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  1. Entire home
  2. Shimogyō-ku, Kyōto-shi
Wonderful river view, splendid Kyoto house

Beautiful traditional Kyoto house by the river in a historic and residential area in the city center. I wish to offer you the unique opportunity to stay in an authentic style house Kyoto Machiya, spacious with a comfortable dining area with many amenities modern. The house is renovated in the strict respect of the Japanese tradition and all the comfort of today to spend a pleasant and comfortable time.

$59 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Kyoto-city
-牡丹-Kyoto station-Traditional Private Condo Botan

Extra fee-Kyoto city tax 200JPY×number of people × number of nights This place is about 15min from Kyoto station by walking. Comes with... Free wifi TV Bath room Toilet Free towels Shampoo, conditioner and body soap Free toothbrush Free slippers There is convenience store within 5min.

$11 per night
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  1. Entire home
  2. Kyoto
★Live Like a Local in Stylish Kyoto Home Near Gion

Designed by a famous designer with a mix of modern and traditional design, this beautiful home offers a local and cozy feeling. Located a few blocks away from the centre of downtown, but in a quiet residential area where a safe, comfortable stay can be ensured. Perfect location for a family or 2 couples traveling around in Kyoto as it is 8 mins walk to the nearest station - Sanjo Sta. as well as bus stops taking to hot spots you would plan on visiting. WiFi access provided during your stay.

$115 per night

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Stay near Kyoto's top sights

Photo of Heian Shrine
Heian Shrine64 locals recommend
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Kyoto Tower46 locals recommend
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Maruyama Park45 locals recommend
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Tenryu-ji Temple18 locals recommend
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Kōdaiji Temple38 locals recommend
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Nishiki Market55 locals recommend

Kyoto vacation rentals

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  1. Private room
  2. Sakyo Ward, Kyoto
和楽庵【Single】100 Year old Machiya Guest House (1pax)
$32 per night
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  1. Hotel room
  2. Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto
MANGA Design・2 Bed・Free simple breakfast・Free wifi
$28 per night
  1. Entire townhouse
  2. Kyōto-shi
【KURU】4 mins Nijojo Sta/7 mins Karasumaoike Sta
$14 per night
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  1. Hotel room
  2. Kyoto
Japanese Modern Designer Petit Hotel in the Heart of Kyoto/[Non-smoking] Superior Twin (Hotel Rakuzan)
$36 per night
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  1. Hotel room
  2. Minami-ku, Kyoto
Central Kyoto!Kitchen&Share bicycles ☆Double Room☆
$30 per night
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  1. Private room
  2. Kitaku, Kyotoshi
[Kyoto Nishijin] 1 room, kitchen with indoor toilet & shower, separate building: Expo Hostel
$17 per night
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  1. Hotel room
  2. Kyoto
Hotel Sou Kyoto Gion Queen Studio
$31 per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Kyoto
Kyoto Sanjo Ohashi Standard Twin Studio No Smoking Standard Twin
$37 per night
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  1. Entire condo
  2. Kyoto-Shi Nakagyo-Ku
Long Stay up to 55%OFF|3mins to market|WIFI|Nijo
$45 per night
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  1. Entire rental unit
  2. 京都市下京区
Sweet 302 private room
$18 per night
  1. Hotel room
  2. Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto
Tanimachi-kun ・ Hotel ・ Hitomeboe/27 ㎡ [Shijo Karasuma]/12 minutes on foot from Gion Shijo
$54 per night
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  1. Entire serviced apartment
  2. Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto
Double Room Street View • Tofukuji Riverside
$30 per night

Condo rentals in Kyoto

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  1. Entire condo
  2. Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto
祇園四条駅1分・窓から八坂神社・鴨川を見下ろす10名宿泊・ホームパーティー・わんこ同伴OKの貸切宿
$156 per night
  1. Entire condo
  2. 京都市東山区
MaikoTown with cobblestones/near Kamo river/modern
$61 per night
  1. Entire condo
  2. Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto
Brooklyn style room near Kiyomizu dera temple[BR]2
$51 per night
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  1. Entire condo
  2. 京都市
Near from Kawaramachi , Stylish Guest House
$114 per night
  1. Entire condo
  2. Kyoto
MAX3!7min to Kyoto Sta.Free WiFi&Android TV![STTK]
$51 per night
  1. Entire condo
  2. Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto
Near sanjo sta/Rental bicycles and kitchen[1QSD]
$49 per night
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  1. Entire condo
  2. Minami Ward, Kyoto
Katsuragawa House Hiro ROOM 201
$33 per night
  1. Entire condo
  2. Kamigyō-ku, Kyoto
一条IVY Bunk bed twin
$28 per night
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  1. Entire condo
  2. Kyoto
Brandnew!Beautiful hotel Center of KYOTO (Room A)
$28 per night
  1. Entire condo
  2. Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto
Near Kyoto Aquarium, Railway Museum
$56 per night
  1. Entire condo
  2. Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto
MAX5!7min to Kyoto Sta.Free Wi-Fi&Android TV[JFSK]
$92 per night
  1. Entire condo
  2. 京都市
Fabulous stay!Kiyomizudera!2 Bunk Beds! MAX4![CA1]
$43 per night

