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Park Hyatt Kyoto
4.5 out of 5
360 Kodaiji Masuyacho, Higashiyama, Kyoto
The price is $784 per night
1.13 mi from city center
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 Mar 29, 2020

Park Hyatt Kyoto
Hotel Kanra Kyoto
4 out of 5
190 Kitamachi, Karasuma-dori, Rokujyo sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is $130 per night
1.31 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (641 reviews)

"Best location, with nice staffs. Good services. I'll come back for sure."…"

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

Hotel Kanra Kyoto
ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto
4 out of 5
Nijojo-Mae Horikawa-Dori, Nakagyo, Kyoto, Kyoto
Free Cancellation
The price is $61 per night
0.92 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (1,205 reviews)

"Low season, good price, excellent view of nijojo Castle."…"

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2020

ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto
Kyoto Yura Hotel - MGallery
4.5 out of 5
84 OHASHICHO, Kyoto
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $128 per night
0.32 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (105 reviews)
Great hotel

"Great hotel. Good location great staff"…"

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2020

Kyoto Yura Hotel - MGallery
ibis Styles Kyoto Station
3 out of 5
47 Higashikujo Kamitonoda-cho, Minami-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is $51 per night
1.96 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (1,592 reviews)

"Nice place to stay. Clean and simple. Friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

ibis Styles Kyoto Station
ORIENTAL HOTEL KYOTO GALLERY
3 out of 5
423 Suzakucho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $40 per night
1.11 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (24 reviews)

"It was quiet and close to the river. Several good restaurants nearby and an entrance to a train."…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

ORIENTAL HOTEL KYOTO GALLERY
UNIZO INN Kyoto Kawaramachi Shijo
3 out of 5
2-Yamazakicho 240, Kawaramachi, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is $54 per night
0.28 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (786 reviews)

"Very nice place and great attention, but as usual in Japan, expensive for a very tinny room"…"

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

UNIZO INN Kyoto Kawaramachi Shijo
NEST HOTEL KYOTO SHIJOKARASUMA
3 out of 5
551 Sannocho, Kyoto, Kyoto
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $31 per night
0.89 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (376 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel - great room with King bed - my husband was elated. The breakfast for 1000 yen per person was well worth it and full of interesting things to try. The staff are friendly and helpful. Only two minor complaints 1) not one English language news channel 2) we arrived 50 min. before the ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

NEST HOTEL KYOTO SHIJOKARASUMA
Via Inn Kyoto Shijo Muromachi
3 out of 5
551-2, Yamabushiyamacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $51 per night
0.69 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (266 reviews)

"good location very clean nice staff very quiet close to shopping center"…"

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

Via Inn Kyoto Shijo Muromachi
Hyatt Regency Kyoto
4.5 out of 5
644-2 Sanjusangendo-mawari, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is $215 per night
1.56 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (998 reviews)

"We like the tranquility of the property. It will be ideal if there is an onsen onsite."…"

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2020

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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 Kawaramachi, Nishiki Market, and Gion Corner.

  • There are 2168 hotels and other accommodations in Kyoto
  • The closest major airport is in Osaka (ITM-Itami), 24 mi (38.6 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Kobe (UKB), 40 mi (64.4 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Kyoto

Cultural venues in the city include Gion Corner, Kyoto MINAMIZA Theatre, and Kyoto International Manga Museum. Attractions like Kyoto Aquarium, Toei Kyoto Studio Park, and Kyoto Municipal Zoo are fun for kids of all ages. Notable for its temples, monuments, and historic sites, the city's landmarks include Heian Shrine, Kyoto Imperial Palace, and Nijō Castle.

In Kyoto, you'll be able to select from 2168 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have ample places to choose from for a perfect holiday retreat. Here you'll find top ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Kamuro-an - Located in Sannenzaka Ninenzaka, this 3-star ryokan accommodation features free WiFi and an LCD TV. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its family-friendly amenities and room size.
  • NEST AT NISHIKI, KYOTO - Our customers like the overall value and central location at this hotel. This 3-star hotel in Central Kyoto features free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk.
  • KYOTO Guest Inn Nagaokakyo - With a stay at this 2.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its clean rooms and overall condition.

Other favorite sights in Kyoto include Kawaramachi, Nishiki Market, and Kiyomizu Temple. Outside the city, popular places to visit include Biwako Valley Ski Resort, 15.4 mi/24.8 km from the city center, and Open Air Museum of Old Farmhouses, which is 22.6 mi (36.4 km) away.

Getting Around Kyoto

With so many transportation options, seeing Kyoto is a breeze. Walk to nearby metro stations like Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station, Shiyakusho-mae Station, and Sanjo Keihan Station. If you want to see more 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
  • About 45.47 inches of rain falls on Kyoto each year
  • 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?
Hotel ALZA KYOTO is a favorite property for Expedia customers. This 4-star hotel offers free WiFi and concierge services. It’s located steps from Pontocho. Traveler reviews also recommend YUTAKA and TOKYU STAY KYOTO SHIN-KYOGOKU-DORI as top options for your trip.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Kyoto, will I receive a refund?
Yes! The majority of hotel bookings are refundable if you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of your check-in date. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, you might be able to cancel it and receive a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Put your dates in and click on “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to view the best deals available in Kyoto.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Kyoto?
For additional details about rescheduling or cancelling your trip to Kyoto, go to https://www.expedia.com/service/.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Kyoto?
Based on reviews, Centurion CABIN & SPA KYOTO is a popular 2.5-star property for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and a restaurant. Other good choices for your budget-friendly stay include Piece Hostel Kyoto and Guest House & Hotel Shijo Omiya.
Where is the best hotel for a stay in Arashiyama?
With 29 hotels and other accommodations to choose from in this neighborhood, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for as you plan your trip. Based on Expedia customer reviews, Mulan Hostel is the highest ranked property in Arashiyama. This property offers private yards and a bar. Other favorite options in the area include NAGI KYOTO ARASHIYAMA and Ryotei Rangetsu.
What's the best accommodation in Gion?
In this neighborhood, there are 104 lodging options for your stay, so you should find just want you want for your visit. Hotel ALZA KYOTO is a favorite with our customers staying in Gion. This 4-star hotel offers free WiFi and concierge services. It’s located steps from Pontocho. Travelers also recommend Hotel Ethnography Gion Furumonzen and Hotel Ethnography Gion Shinmonzen as top choices in the area.
What's the best place to stay for a family vacation 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 good options for your kid-friendly vacation include Hotel MyStays Kyoto-Shijo and Hotel Keihan Kyoto GRANDE. Attractions like Kyoto Aquarium and Toei Kyoto Studio Park are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best accommodation for a romantic vacation to Kyoto?
Suiran, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Kyoto is a favorite 5-star hotel for couples, and features a full-service spa and hot springs. Other good choices for a stay with your sweetheart include Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto and Hotel Granvia Kyoto.
What is the top LGBTQ-friendly hotel 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 stay.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation in Kyoto?
Cinq petit chambre is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and free WiFi for its human guests.
Where is the best hotel to stay near Kyoto University?
Adjacent to Kyoto University, Kyoto Guesthouse - The Earthship- Chikyugo is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this guesthouse offers free WiFi and a rooftop terrace. Other good choices close by include Guesthouse Hyakumanben Cross and Ryokan Sawaya Honten.
What about the best place to stay close to Fushimi Inari Shrine?
One of the top choices for your stay is kyomachiya inari, located next to Fushimi Inari Shrine, and this 3-star B&B offers free breakfast and free WiFi. RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto and Daiwa Royal Hotel Grande Kyoto are two other good choices within a few miles.

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