Find the best place to stay — Kyoto

Where to stay around Kyoto?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 343 holiday lettings near Kyoto. From 228 houses to 65 apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Kyoto for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Kyoto?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Kyoto. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Gion Corner: 358 holiday lettings
  • Kyoto Prefectural Botanical Gardens: 357 holiday lettings
  • Tenryuji Temple: 357 holiday lettings
  • Kyoto Gion Lamp Museum: 358 holiday lettings
  • Kyoto Station: 358 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Kyoto listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent houses in Kyoto?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 228 houses in Kyoto. Our other popular types of Kyoto holiday rentals include:

  • Apartments: 65 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 5 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 3 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Kyoto?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1 holiday homes with pool available in Kyoto. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Kyoto – a modern metropolis steeped in ancient tradition

    Japan's ancient capital is a beguiling destination replete with colourful temples, sacred shrines, meticulously manicured Zen gardens and tranquil tea houses. But these quaint sights are scattered throughout a mesmerising modern metropolis with sleek glass buildings, buzzing commercial districts and a thriving tech industry. The dining scene is predictably delectable, with restaurants serving everything from comforting ramen noodle soups to minimalist, Michelin-star cuisine. Kyoto holiday rentals range from chic studio apartments to lovingly restored traditional townhouses, so you're sure to find your ideal home-away-from-home.

    Sensational shopping and self-indulgence in Kyoto

    Shopaholics of all stripes will be in their element in Kyoto. The city is awash with artisans touting colourful parasols, intricate carved wooden dolls, delicate handmade paper and engraved copper tea canisters. You'll also find tempting boutiques selling everything from flowing kimonos to edgy street fashion, and colourful emporiums stocked with vintage comics, retro video games and all things geeky. Night owls are similarly well catered for, with elegant sake bars, chic cocktail lounges and pulsing dance clubs to check out over the course of your stay. Or, for a quintessential Japanese experience, book a spot in a private karaoke booth and sing your heart out ‘til the early hours.

    Sensational shrines and tranquil temples in Kyoto

    First port of call for many Kyoto visitors is the Fushimi Inari Shrine. Perched on a picturesque hillside, this jaw-dropping complex dates back to the 8th century, and is accessible by a blissful 3-hour hike through 1000s of bright orange torii gates. Nijo Castle is another must-see. Constructed in the 17th century by Tokugawa shoguns, this imposing noble residence is as ostentatious on the inside as its gleaming white exterior suggests. Nishiki Market is sheer foodie heaven – an ever-bustling warren of colourful stalls where you can pick up everything from fragrant green tea to pungent dried seafood.

    Sublime springs in Kyoto

    Kyoto holiday rentals are in high demand at most times of year, but the spring months of March to May are particularly popular. The weather at this time of year ranges from fresh to gloriously warm, although rainfall is common, so be sure to pack something waterproof. Summers can become very hot, with intense humidity and heavy downpours. Late autumn is another great time to visit, with mild temperatures ideal for sightseeing. Winter is by far the driest time of year, but it can also get rather chilly.

    Pristine parks and urban oases in Kyoto

    Kyoto is blessed with a wealth of lush parks and gardens. The grounds of the Shugakuin Imperial Palace are particularly awe-inspiring in autumn, when the myriad maple trees turn a vivid shade of red. If, on the other hand, you're lucky enough to be here in spring, head to Haradani-en Garden to admire the exquisite light pink blossom of its countless cherry trees. The Ryoanji Temple is home to Japan's most famous rock garden, while the Saihoji Temple's sensational secret garden is carpeted with vivid moss.