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Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa
Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa

Sanjo-Agaru, Kawaramachi, Kyoto 604-8005

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (2,017 reviews)

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

£63
Kyoto Century Hotel
Kyoto Century Hotel

680 Higashi Shiokoji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (765 reviews)

Located in Shimogyo, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kyoto Tower and Higashi Honganji Temple. Sanjusangendo …

£96
RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto
RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto

1 Taimatsu-cho, Shiokoji-sagaru, Kyoto 600-8237

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (971 reviews)

Guests of Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto can walk 7 minutes to Kyoto Station or use the hotel's free shuttle service. Nearby …

£92
Hotel Kanra Kyoto
Hotel Kanra Kyoto

190 Kitamachi, Karasuma-dori, Kyoto 600-8176

4.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (143 reviews)

Located in Shimogyo, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Higashi Honganji Temple and Kyoto Tower. Kiyomizu …

£152
Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto
Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto

630,Takahashi-cho,Karasuma Takatsuji, Kyoto 600-8096

4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (154 reviews)

Located in the center of Kyoto, this family-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kyoto Art Center and Higashi Honganj …

£103
Hotel M's Plus Shijo-Omiya
Hotel M's Plus Shijo-Omiya

114, NishikiOmiya-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 6048365

3.0 out of 5.0

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

£22
Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto
Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto

445-3 Myohoin Maekawa-cho, Kyoto 605-0932

5.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (6 reviews)

Located in Higashiyama, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kyoto National Museum and Sanjusangendo Temple. …

£331
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 (452 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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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 (777 reviews)

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

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Kyoto Tower Hotel
Kyoto Tower Hotel

721-1 Higashishiokoji Karasumadori, Kyoto 6008216

3.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (1,202 reviews)

Located in Shimogyo, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Kyoto Tower and Higashi Honganji Temple. Sanjusangendo Temple an …

£58

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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
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