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Home in Minami Ward, Kyoto
Casa Luna 11 min walk from Kyoto Station/7 min walk from Kujo Station/Perfect for WFH
"Award Moon Residence" is a private accommodation for rent that opened in November 2021.This studio type room is on the ground floor and has an area of 51.65 square meters and can accommodate 4 people.It has a garden in the back, is modern and open, and is suitable for couples and families.It is an 11-minute walk from the Hachijo exit of Kyoto station, a 7-minute walk from the exit 3 of Kujo subway station, and a 4-minute walk from the Kujo Kawaramachi bus stop.It is a 5-minute walk to the Kamogawa river. This is a quiet residential neighborhood. There is a counter within a minute's walk. It is a former public bath called Kujo Yu, and it is now a rented space. Please stop by in an atmosphere reminiscent of the hidden public baths of Chihiro and Chihiro.This stylish place is perfect for group trips. There is fixed WiFi.
$69 per night
Home in Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto
Take a trip to the end of the day. Kyomachiya is located in the mecca of the new selection.
I think they've probably heard about the name of the New Selection, who lost their name to the end of the world. This newly selected group was originally called "Tsubaki Waves", and there are several newly selected lands around Tsubaki (Mibu) in Kyoto City. This Kyoto Shisui-an is located in the "Kyomachiya", a place where the new selection is located in Tsubaki. There are many newly selected sacred spots nearby, such as Tsubaki-ji Temple and Nishihonganji Temple. The exterior of the town is unusual, but it has a sense of history everywhere. Even if you just go out for a short walk, there is a town that feels like you've traveled back in time. A journey through the history of Kyoto while feeling the life of the people who lived during that era.
$78 per night
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Home in Kyoto
Great river view, beautiful traditional house
A great opportunity to stay in a traditional Kyoto house located in a typical, historic, and quiet neighborhood, with a beautiful view on the Kamogawa river. An exceptional experience for romantic couples, family or friends. With all modern comfort, you will spend memorable moments in this magnificent 120 years old Machiya recently renovated. Close to the city center, the main tourist attractions, and Kyoto station. Stay in the entire house is more safe than staying in the hotel.
$52 per night

Stay near Kyoto's top sights

Photo of Gion
Gion509 locals recommend
Photo of Kyoto Station
Kyoto Station1,291 locals recommend
Photo of Yasaka Shrine
Yasaka Shrine867 locals recommend
Photo of Kyoto Imperial Palace
Kyoto Imperial Palace990 locals recommend
Photo of Kyoto Tower
Kyoto Tower513 locals recommend
Photo of Heian Shrine
Heian Shrine545 locals recommend

Kyoto vacation rentals

Hotel room in Kyoto
Kyoto/Japanese modern space/Japanese/Temple near
$55 per night
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Hotel room in Kyoto
[Kyoui Kiyokake 101 Rooms] Boutique Hotel Wakamuro Kiyomizu Temple, Sanjusangendo, Kyoto National Museum
$98 per night
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Townhouse in Kyoto-shi
[JZ] Cozy Japanese Home 10 minutes to Heian sh..
$38 per night
Private room in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto
和楽庵【Single】100 Year old Machiya Guest House (1pax)
$34 per night
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Rental unit in Shimogyō-ku, Kyōto-shi
Matsuishi King Deluxe 401
$46 per night
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Townhouse in 京都市東山区
[SC] Machiya With Garden in Higashiyama for 2
$38 per night
Hotel room in Minami-ku, Kyoto
Walk from Kyoto Station ! Kitchen & Double room
$47 per night
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Hotel room in Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto
MANGA Design・1 Bed・Free simple breakfast・Free wifi
$49 per night
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Hotel room in Shimogyō-ku, Kyōto-shi
Matsuishi King Deluxe 201
$46 per night
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Hotel room in Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto
*Room402*Kyotofish Boutique Hotel*1min to Kamogawa
$69 per night
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Hotel room in Kyoto
Hotel Sou Kyoto Gion Queen Studio
$45 per night
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Hotel room in Shimogyō-ku, Kyōto-shi
【TWIN Rm】Tatami 3min✿walk to Sub Sta Sta.◆WIFI.
$54 per night
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Condo rentals in Kyoto

Condo in 京都市東山区
MaikoTown with cobblestones/near Kamo river/modern
$98 per night
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Condo in Kyoto
MAX3!7min to Kyoto Sta.Free WiFi&Android TV![STTK]
$91 per night
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Condo in Kyoto-Shi Nakagyo-Ku
Long Stay up to 55%OFF|3mins to market|WIFI|Nijo
$61 per night
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Condo in Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto
Two double beds room with comfortable mattress[SB]
$76 per night
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Condo in Kyoto
By Nishi Hongwanji ! Standard Double for 2
$46 per night
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Condo in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
Sleek Kiyomizu Ryokan 3PAX | Historical District
$68 per night
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Condo in Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto
Near Kyoto Aquarium, Railway Museum
$75 per night
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Condo in 京都市
Near from Kawaramachi , Stylish Guest House
$138 per night
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Condo in Nakagyō-ku, Kyoto
Near Nijo Castle! Modern room based on Japan
$73 per night
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Condo in 京都市
Kyo-Machiya with Free 6 Bicycles !
$114 per night
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Condo in Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto
Two double beds room with comfortable mattress[SA]
$71 per night
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Condo in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto
Near sanjo sta/Rental bicycles and kitchen[1QSD]
$57 per night
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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.


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.

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