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Kyoto overview

Kyoto is special for its historical sites and parks, and known for its castle and temples. You'll enjoy the ample coffee and bar options, along with outdoor areas for biking and walking. Learn about local heritage at popular landmarks in the area like Kyoto Imperial Palace and Nijo Castle. Make some time to see popular sights such as Kiyomizu Temple and Todaiji Temple. Kyoto is an inviting destination that has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Kyoto

A welcoming city for all, Kyoto has a variety of lodging options. There are 597 hotels in the Kyoto area and you can shop as many as 93 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 50%.
  • • 78 2-star hotels with an average price of $15 per night
  • • 345 3-star hotels with an average price of $41 per night
  • • 133 4-star hotels with an average price of $64 per night
  • • 12 5-star hotels with an average price of $131 per night

Here are the top hotels based on 62000 user reviews of Kyoto hotels:
  • • Akane-an Machiya Residence Inn (Nakagyo Ward}{Central Kyoto)
  • • Birodo-an (Gion)
  • • Fushizome-an Machiya Residence Inn (Nakagyo Ward}{Central Kyoto)
  • • Gion Kiyomizu JQHOUSE 1
  • • Guest House Hitsuji-an (Nakagyo Ward}{Central Kyoto)

How to get to Kyoto

Fly in to Osaka (ITM-Itami), 24 mi (38.6 km) from downtown Kyoto. Kobe (UKB) is the next closest major airport, 40 mi (64.4 km) away.

Train stations include:
  • • Kyoto Sanjo Station
  • • Kyoto Jingu-marutamachi Station
  • • Kyoto Kawaramachi Station
Metro stations include:
  • • Shiyakusho-mae Station
  • • Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station
  • • Sanjo Keihan Station

What to see around Kyoto

Memorable for its castle, historical sites, monuments, and these top landmarks to visit:
  • • Honnoji Temple
  • • Hounji Temple
  • • Shimadzu Foundation Memorial Hall
  • • Seiganji Temple
  • • Danno Horinji Temple
It's recognized for its parks, and top places for nature lovers include:
  • • Maruyama Park
  • • Shinsenen
  • • Shoseien Garden
  • • Philosopher's Walk
  • • Umekoji Park
For those looking for a souvenir or simply window-shopping, here are some favorite shopping areas to visit:
  • • Aeon Mall Kyoto
  • • Aeon Mall Kumiyama
  • • Aeon Mall Kusatsu
  • • Kuzuha Mall
  • • Pieri Moriyama Mall
Some top sights in the area include:
  • • Kyoto Imperial Palace
  • • Nijo Castle
  • • Kiyomizu Temple
  • • Todaiji Temple
  • • Gion Corner

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: 10.4 inches
  • • April-June: 12.1 inches
  • • July-September: 13.5 inches
  • • October-December: 9.4 inches

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Kyoto travel guides