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Kyoto Inn Gion
3 out of 5
435, Rinkacho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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The price is ¥8,295 per night from Mar 15 to Mar 16
4.8/5Exceptional! (292 reviews)

"We absolutely adored our time in Kyoto. Hotel was in a great location. Train station about a 10 minute walk. I was 7 months pregnant and I did just fine pulling my suitcase. Very neat neighborhood with plenty to see. Our room was on the tiny side but we did get what we paid for. This was just one ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

Kyoto Inn Gion
Ryokan Yoshida-sanso
4.5 out of 5
59-1 Yoshida Shimo-ooji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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4.8/5Exceptional! (47 reviews)

"beautiful and perfect location close to the university."…"

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

Ryokan Yoshida-sanso
Gion-Kinpyo
4.5 out of 5
335, Miyoshi-cho, Furumonzen, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is ¥37,934 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10
4.8/5Exceptional! (57 reviews)

"Excellent quiet location. Breakfast option was great. Perfect for our family of 4"…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

Gion-Kinpyo
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The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto
5 out of 5
Kamogawa Nijo-Ohashi Hotori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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The price is ¥90,000 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10
4.7/5Exceptional! (192 reviews)

"Just brilliant. service, restaurant, cafe, spa, everything is perfect. definitely I'm coming back soon"…"

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto
Ryokan MOTONAGO
3.5 out of 5
511 Washio-cho, Koudaijimichi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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4.7/5Exceptional! (117 reviews)
Amazing Ryokan Experience

"This small Ryokan is located in the Gion area of Kyoto. Housed inside a very old wooden inn, a single host family runs the establishment. Check in opens kind of late, but the staff were nice enough to allow us to check in a few hours early to drop off our bags, made our trip so much easier. The location ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

Ryokan MOTONAGO
Kyoto Brighton Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Nakadachiuri, Shinmachi-dori, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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The price is ¥19,091 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10
4.6/5Exceptional! (999 reviews)

"very traditional Japanese welcoming hotel with beautiful rooms and wonderful service. Located next to imperial palace and Kyoto University. Very pleasant and excellent ROI"…"

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Kyoto Brighton Hotel
Gion Maifukan
3.5 out of 5
4 4 0 Kamibentencho Higashiyama Ward, Gion-Machi Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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4.6/5Exceptional! (120 reviews)

"Amazing!!! We loved staying here. Perfect location, nice size and clean room. Staff was so friendly and helpful!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

Gion Maifukan
Japanese Inn Yoshimizu
3 out of 5
Bentendo Ue, Maruyama Koen, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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4.6/5Exceptional! (227 reviews)

"Bathrooms were amazing, the tub was greatly appreciated after a long day walking around"…"

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Japanese Inn Yoshimizu
Citadines Karasuma-Gojo Kyoto
3.5 out of 5
432 Matsuya-cho Gojo-dori, Karasuma-higashiiru Shimogyoku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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The price is ¥4,000 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10
4.6/5Wonderful! (996 reviews)

"This is an excellent place to stay in Kyoto. It is in pretty much in the center of Kyoto, with super easy access to everything - either walking , or taking a subway (station is just a couple of minutes from the hotel entrance). The staff is very helpful and caring. The room is very nice and well ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

Citadines Karasuma-Gojo Kyoto
Hyatt Regency Kyoto
4.5 out of 5
644-2 Sanjusangendo-mawari, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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The price is ¥25,600 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10
4.5/5Wonderful! (994 reviews)

"We like the tranquility of the property. It will be ideal if there is an onsen onsite."…"

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Kyoto
The Screen
4 out of 5
640-1 Shimogoryomae-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is ¥32,583 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10
4.5/5Wonderful! (180 reviews)

"Wonderfully spacious room, felt so at home here. Very friendly and helpful front of house staff. Fully recommend!"…"

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

The Screen
Kyomachiya Takanashi
2 out of 5
360, Rokkakucho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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4.4/5Excellent! (158 reviews)
Cute in Kyoto

"Adorable place! Loved staying in a traditional Japanese style home. Very comfortable bed. Great location and lovely amenities! Staff was very helpful!"…"

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019

Kyomachiya Takanashi
Hotel Sunline Kyoto Gion Shijyo
3 out of 5
493-1 Kiyoicho,Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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4.3/5Excellent! (364 reviews)

"Great location, clean and spacious and nice staff. A little dated but good value and I’d stay there again."…"

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2018

Hotel Sunline Kyoto Gion Shijyo
ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto
4 out of 5
Nijojo-Mae Horikawa-Dori, Nakagyo, Kyoto, Kyoto
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The price is ¥7,438 per night from Mar 11 to Mar 12
4.3/5Excellent! (996 reviews)

"Low season, good price, excellent view of nijojo Castle."…"

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2020

ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto
Hotel Sunroute Kyoto
3.5 out of 5
406 Namba-cho, Kawaramachidori, Matsubara-sagaru, Kyoto, Kyoto (prefecture)
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4.2/5Excellent! (997 reviews)

"The hotel was great. Very easy to get to from the train station; there were buses that stopped almost directly across the street. The bus is your lifeline in Kyoto so being so close to a stop was a big plus. The staff was very nice and helped us make dinner reservations during our stay. They also ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

Hotel Sunroute Kyoto
Kyoto Guesthouse Roujiya
2.5 out of 5
22-58 Ikenouchi-cho Nishinokyo, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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4.1/5Very Good! (30 reviews)
Good stay for short term.

