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Home · Minami Ward, Kyoto
Make your trip to Kyoto more enjoyable! ~★ PS4 & Netflix & 3LDk Projector w/Parking
Forget your worries in this spacious and serene space.
Jun 23 – 30
$141 per night
Home · Minami-ku, Kyoto
-桔梗- Private Condo at Kyoto station area.
Extra fee-Kyoto city tax 200JPY×number of people × number of nights This place is about 5min from Kyoto station by walking. Comes with... Free wifi TV Bath room Toilet Free towels Shampoo, conditioner and body soap Free toothbrush Free slippers There are many restaurants around our place. There are shopping mall and convenience store within 5min.
Jun 12 – 19
$126 per night
Home · 京都
Japanese Machiya (Whole house w/ inner courtyard)
Tsubomi Mibu Bettei (Tsubomi Luxury Inn Annex) Whole home for rent. Private and fully renovated with modern amenities and appliances. located in a friendly neighborhood where you can feel the authentic Kyoto-like atmosphere. -10-min. taxi ride from Kyoto station -2-min walk to Bus stop 'Gojo Mibugawa' for easy access to sightseeing spots. -5-minute walk from JR Tambaguchi Stn.
Nov 27 – Dec 4
$97 per night

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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
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Kyoto Tower46 locals recommend
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Maruyama Park45 locals recommend
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Tenryu-ji Temple18 locals recommend
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Nishiki Market55 locals recommend

Kyoto vacation rentals

Hotel room · Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto
MANGA Design・1 Bed・Free simple breakfast・Free wifi
Sep 1 – 8
$21 per night
Hotel room · Kyoto
✿Kyoto✿Near station & bus/Temple/Standard twin(^^♪
Dec 31 – Jan 7
$32 per night
Private room · Sakyo Ward, Kyoto
和楽庵【Single】100 Year old Machiya Guest House (1pax)
Jan 12 – 19
$30 per night
Townhouse · Nakagyō-ku, Kyoto
Tabitabi Unity
Apr 3 – 10
$280 per night
Townhouse · Nakagyō-ku, Kyōto-shi
Tabitabi Shinsen
Jan 29 – Feb 5
$256 per night
Townhouse · 京都市
(Near Gion)Machiya inside a temple, stay with Zen.
Jan 10 – 17
$202 per night
Private room · Kyoto
Ina House Kyoto Nijo Castle with private washing machine, bathroom dryer, WiFi, air conditioning, kitchen, bus stop 3 min
Oct 14 – 21
$42 per night
Villa · 京都市
Traditional house with a garden & open-air bath
Feb 15 – 22
$193 per night
Hotel room · Minami-ku, Kyoto
NEW/200X200 BED! Kitchen&Reasonable share bicycle
Jan 4 – 11
$161 per night
Vacation home · Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto
Tsubakiya - kabaya
May 16 – 23
$165 per night
Private room · 京都府
和楽庵【Double】100 Year old Machiya Guest House (2pax)
Jan 25 – Feb 1
$46 per night
Apartment · 京都市
Long Stay up to 35%OFF|8min to sta.|WIFI|Nijo Area
Oct 12 – 19
$41 per night

Kyoto condo rentals

Condo · Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto
Theater room/ near down town
Jun 19 – 26
$120 per night
Condo · Kyoto
Very convenient location! brandnew beautiful RoomB
Feb 16 – 23
$44 per night
Condo · Minami Ward, Kyoto
Katsuragawa House Hiro ROOM 203
Apr 5 – 12
$33 per night
Condo · Kyoto-Shi Nakagyo-Ku
Long Stay up to 55%OFF|3mins to market|WIFI|Nijo
Oct 30 – Nov 6
$48 per night
Condo · 京都市東山区
MaikoTown with cobblestones/near Kamo river/modern
Apr 26 – May 3
$106 per night
Condo · 京都市
Fabulous stay!Kiyomizudera!2 Bunk Beds! MAX4![CA1]
Jul 1 – 8
$77 per night
Condo · Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto
Jan 5 – 12
$163 per night
Condo · Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto
Near sanjo sta/Rental bicycles and kitchen[1QSD]
Jun 4 – 11
$100 per night
Condo · Nakagyō-ku, Kyoto
Near Nijo Castle! Modern room based on Japan
Oct 12 – 19
$53 per night
Condo · Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto
MAX5!7min to Kyoto Sta.Free WiFi&Android TV![SPFK]
Nov 18 – 25
$127 per night
Condo · Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto
Same price for multiple guests/Max 3 guests/WiFi/PC included/Soundproofed studio room (1)
Feb 11 – 18
$62 per night
Condo · Kyoto
Max 4pp/7min to Kyoto St/Free Wifi/Android TV
Apr 4 – 11
$180 per night

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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