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Where to stay in Kyoto
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Ancient temples blend with modern architectural treasures while markets, museums, dining and shopping streets showcase thousands of years of Japanese traditions.
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Experience a traditional tea ceremony or a night of cultural entertainment within the historic wooden teahouses of this well-preserved Kyoto district.
Experience sensory delights at the Kitchen of Kyoto, shop for souvenirs, take an art class and visit a sacred temple in this central neighborhood.
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Charming craft shops, ceremonious teahouses and tiny cafés spill out from the traditional wooden façades of this historic pair of lanes below Kiyomizu-dera Temple.
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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