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Make a holiday rental in Kyoto, Japan your home away from home

Kyoto self-catering accommodation is set in and around a city towards the centre of the island of Honshu, Japan. Kyoto is regarded as one of the countries most attractive urban centres, boasting a host of historical buildings, dating to the time that the city was Japan’s capital.

Things to do in Kyoto, Japan

At self-catering holiday rentals in Kyoto you’ll be within reach of no fewer than 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and around a fifth of the country’s national treasures are located in the city. Starting with Kyoto Central, which is at the centre of the country’s capital city in the imperial times. One of the most impressive landmarks here is the Nijo Castle, constructed by the Tokugawa Shoguns and boasting beautiful gardens. It’s also known for the intricate decoration of its reception rooms.

During your stay at Kyoto holiday apartments it would be well worth heading to the east of the city, which is home to some of its most attractive locations, as well as a range of interesting sights. Perhaps the most prominent here is the Kiyomizu Temple, which comprises an expansive complex enjoying a unique vantage point with unforgettable views of the city. The best place to admire the view is from the wooden veranda of the main hall. Also part of the complex is the Otowa-no-taki, which is the waterfall for the temple, with visitors given tin cups to collect and drink the water.

In the north of the city there’s a spectacular array of visitor attractions. During your stay at a holiday rental in Kyoto the Kinkaku-ji Temple would be one of the essential sights. It’s a pavilion surrounded by water and originally constructed in the late-1300s as a retirement home for a shogun.

Places to visit on holiday in Kyoto, Japan

An hour by train from self-catering accommodation in Kyoto will get you to the village of Kurama, which is famous for its hot springs, and offers both indoor and outdoor baths. Meanwhile Kumadamera Temple is also well worth seeing and sits in the hills above the village.

Weather in Kyoto, Japan

In the summer months around Kyoto self-catering holiday rentals you can expect plenty of hot and humid weather with daily highs getting above 30 degrees in July and August. Winters though, can be cold here, with occasional snowfall between December and February.

Cheap flights to Kyoto, Japan

Perhaps the most convenient way to reach holiday accommodation in Kyoto from the UK would be to fly with Emirates from London Heathrow (LGR) to Dubai (DBX), before catching a connecting flight with Emirates to Kansai International (KIX), which lies around two hours from Kyoto.

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          Exceptional! 5/5
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            Exceptional! 5/5
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              Exceptional! 5/5
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              House #589321vb
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                House #4018833
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                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                    Villa #4021217
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                      Apartment #4093741
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                        House #6892617
                          Very Good! 4.2/5
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                          Apartment #4018757
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                              Apartment #4143969
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                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                  Apartment #4084386
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                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                            Apartment #3901063
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                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                  Townhome #3013285
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                                                      Apartment #4160118
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                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                        Townhome #514588vb
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                                                              Apartment #3949074
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                                                                Apartment #4093787
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                                                                    Apartment #4275032
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                      Cottage #275849
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                                                                          House #4068031
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                                                                                  Townhome #1000279vb
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                                                                                                    Apartment #4148465
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                                                                                                      Apartment #4216100
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                                                                                                      Outstanding apartment and the location was perfect for our needs. The three bedroom apartment was

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Outstanding apartment and the location was perfect for our needs. The three bedroom apartment was spotlessly clean, a relatively new build with ample space for our party of six. It had everything you'd expect, including Apple TV, walk-in shower, bath, washing machine, electric drier, WiFi and parking. Kyoto Katsura, is perfect location, the station being a seven minute walk from the apartment, and the inexpensive railway is easy to use, in fact, it's the most comprehensive and affordable travel system I have had the honour to use. The longest wait for us was five minutes, as trains came every ten minutes or so. The owners provided a great deal of information regarding local sighting sites and how to use the equipment in the apartment. They are easily contactable and we're very helpful and polite. Would I use this apartment or another by the owners again? Definitely YES. Outstanding.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Our family enjoyed our stay at Gojozaka Samurai Machiya. Comfortably enough from the Kyoto station

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Our family enjoyed our stay at Gojozaka Samurai Machiya. Comfortably enough from the Kyoto station to get a nice feel for a quiet residential area with a lot of history. Walking distance to many shrines. We were able to walk to the Kyoto station for exercise (about 25 min) but we're also able to hail taxis near the house then we had luggage. The house has had a lot of love, care, and attention put into its remodeling, and the feel of old machiyas has been well integrated in the work. We would love to stay again the next time we are in Kyoto!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017