Your guide to Kyoto

Welcome to Kyoto

Kyoto is one of the most charming cities in the world. For more than a millennium — until 1868 — it was the imperial seat of Japan, and all that power was a magnet for opulence, artists and artisans, and religion. Today, the city remains at the heart of the country’s cultural traditions, with thousands of palaces, temples, and shrines, not to mention its famous geisha districts.

Wandering through Kyoto can mean stopping at every turn, delighted by the curve of a rooftop or the ancient timbers framing a shop. Despite 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites such as the gilded Kinkakuji (Gold Pavilion), and districts like Higashiyama, whose streets could double as the set for a historical epic, Kyoto is not a living museum. With more than 1.5 million residents, the city boasts countless cocktail bars, chic restaurants, and street-food stalls, and a thriving music scene.


How do I get around Kyoto?

Kyoto doesn’t have an airport, but it’s easy to get here. The nearest airports are Osaka International Airport (Itami, ITM), 50 minutes away by shuttle or bus, and Kansai International Airport (KIX), a 75-minute train ride from the city on the JR Haruka Airport Express. If you’re flying into the country, your arrival point may be Narita International Airport (NRT) in Tokyo. From there, you can take the Narita Express train into Tokyo and then transfer to a shinkansen (bullet train).

Once you’re in town, you could rent a car, but why? Kyoto’s public transportation network is extraordinary. The subways and trains will take you from one point to the next with speed and efficiency, and the buses go where trains can’t. Central Kyoto is flat and easy for pedestrians to navigate — the Kyoto Tourist Information Center also produces wheelchair accessibility guides — and you can find bicycle rental shops across the city.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Kyoto?

If there’s a peak time to visit Kyoto, it may be late March through early May, when the temperatures are comfortable, the monsoons have yet to start, and the city seduces the eye with cherry blossoms (peak time: early April). Crisp, dry autumns also make for wonderful strolls around the city. Exploring Kyoto during the extremes of winter and summer will take a little more effort — and good rain gear. The heat and humidity peak June through August, when the temperatures stay in the 80s and 90s Fahrenheit and tropical rainstorms regularly sweep through the area. That doesn’t stop the city from turning out for the Gion Matsuri in mid-to-late July for parades, traditional dress, and street food. In winter, it rarely freezes or snows here, but the constant drizzle can make the cold feel colder. That said, the city entrances visitors even in the coldest months. During late December, thousands of paper lanterns line Arashiyama’s bridges and lanes, and in early January, New Year crowds throng many of the shrines.


What are the top things to do in Kyoto?

Nishiki Market

Visiting this five-block-long covered food market in central Kyoto, which is open from midmorning to early evening, is a must for food lovers. Picture barrels of pickles and dried vegetables, display cases of exquisite wagashi (sweets), and heaps of frilly dried fish. You can snack on meat skewers or crackly senbei as you wander through the market, or pore over the shelves of cooking implements and jarred preserves, looking for gifts to bring home. Afterward, peek in at the nearby Tenmangu Shrine or wander over to the Gion, the city’s most famous geisha district.

Arashiyama

On the west side of Kyoto, just as the dense inner city gives way to the slopes of the surrounding mountains, this charming district thrums with tourists — with pockets of serenity nearby. Wander along the wide, shady paths that snake through the famous bamboo grove. Visit a host of temples, from the tiny thatch-roofed Gio-ji through the expansive Tenryu-ji, with its showstopper garden and majestic views of the mountain peaks. Spend a few hours at the Fukuda Art Museum admiring paintings from the Edo Period.

Philosopher’s Path

This mile-long path, located in the northern part of the Higashiyama district, leads between two of Kyoto’s best-known sites — Ginkakuji (the Silver Pavilion) and the neighborhood surrounding Nanzenji Temple — and the journey is just as rewarding as either destination. The paved walkway traces the route of a narrow canal, shaded by thousands of cherry trees, and offers plenty of reasons to detour in the form of temples, cafes, and boutiques.