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Kyoto Information

About Kyoto

The city of Kyoto, also known as the ‘thousand-year capital’, is known for its natural beauty, classic Buddhist temples and delicious food. Located on the Japanese island of Honshu, this city was the capital of Japan for nearly a thousand years. With over a dozen historic sites dating back to ancient Kyoto, visiting the city is a must-see for your trip to Japan. Kyoto, Japan is the perfect blend of the past and the present. The ancient city is filled with modern luxuries while still maintaining its charm. A visit to Kyoto will be unforgettable with temples, gardens and a bustling city life. After learning more about it, we’re sure you’ll want to book a trip to Kyoto right away!

Things to do in Kyoto

When you first arrive in Kyoto, you may be surprising to see an advanced metropolitan city. Kyoto offers genuine cuisine and city attractions, like the Kyoto International Manga Museum and an above ground subway. The bustling Nishiki Market, located in central Kyoto, allows you to experience local culture while chowing down on some of Kyoto’s best cuisine. Hiding in plain sight are over 400 Shinto shrines throughout Kyoto, each unique and beautiful. However, the Fushimi-Inari-Taisha Shrine is said to be the most mesmerizing. This shrine is a close walk to the subway station and offers free admission from dusk till dawn. The Gion neighborhood is another must-see for anyone traveling to Kyoto. This charming area has tea houses, shops and the popular geishas.

Day Trips from Kyoto

Kyoto is nearby larger cities and small countryside towns, making it the perfect base for your travels throughout Japan. The Japanese Rail Pass can get you to Okayama, which has even more gardens and temples, in a little more than an hour. Another hour on the train and you’ll be in Hiroshima, where the Peace Park and Shukkeien Gardens are a must-see. The train to Tokyo takes about three and a half hours, but other nearby cities nearby offer similar experiences. About an hour train ride south and you’ll be in Osaka, which has the famous Osaka Castle and a thriving nightlife.

Kyoto Accommodations

Whether you’re looking to stay in quaint garden house or an apartment in downtown Kyoto, Tripping has the perfect vacation rental for you. Staying in downtown means access to the local markets and restaurants. However, with the accessibility of the railways, you’ll always feel connected wherever you stay. Book your trip to Kyoto today and have the adventure of a lifetime!

Transportation in Kyoto

Getting around Japan has never been easier with the Japanese Rail Pass. A seven-day pass costs around $260, which is a great value if you plan on doing a lot of day trips. The Kyoto Sightseeing Pass can get you on all local buses and subway lines costs about $18 for two days. With great access to public transportation, it is not necessary to rent a car. The nearest airport to Kyoto is in Osaka, which can be accessed by railway or taxi.

Weather in Kyoto

Hi: 8.5°
Lo: 0.3°
January
Hi: 9.2°
Lo: 0.7°
February
Hi: 12.8°
Lo: 3°
March
Hi: 19.6°
Lo: 8.7°
April
Hi: 24.4°
Lo: 13.4°
May
Hi: 27.3°
Lo: 18.2°
June
Hi: 31.3°
Lo: 22.7°
July
Hi: 32.9°
Lo: 23.7°
August
Hi: 28.3°
Lo: 19.5°
September
Hi: 22.3°
Lo: 12.7°
October
Hi: 16.8°
Lo: 7°
November
Hi: 11.3°
Lo: 2.3°
December

Vacation Rentals in Kyoto

Looking for a vacation rental in Kyoto? Tripping.com has 4768 vacation rental homes available in Kyoto. You'll find 0 studios, 3740 1-bedroom, 606 2-bedroom and 422 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from $25 a night. For extra convenience, many of these vacation homes can be booked directly online.

The average price of a nightly rental in Kyoto is $167 while the average price of a weekly rental is $1281. For those looking for more than a short term rental such as corporate rentals, extended stays or long term rentals, the average monthly price of a Kyoto home is $4676.

Wondering if you can bring your dog or cat along with you? There are 63 pet-friendly vacation rentals available in Kyoto. In addition to accommodating pets, Kyoto rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 4602 rentals have Internet and WiFi, 3092 have TV and/or cable and 117 have a pool or hot tub.

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