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Gion Hatanaka
Gion Hatanaka

505 Yasaka Shrine Minamimonmae, Gion, Kyoto 605-0074

4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (85 reviews)

Located in Gion, this ryokan is within a 10-minute walk of Yasaka Shrine and Gion Corner. Kiyomizu Temple and Heian Shrine ar …

£304
Gion Shinmonso
Gion Shinmonso

Hanamikohji shinmonmae higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0082

3.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (30 reviews)

Located in Gion, this ryokan is within 1 mi (2 km) of Yasaka Shrine, Kiyomizu Temple, and Gion Corner. Nijo Castle and Kyot …

£97
Ishibekoji Ryugin
Ishibekoji Ryugin

Shimogawara town 463-12, Kyoto 605-825

4.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (10 reviews)

Located in Gion, this ryokan is within a 10-minute walk of Yasaka Shrine and Gion Corner. Kiyomizu Temple and Sanjusangendo …

£373
Rumor Plaza - Caters to Men
Rumor Plaza - Caters to Men

Gion-machi Minamigawa, Kyoto 605-0074

1.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (63 reviews)

Located in Gion, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kenninji Temple, Kiyomizu Temple, and Gion Corner. Sanjusangendo Templ …

£33
Mr. Keys Gion
Mr. Keys Gion

313-5, Giommachi Kitagawa, Kyoto

3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Gion, this vacation home is within a 10-minute walk of Yasaka Shrine and Gion Corner. Kiyomizu Temple and Heian …

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GLI Weekly Apartment Kyoto
GLI Weekly Apartment Kyoto

44-24 Bishamon-cho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto 605-0812

2.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (62 reviews)

Located in Gion, this apartment is within a 5-minute walk of Kenninji Temple and Gion Corner. Kiyomizu Temple and …

£71
Birodo-an
Birodo-an

478-4 Shimo Kawaramachi, Kyoto 6056825

3.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Located in Gion, this vacation home is within a 10-minute walk of Kodaiji Temple and Gion Corner. Kiyomizu Temple and …

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Kyoto Tokyu Hotel
Kyoto Tokyu Hotel

Gojo-sagaru, Horikawa-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8519

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (697 reviews)

Kyoto Tokyu Hotel is an oasis in the city's busy Shimogyo district and is a 75-minute train ride from Katami and Itami …

£138
The Westin Miyako Kyoto
The Westin Miyako Kyoto

Keage, Sanjo, Higashiyama, Kyoto 605-0052

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (828 reviews)

The Westin Miyako is just minutes from downtown Kyoto and the city's historical preservation districts, with more than 2000 …

£138
Hyatt Regency Kyoto
Hyatt Regency Kyoto

644-2 Sanjusangendo-mawari, Kyoto 605-0941

4.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (622 reviews)

Located in the city's eastern Higashiyama Ward, the hotel is less than 2.5 km (1.5 miles) from Kiyomizu and Sanjusangendo …

£193
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Pocket Guide: Kyoto Gion Hotels

Gion is a walkable, family-friendly neighborhood with convenient options for restaurants. Many visitors come for its beautiful outdoor settings, especially the parks. With hotels and holiday apartments to suit everyone's tastes, Gion serves as a good starting point for exploring the greater Kyoto area.

Sightseeing around Gion

The area's storied past is told through its monuments and historic sites, while the museums provide some cultural flavor. Kahitsukan - Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art, Kyoto Gion Lamp Museum, and Ryozen Museum of History feature captivating exhibits. Attractions like Gion Corner, Kyoto MINAMIZA Theatre, and Samurai Kembu Theater can be part of your cultural tour. Monuments like Yasaka Shrine, Kenninji Temple, and Kodaiji Temple are well regarded. Notable landmarks include Yasui Konpiragu, Ryosokuin, and Daiunin Temple. Kyoto Municipal Zoo, Murin-an, and Nanzenin Garden are family favorites.

Popular activities in the area include shopping, biking, and sightseeing. Local parks like Maruyama Park, Shoseien Garden, and Shinsenen are peaceful spots. At Shusuitei Tea House, Mount Atago, and Yamadaike Park, take some time to really appreciate nature. Plan to do some shopping while in town? Consider Aeon Mall Kyoto, Aeon Mall Kusatsu, and Aeon Mall Kumiyama. If you have some more time, pay a visit to Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium, Shozan Resort Kyoto, or Kyoto Racecourse.

Don't miss some of the area's most popular attractions, such as Kiyomizu Temple, Nijo Castle, and Kyoto Imperial Palace. Entokuin Temple, Gesshinin, and Reigenin are other must-sees.

Getting around Gion

If you want to head out of town, you can hop aboard a train at Kyoto Gion-Shijo Station.

At 24 miles (38.6 km), Osaka (ITM-Itami) is the closest major airport to Gion. Kobe (UKB) is the next closest airport, 40 miles (64.4 km) away.

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