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Ryokan Shimizu from $46Kyoto
A charming guesthouse located in the heart of the city. Simple rooms are traditionally dressed with roll down futon beds, soft hues, large windows and tatami mat flooring. Walking distance from some of Kyoto's main attractions. An authentic, well priced, choice.Local exploring - A well located guesthouse, ideal for city exploring.Great walks - Take a stroll around the picturesque Shoseien Garden.Sights nearby - Walking distance from Higashi Honganji Temple.Restrictions on children - Adult only.
Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Shijo 278 rooms from $102Kyoto (Nishinotoin-dori, Shimogyo-ku)
A contemporary property located in the heart of Kyoto. Sophisticated rooms are minimalist in style with large windows, crisp white linen and soft hues. Indulgent Japanese meals are served in the restaurant and a public bath provides the ideal spot to unwind after a day exploring the city.Local exploring - Well located to easily access Kyoto's main attractions.Sights nearby - Walking distance from historical Higashihongan-ji Temple and Nijo Castle.Local markets - Sample the cuisines of the region at Nishiki Market.
Citadines Karasuma-Gojo 124 rooms from $104Kyoto (Karasuma- Higashiiru Shimogyo-ku)
Smart serviced apartments in the centre of the city. A selection of apartments sleep between two and five people. Decor is simple and clean; creams throughout with a functional layout, kitchens and city views. Breakfasts are served and and there's a communal lounge. Well located and priced.Local exploring - Boasting a central location with excellent transport links.Great walks - Take a stroll through the picturesque moss-covered garden of Saiho-ji, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Sights nearby - Explore the many Buddhist temples in the city, some within walking distance.Local markets - Get lost in the bustling Nishiki Market and sample the wares.
Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo 17 rooms from $95Kyoto
A chic traditional property set in gorgeous Japanese gardens. Large floor to ceiling windows perfectly frame the views. Classically styled rooms feature tatami mat flooring, futon beds and the best have indulgent luxury bathrooms. A tranquil property, well located for exploring the historical city.Hideaway - A chic traditional property set in beautifully landscaped gardens.Local markets - Discover the tastes of the region at Nishiki Market.Sights nearby - Visit the impressive Kyoto Imperial Palace.Full of character
Karasuma Kyoto Hotel 238 rooms from $124Kyoto
A smart contemporary hotel boasting a very central location. Uniformly designed rooms are functional and light with modern en-suite bathrooms. Feast on Chinese or Japanese fare at the hotel's restaurants. Perfectly positioned for both business or sightseeing.Local exploring - Ideally located close to many of the city's main attractions.Local markets - Sample cuisines of the region at the expansive Nishiki Market.Great walks - Stroll through the manicured gardens of Nijo Castle.Sights nearby - Visit the impressive Kyoto Imperial Palace.
Matsubaya Ryokan 13 rooms from $143Kyoto (Kamijuzuyamachi-dori, Shimogyo-ku)
A recently renovated traditional two-storey wooden guesthouse. Interiors merge contemporary and classical styles creating an airy space with an authentic, yet comfortable, feel. Think tatami mat flooring, a choice of futon or western bed and modern bathrooms. The perfect base for city exploring.Local exploring - Surrounded by cultural points of interest and a true Japanese setting.Local markets - Explore the cuisines of the region at the Nishiki Market.Great walks - Take a stroll around the nearby Shosei-en Garden.Sights nearby - A short walk from Higashihongan-ji Temple.
Royal Park Hotel 172 rooms from $150Kyoto (Nakagyo-ku)
A smart property located in the heart of Kyoto. Rooms are light and airy. Expansive suites have an elegant air with antique furniture and impossibly large beds. International dishes are served in the restaurant and massages can be arranged. Well located with many sights within walking distance.Local exploring - Boasting excellent transport links with Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Subway Station and Sanjo Keihan Station within walking distance.Sights nearby - Discover Nijo Castle and wander through it's manicured gardens.Local markets - Sample the flavours of the region at Nishiki Market.
Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto 216 rooms from $167Kyoto (Higashi-iru Shimogyo-ku Kyoto-shi)
The grand lobby sets the scene for this elegant property. Rooms are European in feel with large windows, pretty cornicing, crisp white linen and large luxurious bathrooms. Well positioned for exploring the city and the hotel also offers a number cultural excursions. An ideal city base.Local exploring - A conveniently placed hotel perfect as a base for exploring the city.Great walks - Take a stroll through the stunning Arashiyama area, especially beautiful during the cherry blossom season.Sights nearby - Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Nijo Castle.Views - Great views from hotel
Hotel Granvia 536 rooms from $172Kyoto (Karasuma Chuo-guchi, Shiokoji-sagaru, Karasuma-dor)
A slick property boasting a central location next to Kyoto Station. Contemporary rooms feature floor to ceiling windows, crisp white linen, large modern bathrooms and epic city views. A choice selection of international restaurants and elegant bars. The perfect base for city exploring.Local exploring - A grand hotel with plenty of amenities to unwind post a day exploring the city.Sights nearby - Discover the ancient district of Gion. The neighbourhood where geishas were trained.Great walks - Take a stroll through the picturesque Saiho-ji, a UNESCO heritage site.Local markets - Sample regional produce at Nishiki Market.
Kyoto Hotel Okura 322 rooms from $184Kyoto (Nakagyo-ku Kawaramachi-Oike)
A grand hotel standing tall in central Kyoto. Rooms are classically designed with soft hues, large floor to ceiling windows and contemporary bathrooms. Elegant reception rooms of epic scale make for glamorous evenings and there's a choice selection of restaurants too. Ideal for travel or business.Local exploring - Boasting a central location with many of the city's main attractions within walking distance.Sights nearby - Just a 5 minute walk from the Honno-ji Temple.Local markets - Explore the lively Nishiki Food Market.Restrictions on children - Adult only.
The Westin Miyako Hotel 499 rooms from $184Kyoto (Higashiyama-ku)
A grand hotel nestled into a lush hillside overlooking the city. Smart rooms are simply dressed with large windows to enjoy the views, contemporary bathrooms and crisp white linen. An elegant restaurant serves up continental dishes. Well located to visit Kyoto's many attractions.Local exploring - Well located within easy reach of many of the city's main attractions.Local markets - Explore the bustling Nishiki food market and sample the regions dishes.Sights nearby - Visit the World Heritage Site Kiyomizu-dera Temple.Views - Great views from hotel
Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto 489 rooms from $199Kyoto (Higashi Horikawa-dori, Shimogyo-ku)
A sleek contemporary property located in the heart of Kyoto. Smart rooms are well proportioned and feature floor to ceiling windows, clean lines and luxury bathrooms. A restaurant, with a view, serves up continental buffet and A la carte options. A chic base for city exploring.Local exploring - A landmark hotel ideally positioned within walking distance from many of the city's historical sites.Sights nearby - Positioned walking distance from many of the city's World Heritage temples.Views - Great views from hotelSwimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor
Motonago Ryokan 11 rooms from $212Kyoto (Higashiyama-ku Kodaiji-dori Washio 511)
A charming traditional property in an ancient part of Kyoto packed full of historical and religious sights. Authentic rooms feature tatami-mat flooring and futon beds. Thirteen course regional meals give a true Japanese experience. Ideally located to explore the city.Local exploring - A traditional property well located within walking distance of some of Kyoto's sights.Sights nearby - Walking distance from Kiyomizu-dera Temple and the Yasaka Shrine.Great walks - Take a stroll through the picturesque Maruyama Park.Local markets - Sample the flavours of Kyoto at the Nishiki Market.
