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 1  Arashiyama
Pleasant district at the outskirts of Kyoto.
User rating: 90/100 (949 votes)
Visited by: 1835 users
 2  Kokedera
Called moss temple because of its garden.
User rating: 89/100 (103 votes)
Visited by: 263 users
 3  Katsura Villa
Imperial villa with stunning landscape garden.
User rating: 87/100 (127 votes)
Visited by: 284 users
 4  Yoshiminedera
Temple on Kyoto's western mountains.
User rating: 87/100 (45 votes)
Visited by: 113 users
 5  Daikakuji Temple
Large temple and former imperial palace.
User rating: 84/100 (127 votes)
Visited by: 308 users
 6  Myoshinji Temple
Zen temple complex with many subtemples.
User rating: 83/100 (72 votes)
Visited by: 158 users
 7  Tenryuji Temple
Zen Temple in the Arashiyama district.
User rating: 82/100 (403 votes)
Visited by: 826 users
 8  Toei Eigamura
Theme park and film set combined.
User rating: 78/100 (172 votes)
Visited by: 384 users
 9  Sagano Railway
Nostalgic sightseeing train through a scenic valley.
User rating: 82/100 (62 votes)
Visited by: 152 users
 10  Hozugawa Cruise
Scenic boat ride down a river towards Arashiyama.
User rating: 81/100 (15 votes)
Visited by: 49 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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