Hotels in Kyoto, Japan

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Kyoto overview

Visitors speak favorably about all that Kyoto has to offer, including its temples, rich culture, and gardens. You'll enjoy the area's monuments, castle, and historical sites. You can learn about the local heritage of Kyoto at top landmarks like Kyoto Imperial Palace and Nijo Castle. Popular sights like Kiyomizu Temple and Gion Corner won't disappoint.

Where to stay in Kyoto

A city welcoming to all, Kyoto offers a variety of hotels and other lodging choices. There are 1043 hotels in Kyoto and you can shop as many as 1840 deals for rooms on Hotels.com, some with discounts of up to 70%. We have room prices starting at 10 USD per night and here you'll find a breakdown of hotels by star rating in Kyoto as well as in the surrounding area:
  • • 14 5-star hotels from 150 USD per night
  • • 220 4-star hotels from 84 USD per night
  • • 862 3-star hotels from 44 USD per night
  • • 98 2-star hotels from 13 USD per night

How to get to Kyoto

Fly into Osaka (ITM-Itami), 24 mi (38.6 km) from the heart of Kyoto.

Train stations include:
  • • Kyoto Sanjo Station (0.3 mi/0.5 km from the city center)
  • • Kyoto Jingu-marutamachi Station (0.5 mi/0.8 km from the city center)
  • • Kyoto Kawaramachi Station (0.5 mi/0.8 km from the city center)
Metro stations include:
  • • Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station (0 mi/0.1 km from the city center)
  • • Shiyakusho-mae Station (0 mi/0.1 km from the city center)
  • • Sanjo Keihan Station (0.3 mi/0.5 km from the city center)

What to see around Kyoto

Here are some local attractions:
  • • Kyoto Municipal Zoo
  • • Kyoto Aquarium
  • • Funaoka Thermal Bath
  • • Nishimura House Garden
  • • Kyoto Studio Park
A top draw is the area's cultural scene including places like:
  • • Gion Corner
  • • Pontocho's Kaburenjo Theater
  • • Kaleidoscope Museum of Kyoto
  • • Museum of Kyoto
  • • Samurai Kembu Theater
Distinguished landmarks to visit include:
  • • Kyoto Imperial Palace
  • • Nijo Castle
  • • Kiyomizu Temple
  • • Heian Shrine
  • • Higashi Honganji Temple
Nature lovers will appreciate these places:
  • • Shusuitei Tea House
  • • Maruyama Park
  • • Murin-an
  • • Shinsenen
  • • Shoseien Garden
Some top sights include:
  • • Gion Corner
  • • Sanjusangendo Temple
  • • Kyoto Tower
  • • Toji Temple
  • • Daitokuji Temple

When to visit Kyoto

If you're still deciding when to visit, here are the seasonal norms to help you plan:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 61°F day, 34°F night
  • • April-June: 85°F day, 45°F night
  • • July-September: 92°F day, 62°F night
  • • October-December: 77°F day, 36°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 10.59 inches
  • • April-June: 12.09 inches
  • • July-September: 13.50 inches
  • • October-December: 9.45 inches

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