hotel The Kyoto

Kawaramachi Higashi-iru, Sanjo-dori, Kyoto 604-8004

3.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (898 reviews)

Located in Central Kyoto, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Honnoji Temple and Gion Corner. Nijo Castle and Kyoto …

£139
Kyoto Brighton Hotel
Kyoto Brighton Hotel

Nakadachiuri, Shinmachi-dori, Kyoto 602-8071

4.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (553 reviews)

Kyoto Brighton Hotel is a 5-minute walk from Kyoto Imperial Palace and a 7-minute drive from Nijo Castle. Both Nishijin …

£165
Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Sanjo
Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Sanjo

80 Mikura-cho, Nishiiru, Karasuma, Kyoto 604-8166

3.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (650 reviews)

Located in Central Kyoto, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kyoto Art Center and Nijo Castle. Kyoto Imperial Palace an …

£102
First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma
First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma

4F Takanoha-Square 331 Kamiyanagi-cho,, Kyoto 600-8099

2.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (442 reviews)

Located in Central Kyoto, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kyoto Art Center and Higashi Honganji Temple. Gion Corne …

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Ishicho
Ishicho

Kawaramachi Dori Takeya Higashi Iru, Kyoto 604-0901

4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (253 reviews)

Located in Central Kyoto, this ryokan is within 1 mi (2 km) of Honnoji Temple, Kyoto Imperial Palace, and Heian Shrine. Nij …

£175
NISHIYAMA RYOKAN
NISHIYAMA RYOKAN

Gokomachi St.-Nijyo Sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0933

3.5 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (83 reviews)

Located in Central Kyoto, this ryokan is within 1 mi (2 km) of Honnoji Temple, Kyoto Imperial Palace, and Nijo Castle. Heia …

£167
Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo
Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo

59-61 Nishinotoin, Shijo, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8494

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (702 reviews)

Located in Central Kyoto, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kyoto Art Center, Nijo Castle, and Higashi Honganji Temple. …

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Hotel Gracery Kyoto Sanjo
Hotel Gracery Kyoto Sanjo

No. 406, Sakuranocho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8035

3.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (10 reviews)

Located in Central Kyoto, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Honnoji Temple, Nijo Castle, and Gion Corner. Kyoto Imperial …

£110
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Pocket Guide: Kyoto Central Kyoto Hotels

Central Kyoto is a walkable, economical neighborhood with convenient options for restaurants and bars. Many visitors come to enjoy the natural beauty of the riverfront. Central Kyoto is a great home base for exploring the greater Kyoto area, especially with so many hotels, hostels and budget B&Bs to choose from.

Sightseeing around Central Kyoto

The monuments and historic sites offer insight into the area's history, while the museums add a sense of refinement. Study the collections at Kyoto International Manga Museum, Kyoto Shibori Museum, or Seiwemon Onishi Museum. Attractions like Kaleidoscope Museum of Kyoto, Kyoto Art Center, and Tin Toy and Doll Museum can be part of your cultural tour. Kyoto Holy Annunciation Cathedral, Rokakkudo Temple, and Doshisha University are monuments worth a look. Swing by Nijo Castle, Sento Imperial Palace, and Kyoto Imperial Palace to learn about local history. Hours of family fun are waiting at Shusuitei Tea House, Shinsenen, and Kyoto Municipal Zoo.

There's plenty to do in the area, such as shopping, biking, and sightseeing. You'll find the great outdoors at parks like Maruyama Park, Shoseien Garden, and Umekoji Park. Explore nature at Mount Atago, Settsukyo Park, and Yamadaike Park. Looking for a little retail therapy? Consider a shopping trip to Aeon Mall Kyoto, Aeon Mall Kumiyama, and Aeon Mall Kusatsu. Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium, Shozan Resort Kyoto, or Nishiyama Park will provide yet another welcomed diversion.

A few of the area's most popular attractions are Kiyomizu Temple, Gion Corner, and Heian Shrine. Mikane Shrine, Shimogoryo Shrine, and Honnoji Temple are other top spots to see.

Getting around Central Kyoto

For a quick way to explore the city, catch a ride on metro transit at Karasumaoike Station, Marutamachi Station, or Nijojo-mae Station. To see the sights outside of town, hop aboard a train. Kyoto Karasuma Station is the closet train station, but Kyoto Omiya Station and Kyoto Shijo-omiya Station are also nearby.

Central Kyoto is 23.6 miles (37.9 km) from the airport in Osaka (ITM-Itami). The next closest airport is Kobe (UKB), located 39.6 miles (63.7 km) away.

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