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Properties can be chosen based on your personal preferences. Just above, you can see the total number of rentals that provide a particular amenity in Kyoto. Most of the accommodation options in Kyoto include internet or TVs, which makes it a great holiday spot if you can't imagine a holiday without internet or you never miss an episode of your favourite show. Plan your holidays in advance if you want to go fishing or you are a grill master. There are only 46 listed lettings with fishing and 113 properties including barbecues.
The Weather in Kyoto
You can see our climate diagram above. In August, maximum temperatures climb above 34°. January is the coolest month, with the average minimum temperature falling to 1°. It may rain 15 days in July while it typically rains only 10 days in May.
Unearth the Secrets of Japan with a Holiday Rental in Kyoto
Accomodation in Kyoto is as diverse and characterful as the city itself. Contemporary apartments sit side by side with traditional ryokan houses in this city brimming with nature and cosmopolitan culture alike. A stay in a ryokan, which is a type of traditional guest house, gives visitors a glimpse into Japan's traditional culture, which is as effervescent as ever, once you look behind the country's strikingly modern facade. If the low beds of a ryokan aren't suitable, Kyoto has plenty of apartments with more familiar amenities but decorated in an unmistakably traditional Japenese style.
Where to find the best food in Kyoto?
Kyoto's Gastronomic Delights
The city's foodie scene is nothing short of legendary. Yudofu, a type of tofu cooked in a steaming broth, is a particular local favourite. Japanese staples such as ramen and sushi are also widely available and don't miss the opportunity to sample some Kyo-wagashi, a traditional Japanese sweet from the Kyoto vicinity. Another must is the local matcha tea, which you can find used in various scrumptious desserts too.
For some of Kyoto's best moderately-priced sushi head to Sushisei, a city-centre restaurant with an English menu. If you're interested in experiencing a traditional neighbourhood eatery, take a ride to Azuma Sushi in Higashiyama for an excellent and unpretentious dinner. Izakaya is a casual style of pub-restaurant where you can tuck into small plates of food, washed down with local beer. Kikkoya, Suiba and Jojo are three of the best in town.
What are the best places to discover the arts and culture of Kyoto?
Culture in Kyoto
A city of imperial museums, lush gardens and Buddhist temples, Kyoto is culture lovers' paradise. Kinkakuji Temple, Kifune Shrine and Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine are three of the city's most beautiful religious sites. Located a little to the east of the centre is Yasaka Pagoda, an iconic Kyoto landmark and the most famous attraction in the area. Kyoto also boasts several museums which are well worth visiting. The National Museum is a must for history lovers while the Museum of Modern Art and the Hosomi Museum offer an intriguing portrait of contemporary Japan.
Spend an afternoon in Gion, a small area in Higashiyama famed for its geisha and maiko dancers. You'll see them wandering around the neighbourhood but they often congregate close to Hanamikoji Street and Tatsumi Bridge. For sweeping views of the city head to the top of Kyoto Tower and spend the afternoon walking down the Philosopher’s Path as you reflect on the majesty of this enchanting city.
What are the best nightlife spots in Kyoto?
Late Night Kyoto
Kyoto's vibrant nightlife is one of the city's top draws and there's plenty to keep you busy from after dinner to the small hours of the morning. Gion Corner is a fabulously curated show which includes everything from puppetry to a tea ceremony - an excellent cultural evening out in Kyoto. The Minami-Za Theatre also hosts daily shows featuring classical Japanese arts. It's also worth checking out the events calendar of the concert hall, which hosts traditional performances of all genres.
For something a little more hedonistic head to World, the largest club in Kyoto, located close to Kawaramachi Station. Miyagawacho and Gion are the city's two premier nightlife districts where you'll find an array of bars and clubs which are open late. For a more informal affair, Pontocho is an ancient alleyway which comes to life in the evening and has a range of bars and karaoke venues which are popular with the local Kyoto crowd.
Where are the unique attractions in Kyoto?
Exploring Beyond Kyoto
Just over an hour by train from Kyoto is the old imperial capital of Asuka. The small town is populated with palaces and ancient burial sites. Highlights include the Stone Burial Mound, one of the biggest burial sites ever discovered in Japan, and Asuka-Dera Temple, thought to be the country's first Buddhist temple.
Also less than an hour's train ride from Kyoto is Kurama, famed for its magnificent hot springs where you can spend the afternoon basking in warm waters surrounded by Japan's lush countryside. Experience another of Japan's great cities, Osaka, by hopping on the bullet train. It takes just 30 minutes to arrive in the country's third-largest city where you can spend the day taking in sights such as the architecturally impressive Umeda Sky Building and the grand Osaka Castle.
How much does it cost to rent a holiday home in Kyoto?
Prices for holiday accommodation in Kyoto start at £24 per night.
How many holiday homes are available to book in Kyoto?
There are currently 18129 holiday homes in Kyoto to browse and book for your next trip.
What is the most popular holiday home amenity in Kyoto?
Travellers planning holidays to Kyoto most often look for internet, TVs, and gardens when it comes to accommodation amenities.
How many holiday homes are on offer in Kyoto?
With 18129 holiday rentals available in Kyoto, you're sure to find the perfect accommodation for your visit.
Am I allowed to bring my pet when staying in a Kyoto holiday home?
Finding accommodation in Kyoto for you and your dog is definitely possible, with 368 pet-friendly holiday homes available.
What's the best time of year to travel to Kyoto?
Book your Kyoto holiday in May or October to avoid a washout; these are the months with the least amount of rain.
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