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 1  Nijo Castle
Former Kyoto residence of the shogun.
User rating: 86/100 (1269 votes)
Visited by: 2370 users
 2  Nishiki Market
Fresh food market street in central Kyoto.
User rating: 82/100 (603 votes)
Visited by: 1167 users
 3  Kyoto Imperial Palace
The Imperial Family's residence until 1868.
User rating: 82/100 (866 votes)
Visited by: 1707 users
 4  Sento Palace
Imperial palace with beautiful gardens.
User rating: 81/100 (92 votes)
Visited by: 190 users
 5  Nijo Jinya
Former inn for visiting feudal lords.
User rating: 80/100 (174 votes)
Visited by: 428 users
 6  Pontocho
Narrow lane offering atmospheric dining.
User rating: 79/100 (440 votes)
Visited by: 817 users
 7  Honganji Temples
Head temples of the Shin-Jodo sects.
User rating: 77/100 (396 votes)
Visited by: 853 users
 8  Kyoto Manga Museum
Recently opened museum about manga.
User rating: 78/100 (221 votes)
Visited by: 442 users
 9  Kyoto Station
Kyoto's futuristic railway station building.
User rating: 73/100 (1887 votes)
Visited by: 3595 users
 10  Kyoto Tower
Modern landmark of Kyoto.
User rating: 68/100 (677 votes)
Visited by: 1424 users
 11  Kyoto Aquarium
Modern aquarium west of Kyoto Station.
User rating: 63/100 (18 votes)
Visited by: 40 users
 

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Hotels and Ryokan
Kyoto offers a wide range of accommodation for all budgets and tastes, including historic ryokan, Western style hotels and low-budget hostels. Among the most attractive districts to stay are the Kyoto Station area, the city center around Shijo Street and the Higashiyama District.
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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.
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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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Inexpensive, cozy inn with helpful staff. 7 min walk from JR Kyoto Sta. Free Internet PC. Communal baths on top floor.
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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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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
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