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 1  Nijo Castle
Former Kyoto residence of the shogun.
User rating: 86/100 (1289 votes)
Visited by: 2401 users
 2  Nishiki Market
Fresh food market street in central Kyoto.
User rating: 82/100 (616 votes)
Visited by: 1186 users
 3  Kyoto Imperial Palace
The Imperial Family's residence until 1868.
User rating: 82/100 (875 votes)
Visited by: 1727 users
 4  Sento Palace
Imperial palace with beautiful gardens.
User rating: 81/100 (95 votes)
Visited by: 194 users
 5  Nijo Jinya
Former inn for visiting feudal lords.
User rating: 80/100 (179 votes)
Visited by: 434 users
 6  Pontocho
Narrow lane offering atmospheric dining.
User rating: 79/100 (447 votes)
Visited by: 830 users
 7  Honganji Temples
Head temples of the Shin-Jodo sects.
User rating: 77/100 (404 votes)
Visited by: 864 users
 8  Kyoto Manga Museum
Recently opened museum about manga.
User rating: 78/100 (227 votes)
Visited by: 451 users
 9  Kyoto Station
Kyoto's futuristic railway station building.
User rating: 73/100 (1915 votes)
Visited by: 3645 users
 10  Kyoto Tower
Modern landmark of Kyoto.
User rating: 68/100 (686 votes)
Visited by: 1439 users
 11  Kyoto Aquarium
Modern aquarium west of Kyoto Station.
User rating: 66/100 (22 votes)
Visited by: 45 users

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Ryokan Hirashin

3min walk to Shijo Karasuma Sta. Spacious Japanese-style rooms. 140 years of history. Public baths renovated in 2006.



Conveniently located in the Kyoto town. 5min walk to Nishi Honganji. 5min by taxi from JR Kyoto Sta. Free Wi-Fi in lobby. The dining hall is renovated in 2015.


Ryokan Wakamiya

Inexpensive, cozy inn with helpful staff. 7 min walk from JR Kyoto Sta. Free Internet PC. Communal baths on top floor.


Hotel Sanoya

3 min from north exit of JR Kyoto Sta. but in quiet area. Cozy, clean Japanese rooms with bath. Internet PC in lobby.

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Backpackers Hostel Ks House Kyoto

One of Kyoto's most popular hostels. A ten minute walk from Kyoto Station.

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Hotel Granvia Kyoto

Located inside Kyoto Station, this is Kyoto's most convenient 4-star hotel.

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Hyatt Regency Kyoto Hotel

Elegant luxury hotel located near Sanjusangendo Temple.

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Khaosan Kyoto Guest House

Cheap and popular hostel located in the heart of the city near Kawaramachi Station.

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New Miyako Hotel Kyoto

Reasonably priced 3-star hotel located just across the street from Kyoto Station.

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Royal Park Hotel The Kyoto

Modern hotel along Sanjo Street close to Pontocho and other dining options.

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