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Kyoto Vacation

What are the best places to visit in Kyoto?

Almost ready to head off on your Kyoto vacation? Can't work out what things to include in your travel schedule? No need to stress — we'll give you some suggestions.

You'll find lots of amazing things to see in Kyoto. Famed attractions such as Nijo Castle and the Kiyomizu Temple ensure this will be a vacation that'll be etched in your memory forever.

Boasting tourist attractions such as Fushimi Inari Shrine and Katsura Imperial Villa, there's never a boring moment in this exciting city. Once you're done having a look at those, continue in the direction of Heian Shrine and the Ryoanji Temple.

A range of powerful people have resided in Kyoto Imperial Palace throughout the years. If you've ever daydreamed about living like aristocracy, be sure to visit this stately building. Adventurers in this destination have an abundance of choice. Theater can challenge the way we think and asks us to aspire to higher things. See a production at Gion Corner and open your mind to some big ideas. Still have time to spare? Constructed to pay homage to the gods, temples afford visitors an intriguing look into another religion and culture. Learn about the local belief system as you wander around the sacred monument of Toji Temple.

What are the most popular activities for a Kyoto vacation?

Hanging out on a beach doing not much at all is all well and good, but there's nothing like diving into exciting new experiences on your getaway!

Start off your trip to Kyoto by checking out one or two of these things to do:

Got some time on your side? Visit our Kyoto things to do page for a full list of activities.

What types of accommodations are available in Kyoto?

Securing convenient places to stay is key when it comes to planning cheap vacations or luxury getaways. Luckily, Kyoto has approximately 344 accommodations, so you'll have loads to choose from.

If you're the type of person that can't fall asleep unless they have 1000 thread count sheets, why not nestle down in luxury at The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto (Kamogawa Nijo-Ohashi Hotori, Nakagyo-ku) or the Nazuna Kyoto Nijo-tei ~Service&Dedication~ (580, Kusuriyacho)? Alternatively, the Ryokan Yoshida-sanso (59-1 Yoshida Shimo-ooji-cho, Sakyo-ku) and the Kujo Stays (8, Higashikujo Nakatonodacho) are a couple of accommodations worth checking out if you're traveling on a budget.

A real highlight of any trip to Kyoto is Nijo Castle. If you'd like to stay within close proximity of this famous attraction, the Konruri-An Machiya Residence Inn and the Fushizome-an Machiya Residence Inn are both excellent options.

Is there an airport in Kyoto?

Based just 25 miles away, Itami Airport (ITM) is the most convenient terminal to your destination. Check that your seat belt is buckled and tear your eyes away from that in-flight film — your well-deserved trip to Kyoto isn't far off now!



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Best Lodging Options Near Kyoto

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ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto CA $82
Reviewed on Feb. 25, 2020
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ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto

ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto

     
    4.3 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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

    APA Hotel Kyoto Gion EXCELLENT CA $51
    Reviewed on Feb. 28, 2020
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    APA Hotel Kyoto Gion EXCELLENT

    APA Hotel Kyoto Gion EXCELLENT

       
      4.0 of 5
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      This is our second APA hotel that we've stayed at so far. Nothing that really caught my attention honestly other than the amazing location. I'd stay at this hotel again especially for the location. Literally, the Yasaka shrine is less than a block away. One tiny thing was that it felt a little dusty ...

      RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto CA $107
      Reviewed on Mar. 25, 2020
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      RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto

      RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto

      1 Taimatsu-cho, Shiokoji-sagaru, HigashiHorikawa-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
         
        4.4 of 5
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Muy buen hotel, cuartos bastantes amplios, todos equipados. Desayuno bastante completo y bueno

        Hotel Kanra Kyoto CA $175
        Reviewed on Mar. 3, 2020
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        Hotel Kanra Kyoto

        Hotel Kanra Kyoto

           
          4.8 of 5
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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

          Kyoto Yura Hotel - MGallery CA $174
          Reviewed on Feb. 2, 2020
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          Kyoto Yura Hotel - MGallery

          Kyoto Yura Hotel - MGallery

          84 OHASHICHO, Kyoto
             
            4.7 of 5
            4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Great hotel. Good location great staff

            ibis Styles Kyoto Station CA $69
            Reviewed on Mar. 2, 2020
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            ibis Styles Kyoto Station

            ibis Styles Kyoto Station

               
              4.2 of 5
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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

              Hotel Vischio Kyoto by GRANVIA 
              Reviewed on Mar. 6, 2020
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              Hotel Vischio Kyoto by GRANVIA 

              Hotel Vischio Kyoto by GRANVIA 

                 
                4.7 of 5
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Love the Room design, simple, comofrt and clean. Will return.

                Hyatt Regency Kyoto CA $293
                Reviewed on Mar. 22, 2020
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                Hyatt Regency Kyoto

                Hyatt Regency Kyoto

                   
                  4.6 of 5
                  4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

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

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