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Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa
Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa

Sanjo-Agaru, Kawaramachi, Kyoto 604-8005

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (1,890 reviews)

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

£95
Hotel Monterey Kyoto
Hotel Monterey Kyoto

604 Manjuya-cho, Sanjo-sagaru, Kyoto 604-8161

3.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (1,870 reviews)

In the city center, this 13-story hotel is two blocks from the Kyoto Art Center and five blocks from the Imperial Palace.

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Kyoto Hotel Okura
Kyoto Hotel Okura

604-8558 Kawaramachi-Oike,Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8558

4.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (756 reviews)

Located in the heart of Kyoto, this hotel is within easy reach of the business district, the Shijo-Kawaramachi shopping area, …

£165
Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Shijo
Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Shijo

707-1 Myodenji-cho, Shijo-sagaru, Kyoto 600-8472

3.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (463 reviews)

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

£70
Sunroute Hotel Kyoto
Sunroute Hotel Kyoto

406 Nanba-cho Matsubara-sagaru, Kyoto 600-8027

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (555 reviews)

Located in Central Kyoto, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kyoto Tourist Information Center and Gion Corner. Kiyomizu …

£60
Court Hotel Kyoto Shijo
Court Hotel Kyoto Shijo

698 Myodenji-cho, Shijo-sagaru, Kyoto 600-8472

3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (288 reviews)

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

£50
Hotel Honnoji
Hotel Honnoji

522 Shimo-Honnojimae-Cho Oike-Sagaru, Kyoto 604-8091

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (114 reviews)

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

£65
Ryokan Kohro
Ryokan Kohro

Rokkaku kita higashi kado, Kyoto 604-8118

3.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (161 reviews)

Located in Central Kyoto, this ryokan is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kyoto Art Center, Nijo Castle, and Kyoto Imperial Palace. Gion …

£108
Shiori An
Shiori An

339 Kagiya-cho, Kyoto 6008178

2.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (77 reviews)

Located in Central Kyoto, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Higashi Honganji Temple and Kyoto Tower. Nijo Castle an …

£19
Matsui Bekkan Hanakanzashi
Matsui Bekkan Hanakanzashi

Rokkaku Takakura Higashiiru, Kyoto 604-8117

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (86 reviews)

Located in Central Kyoto, this ryokan is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kyoto Art Center, Nijo Castle, and Kyoto Imperial Palace. Gion …

£160
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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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