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Kyoto Travel Guide

Kyoto is a city on the island of Honshu and was once the capital of Japan. The city is popular for its numerous classical Buddhist temples and gardens, as well as imperial palaces, Shinto shrines, and traditional wooden houses. There is also the famous formal tradition of kaiseki dining, which consists of multiple courses of traditional dishes, and the geisha female entertainers found in the Gion district.

Things to Do in Kyoto

The Philosopher’s Walk is a canal-side path lined with cherry and maple trees, which paint a beautiful picture when they bloom in the spring, and are right next to temples like Ginkaku-ji, with its pine-framed pond, and Nanzen-ji, with a renowned Zen garden.

The famous Hillside Kyomizu-dera Temple has a huge, log-supported veranda worth visiting, as well as Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine with its tunnel-like procession of hundreds of bright-orange “torii” gates in the forest. The shogun-era Nijō Castle has elaborate wood-carved interiors, while Kinkaku-ji, the Temple of the Golden Pavilion, is coated in gold leaves. To the west, Arashiyama's bamboo grove offers tranquil walks among the towering stalks.

Best Time to Visit Kyoto

For wonderful weather and picture-perfect views, visit Kyoto during Fall (October-November) or Spring (March-May). Summers in Kyoto are hot and humid and winters are cold.

Price and Availability in Kyoto

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The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Kyoto tends to be Wednesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Saturday. Vacation homes in Kyoto tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.
The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Kyoto is in April, while the cheapest month is in June. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Kyoto is in the high season in April. Kyoto has its low season in January, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The Weather in Kyoto

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Kyoto. The hottest month in Kyoto is May, when temperatures peak at 102 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 20 ˚F. The wettest month in Kyoto is May with 28.92 inches of rain, while the driest month is March with 2.3 inches of rain.

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Vacation Rentals in Kyoto

Find the perfect accommodation for your vacation at AllTheRooms.com. We compare Airbnb, Agoda, Priceline and others. Kyoto has 5,045 hotels, vacation rentals and other special places to stay, with prices to suit budget travelers, extravagant travelers and everything in between. For those wanting to keep costs down, the cheapest place to stay in Kyoto comes in at $7.96 per night. On average, an accommodation in Kyoto will cost you $117 per night.

Those needing to get some work finished during their trip to Kyoto can choose from 1,352 places to stay that have WiFi. 74 places to stay include a morning meal. You can maintain your workout routine by staying at one of 7 accommodations that provide gym facilities. If you're planning on getting to Kyoto by car, be sure to choose from 639 accommodations that provide parking. 19 accommodations come with a pool or jacuzzi

Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in any of 47 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.

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