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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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                                                                                                    Access to the apartment was straightforward and clear. We were warned it was small so were prepared

                                                                                                    4 of 5
                                                                                                    Access to the apartment was straightforward and clear. We were warned it was small so were prepared for limited space. The kitchen facilities were only just sufficient if you wanted to cook yourself with one tinny saucepan and one frypan. Some bowls for mixing or serving would have made it easier. Many restaraunts and places were closed over new year so we had to cook, otherwise it is easier to eat out. There was a Lonely planet guide and a language book on the table which was handy and internet access was excellent. The apartment complex was quiet and clean. Hana was prompt with replying to emails although did not answer the phone but that may have been due to the new year holiday.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                    A superb property in a wonderful location! Our family throughly enjoyed this property and we wish we

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                                                                                                    A superb property in a wonderful location! Our family throughly enjoyed this property and we wish we had booked longer. Kei is a wonderful host and personally met us at the property. The location is perfect and the home is well equipped. We will definitely book this beautiful home on our next visit to Kyoto.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                    This is just what we were looking for. But just so westerners know, it's drafty in the winter and

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                                                                                                    This is just what we were looking for. But just so westerners know, it's drafty in the winter and difficult to heat. The bedroom has a Heater/AC unit but it is not advisable to try to heat or cool the entire home with this. Tatami throughout the house means no shoes, so prepare. Beds are futon on tatami. Rooms are adjacent to each other and seperated by shoji. There is not a main hallway with rooms off of it like a western house. It was perfect for us, but you should know what you are getting before you book. Great location near the Gion subway station. Easy walk to grocery and Family Mart. Highly suggested if you are looking for an authentic Ryokan experience.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Dec 2016