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Traditional 200y-oHouse Outside Kyoto - Kyoto Vacation Rentals

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Traditional 200y-oHouse Outside Kyoto

Entire Home Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan

23 reviews (23)

181 USD

136

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5min Kyoto Sta, 8min Gion. FushimiInari - Kyoto Vacation Rentals

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5min Kyoto Sta, 8min Gion. FushimiInari

Entire Home Kyoto, Kyōto Fu, Japan

11 reviews (11)

217 USD

185

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Kyoto Toji Samurai Machiya - Kyoto Vacation Rentals

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Kyoto Toji Samurai Machiya

Entire Home Kyoto, Kyōto Fu, Japan

10 reviews (10)

215 USD

183

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Group of 3-6 PremiumStayEntireHouse - Kyoto Vacation Rentals

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Group of 3-6 PremiumStayEntireHouse

Entire Home Kyōto Shi, Kyōto Fu, Japan

3 reviews (3)

489 USD

415

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3bedroom Traditional Townhouse in Gion - Kyoto Vacation Rentals

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3bedroom Traditional Townhouse in Gion

Entire Home Kyoto, Kyōto Fu, Japan

7 reviews (7)

254 USD

216

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For Group of 2! PremiumStay Entire House - Kyoto Vacation Rentals

For Group of 2! PremiumStay Entire House

Entire Home Kyōto Shi, Kyōto Fu, Japan

2 reviews (2)

USD

293

per night

Center of Gion! / Traditional / Max8ppl - Kyoto Vacation Rentals

Center of Gion! / Traditional / Max8ppl

Entire Home Kyōto Shi, Kyōto Fu, Japan

4 reviews (4)

USD

500

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Big room in Gion with Japanese garden - Kyoto Vacation Rentals

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Big room in Gion with Japanese garden

Entire Home Kyoto, Kyōto Fu, Japan

4 reviews (4)

145 USD

123

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Modern House near Kamo River 6 ppl TARA - Kyoto Vacation Rentals

Modern House near Kamo River 6 ppl TARA

Entire Home Kyoto, Kyōto Fu, Japan

17 reviews (17)

USD

190

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Kyoto Kiyomizu Samurai Machiya - Kyoto Vacation Rentals

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Kyoto Kiyomizu Samurai Machiya

Entire Home Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan

2 reviews (2)

215 USD

183

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Kyomachiya in Shijo-Karasuma (四条烏丸) - Kyoto Vacation Rentals

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Kyomachiya in Shijo-Karasuma (四条烏丸)

Entire Home Kyoto, Kyōto Fu, Japan

2 reviews (2)

152 USD

130

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Modern-Japanese town house in Gion - Kyoto Vacation Rentals

Modern-Japanese town house in Gion

Entire Home Kyoto, Kyōto Fu, Japan

2 reviews (2)

USD

272

per night

Unoan traditional townhouse near Gion - Kyoto Vacation Rentals

Unoan traditional townhouse near Gion

Entire Home Kyoto, Kyōto Fu, Japan

11 reviews (11)

USD

272

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Kyoto Stn/Modern MACHIYA (Hakuto) - Kyoto Vacation Rentals

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Kyoto Stn/Modern MACHIYA (Hakuto)

Entire Home Kyōto Shi, Kyōto Fu, Japan

2 reviews (2)

118 USD

100

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KM 1 Bedroom Apt near Kyoto Station B - Kyoto Vacation Rentals

KM 1 Bedroom Apt near Kyoto Station B

Entire Home Kyoto, Kyōto Fu, Japan

USD

77

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Gojozaka Samurai Machiya - Kyoto Vacation Rentals

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Gojozaka Samurai Machiya

Entire Home Kyoto, Kyōto Fu, Japan

8 reviews (8)

375 USD

319

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*MachiyaGardenHouse*near stn(Base) - Kyoto Vacation Rentals

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*MachiyaGardenHouse*near stn(Base)

Entire Home Kyōto Shi, Kyōto Fu, Japan

2 reviews (2)

163 USD

139

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Seisuiya in Kyoto Gion area - Kyoto Vacation Rentals

Seisuiya in Kyoto Gion area

Entire Home Kyoto, Kyōto Fu, Japan

USD

272

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Kyoto Tofukuji Samurai Machiya - Kyoto Vacation Rentals

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Kyoto Tofukuji Samurai Machiya

Entire Home Kyoto, Kyōto Fu, Japan

5 reviews (5)

395 USD

316

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Cozy PrivateTownhouse near Kyoto station - Kyoto Vacation Rentals

Cozy PrivateTownhouse near Kyoto station

Entire Home Kyōto Shi, Kyōto Fu, Japan

5 reviews (5)

USD

109

per night

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Kyoto

Kyoto

The romantic vision of Japan as a land of ancient temples and wood-panelled houses becomes a reality in the breathtaking city of Kyoto. Here, in a city that emerged miraculously unscathed from World War II’s bombing raids, Japan’s rich history has been beautifully preserved.

Combine this old-world atmosphere with some of Japan’s most stunning scenery and a diverse, delicious foodie scene and you’ll soon have an idea of just why Kyoto is so alluring. This is the place to be for any travellers who want to experience the colourful culture and layered history of Japan.

Leave your hotel in Kyoto and it will only be a couple of minutes before you see your first temple. Hardly surprising; this city is said to have some 1,600 Buddhist temples within its limits. The most iconic of them all is Kinkaku-ji Temple, the ‘Golden Pavilion’, a gleaming, two-tiered place of worship positioned between a lake and forests. While this is the obvious first stop for tourists, there are many more temples to discover. Visit Daitoku-ji for Zen gardens and Honen-in for quiet contemplation in a woodland setting.

In Kyoto, the past can be experience by simply walking around and some of the oldest shopping streets here feel like they haven’t changed in centuries. The most well-preserved and arguably most atmospheric district is Gion, where geisha still welcome patrons to traditional teahouses. Perhaps the most scenic street is Shimbashi, where historic houses line the riverside.

Climb up Mount Daimonji, which takes about two hours from Ginkaku-ji Temple, for views of the whole city below. For a more serene scenic escape, drift along the Hozugawa River on a traditional, flat-bottomed boat or stroll through forests of bamboo stalks. There’s no best time of year to visit Kyoto, because it looks different and equally beautiful in every season. Autumn here is famous for its spectacular foliage, while the mountains in spring bring pastel-hued blossoms.

Many visitors to Kyoto come for the temples but stay for the food. Snacking is popular here and the quintessential meal is a hearty bowl of ramen noodles at one of the many stalls or restaurants scattered around the city. Kyoto also offers fine dining for anyone seeking a taste of luxury. Try kaiseki, a multi-course dinner comprised of elaborate and highly refined Japanese dishes.

The Kyoto Railway Museum is a fascinating, family-friendly attraction that focuses on the city’s long-standing and efficient transport network, which still exists today. You won’t struggle to get around Kyoto, which is covered in bus and rail routes. There are six train lines, two subways and a system of buses that can take you just about anywhere in this beautiful, historic city.