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Park Hyatt Kyoto
4.5 out of 5
360 Kodaiji Masuyacho, Higashiyama, Kyoto
The price is £953 per night
1.13 mi from city centre
2.5/5 (2 reviews)

"綺麗清潔なホテルでした。ウェルカムシャンパンも、冷えてて美味しく気分よくいただきました。 しかし、スタッフの方々の対応が、、、 チェックイン時に座ったテーブルについて、このような状況で人との距離を保ちましたたい時に、ロビーには沢山テーブルがあり、そこにいるのは、私たちともう一組だけなのに、隣同士に座らせてること、 チェックイン後、散歩しようと荷物をフロントに預かってもらうと、、、外出はチェックアウトの精算をしてからにしてと外国人スタッフに言われました。しかも走って追いかけてきて。こんなに滞在人数が少なく、高いお支払をしているのに、お客様の顔も覚えていない対応、次の日も荷物を預かってもらい、取りに行くと、スタッフは右往左往して、待たされます。 ..."…"

Reviewed on 29 Mar 2020

Park Hyatt Kyoto
Hotel Kanra Kyoto
The price is £136 per night
1.31 mi from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (640 reviews)

"Best location, with nice staffs. Good services. I'll come back for sure."…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar 2020

Hotel Kanra Kyoto
ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto
4 out of 5
Free cancellation
The price is £92 per night
0.92 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (1,204 reviews)

"Low season, good price, excellent view of nijojo Castle."…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2020

ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto
ibis Styles Kyoto Station
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1.96 mi from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (1,592 reviews)

"Nice place to stay. Clean and simple. Friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar 2020

ibis Styles Kyoto Station
Kyoto Yura Hotel - MGallery
4.5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £130 per night
0.32 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (105 reviews)
Great hotel

"Great hotel. Good location great staff"…"

Reviewed on 2 Feb 2020

Kyoto Yura Hotel - MGallery
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £59 per night
1.11 mi from city centre
3.7/5Good! (22 reviews)

"It was quiet and close to the river. Several good restaurants nearby and an entrance to a train."…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar 2020

UNIZO INN Kyoto Kawaramachi Shijo
The price is £68 per night
0.28 mi from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (785 reviews)

"Very nice place and great attention, but as usual in Japan, expensive for a very tinny room"…"

Reviewed on 5 Mar 2020

UNIZO INN Kyoto Kawaramachi Shijo
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £43 per night
0.89 mi from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (375 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel - great room with King bed - my husband was elated. The breakfast for 1000 yen per person was well worth it and full of interesting things to try. The staff are friendly and helpful. Only two minor complaints 1) not one English language news channel 2) we arrived 50 min. before the ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Mar 2020

Via Inn Kyoto Shijo Muromachi
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £61 per night
0.69 mi from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (266 reviews)

"good location very clean nice staff very quiet close to shopping center"…"

Reviewed on 2 Dec 2019

Via Inn Kyoto Shijo Muromachi
Hyatt Regency Kyoto
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1.56 mi from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (997 reviews)

"We like the tranquility of the property. It will be ideal if there is an onsen onsite."…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2020

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Visiting Kyoto

Nature enthusiasts will enjoy exploring Kyoto, and visitors give high marks for the temples, beautiful gardens and local tours. This cultural city also attracts tourists with its monuments. Top sights in the city include Kawaramachi, Nishiki Market and Gion Corner.

  • There are 2168 hotels and other accommodation options in Kyoto
  • The closest major airport is in Osaka (ITM-Itami), 24 mi (38.6 km) from the city centre
  • The next closest is in Kobe (UKB), 40 mi (64.4 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Kyoto

Cultural venues in the city include Gion Corner, Kyoto MINAMIZA Theatre and Kyoto International Manga Museum. Attractions like Kyoto Aquarium, Toei Kyoto Studio Park and Kyoto Municipal Zoo are fun for kids of all ages. Notable for its temples, monuments and historic sites, the city's landmarks include Heian Shrine, Kyoto Imperial Palace and Nijō Castle.

