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RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto
4 out of 5
1 Taimatsu-cho, Shiokoji-sagaru, HigashiHorikawa-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$156 per night from 8 Oct. to 9 Oct.
3.07 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (2,870 reviews)

"Muy buen hotel, cuartos bastantes amplios, todos equipados. Desayuno bastante completo y bueno"…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar. 2020

RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto
Ace Hotel Kyoto
4 out of 5
245-2 Aneyakojidori, Higashinotoin-nishiiru Kurumayacho, Kyoto, Kyoto
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$494 per night from 4 Oct. to 5 Oct.
0.75 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (22 reviews)

"初めてステイしましたが、ゆっくりできて良い時間を過ごせました。建物はもちろん、お部屋の内装などもおしゃれで可愛かったです。ただ、アメニティの歯磨きタブレットが慣れなくて使いにくかったです。。 ホテル内のレストランもテラス席があり気持ちよかったです。スタッフの方も皆さん気持ちの良い接客でした!京都に訪れる際には再訪したいと思います。"…"

Reviewed on 19 Sep. 2020

Ace Hotel Kyoto
Hotel Monterey Kyoto
3.5 out of 5
604 Manjuya-cho, Sanjo-sagaru, Kyoto, Kyoto
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$119 per night from 2 Oct. to 3 Oct.
0.87 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (987 reviews)
A lovely secret treasure in the heart of downtown

"This is a little hotel that tries hard, and that offers a perfecf location (across from Rokkakudo Temple and in the heart of downtown), a brilliant buffet breakfast, fine videos of Kyoto in the breakfast room and kind, helpful service even in English. And the prices are often extremely reasonable, ..."…"

Reviewed on 1 Apr. 2020

Hotel Monterey Kyoto

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ORIENTAL HOTEL KYOTO ROKUJO
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$74 per night from 2 Oct. to 3 Oct.
2.27 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (82 reviews)

"Nice place which is less crowded compared to main road and very convenient to travel major kyoto shrines"…"

Reviewed on 22 Sep. 2020

ORIENTAL HOTEL KYOTO ROKUJO
Daiwa Royal Hotel Grande Kyoto
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$117 per night from 1 Oct. to 2 Oct.
3.04 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,309 reviews)

"Good location just 5 minutes from Kyoto station. As a Gold member of Expedia, we received a really nice upgrade of room and free executive lounge perks. Of course the staff were accommodating and the hotel was spotless too. Would love to stay here again next time we're in Kyoto."…"

Reviewed on 24 Sep. 2020

Daiwa Royal Hotel Grande Kyoto
APA HOTEL KYOTO-EKIMAE
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$65 per night from 1 Oct. to 2 Oct.
3.03 km from city centre
3.9/5Good! (983 reviews)

"Nothing unique, but it was a very comfortable stay."…"

Reviewed on 25 Sep. 2020

APA HOTEL KYOTO-EKIMAE
Kyoto Tower Hotel
3.5 out of 5
721-1 Higashishiokoji Karasumadori, 7 Josagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$80 per night from 1 Oct. to 2 Oct.
2.74 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (985 reviews)

"Tv in my room was very small and old and this isnt good for 4 star hotel"…"

Reviewed on 4 Feb. 2020

Kyoto Tower Hotel
Hotel Granvia Kyoto
The price is AU$224 per night from 4 Oct. to 5 Oct.
2.78 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,303 reviews)

"Excellent location! Room was large, well appointed."…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb. 2020

Hotel Granvia Kyoto
APA Hotel Kyoto Ekihigashi
3 out of 5
Higashishiokojicho, 552-1, Kyoto, Kyoto
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$65 per night from 1 Oct. to 2 Oct.
2.67 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (179 reviews)

"Affordable place to stay, closed to station and self-service."…"

Reviewed on 17 Sep. 2020

APA Hotel Kyoto Ekihigashi
Hyatt Regency Kyoto
4.5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$452 per night from 6 Oct. to 7 Oct.
2.51 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (996 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 22 Mar. 2020

Hyatt Regency Kyoto
THE GENERAL KYOTO Takatsuji Tominokoji
3.5 out of 5
187 Ebisuyacho, Kyoto, Kyoto
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$83 per night from 4 Oct. to 5 Oct.
1.31 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (126 reviews)

"Nice design hotel."…"

Reviewed on 8 Mar. 2020

THE GENERAL KYOTO Takatsuji Tominokoji
MIMARU KYOTO STATION
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$252 per night from 2 Oct. to 3 Oct.
3.04 km from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (53 reviews)

"Next to kyoto station. Very convenient."…"

Reviewed on 5 Feb. 2020

MIMARU KYOTO STATION
Park Hyatt Kyoto
4.5 out of 5
360 Kodaiji Masuyacho, Higashiyama, Kyoto
Free cancellation
The price is AU$2,012 per night from 6 Oct. to 7 Oct.
1.82 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (5 reviews)

"素晴らしあの一言、とても良かったです"…"

Reviewed on 23 Sep. 2020

Park Hyatt Kyoto
APA Hotel Kyoto Gion EXCELLENT
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$73 per night from 1 Oct. to 2 Oct.
1.1 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (870 reviews)
Great location - would stay again for location

