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10 Best Hotels in Kyoto

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$134 per night
3.07 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (2,999 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
3.5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$451 per night
0.75 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (17 reviews)
世界中のオシャレさんが集います。

"オープンしたてだったこともあり、非常に清潔で感動しました。 従業員の方のホスピタリティ精神も感じられ、ようやくアメリカ西海岸のカルチャーが日本にも来たか、と思いました。 今はコロナウィルスで日本人宿泊客がメインだとは思いますが、外国人宿泊客が増えた頃には、和と洋の素敵なマリアージュが見られることでしょう。その際にも再度訪れて、空気感を味わいたいです。"…"

Reviewed on 12 Jul. 2020

Ace Hotel Kyoto
THE GENERAL KYOTO Takatsuji Tominokoji
3.5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$94 per night
1.31 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (115 reviews)

"Nice design hotel."…"

Reviewed on 8 Mar. 2020

THE GENERAL KYOTO Takatsuji Tominokoji
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$116 per night
0.87 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (988 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
Kyoto Yura Hotel - MGallery
4.5 out of 5
84 OHASHICHO, Kyoto
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$215 per night
0.51 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (105 reviews)
Great hotel

"Great hotel. Good location great staff"…"

Reviewed on 2 Feb. 2020

Kyoto Yura Hotel - MGallery
Hyatt Regency Kyoto
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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
Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Ekimae
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$153 per night
2.75 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (895 reviews)

"Great location near transport and restaurants. In very good and clean condition. Rooms are very tight. I had climb into my side of the bed against a wall."…"

Reviewed on 28 Mar. 2020

Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Ekimae
Daiwa Royal Hotel Grande Kyoto
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$139 per night
3.04 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,296 reviews)
Quick walk from Kyoto Station

"I chose this hotel based on how close it was to Kyoto station, as we were only in Kyoto for 2 nights, so we had to be close to the bullet trains. It was about a 5-minute walk, so very happy with the location. What’s also great is that Kyoto station has access to bullet trains, JR lines and the Metro. ..."…"

Reviewed on 11 Apr. 2020

Daiwa Royal Hotel Grande Kyoto
ibis Styles Kyoto Station
3 out of 5
47 Higashikujo Kamitonoda-cho, Minami-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$54 per night
3.15 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (1,000 reviews)
Great location!

"The hotel was unexpectedly amazing. It was a great location just across Kyoto station. Very convenient and accessible. Staff was friendly and accommodating. The room was sparkling clean and the room was decent size."…"

Reviewed on 26 Mar. 2020

ibis Styles Kyoto Station
Park Hyatt Kyoto
4.5 out of 5
360 Kodaiji Masuyacho, Higashiyama, Kyoto
Free cancellation
The price is AU$1,472 per night
1.82 km from city centre
2.5/5 (2 reviews)

"綺麗清潔なホテルでした。ウェルカムシャンパンも、冷えてて美味しく気分よくいただきました。 しかし、スタッフの方々の対応が、、、 チェックイン時に座ったテーブルについて、このような状況で人との距離を保ちましたたい時に、ロビーには沢山テーブルがあり、そこにいるのは、私たちともう一組だけなのに、隣同士に座らせてること、 チェックイン後、散歩しようと荷物をフロントに預かってもらうと、、、外出はチェックアウトの精算をしてからにしてと外国人スタッフに言われました。しかも走って追いかけてきて。こんなに滞在人数が少なく、高いお支払をしているのに、お客様の顔も覚えていない対応、次の日も荷物を預かってもらい、取りに行くと、スタッフは右往左往して、待たされます。 ..."…"

Reviewed on 29 Mar. 2020

Park Hyatt Kyoto
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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?
VILLAGE KIRAMACHI is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This ryokan is a short 1-minute walk from Shijo Omiya, and it offers free WiFi and concierge services. Traveller reviews also recommend Nagi Kyoto Sanjo and Hotel ALZA 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, Centurion CABIN & SPA KYOTO is a popular 2.5-star property for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and a restaurant. Other options for your budget-friendly stay include Piece Hostel Kyoto and Guest House & Hotel Shijo Omiya.
What's the best place to stay when travelling with children to Kyoto?
Hotel Gran Ms Kyoto is a top 3.5-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features laundry facilities and free WiFi. Other options for your stay with the children include Hotel MyStays Kyoto-Shijo and Hotel Keihan Kyoto GRANDE. 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?
Suiran, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Kyoto is a favourite 5-star hotel for couples, and features a full-service spa and hot springs. Other good choices for a romantic stay include Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto and Hotel Granvia 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.
What's the best place to stay to stay near the beach in Kyoto?
VILLAGE KIRAMACHI 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?
Kyoto Hotel Okura is a 4.5-star hotel with 5 restaurants and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for an elegant place to stay. Kyoto Brighton Hotel and Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto are other upscale choices for your stay.
What's the best boutique accommodation in Kyoto?
Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Shinmachi Bettei is a favourite 3.5-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features a restaurant and a garden. Sakura Terrace The Atelier and Almont Hotel Kyoto are other boutique-style choices.
What's the best accommodation for a golf trip to Kyoto?
Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto is a 5-star hotel featuring a full-service spa and free WiFi, and it’s a top choice for golfing nearby. Another good option is Karasuma Kyoto Hotel if you’d like to be close to a golf course while in town. You can tee off at Kaya No Sato Country during your trip.
What's the best accommodation in Kyoto to absorb the local history?
Based on our travel expertise, Rinn Nijo Castle is a top 3-star apartment on Expedia for those interested in history and it features free WiFi. A couple of other options near historic sites include Ryokan MOTONAGO and Hyatt Regency Kyoto. Also, notable landmarks to visit include Yasaka Shrine, Heian Shrine and Kyoto Imperial Palace.

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