"Good place to stay just for sleeping if you’re out all day. Close proximity to Nijo Castle however best to take a bike from the hostel starting from 500 yen to travel around as trains and buses do get crowded during peak season. Beds are average and room is nothing particularly special. Bathrooms ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2018

Kyoto Guesthouse Roujiya
Hearton Hotel Kyoto
3 out of 5
Oike-agaru, Higashinotoin St. Nakagyo, Kyoto, Kyoto
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4.1/5Very Good! (990 reviews)
Adequate accommodations

"The property is a little tired. The bed was firm and the amenities basic. Overall not a bad choice for this location."…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Hearton Hotel Kyoto
Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo
3 out of 5
59-61 Nishinotoin, Shijo, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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The price is ¥2,975 per night from Mar 10 to Mar 11
4/5Very Good! (994 reviews)

"Very clean, which was especially important as we stayed during the Covid-19 outbreak. Had a complaint one night about some noisy neighbours and hotel staff immediately came to sort it out for us. Great breakfast. Clean room. Quite a walk from Kyoto station, but really close to the main shopping street ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2020

Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo
APA Hotel Kyoto Gion EXCELLENT
3 out of 5
555, Minamigawa, Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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The price is ¥4,545 per night from Mar 10 to Mar 11
4/5Very Good! (895 reviews)
Great location - would stay again for location

"This is our second APA hotel that we've stayed at so far. Nothing that really caught my attention honestly other than the amazing location. I'd stay at this hotel again especially for the location. Literally, the Yasaka shrine is less than a block away. One tiny thing was that it felt a little dusty ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

APA Hotel Kyoto Gion EXCELLENT
Kyoto City Hotel
3 out of 5
857 Imadegawa Agaru Kita Funabashimachi, Horikawa, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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3.3/5 (3 reviews)
2日目以降行動しやすいホテル

"一日目の宿に行くまでは歩くと大変だったが、2日目以降はバス停の近さ等もあり行動しやすかった。また大浴場があったので疲れた体を伸び伸びと休められて良かった。"…"

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2014

Kyoto City Hotel
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Frequently asked questions

What can a history buff expect from a stay in Kyoto?
The historical relevance of Kyoto is well regarded so make time to visit the prominent temples, especially if you love history. While you’re visiting, you may want to admire the picturesque gardens.
What's the best hotel in Kyoto to absorb the local history?
Based on our travel expertise, TSUKIMI HOTEL is a top property on Expedia for those interested in history, and it features onsite laundry facilities and free WiFi. Yasaka Shrine is a short walk away. Other choices to soak up the local history include Hotel Gracery Kyoto Sanjo and SOLARIA Nishitetsu Hotel Kyoto Premier.
How many historically relevant hotels will I find in Kyoto?
Kyoto has 3132 hotel accommodations bookable on Expedia, including 326 hotels designated as historic or close to historic sites.
What are the most important historical sites and other places in Kyoto?
Kyoto is notable for its temples and monuments, and landmarks include Nishiki Market, Yasaka Shrine, and Heian Shrine. Cultural venues include Kyoto International Manga Museum, Kyoto MINAMIZA Theatre, and Gion Corner. Other popular sights include Kawaramachi and Kyoto Imperial Palace.
What is a historic hotel like in Kyoto?
Historic hotels give guests the opportunity to stay in a place officially recognized with a national historic designation. Historic hotels throughout the world can take the form of castles, stately homes, palaces or even pubs, lodges, old police stations or skyscrapers — as long as it’s of special interest. These types of hotels in Kyoto typically preserve original characteristics like traditional architecture and period features within the guestrooms or public spaces.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
They are quite similar. “Historic hotel” is a term often used in the U.S., while you’ll often hear “heritage hotel” in Asia and Europe. Historic hotels tend to emphasize the building and architecture itself. Heritage hotels draw their meaning mainly from the cultural value and how it shaped the community.
Do historic hotels in Kyoto have modern facilities?
Yes. Every effort is made to preserve treasured traditions and historic facades, while interiors have safety features and modern conveniences. Guests should expect the popular amenities from a contemporary hotel such as private rooms with updated bathroom facilities, heating and air conditioning, and free and fast Internet. In Kyoto, booking a historic hotel doesn’t mean you will stay in a place that’s rundown.

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