Kyoto: Western Kyoto

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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 Wakamiya

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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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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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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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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