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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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                                                                                                      Out stay in Kyoto was wonderful. Staying at Unoan was a major reason for such a pleasant experience.

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                                                                                                      Out stay in Kyoto was wonderful. Staying at Unoan was a major reason for such a pleasant experience. It is a beautifully kept and restored machiya. Masaru-san met us at the beginning of our stay and was a knowledgeable and gracious host. His recommendations for food and local sights were perfect. The location is within walking distance of many places to explore. Highly recommend staying here if you visit Kyoto.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      We had a great stay at this house in Inari (Kyoto). The location, close to a rail station was

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a great stay at this house in Inari (Kyoto). The location, close to a rail station was perfect. The house was well appointed, the kitchen with ample equipment and basic supplies was much appreciated. We also appreciated the generous supply of clean towels and the instructions for all equipment were clearly presented. We were delighted and surprised to find bicycles included for our use. We would highly recommend this property to others.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      We visited over the New Years period which clearly was the busiest time of year given the nearby

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We visited over the New Years period which clearly was the busiest time of year given the nearby shrine. Despite the crowds this house was wonderful and a welcome retreat at the end of a busy day. As a family with adult/teenage children we could come together in the living area but everyone had their 'time out space'. Definitely as advertised if not better. Would recommend for families/groups with clear easy access instructions also.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016