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Top 10 Hotels in Kyoto

RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
Rp1.403.071
per night
8 Apr-9 Apr
3.07 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (3,818 reviews)

"The hotel was very well located, the staff were very friendly, helpful and professional and our room had all the amenities that we needed."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto
Hotel Monterey Kyoto
3.5 out of 5
604 Manjuya-cho, Sanjo-sagaru, Kyoto, Kyoto
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
Rp800.817
per night
26 Apr-27 Apr
0.87 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (2,099 reviews)

"The hotel was in a very convenient location and very beautiful!"…"

Reviewed on 6 Mar 2020

Hotel Monterey Kyoto
Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Shijo Karasuma
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
Rp824.497
per night
5 May-6 May
1.42 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (693 reviews)

"Location is very good with easy access to trains and restaurants."…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb 2020

Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Shijo Karasuma
Kyoto Century Hotel
Rp1.323.665
per night
1 May-2 May
2.86 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,241 reviews)

"It was perfect. Everything was in great shape, the service was impeccable. An elegant, beautiful place."…"

Reviewed on 29 Mar 2020

Kyoto Century Hotel
Hyatt Regency Kyoto
4.5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
Rp3.605.932
per night
9 Apr-10 Apr
2.51 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (990 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2020

Hyatt Regency Kyoto
Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Ekimae
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
Rp1.393.201
per night
27 Apr-28 Apr
2.75 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (823 reviews)

"Great hotel. Great location and spacious room. Only negative was the bed. It was hard as as rock"…"

Reviewed on 22 Jan 2020

Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Ekimae
APA Hotel Kyoto Ekihigashi
3 out of 5
Higashishiokojicho, 552-1, Kyoto, Kyoto
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
Rp614.647
per night
8 Apr-9 Apr
2.67 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (80 reviews)

"Room super clean and very comfortable."…"

Reviewed on 28 Jan 2020

APA Hotel Kyoto Ekihigashi
Daiwa Royal Hotel Grande Kyoto
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
Rp1.606.278
per night
6 May-7 May
3.04 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,248 reviews)

"This is a new hotel and goes out of its way to provide excellent room facilities, in particular we liked the Nespresso pod coffee machine in the room. We stayed for five nights and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The hotel is also conveniently located for the railway station which is only 200 ..."…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar 2020

Daiwa Royal Hotel Grande Kyoto
Kyoto Yura Hotel - MGallery
4.5 out of 5
84 OHASHICHO, Kyoto
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
Rp2.458.590
per night
18 Apr-19 Apr
0.51 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (98 reviews)
Tatami Room is a nice touch.

"Tatami room was a nice touch. Nice clean modern rooms, helpful friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on 3 Jan 2020

Kyoto Yura Hotel - MGallery
Hotel Granvia Kyoto
Rp2.235.082
per night
6 May-7 May
2.78 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (2,019 reviews)

"Excellent location! Room was large, well appointed."…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2020

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About Kyoto

The former capital of Japan, Kyoto is a beautiful city that still has many traditional townhouses as well as modern skyscrapers. The city sits in a valley in the Tamba highlands and has much to offer visitors, with numerous hotel options from which to enjoy the city, like the top rated Kyoto Century Hotel.

Don’t Miss

There are 17 Unesco World Heritage sites in Kyoto, with those in north-western Kyoto being the most popular due to their location. The Kinkakuji, Daitokuji, Ryoanji and Ninnaji Temples are all within a 15- to 30-minute walk of one another, though Central Kyoto’s Nijō Castle, which is made up of two palaces, beautiful gardens and numerous centuries-old structures, should also be on visitors’ itineraries.

The Imperial Park is a peaceful area right in the city heart that centres on the impressive Kyoto Imperial Palace and is also home to Sentō Imperial Palace. Katsura Imperial Villa is another beautiful palace, though permission must be obtained ahead of time to tour this stunning property.

Those into natural attractions should not miss Maruyama Park, which is the city’s main centre for cherry blossom trees. Taking a pleasant hike to the top of Mount Daimonji in Higashiyama gives visitors breath-taking views of the city. The Iwatayama Monkey Park on Mount Arashiyama is a great place to spend an afternoon with its Japanese macaque monkeys.

Restaurants and Bars

There is an abundance of places to eat and drink in Kyoto, though no one should leave without trying local dishes like hamo, tofu or yatsuhashi. Central Kyoto has the best selection of eateries where visitors can get cheap kaitenzushiya or top quality beef. Central Kyoto is also the best place to have a drink, as there are large numbers of bars, nightclubs and British and Irish pubs. Still, The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto is one of the best places in the city to wine and dine.

Shopping

Many souvenir shops can be found near the Unesco World Heritage sites and other historical attractions throughout the city. The Shijō-dōri and Kawaramachi-dōri intersection is Kyoto’s main shopping centre, with the covered Teramachi Street shopping mall being the best place to shop for anime, games and comics.

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Kyoto?
NEST AT NISHIKI, KYOTO is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 3-star hotel offers free WiFi and deep-soaking baths. It is located a short 2-minute walk from Nishiki Market. Traveller reviews also recommend KYOTO Guest Inn Nagaokakyo and Nagi Kyoto Sanjo as top options for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Kyoto, will I receive a refund?
Yes! The majority of hotel room reservations are fully refundable if cancelled prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of your scheduled arrival. If your reservation is non-refundable, it might still be possible to cancel it and get a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Enter dates and click on “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to review the best options available in Kyoto.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Kyoto?
Based on reviews, Kyoto Plaza Hotel is a popular 3-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free buffet breakfast and free WiFi. Other options for your budget-friendly stay include Hotel Gran Ms Kyoto and Kyoto Hana Hostel.
What's the best place to stay when travelling with children 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 options for your stay with the children include Hotel Keihan Kyoto GRANDE and APA Hotel Kyoto Gion EXCELLENT. Also, attractions such as Kyoto Aquarium and Toei Kyoto Studio Park are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for a romantic holiday in Kyoto?
Hotel Granvia Kyoto is a favourite 4.5-star hotel for couples, and features a full-service spa and 8 restaurants. Other good choices for a romantic stay include Kyoto Hotel Okura and Hifumi Ryokan.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Kyoto?
Cinq petit chambre is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and free WiFi for its human guests.
What's the best place to stay to stay near the beach in Kyoto?
NEST AT NISHIKI, KYOTO is a top property for a beach holiday, and features free buffet breakfast and free WiFi. Spend a relaxing afternoon at Manohama Beach during your stay.
What's the best high-end place to stay in Kyoto?
Noku Kyoto is a 4-star hotel with a restaurant and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. Kyoto Hotel Okura and The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto are other upscale choices for your stay.
What's the best boutique accommodation in Kyoto?
The Screen is a favourite 4-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features a restaurant and a bar. Sakura Terrace The Gallery and HOTEL THE CELESTINE KYOTO GION are other boutique-style choices.
What's the best accommodation for a golf trip to Kyoto?
Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto is a 5-star hotel featuring a full-service spa and free WiFi, and it’s a top choice for golfing nearby. Another good option is Karasuma Kyoto Hotel if you’d like to be close to a golf course while in town. You can tee off at Kaya No Sato Country during your trip.
What's the best accommodation in Kyoto to absorb the local history?
Based on our travel expertise, Sunroute Hotel Kyoto is a top 3.5-star hotel for history buffs booking on Expedia, and offers 2 restaurants and free WiFi. A couple of other options near historic sites include Japanese Inn Yoshimizu and Hyatt Regency Kyoto. Also, notable landmarks to visit include Kyoto Imperial Palace, Nijō Castle and Kiyomizu Temple.

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