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Hearton Hotel Kyoto
Hearton Hotel Kyoto

Oike-agaru, Higashinotoin St. Nakagyo, Kyoto 604 0836

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (1,283 reviews)

The Hearton Hotel Kyoto is in the city center, a 2-minute walk from the Karasumaoike subway stop and 3 stops from Kyoto …

New Miyako Hotel
New Miyako Hotel

17 Nishi Kujoin-machi, Minami-ku, Kyoto 601-8412

3.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (841 reviews)

New Miyako Hotel is a 2-minute walk from Kyoto Station and Aeon Mall. Guests can walk 10 minutes to the iconic Kyoto Tower, …

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 (733 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 …

Hyatt Regency Kyoto
Hyatt Regency Kyoto

644-2 Sanjusangendo-mawari, Kyoto 605-0941

4.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (668 reviews)

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

Kyoto Garden Hotel
Kyoto Garden Hotel

Minamiiru, Oike, Muromachi-dori, Kyoto 604 8175

3.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (298 reviews)

Located in Central Kyoto, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kyoto International Manga Museum and Nijo Castle. Kyoto …

Hotel Sugicho
Hotel Sugicho

172 Moriyama-cho, Oike-agaru, Kyoto 604-0953

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (335 reviews)

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

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 (780 reviews)

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

Hotel Vista Premio Kyoto
Hotel Vista Premio Kyoto

457 Matsugae-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8034

3.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (456 reviews)

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

Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse
Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse

568 Nakanocho Bukkoji-agaru, Kyoto 600-8032

2.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (538 reviews)

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

The Screen
The Screen

640-1 Shimogoryomae-cho, Kyoto 604-0995

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (96 reviews)

Located in Central Kyoto, this romantic hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Honnoji Temple and Kyoto Imperial Palace. Nijo …


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Pocket Guide: Kyoto

Visiting Kyoto

Nature enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to Kyoto, though all visitors are sure to appreciate the restaurants, shopping, and temples. Visitors who journey to this welcoming city can discover its flowers, museums, and monuments. Top attractions include Kyoto Imperial Palace and Nijo Castle.
  • There are 412 Kyoto hotels
  • April is the most expensive month to travel here, while January tends to be the cheapest
  • Closest major airport is in Osaka (ITM-Itami), 25.5 mi (41 km) from the city centre

Sightseeing around Kyoto

  • Well-known for its museums, the Gion Corner is a popular attraction
  • Popular family attractions include Nishimura House Garden, Haratanien, and Hakuryuen Garden
  • Its temples and monuments are notable and landmarks to visit include Kyoto Imperial Palace, Nijo Castle, and Kiyomizu Temple
  • The flowers and gardens highlight the natural beauty, and Omiyakotsu Park, Funaokayama Park, and Kyoto Prefectural Botanical Gardens are some places worth a visit
  • Shopping is one of the top reasons to visit, so consider an excursion to Aeon Mall Kyoto, Aeon Mall Kusatsu, and Aeon Mall Kumiyama
  • Cheer with the crowd at a game or event at Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium or Kyoto Racecourse

Getting around Kyoto

With so many transportation options, seeing Kyoto is a breeze. Walk to a nearby metro station like Kitayama Station, Kitaoji Station, or Kuramaguchi Station. If you're looking to journey outside of the area, take a train from Kyoto Ichihara Station, Kyoto Nikenchaya Station, or Kyoto Seikadai-mae Station.

Staying in Kyoto

In Kyoto, you'll find 412 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from, making it easy to plan your perfect holiday retreat at an affordable price:
  • 131 hotels, ranging from GBP 24/night to GBP 561/night
  • 27 apartments, ranging from GBP 37/night to GBP 208/night
  • 49 guesthouses, ranging from GBP 14/night to GBP 466/night
  • 31 hostels, ranging from GBP 12/night to GBP 103/night
  • 75 ryokans, ranging from GBP 46/night to GBP 537/night
  • 94 holiday homes, ranging from GBP 21/night to GBP 547/night
For family trips or any other travel plans, you might consider these top-rated, larger hotels:
  • Kyoto Brighton Hotel, averaging GBP 203.2/night
  • Kyoto Hotel Okura, averaging GBP 208.18/night
Looking for a romantic getaway, a cosy spot, or a boutique stay? You might like these highly rated smaller hotels or specialty properties:
  • Ryotei Rangetsu, averaging GBP 315.87/night
  • Guesthouse Ga-Jyun, averaging GBP 67.23/night
A 4-star favourite with Expedia travellers is Ryotei Rangetsu with a 4.9 out of 5 user rating while Guesthouse Ga-Jyun and Kyoto Brighton Hotel are also highly rated by guests.

Dressing for Kyoto

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 16°C and the nighttime average to be 1°C
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 29°C during the day and 7°C at night
  • July through September averages 33°C during the day and 17°C at night
  • In October–December, the average temperature is 25°C during the day and 2°C at night
  • Kyoto gets about 1155 millimetres of rain per year