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Top tips for finding Kyoto hotel deals
If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Kyoto, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Kyoto in August and January.
Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Kyoto if you stay on a Saturday. The opposite is true for, Thursday, which is usually the most expensive day.
Book more than 90 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Kyoto accommodation.
The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Kyoto found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $76, while the most expensive was $207.
How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Kyoto for 4 days.
To enjoy some of the local architecture and see impressive views of the city, consider booking a hotel near Kiyomizu-dera, a famous Buddhist temple that is located on Mount Otowa and provides a breath-taking vantage point of the surrounding area. The Imano Kyoto Kiyomizu Hostel is a budget-friendly hotel that is only a 5-minute drive from the temple, while the Saka Hotel is another great, close by choice.
The Gion neighbourhood is famous for being Kyoto’s geisha district, making it a popular destination for visitors who would like to experience the city’s culture and history. If you would like to be within walking distance of this area and its attractions, select a hotel nearby, such as the Hotel Ethnography that is located right in the heart of the neighbourhood.
If you want to explore some of the city’s natural scenery, choose a hotel near Arashiyama, such as the Grand West, a 3-star accommodation with Wi-Fi, free parking and included breakfast. Arashiyama is a large bamboo forest that contains many types of wildlife and water vistas, making it a lush and scenic area to explore.
For visitors who are food enthusiasts, pick a hotel next to the Nishiki Market, a historic marketplace that is over 400 years old and packed with vendors selling a variety of produce, meats, and ready-to-eat items. The Super Hotel Shijyo Kawaramachi is an affordable choice that is only a 3-minute walk from the market and a 12-minute walk from the Yasaka Shrine.
If you’re travelling to Kyoto with your family, select a hotel near the Toei Kyoto Studio Park, a theme park that contains a full-scale replica of an Edo-period village and a variety of games and activities related to this era. The Rhino Hotel is a straightforward choice that is less than a 3-minute drive from the park and only a 4-minute walk fromwal to the Saiin train station.
FAQs when booking a hotel in Kyoto
The Ritz-Carlton is an upscale choice located directly on the banks of the Kamogawa River and has a full scale business centre, including several private meeting rooms. The Business Hotel Arashiyama is located near the Katsura River and has free parking as well as a business and printing centre.
The Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa is a modern option in the busy Kawaramachi Street and has a spa with standard massage and treatment options. The Centurion Cabin Hotel and Spa is a cosy capsule hotel that is adjacent to the Karasuma Station and offers some spa services, as well as access to bathhouses and a sauna.
The Hearton Hotel Kyoto is only a 4-minute walk from the Kyoto International Manga Museum and offers free bike rentals for guests. The Hotel Chatelet is an affordable choice that is a 6-minute walk from the museum and offers bike rentals as well.
The Nonomiya Shrine is a historical shrine that is particularly popular amongst couples due to the belief that it provides blessings for marriage. The Ranzan hotel is a standard option, only a 5-minute walk away from the shrine. Another great option is the more luxurious Suiran hotel which is close to the shrine and offers everything you can expect from a 5-star hotel like a spa and wellness centre as well as room service.
KAYAK users have found double rooms in Kyoto for as cheap as $53 in the last 3 days. The average price is $373.
Hotels are safe environments for travellers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in Kyoto. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.
After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighbourhood, which allows you to pick the central Kyoto districts. You can also do a search using the city map to choose a specific location, like Kyoto city centre
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