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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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                    Villa #4021217
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                          Apartment #4093741
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                                  Cottage #275849
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                                    Townhome #3678359
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                                      Apartment #3901063
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                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                      House #3909030
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                                                        Apartment #4324668
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                                                            Apartment #4133795
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                                                                      Apartment #3949074
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                                                                        Apartment #4093787
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                                                                          Apartment #4275032
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                                                                            House #4066485
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                                                                              House #4142319
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                                                                                House #3969506
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                                                                                  Apartment #4148465
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                                                                                    Apartment #4216100
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                                                                                          Apartment #3947263
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                                                                                            Apartment #4130385
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                                                                                              Apartment #4362246
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                                                                                                Apartment #501041vb
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                                                                                                  Apartment #3950954
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                                                                                                    Apartment #4216354

                                                                                                    Kyoto Holiday Homes & Apartments (300+)

                                                                                                     

                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    It was clean and comfortable. but it was narrow a space to live with 3 people including me. Other

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    It was clean and comfortable. but it was narrow a space to live with 3 people including me. Other than that, I am definitely satisfied with this.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                    Nakamura was an excellent host and very accomodating. We had an extrememly pleasant stay at his

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Nakamura was an excellent host and very accomodating. We had an extrememly pleasant stay at his place. It is very close to bus and therefore it makes it very easy to access to kyoto station and all other places in kyoto. The appartment iv very quiet and clean. Beds are extremely comfortable. Many thanks, it was great, we'll be back!
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jul 2017