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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 (1,986 reviews)

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

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 (842 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, …

Aranvert Hotel Kyoto
Aranvert Hotel Kyoto

179, Higashi Kazariya-cho, Kyoto 600-8107

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (1,038 reviews)

Situated on Gojo in the Nakagyo district of Kyoto, the hotel is steps from the Gojo subway station. The Gion district is …

ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto
ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto

Nijojo-Mae Horikawa-Dori, Kyoto 604-0055

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (899 reviews)

Located in the historical district of Kyoto, this hotel is 2 km from the Kyoto-Shi downtown area. The hotel is 100 meters fro …

Kyoto Garden Hotel
Kyoto Garden Hotel

Minamiiru, Oike, Muromachi-dori, Kyoto 604 8175

3.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (300 reviews)

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

Almont Hotel Kyoto
Almont Hotel Kyoto

26-1 Nishiiwamotocho, Higashikujo, Kyoto 601-8005

3.5 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (982 reviews)

Located in Minami, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kyoto TERRSA, Kyoto Tower, and Sanjusangendo Temple. Higashi Honganj …

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 (749 reviews)

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

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 (896 reviews)

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

Hotel Villa Fontaine Village Kyoto
Hotel Villa Fontaine Village Kyoto

5 Mibu-Bojo-cho,Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8804

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (1,180 reviews)

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

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 (459 reviews)

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