"This is our second APA hotel that we've stayed at so far. Nothing that really caught my attention honestly other than the amazing location. I'd stay at this hotel again especially for the location. Literally, the Yasaka shrine is less than a block away. One tiny thing was that it felt a little dusty ..."…"

Reviewed on 28 Feb. 2020

APA Hotel Kyoto Gion EXCELLENT
Hotel Resol Kyoto Kawaramachi-Sanjo
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$108 per night from 13 Oct. to 14 Oct.
0.38 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (273 reviews)
Clean, new decent budget hotel in central Kyoto

"Good location in central Kyoto, good base for exploring. Walls a bit thin, comfy bed, very decent hotel for the price range"…"

Reviewed on 1 Apr. 2020

Hotel Resol Kyoto Kawaramachi-Sanjo
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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 culturally-rich city also attracts tourists with its monuments. Top sights in the city include Kyoto Imperial Palace, Nijo Castle, and Kiyomizu Temple.

  • There are 1380 hotels and other accommodations in Kyoto
  • The closest major airport is in Osaka (ITM-Itami) 38.6 from the city center
  • The next closest is in Kobe (UKB) 64.4 away

Sightseeing and Staying in Kyoto

Cultural venues in the city include Gion Corner, GEAR - Art Complex 1928, and Pontocho's Kaburenjo Theater. Attractions like Shusuitei Tea House, Murin-an, and Shinsenen are fun for kids of all ages. Notable for its temples, monuments, and historic sites, the city's landmarks include Kyoto Imperial Palace, Nijo Castle, and Kiyomizu Temple.

In Kyoto, you'll find 1380 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have a variety of choices for your holiday retreat. Here are top ones based on our user reviews:

  • Aoi HOTEL KYOTO - Guests who stay at this 4-star hotel in Central Kyoto can enjoy access to concierge services and laundry facilities, along with an in-room kitchenette. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its helpful staff and clean rooms.
  • Gagakuan - Located in Central Kyoto, this 4-star vacation home features a kitchen and free WiFi.
  • Hokkaikan Ohanabo - Amenities at this 3.5-star ryokan include free WiFi and a free manager's reception. Expedia customers like its breakfast and helpful staff.

Other favorite sights in Kyoto include Heian Shrine, Higashi Honganji Temple, and Sanjusangendo Temple. Outside the city, popular places to see include Todaiji Temple, located 22.7 mi (36.6 from the heart of the city, and Osaka Castle, which is 26.3 mi (42.3 away.

Getting Around Kyoto

With so many transportation options, exploring Kyoto is easy. Walk to nearby metro stations like Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station, Shiyakusho-mae Station, and Sanjo Keihan Station. If you want to journey outside 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 61°F and the nighttime average to be 34°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 85°F during the day and 45°F at night
  • July through September averages 92°F during the day and 62°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 77°F during the day and 36°F at night
  • Average annual rainfall for Kyoto is 45.47 inches
  • Hottest months are usually August and July with an average temperature of 89°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 35°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Kyoto?
Kamuro-an is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 3-star ryokan offers free WiFi and concierge services. It is located a short 9-minute walk from Kiyomizu Temple. Traveller reviews also recommend Miru Kyoto Nishiki and ART MON ZEN KYOTO 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, Sakura Terrace The Gallery is a popular 3-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and a restaurant. Other options for your budget-friendly stay include Centurion CABIN & SPA KYOTO and Hotel San Crane.
What's the best place to stay when travelling with children to Kyoto?
RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto is a top 4-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an indoor pool and 6 restaurants. Other options for your stay with the children include Kyoto Brighton Hotel and Hotel Gran Ms Kyoto. Also, attractions such as Kyoto Aquarium and Kyoto Railway Museum are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for a romantic holiday in Kyoto?
Hyatt Regency Kyoto is a favourite 4.5-star hotel for couples, and features in-room massages and deep-soaking baths. Other good choices for a romantic stay include Suiran, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Kyoto and Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto.
What's the best LGBTQ-friendly accommodation in Kyoto?
Hotel Granvia Kyoto is a top 4.5-star LGBTQ-friendly hotel, affiliated with IGLTA, that features a full-service spa and free WiFi. Kyoto Tokyu Hotel is another good option for your trip.
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. Other good options for you and your pet include Oyado Kyoto Station 1 and Oyado Kyoto Station 2.
What's the best place to stay to stay near the beach in Kyoto?
Piece Hostel 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?
Noku Kyoto is a 4-star hotel with a restaurant and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. Kyoto Hotel Okura and Hotel Granvia Kyoto are other upscale choices for your stay.
What's the best boutique accommodation in Kyoto?
The Screen is a favourite 4-star hotel with our travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features 13 guestrooms, a restaurant and a bar. Hotel Kanra Kyoto and Gagakuan are other boutique-style choices.
What's the best accommodation for a golf trip to Kyoto?
Karasuma Kyoto Hotel is a 3.5-star hotel featuring 2 restaurants and free WiFi, and it’s a top choice for golfing nearby. Other good options if you’d like to stay near a golf course include Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto and Ranzan Hotel. You can tee off at Kaya No Sato Country during your trip.
What are some hotels with pools in Kyoto?
Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto is a popular 5-star hotel featuring an indoor pool, 2 restaurants and a full-service spa. Other choices with an on-site pool include ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto and The Westin Miyako Kyoto.

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