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 1  Nijo Castle
Former Kyoto residence of the shogun.
User rating: 86/100 (1237 votes)
Visited by: 2299 users
 2  Kyoto Imperial Palace
The Imperial Family's residence until 1868.
User rating: 82/100 (837 votes)
Visited by: 1657 users
 3  Nishiki Market
Fresh food market street in central Kyoto.
User rating: 82/100 (586 votes)
Visited by: 1132 users
 4  Sento Palace
Imperial palace with beautiful gardens.
User rating: 81/100 (91 votes)
Visited by: 188 users
 5  Nijo Jinya
Former inn for visiting feudal lords.
User rating: 80/100 (173 votes)
Visited by: 421 users
 6  Pontocho
Narrow lane offering atmospheric dining.
User rating: 80/100 (423 votes)
Visited by: 782 users
 7  Honganji Temples
Head temples of the Shin-Jodo sects.
User rating: 77/100 (383 votes)
Visited by: 828 users
 8  Kyoto Manga Museum
Recently opened museum about manga.
User rating: 78/100 (212 votes)
Visited by: 424 users
 9  Kyoto Station
Kyoto's futuristic railway station building.
User rating: 73/100 (1826 votes)
Visited by: 3479 users
 10  Kyoto Tower
Modern landmark of Kyoto.
User rating: 68/100 (653 votes)
Visited by: 1370 users
 11  Kyoto Aquarium
Modern aquarium west of Kyoto Station.
User rating: 63/100 (16 votes)
Visited by: 37 users
 

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Hotels and Ryokan
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Izuyasu
Peaceful small ryokan with 170-year history. 10min walk from JR Kyoto Sta. The 7th inn keeper serves Kyoto Kaiseki cuisines. Private baths & Wi-Fi. Renovated in 2013.
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3min walk to Shijo Karasuma Sta. Spacious Japanese-style rooms. 140 years of history. Public baths renovated in 2006.
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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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Located inside Kyoto Station, this is Kyoto's most convenient 4-star hotel.
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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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