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10 Best Hotels in Kyoto

RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto
4 out of 5
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AU$127
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2
4.4/5Excellent! (3,702 reviews)

"Everything was just as expected. Check in/out went very smooth. Cleanliness was okay, however the restroom smelled a bit once we entered. Other than that, the hotel was worth staying in."…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb. 2020

RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto
Hotel Vischio Kyoto by GRANVIA 
4 out of 5
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AU$155
per night
Feb 28 - Feb 29
4.7/5Exceptional! (517 reviews)

"very good location and cleanliness. I will be back again."…"

Reviewed on 21 Feb. 2020

Hotel Vischio Kyoto by GRANVIA 
Daiwa Royal Hotel Grande Kyoto
4 out of 5
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$150
per night
Mar 5 - Mar 6
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,171 reviews)

"Wonderful hotel will definitely stay again if We come back to kyoto"…"

Reviewed on 20 Feb. 2020

Daiwa Royal Hotel Grande Kyoto
Hotel Granvia Kyoto
AU$185
per night
Mar 8 - Mar 9
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,967 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 25 Feb. 2020

Hotel Granvia Kyoto
Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Ekimae
4 out of 5
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AU$113
per night
Mar 5 - Mar 6
4.5/5Wonderful! (775 reviews)

"Great hotel. Great location and spacious room. Only negative was the bed. It was hard as as rock"…"

Reviewed on 22 Jan. 2020

Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Ekimae
APA Hotel Kyoto Ekihigashi
3 out of 5
Higashishiokojicho, 552-1, Kyoto, Kyoto
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$83
per night
Feb 28 - Feb 29
4.5/5Wonderful! (40 reviews)

"Room super clean and very comfortable."…"

Reviewed on 28 Jan. 2020

APA Hotel Kyoto Ekihigashi
Kyoto Yura Hotel - MGallery
4.5 out of 5
84 OHASHICHO, Kyoto
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$209
per night
Mar 18 - Mar 19
4.7/5Exceptional! (88 reviews)

"Best hotel in Kyoto I walked everywhere close by transit and main areas."…"

Reviewed on 19 Dec. 2019

Kyoto Yura Hotel - MGallery
CROSS HOTEL KYOTO
3.5 out of 5
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$148
per night
Mar 5 - Mar 6
4.7/5Exceptional! (816 reviews)

"Great location, well appointed room, helpful staff"…"

Reviewed on 20 Feb. 2020

CROSS HOTEL KYOTO
Kyoto Century Hotel
AU$99
per night
Feb 28 - Feb 29
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,157 reviews)

"What a great hotel for the price! Room are small - as usually for most Japanese hotels but they made great use of the space!! Rooms were clean, the bathroom was nice with a separate bath tub! Water pressure was nice and strong! Lots of extra toiletries available as well as pajamas for two! Beds were ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb. 2020

Kyoto Century Hotel
The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Sanjo
AU$143
per night
Feb 28 - Feb 29
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,645 reviews)

"Great location!!! We enjoyed our stay. The hotel was clean and modern. The room was clean and comfortable. The hotel is centrally located, around the corner from the main strip and walking distance to some main attractions."…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb. 2020

The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto 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

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