Hyatt Regency Kyoto 187 rooms from $333Kyoto (Higashiyama-ku)
A chic luxury property set in pretty Japanese gardens in central Kyoto. Contemporary rooms are simply styled with pop-art, crisp white linen, large windows and indulgent bathrooms. Boasting three exemplary restaurants and a spoiling spa making this a tough one to beat.City Style - A glamorous property with fabulous service right in the heart of Kyoto.Sights nearby - Wander through Gion district with architecture from the Edo period.Local markets - Discover the region's cuisine at the Nishiki Market.Spa
Kanamean Nishitomiya 7 rooms from $360Kyoto (Rokaku Sagaru Nakagyo-ku)
Located in the heart of Kyoto, Kanamean Nishitomiya offers traditional Japanese accommodation-think tatami woven-straw flooring and futon bedding. Relax in the garden with a drink and enjoy splendid half-board kaiseki cuisine! A wonderfully charming and incredibly peaceful city spot.City Style - Kanamean Nishitomiya is located in the heart of Kyoto, perfect for those wanting to get to know the cityRomantic Break - Lovely accommodation, a quiet atmosphere and excellent cuisine-perfect for a romantic getawayGreat walks - Meander through the city's streets getting a feel for the placeLocal markets - The bustling Nishiki Market is definitely worth a visitRecommended by - Relais & Chateaux
Hoshinoya Kyoto 25 rooms from $410Kyoto (Nishikyo-ku Kyoto-shi)
A stunning riverside property set in thick forest that dramatically changes colour along with the seasons. Traditionally styled rooms include paper screens, picture windows, Japanese mats and the larger ones have wooden baths. Dine on inventive regional dishes. The perfect rural escape.Total relaxation - A tranquil riverside property situated in stunning leafy countryside.Spa breaks - Experience spa treatments based on the practices of Zen Buddhism.Great walks - Take a stroll through the colourful forest and along the Oi river.Sailing - Take a romantic cruise down the river.
Yoshida Sanso 5 rooms from $554Kyoto (Sakyo-ku Kyoto-shi)
A traditional ryokan nestled in beautifully manicured gardens. Comprising of just five Japanese styled rooms. Experience Kyoto-style kaiseki dinners (made up of many courses), wander to nearby temples or simply unwind in the gardens with a good book. A blissful escape from the bustling city.Hideaway - A tranquil ryokan set in beautifully manicured gardens that make it hard to believe it's actually in the middle of the city.Local exploring - Walking distance from a number of shrines and temples.Sights nearby - Walking distance from Ginkaku-ji temple and Philosopher’s Walk.Local markets - Feast on the regions' produce at Nishiki Market.Recommended by - Tablet
Gion Hatanaka 21 rooms from $590Kyoto (Gion Minamigawa Higashiyama-ku)
A historic property designed as a resting place from the bustling city. Rooms are traditional in style with classic Japanese minimalism; think roll down futons, paper screens, large windows and plenty of light polished wood. Regional cuisine is served alongside green tea and sake. A relaxing stay.Hideaway - A traditional rural property built as a respite from the city. Today it remains that way.Sights nearby - Visit the neighbouring Kodaiji temple and Yasaka Jinja shrine.Local markets - Explore the Nishiki Market and sample the wares.Full of character
Arashiyama Benkei 10 rooms from $636Kyoto (Sagatenryūji Susukinobabachō)
A beautifully designed traditional guesthouse comprising of just 10 rooms. Light and airy rooms feature tatami mats, garden views and the best have hot spring baths. Regional cuisine is served up in the restaurant. Ideally located for a tranquil stay yet with easy access to the city.Local exploring - A chic traditional property, set in pretty gardens and with good connecting links to the city.Sailing - Take a cruise down the river (a particularly nice experience in the autumn months when the trees are red).Fishing - During the summer watch the cormorant fishing that takes place on the Ōi River.Sights nearby - Visit the Tenryuji Temple marked as a World Heritage Site.
Ritz Carlton 117 rooms from $651Kyoto
A chic property perfectly mixing traditional Japanese style with contemporary luxuries. Boasting a central location overlooking the river. Rooms are spacious and comfortable with windows framing the lush views, bonsai plants, modern bathrooms and traditional art. Ideal for exploring the city.City Style - A luxury property boasting a glorious spa and atmospheric bar.Sights nearby - Make a trip to see the 15th century Ginkaku-ji temple.Swimming Pool - Indoor pool.Opulent
Suiran Hotel 39 rooms from $713Kyoto (Saga-Tenryuji)
The luxurious Suiran Hotel is situated along the banks of the Katsura River in the outskirts of Kyoyo. The property offers chic designer accommodation and boasts its own luscious garden: perfect to relax in with a drink. Exquisite cuisine served at their restaurant! A classy stay in a stunning spot.Foodies - Enjoy a fusion of traditional Japanese kaiseki and French cuisine at their wonderful restaurantBack to Nature - Suiran Hotel boasts a stunningly tranquil locationGreat walks - Wander through the beautoful Saganoo Bamboo forest or take a leisurely stroll around the city's streetsSights nearby - Tenryu-ji Temple, Togetsu-kyo Bridge and Bamboo Street are all just a short distance away!Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith