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Kyoto offers a wide range of accommodations, including domestic and international hotel chains, inexpensive hostels and vacation rentals. It is also a great city to experience a traditional ryokan. Below is a brief introduction to Kyoto's main hotel districts, their advantages as a base for tourists and some recommended hotels:

Kyoto Station

Although not as atmospheric as Kyoto's city center, the area around Kyoto Station is very convenient and offers lots of hotels, shops and dining options within easy reach. The station is a major transportation hub with easy access to virtually all of the sightseeing spots around Kyoto, direct trains to Nara and Osaka and shinkansen connections to Tokyo, Hiroshima and beyond.

Top rated around Kyoto Station
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    • Guesthouse KYOTO COMPASS
      Budget-friendly
      Located in Kyoto, this traditional Japanese guest house features free Wi-Fi and a free public computer. Shichijo Onmae bus stop is 3 minutesf walk away. A seating area and shared bathroom are provided with each room at Guesthouse KYOTO COMPASS. Free toiletries are provided and blankets are available upon request. Select rooms have a garden view. A shared living area and bicycles are available for guestsf use during their stay at this Kyoto Guesthouse Compass. Access to the shared kitchen is available upon request. The guest house is 4.5 km from Imperial Palace and 2.2 km from Kyoto Station. Nijo Castle and Toji Castle are within a 30 minutesf bus ride away.
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    • Gallery Nozawa Inn
      Budget-friendly
      Gallery Nozawa Inn offers accommodation in Kyoto, 25 minutes on foot from JR Kyoto Station. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Every room includes a flat-screen TV and air conditioning. Each room is equipped with a private toilet, and bathrooms are shared. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer. There is luggage storage space at the property. Guests can sample Japanese-style breakfast featuring seasonal ingredients. There is a public bathhouse located a 10-minute walk away. Nijo Castle is 2.4 km from Gallery Nozawa Inn, while Kyoto International Manga Museum is 2.4 km from the property. Osaka Itami Airport is 36 km away.
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    • Yadoya Kikokuso
      Mid-range
      Yadoya Kikokuso is set in Kyoto, a 10-minute walk away from JR Kyoto Station and a 5-minute walk from Shichijo Station of the Keihan Line. Kiyomizu-dera Temple is 2 km from Yadoya Kikokuso. Higashi Honganji Temple and Sanjusangen-do Temple are respectively a 5 and 10-minute walk from the property. Every room is equipped with a flat-screen TV. Certain units have a seating area where you can relax. The rooms are fitted with a shared bathroom. Extras include slippers and free toiletries. There is luggage storage space at the property. Samurai Kembu Kyoto is 2 km from Yadoya Kikokuso, while Tofuku-ji Temple is 2 km away. The nearest airport is Osaka Itami Airport, 37 km from the property.
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    • Hostel Koharubiyori Kyoto
      Budget-friendly
      Hostel Koharubiyori Kyoto is located in Kyoto, 2.4 km from Nijo Castle, while Kyoto International Manga Museum is 2.5 km away. This property offers free WiFi throughout the property and free luggage storage service. Each room is fitted with 2 shared bathrooms and 2 shared toilets. Guests will also find a microwave, electric kettle and fridge in public areas. Katsura Imperial Villa is 3.2 km away. The nearest airport is Osaka Itami Airport, 36 km from Hostel Koharubiyori Kyoto.
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    • 22 PIECES
      Luxury
      22 PIECES offers rooms with free WiFi in Kyoto, in a prime location 1.8 km from Tofuku-ji Temple and 2.9 km from Kiyomizu-dera Temple. This 3-star hotel offers luggage storage space. Kyoto International Manga Museum is 3.2 km away and Samurai Kembu Kyoto is 3.5 km from the hotel. At the hotel each room includes a terrace with a view of garden or city. All rooms are fitted with a private bathroom and free toiletries, and certain rooms include a balcony. The units will provide guests with a wardrobe and a kettle. Nijo Castle is 3.6 km from 22 PIECES. Osaka Itami Airport is 36 km away.
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    • Hotel Imagine Kyoto
      Luxury
      Situated conveniently in the Minami Ward district of Kyoto, Hotel Imagine Kyoto is set 1 km from TKP Garden City Kyoto, 1.7 km from Sanjusangen-do Temple and 1.8 km from Tofuku-ji Temple. Featuring a shared lounge, the 4-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The accommodation offers a shared kitchen and a concierge service for guests. The units at the hotel come with a seating area and a flat-screen TV. All units will provide guests with a fridge. Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine is 2.8 km from HOTEL IMAGINE KYOTO, while Kiyomizu-dera Temple is 3.4 km away. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 37 km from the accommodation.
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    • GLANZ KEI Kyoto Station
      Mid-range
      Situated in Kyoto, 1.5 km from TKP Garden City Kyoto and 2.7 km from the centre, GLANZ KEI Kyoto Station features air-conditioned accommodation with free WiFi, and a shared lounge. Each unit has a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave, a seating area, a flat-screen TV, a washing machine, and a private bathroom with bidet and a hairdryer. A fridge and stovetop are also available, as well as a kettle. The aparthotel provides a laundry service, as well as business facilities like fax and photocopying. Sanjusangen-do Temple is 2.1 km from GLANZ KEI Kyoto Station, while Tofuku-ji Temple is 2.3 km from the property. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 36 km from the accommodation.
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    • Yamadaya Ryokan
      Mid-range
      First opened in 1911 and recently renovated in March 2019, Yamadaya Ryokan offers a traditional calm Japanese-style accommodation with a public bath with views of the garden and free WiFi in Kyoto, just a 5-minute walk from Higashi Honganji Temple and a 10-minute walk to JR Kyoto Station. Featuring local Kyoto ingredients and organic Koshihikari-rice, guests can enjoy traditional Japanese cuisine for an additional fee on site. Kyoto-style Japanese breakfast can be ordered if requested in advance, at an additional charge. Dinner and breakfast is served in the another private room or the banquet hall. With a wine cellar and on-site sommelier and kikizakeshi sake expert, an array of wine, Japanese sake, craft beer and champagne is available at the ryokan to pair with the cuisine. Tatami (woven-straw) flooring and Japanese futon bedding are provided in all guest rooms. Certain rooms feature a seating area for your comfort. You will find luggage storage space at the property. Kyoto Tower is an 8-minute walk, while Kyoto Aquarium is an 8-minute bus ride away. Kyoto Railway Museum is 9 minutes by bus. Kiyomizu-dera Temple is 2.3 km from Yamadaya Ryokan, while Tofuku-ji Temple is 2.3 km from the property. The nearest airport is Osaka Itami Airport, a 50-minute drive away.
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    • Ohanabo
      Mid-range
      A 7-minute walk from Kyoto Station, the completely non-smoking Ohanabo provides traditional Japanese-style accommodation with gKaisekih multi-course in-room dinners, massages and a hot public bath. Some rooms have an en suite bathroom, and the lobby has free Wi-Fi. This hotel was selected as one of Top 25 B&Bs and Inns in Japan by TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Award 2013. The air-conditioned rooms at Ohanabo Inn match a modern LCD TV, electric kettle and fridge with the timeless experience of Japanese futon bedding on a tatami (woven-straw) floor. Slippers, a toothbrush with toothpaste and a Yukata robe are provided. Located right across the street from Higashi Hongan-ji Temple, the inn is a 4-minute walk from Shosei-en Garden. Kyoto Tower is 450 metres away, and Gojo Subway Station is a 7-minute walk. A set menu of Japanese dishes is served for breakfast at the dining room from 07:00-08:30. Kyoto cuisine is served for dinner from 17:30-18:30, and must be reserved at time of booking.
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    • The Thousand Kyoto
      Luxury
      The Thousand Kyoto features air-conditioned rooms with satellite flat-screen TV in the Shimogyo Ward district of Kyoto. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi. Private parking is available on site. Guests at the hotel can enjoy a buffet breakfast. TKP Garden City Kyoto is 200 metres from The Thousand Kyoto, while Sanjusangen-do Temple is 1.2 km from the property. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 46 km from the accommodation.
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Central Kyoto

The area surrounding the intersection of Shijo and Kawaramachi has the largest and most atmospheric collection of shopping and dining options in the city. A wide range of popular hotels can be found in the area, mostly located along Shijo and Sanjo street and further north around the Kyoto City Hall. Despite lacking a JR train station, the area is nonetheless a secondary transportation hub for Kyoto, with bus and train connections to the various sights around the city in addition to direct trains to Osaka.

Top rated in central Kyoto
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    • Ryokan Mugen (Adult Only)
      Mid-range
      Mugen is a property that was built 160 years ago, situated in Kyoto, 1 km from Nijo Castle. Every room at Mugen features an en suite shower room, toilet, free toiletries and a hairdryer. Free WiFi is available throughout the entire property. You will find a shared lounge on site and a bar at the annex building. The ryokan also offers bike hire. Imperial Palace is 1.1 km from Mugen, while Kitano Tenmangu Shrine is 1.6 km from the property. The nearest airport is Osaka Itami Airport, 39 km from the property.
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    • Mitsuki Kyoto
      Budget-friendly
      Set in Kyoto, within 600 metres of Kyoto International Manga Museum and 1.7 km of Nijo Castle, Mitsuki Kyoto offers accommodation with a garden and free WiFi throughout the property. The property is located 2.1 km from Kyoto Imperial Palace, 2.3 km from Heian Shrine and 2.3 km from Samurai Kembu Kyoto. The accommodation provides a concierge service, ticket service and luggage storage for guests. At the ryokan every room has a private bathroom. An Asian breakfast is available every morning at Mitsuki Kyoto. Guests at the accommodation will be able to enjoy activities in and around Kyoto, like cycling. Shoren-in Temple is 3.2 km from Mitsuki Kyoto, while TKP Garden City Kyoto is 3.4 km away. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 39 km from the ryokan.
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    • Guest House Oumi
      Budget-friendly
      Well set in Kyoto, Guest House Oumi provides air-conditioned rooms, a shared lounge, free WiFi and a garden. Featuring family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The accommodation offers a shared kitchen and room service for guests. At the guest house every room comes with a shared bathroom with free toiletries. A continental breakfast is available daily at guesthouseoumi. Nijo Castle is less than 1 km from the accommodation, while Kyoto International Manga Museum is 2.2 km away. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 37 km from Guest House Oumi.
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    • Kyoto Shijo Takakura Hotel Grandereverie
      Luxury
      Ideally situated in the Shimogyo Ward district of Kyoto, Kyoto Shijo Takakura Hotel Grandereverie is situated 1.3 km from Kyoto International Manga Museum, 1.9 km from Samurai Kembu Kyoto and 2.3 km from TKP Garden City Kyoto. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, a concierge service and luggage storage for guests. All rooms are fitted with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge, a kettle, a bidet, a hairdryer and a wardrobe. Featuring a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries, rooms at the hotel also feature free WiFi. Shoren-in Temple is 2.7 km from Kyoto Shijo Takakura Hotel Grandere, while Nijo Castle is 2.8 km from the property. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 38 km from the accommodation.
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    • IMAYA Hostel Kyoto
      Budget-friendly
      Attractively situated in the centre of Kyoto, IMAYA Hostel Kyoto features air-conditioned rooms, a bar, free WiFi and a shared lounge. The property is around less than 1 km from Kyoto International Manga Museum, a 16-minute walk from Nijo Castle and 2.4 km from Samurai Kembu Kyoto. The accommodation provides a shared kitchen, a concierge service and ticket service for guests. The rooms at the hostel are fitted with a flat-screen TV and a kitchenette. The shared bathroom is fitted with a bidet, a hairdryer and free toiletries. All guest rooms will provide guests with a microwave. Kyoto Imperial Palace is 2.9 km from IMAYA Hostel Kyoto, while Heian Shrine is 3.1 km from the property. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 38 km from the accommodation.
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    • Ryokan Tori
      Mid-range
      Ryokan Tori is located in Kyoto, 2 km from Kitano Tenmangu Shrine. The property is around 2.3 km from Nijo Castle and Kyoto Imperial Palace. The property is 3.2 km from Kinkaku-ji Temple and 3.7 km from Kyoto International Manga Museum. All guest rooms in the ryokan are fitted with a kettle. Each room has a shared bathroom, while selected rooms are fitted with a balcony and others also offer a garden view. All rooms will provide guests with a fridge. Guests at tori can enjoy an Asian breakfast. Heian Shrine is 5 km from the accommodation. Itami Airport is 50 km from the property.
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    • Kyoto Four Sisters Residence
      Luxury
      Featuring air conditioning, Kyoto Four Sisters Residence is situated in Kyoto, 700 metres from Nijo Castle. Kyoto International Manga Museum is 700 metres away. Private parking is available on site. All units include a flat-screen TV, dining area and balcony. There is also a kitchen, equipped with a microwave. A fridge and kettle are also offered. Each unit is equipped with a private bathroom with a bath. Bed linen is provided. Imperial Palace is 1.1 km from Kyoto Four Sisters Residence. The nearest airport is Osaka Itami Airport, 39 km from the property.
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    • Miru Kyoto Nishiki
      Mid-range
      Conveniently situated in the Nakagyo Ward district of Kyoto, Miru Kyoto Nishiki is located 1 km from Kyoto International Manga Museum, 1.8 km from Samurai Kembu Kyoto and 2.5 km from Nijo Castle. The property is situated 2.6 km from Shoren-in Temple, 2.7 km from Heian Shrine and 3 km from TKP Garden City Kyoto. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage for guests. Guest rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a microwave, a fridge, a kettle, a bidet, a hairdryer and a desk. With a private bathroom equipped with a bath and free toiletries, rooms at the hotel also offer free WiFi. Sanjusangen-do Temple is 3.3 km from Miru Kyoto Nishiki, while Kiyomizu-dera Temple is 3.4 km away. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 39 km from the accommodation.
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    • Tomoya Residence Hotel Kyoto
      Luxury
      Featuring a garden, Tomoya Residence Hotel Kyoto is located in Kyoto in the Kyoto region, 400 metres from Kyoto International Manga Museum and 1.7 km from Samurai Kembu Kyoto. The property is set 2.2 km from Nijo Castle, 2.2 km from Heian Shrine and 2.6 km from Shoren-in Temple. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, a concierge service and luggage storage for guests. Guest rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge, a kettle, a bidet, a hairdryer and a desk. Featuring a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries, rooms at the hotel also offer free WiFi. At Tomoya Residence Hotel Kyoto each room has a seating area. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a continental breakfast. Kyoto Imperial Palace is 2.7 km from Tomoya Residence Hotel Kyoto, while TKP Garden City Kyoto is 3.4 km away. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 39 km from the hotel.
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    • Hotel Muso
      Mid-range
      Well located in the Shimogyo Ward district of Kyoto, Hotel Muso is located 1.8 km from Sanjusangen-do Temple, 1.9 km from Samurai Kembu Kyoto and 2 km from TKP Garden City Kyoto. The 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom and free WiFi. The hotel features family rooms. The rooms in the hotel are fitted with a kettle. Guest rooms in Hotel Muso are equipped with a flat-screen TV and a hairdryer. The accommodation offers a hot tub. Kiyomizu-dera Temple is 2 km from Hotel Muso, while Kyoto International Manga Museum is 2.2 km away. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 38 km from the hotel.
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Eastern Kyoto

Calmer and quieter than other parts of Kyoto, eastern Kyoto is no less atmospheric. The area boasts a wide range of modern and traditional accommodations, especially in the Higashiyama District due to its distinct historic flair. Eastern Kyoto also offers a larger selection of vacation rental properties in its more residential neighborhoods.

Top rated in eastern Kyoto
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    • Guesthouse Engawa
      Budget-friendly
      Guesthouse Engawa offers accommodation in Kyoto. Guests can relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of Kyoto in their rooms. Each comes with a flat-screen TV, and an electric kettle will be provided upon request. Bathroom facilities are shared with other guests. Free toiletries and hairdryers are also available. There is luggage storage space at the property. Kiyomizu-dera Temple is 600 metres from Guesthouse Engawa, while Heian Shrine is 2.4 km from the property. The nearest airport is Osaka Itami Airport, 39 km from the property.
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    • Guesthouse tu casa
      Budget-friendly
      Attractively located in the Higashiyama Ward district of Kyoto, Guesthouse tu casa is situated 1.2 km from Sanjusangen-do Temple, 1.4 km from Kiyomizu-dera Temple and 1.9 km from TKP Garden City Kyoto. Among the facilities at this property are a shared kitchen and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The guest house has family rooms. At the guest house rooms are equipped with a shared bathroom. Samurai Kembu Kyoto is 2.2 km from Guesthouse tu casa, while Kyoto International Manga Museum is 2.8 km from the property. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 38 km from the accommodation.
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    • Yadoya Manjiro
      Mid-range
      Built in the Sukiya-style of around 1900, Yadoya Manjiro features Japanese-style rooms with relaxing garden views. The inn is a 5-minute walk from Kiyomizu-dera Temple and offers concierge services and a shared lounge. Free WiFi is also available. Tranquil rooms feature low furniture and traditional futon bedding on tatami (woven-straw) floor, paper screens and Japanese art decorations. They are fitted with a fridge and a safe. The Japanese-style inn is a 1-minute stroll from a number of restaurants and a 5-minute walk from a convenience shop or bus stop. JR Kyoto Station is a 10-minute taxi ride.
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    • Gion HANNA STAY
      Luxury
      Located in Kyoto, Gion HANNA STAY provides garden views and free WiFi, 50 metres from Samurai Kembu Kyoto and less than 1 km from Shoren-in Temple. Accommodation is fitted with air conditioning, a fully equipped kitchen, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with hot tub, a hairdryer and free toiletries. A microwave, a fridge and stovetop are also provided, as well as a kettle and a coffee machine. The aparthotel provides an ironing service, as well as business facilities like fax and photocopying. Heian Shrine is 1.4 km from Gion HANNA STAY, while Kyoto International Manga Museum is 1.8 km away. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 40 km from the accommodation.
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    • KAREN Kyoto Higashiyama
      Luxury
      Attractively set in the Higashiyama Ward district of Kyoto, KAREN Kyoto Higashiyama is situated 400 metres from Sanjusangen-do Temple, 1.3 km from TKP Garden City Kyoto and 1.4 km from Tofuku-ji Temple. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The hotel has family rooms. At the hotel, rooms are fitted with a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. The rooms at KAREN Kyoto Higashiyama have air conditioning and a wardrobe. Kiyomizu-dera Temple is 1.7 km from the accommodation, while Samurai Kembu Kyoto is 3 km from the property. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 38 km from KAREN Kyoto Higashiyama.
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    • Yasaka Yutone Kyokoyado
      Mid-range
      A 10-minute walk to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kyokoyado Yutone features rooms with a private Cypress-wood bath, amenities from L'Occitane, free Wi-Fi and touches of Japanese design. This completely non-smoking inn has a library and offers massages and traditional multi-course dinners. Each air-conditioned room at Kyokoyado Yutone Inn has a seating area, LCD TV, mini-fridge and a coffee machine. Yukata robes are provided. Rooms match the comfort of Western furnishings with an elegant Japanese d??cor. The set-menu Japanese breakfast is served at the dining room. Kyoto-style kaiseki multi-course dinner can be sampled upon prior request. A free-use computer is available at the cosy library, and luggage can be stored at the front desk. The inn is a 5-minute walk to Kodai Temple. Kyoto Train Station is a 20-minute drive away. Guests can enjoy hiking around the area.
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    • Gionkoh
      Budget-friendly
      Gionkoh is situated in Kyoto, 800 metres from Kiyomizu-dera Temple and 1.1 km from Samurai Kembu Kyoto. There is a shared kitchen and courtyard at the property. Heian Shrine is 1.8 km from Gionkoh, while Kyoto International Manga Museum is 2.1 km away. The nearest airport is Osaka Itami Airport, 39 km from the property.
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    • Kyoto Higashiyama With
      Mid-range
      Situated just a 5-minute walk from Keage Station, Kyoto Higashiyama offers an eco-friendly accommodation. Nanzen-ji Temple, Heian Shrine and Yasaka Shrine are all located within a 15-minute stroll from the property, Free WiFi is available. Featuring neutral colours, every comfortable room is air conditioned and comes with a flat-screen TV. Some units feature a seating area to relax in after a busy day. An electric kettle is provided. For your comfort, slippers and hairdryer are available. Guests can use luggage storage service at the property. Chion-in Temple is a 10-minute walk, while Kiyomizu-dera Temple is a 15-minute drive from Kyoto Higashiyama With. Osaka Itami Airport is 40 km from the property.
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    • Guesthouse WIND VILLA Kyoto
      Budget-friendly
      Located in Kyoto, Guesthouse WIND VILLA Kyoto offers 2-star accommodation with private balconies. With a shared lounge, the 2-star guest house has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a shared bathroom. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, a shared kitchen and luggage storage for guests. The guest house offers a terrace. Popular points of interest near Guesthouse WIND VILLA Kyoto include Sanjusangen-do Temple, TKP Garden City Kyoto and Tofuku-ji Temple. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 38 km from the accommodation.
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    • OKI's Inn
      Budget-friendly
      Only a 3-minute walk from Higashiyama Subway Station, Okifs Inn offers affordable Japanese-style rooms. Free Wi-Fi is available at the public areas and complimentary coffee/tea is served at the 24-hour lounge. Chion-in Temple is a 10-minute walk away. Private rooms come with tatami (woven-straw) floors and Japanese futon bedding. Bathrooms and toilets are shared. A free-use fridge, microwave, toaster and electric kettle are available at the lounge. Bicycle rentals are offered for an extra cost. Luggage storage is available. Inn Oki is a 20-minute subway ride from Kyoto Station and a 25-minute walk from Kiyomizu Temple. Heian Jingu Shrine is a 15-minute walk away. No meals are served.
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Hotels around Kyoto