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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$116 per night from 7 Feb. to 8 Feb.
3.07 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (2,786 reviews)

"Location is great and the room was pretty nice. Some grime in the bathroom."…"

Reviewed on 28 Dec. 2020

RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto
Daiwa Royal Hotel Grande Kyoto
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$100 per night from 18 Jan. to 19 Jan.
3.04 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,345 reviews)

"The international/bilingual speaking staff was helpful and attentive to helping me locate activities and transportation. If you do not have a lot of luggage, it is a nice short walk from the train station. Did you have to take public transportation to most of the shrines temples and other popular ..."…"

Reviewed on 8 Jan. 2021

Daiwa Royal Hotel Grande Kyoto
The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Sanjo
The price is AU$111 per night from 20 Jan. to 21 Jan.
0.29 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,002 reviews)

"The staff was always helpful, even with the coronavirus going around"…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar. 2020

The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Sanjo
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The OneFive Kyoto Shijo
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$31 per night from 19 Jan. to 20 Jan.
1.73 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (267 reviews)

"Excellent condition, spacious room for a business/tourist hotel, peaceful. Expedia's strict cancellation/change rules almost forced my colleagues to pay for 10 nights even the business meeting schedule had changed for shorter two stays. Luckily the hotel was flexible and accepted the change against ..."…"

Reviewed on 21 Nov. 2020

The OneFive Kyoto Shijo
MIMARU KYOTO SHINMACHI SANJO
3.5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$118 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.
1.08 km from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (243 reviews)

"This property was so well designed and built and we really loved staying here with our family of 5. From the sliding doors that cover the windows and the kitchenette to the toys and play area in the lobby for our kids, we will absolutely be staying at Mimaru properties any time we can. My kids loved ..."…"

Reviewed on 21 Nov. 2020

MIMARU KYOTO SHINMACHI SANJO
Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto
5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$1,075 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.
2.39 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (244 reviews)

"Everything was perfect and the room was very comfortable. dining room was good and food"…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb. 2020

Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto
Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo (Former New Miyako Hotel)
3.5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$94 per night from 3 Feb. to 4 Feb.
3.2 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (1,001 reviews)

"This property's best feature is it's location. Across the street from the Kyoto main train station - you have access to plenty of food choices from sit-down restaurants to on-the-go meals. A large AEON mall is next door (entertainment, restaurants, shops - including a Daiso dollar store). Easy sightseeing ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb. 2020

Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo (Former New Miyako Hotel)
Hotel Granvia Kyoto
The price is AU$130 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.
2.78 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,289 reviews)
reat location

"The location was excellent as it is above Kyoto station. You can travel out to all major attraction easily from the hotel. The swimming pool need admission which is not great and children could only swim in the morning at allotted timing."…"

Reviewed on 22 Aug. 2020

Hotel Granvia Kyoto
Hyatt Regency Kyoto
The price is AU$345 per night from 8 Feb. to 9 Feb.
2.51 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (994 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
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$369 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
0.75 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (56 reviews)

"Amazing"…"

Reviewed on 10 Aug. 2020

Ace Hotel Kyoto
NEST HOTEL KYOTO SHIJOKARASUMA
3 out of 5
551 Sannocho, Kyoto, Kyoto
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$48 per night from 21 Jan. to 22 Jan.
1.43 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (418 reviews)
reat yourself good @ Next Hotel.

"I will recommend people"…"

Reviewed on 27 Jun. 2020

NEST HOTEL KYOTO SHIJOKARASUMA
The Hotel Seiryu Kyoto Kiyomizu
3.5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$889 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.
1.88 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (4 reviews)

"学校校舎の懐かしい雰囲気が、子供の頃を思い出させてくれます。落ち着いた空間は、長期滞在には必要な時間と安心感を与えてくれる素晴らしいホテルです。"…"

Reviewed on 28 Jun. 2020

The Hotel Seiryu Kyoto Kiyomizu
APA Hotel Kyoto-Ekikita
3 out of 5
Free cancellation
The price is AU$61 per night from 21 Jan. to 22 Jan.
2.77 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (842 reviews)

"Good location close to Kyoto station, small rooms like all apa hotels"…"

Reviewed on 19 Feb. 2020

APA Hotel Kyoto-Ekikita
The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto
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0.39 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (191 reviews)

"Just brilliant. service, restaurant, cafe, spa, everything is perfect. definitely I'm coming back soon"…"

Reviewed on 11 Aug. 2020

The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto
UNIZO INN Kyoto Kawaramachi Shijo
The price is AU$40 per night from 17 Jan. to 18 Jan.
0.45 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (812 reviews)

"Very clean. Sheet including flat and fit sheets were change everyday. They room is spacious compared to other hotel. This was an inn and I am very surprised how up scale everything was. I would book it again."…"

Reviewed on 8 Mar. 2020

UNIZO INN Kyoto Kawaramachi Shijo
Suiran, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Kyoto
5 out of 5
Saga-tenryuji, Ukyo-ku, 12 Susukinobaba-cho, Kyoto, Kyoto
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$924 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.
8.63 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (124 reviews)

"Beautiful room and food, upgraded room to room with its own hot spring. Amazing gardens."…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb. 2020

Suiran, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Kyoto
Mercure Kyoto Station
4 out of 5
288 ABURANOKOJICHO SHIMOGYO KU, Kyoto
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$74 per night from 17 Jan. to 18 Jan.
2.87 km from city centre
3.9/5Good! (8 reviews)

"部屋は綺麗でとても素晴らしかったです。 スタッフも笑顔で優しく対応してもらって楽しい宿泊でした。 "…"

Reviewed on 4 Jan. 2021

Mercure Kyoto Station
The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo
The price is AU$111 per night from 27 Jan. to 28 Jan.
1.33 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (430 reviews)
Clean & Bright

"Everything was great. Very nice rooms and a great location. The restaurant was very good. Would stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 11 Feb. 2020

The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo
Hotel Kanra Kyoto
4 out of 5
190 Kitamachi, Karasuma-dori, Rokujyo sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is AU$297 per night from 19 Jan. to 20 Jan.
2.11 km from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (675 reviews)

"Wonderful staff, very friendly and welcoming. The space was beautiful, gorgeous wood tub to soak in and relax. Perfect location."…"

Reviewed on 20 Jun. 2020

Hotel Kanra Kyoto
Citadines Karasuma-Gojo Kyoto
3.5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$42 per night from 22 Jan. to 23 Jan.
1.8 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (997 reviews)

"Interesting hotel. It's an apartment hotel so our room had a small kitchen which was useful for preparing convenience store food. The room was pretty large and had a standard bathroom with a deep tub and removable shower head. There were vending machines and coin operated laundry on the bottom floor ..."…"

Reviewed on 9 Apr. 2020

Citadines Karasuma-Gojo Kyoto
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Where to stay in Kyoto

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 Nagi Kyoto Sanjo 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, Sotetsu Fresa Inn Kyoto-Shijokarasuma is a popular 3-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and laundry facilities. Other options for your budget-friendly stay include KEIO PRELIA HOTEL KYOTO KARASUMA GOJO and Hotel Heian No Mori Kyoto.
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?
Kyoto Uji Hanayashiki Ukifune-en is a favourite 3.5-star ryokan for couples, and features bathrobes and 2 restaurants. Other good choices for a romantic stay include Hyatt Regency Kyoto and Suiran, A Luxury Collection 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?
Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers 2 restaurants and a full-service spa for its human guests. Other good options for you and your pet include cinq petit chambre and Kyoto Guest House Ninja - Hostel.
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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