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10 Best Hotels in Kyoto

RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto
4 out of 5
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$136
per night
18 Dec. - 19 Dec.
4.4/5Excellent! (3,473 reviews)

"Spacious rooms, clean and comfortable beds, very polite staff, great facilities, convenient location. Everything you want in a holiday hotel."…"

Reviewed on 10 Dec. 2019

RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto
Daiwa Royal Hotel Grande Kyoto
4 out of 5
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AU$134
per night
18 Dec. - 19 Dec.
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,009 reviews)

"Great hotel, located a short walk from Kyoto station. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The room was great with the Nespresso machine a nice touch. The breakfast buffet was also excellent."…"

Reviewed on 12 Dec. 2019

Daiwa Royal Hotel Grande Kyoto
M's INN SANJO OMIYA
3 out of 5
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AU$68
per night
16 Dec. - 17 Dec.
4.2/5Excellent! (45 reviews)

"New clean comfortable. Room is bigger than normal japan budget hotel. Self check in. Need to pay tax 1200 3 nights. Luggage delivery to Kyoto Station 500yen per luggage."…"

Reviewed on 1 Dec. 2019

M's INN SANJO OMIYA
Hotel Vischio Kyoto by GRANVIA 
4 out of 5
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AU$135
per night
13 Jan. - 14 Jan.
4.7/5Exceptional! (301 reviews)

"Everything is good and the breakfast is fantastic. The only downside is the hotel has too many people"…"

Reviewed on 10 Dec. 2019

Hotel Vischio Kyoto by GRANVIA 
APA Hotel Kyoto-Ekikita
3 out of 5
Free Cancellation
AU$66
per night
15 Dec. - 16 Dec.
4.2/5Very Good! (645 reviews)

"Comfortable to rest after a long day. Small size room. A typical Japanese hotel. Had ice machine and microwave oven."…"

Reviewed on 11 Dec. 2019

APA Hotel Kyoto-Ekikita
CROSS HOTEL KYOTO
3.5 out of 5
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$139
per night
13 Jan. - 14 Jan.
4.7/5Exceptional! (660 reviews)

"New construction was nice and clean No Onsen or bath"…"

Reviewed on 4 Dec. 2019

CROSS HOTEL KYOTO
Kyoto Century Hotel
AU$155
per night
13 Jan. - 14 Jan.
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,088 reviews)

"The hotel is very close to the JR Kyoto station, subway station, bus and taxi stand. Staff at the front desk and concierge speak good English and are very helpful. Breakfast buffet is excellent. Our rooms face the JR train/shinkansen tracks so we can hear the trains all night. It's not that loud ..."…"

Reviewed on 11 Dec. 2019

Kyoto Century Hotel
Centurion CABIN & SPA KYOTO
2.5 out of 5
68-2, Tachiuri Nishimachi, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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AU$63
per night
5 Jan. - 6 Jan.
4.1/5Very Good! (1,272 reviews)

"Enjoyed my stay here. Baths and sauna in the basement were a nice bonus. Only showers are in the basement. Culture shock warning for westerners, the baths use typical onsen rules (ie. No clothing in bath and shower areas). You can use your face/hand towel though as a “modesty” towel to cover up down ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Dec. 2019

Centurion CABIN & SPA KYOTO
Hotel Granvia Kyoto
AU$197
per night
13 Jan. - 14 Jan.
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,985 reviews)

"It was inside Kyoto station, which made traveling around the city convenient. It is also very close to many restaurants and stores. The price to use the gym and pool is a little bit expensive. The buffet breakfast is very good. There is a great variety of eastern and western food and the quality ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Dec. 2019

Hotel Granvia Kyoto
Via Inn Kyoto Station Hachijoguchi
3 out of 5
Free Cancellation
AU$144
per night
20 Dec. - 21 Dec.
4.6/5Wonderful! (217 reviews)

"ดีมากทั้งสถานที่ตั้ง และพนักงานค่ะ ใกล้ 7-11 เหมือนเป็น 7-11 ของโรงแรมเลยก็ว่าได้ ประทับใจค่ะ"…"

Reviewed on 10 Dec. 2019

Via Inn Kyoto Station Hachijoguchi
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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

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