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Private room · Kyoto Shimogyo-ku
【C2 KYOTO SUITE】 private open-air bath
◎No smoking on the premises. Great location! Very close to JR Kyoto station central gate. 15 mins by walk, 5 mins by taxi. Amenities: shampoo, conditioner, body soap, tooth brush, hair brush, lady's skin care, towel, dryer, refrigerator, electric kettle, bottled water Available on request: iron & iron board, etc ◎Children will be free of charge for co-sleeping
Entire home · Kyoto
KumoMachiya KOTAKO
Kumo machiya Fudocho is located in busy area. There is a super garden inside this guesthouse, a bathtub with nice garden view, Japanese bedroom and Western bedroom set up, make every guest satisfied. 1st floor, one Japanese bedroom, one Japanese super garden, kitchen, bathroom and toilet 2nd floor, one bedroom with twin bed, one Japanese bedroom, a shower room, a toilet
Entire home · 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.

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Stay near Kyoto's top sights

Photo of Heian Shrine
Heian Shrine64 locals recommend
Photo of Kyoto Imperial Palace
Kyoto Imperial Palace138 locals recommend
Photo of Kyoto Tower
Kyoto Tower46 locals recommend
Photo of Maruyama Park
Maruyama Park45 locals recommend
Photo of Tenryu-ji Temple
Tenryu-ji Temple18 locals recommend
Photo of Nishiki Market
Nishiki Market55 locals recommend

Kyoto vacation rentals

Private room · Sakyo Ward, Kyoto
和楽庵【Single】100 Year old Machiya Guest House (1pax)
Hotel room · Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto
MANGA Design・1 Bed・Free simple breakfast・Free wifi
Private room · 京都府
和楽庵【Double】100 Year old Machiya Guest House (2pax)
Hotel room · Kyoto
✿Kyoto✿/Near station & bus/Temple/Single Room(^^♪
Private room · Kyōto-shi
No Cleaning fee, Guesthouse YULULU "Single-room"
Entire townhouse · Nakagyō-ku, Kyoto
Tabitabi Unity
Entire rental unit · Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto
Entire townhouse · Nakagyō-ku, Kyōto-shi
Tabitabi Shinsen
Private room · Kamigyō-ku, Kyōto-shi
Guesthouse Umeya single room traditional house
Hotel room · Kyoto
27㎡, Deluxe in Shijo (1-3 ppl / Non-smoking)
Entire rental unit · Kyoto
Kyoto Sanjo Ohashi Superior Twin Studio No Smoking Superior Twin
Entire townhouse · Kyoto-shi
KumoMachiya Koboshi

Kyoto condo rentals

Entire condo · Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto
Theater room/ near down town
Entire condo · Kyoto-Shi Nakagyo-Ku
Long Stay up to 55%OFF|3mins to market|WIFI|Nijo
Entire condo · 京都市東山区
MaikoTown with cobblestones/near Kamo river/modern
Entire condo · Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto
Near sanjo sta/Rental bicycles and kitchen[1QSD]
Entire condo · Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto
Entire condo · Minami Ward, Kyoto
Katsuragawa House Hiro ROOM 102
Entire condo · 京都市
Fabulous stay!Kiyomizudera!2 Bunk Beds! MAX4![CA1]
Entire condo · Kyoto
Brandnew!Beautiful hotel Center of KYOTO (Room A)
Entire condo · Kamigyō-ku, Kyōto-shi
一条IVY semi-double bed room
Entire condo · 京都市
Fabulous stay!Near Kiyomizu dera!2Queen!MAX5![MA1]
Entire condo · Kyoto
Max 4pp/7min to Kyoto St/Free Wifi/Android TV
Entire condo · Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto
MAX5!7min to Kyoto Sta.Free WiFi&Android TV![SPFK]

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.


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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