In Otsu, you can choose from 2168 hotels and other accommodation options to make planning your perfect holiday retreat at an affordable rate. Here you'll find top ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Kamuro-an - Located in Sannenzaka Ninenzaka, this 3-star ryokan features free WiFi and an LCD TV. It's a favourite with Expedia travellers for its family-friendly amenities and room size.
  • NEST AT NISHIKI, KYOTO - Our customers like the overall value and central location at this hotel. This 3-star hotel in Central Kyoto features free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk.
  • KYOTO Guest Inn Nagaokakyo - With a stay at this 2.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its clean rooms and overall condition.

Other favourite sights in Kyoto include Kawaramachi, Nishiki Market and Kiyomizu Temple. Outside the city, popular places to visit include Biwako Valley Ski Resort, 15.4 mi/24.8 km from the city centre, and Open Air Museum of Old Farmhouses, which is 22.6 mi (36.4 km) away.

Getting around Kyoto

With so many transport options, seeing Kyoto is a breeze. Walk to nearby metro stations such as Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station, Shiyakusho-mae Station and Sanjo Keihan Station. If you want to see more of the area, hop aboard a train from Kyoto Sanjo Station, Kyoto Jingu-marutamachi Station or Kyoto Kawaramachi Station.

Dressing for Kyoto

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 16°C and the night-time average to be 1°C
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 29°C during the day and 7°C at night
  • July to September averages 33°C during the day and 17°C at night
  • Between October and December, the average temperature is 25°C during the day and 2°C at night
  • About 1155 millimetres of rain falls on Kyoto each year
  • Hottest months are usually August and July with an average temperature of 32°C, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 2°C

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Kyoto?
Hotel ALZA KYOTO is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 4-star hotel offers free WiFi and concierge services. It’s located steps from Pontocho. Traveller reviews also recommend YUTAKA and TOKYU STAY KYOTO SHIN-KYOGOKU-DORI as top options for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Kyoto, will I receive a refund?
Yes! The majority of hotel room reservations are fully refundable if cancelled prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of your scheduled arrival. If your reservation is non-refundable, it might still be possible to cancel it and get a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Enter dates and click on “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to review the best options available in Kyoto.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Kyoto?
Based on reviews, Centurion CABIN & SPA KYOTO is a popular 2.5-star property for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and a restaurant. Other options for your budget-friendly stay include Piece Hostel Kyoto and Guest House & Hotel Shijo Omiya.
What's the best place to stay when travelling with children to Kyoto?
Hotel Gran Ms Kyoto is a top 3.5-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features laundry facilities and free WiFi. Other options for your stay with the children include Hotel MyStays Kyoto-Shijo and Hotel Keihan Kyoto GRANDE. Also, attractions such as Kyoto Aquarium and Toei Kyoto Studio Park are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for a romantic holiday in Kyoto?
Suiran, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Kyoto is a favourite 5-star hotel for couples, and features a full-service spa and hot springs. Other good choices for a romantic stay include Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto and Hotel Granvia Kyoto.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Kyoto?
Cinq petit chambre is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and free WiFi for its human guests.
What's the best place to stay to stay near the beach in Kyoto?
Hotel ALZA KYOTO is a top property for a beach holiday, and features free buffet breakfast and free WiFi. Spend a relaxing afternoon at Manohama Beach during your stay.
What's the best high-end place to stay in Kyoto?
Kyoto Hotel Okura is a 4.5-star hotel with 5 restaurants and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for an elegant place to stay. Kyoto Brighton Hotel and Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto are other upscale choices for your stay.
What's the best boutique accommodation in Kyoto?
Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Shinmachi Bettei is a favourite 3.5-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features a restaurant and a garden. Sakura Terrace The Atelier and Almont Hotel Kyoto are other boutique-style choices.
What's the best accommodation for a golf trip to Kyoto?
Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto is a 5-star hotel featuring a full-service spa and free WiFi, and it’s a top choice for golfing nearby. Another good option is Karasuma Kyoto Hotel if you’d like to be close to a golf course while in town. You can tee off at Kaya No Sato Country during your trip.
What's the best accommodation in Kyoto to absorb the local history?
Based on our travel expertise, Rinn Nijo Castle is a top 3-star apartment for history buffs booking on Expedia, and features free WiFi. A couple of other options near historic sites include Ryokan MOTONAGO and Hyatt Regency Kyoto. Also, notable landmarks to visit include Kyoto Imperial Palace, Nijō Castle and Kiyomizu Temple.

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