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Vacation rental apartments in Kyoto

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Private room in Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto
This is a guesthouse for those who want a quiet getaway. This is the Kyomachiya family of registered tangible cultural properties./Japanese-style room (tatami mat) 1-person room (1)
Huguza (Uronza Guest House) is a Kyomachiya by the traditional architecture of Meiji 30 (1897). The building is a registered textile cultural property. The building is built according to the natural environment, living environment, customs, and culture that is more than 125 years old. Therefore, there are many parts that are not compatible with modern climate, lifestyle and thinking. I hope that you will experience the way of living based on the "good" and "bad" of traditional houses. Uronza is an inn for those who want to spend time in peace. It is not suitable for those who want to stay lively or enjoy conversation. It is not suitable for people who want a comfortable, convenient and full service. Due to the operating concept, air conditioning may not be installed or rules and manners may be strict. Not recommended for those who are vulnerable to the heat of summer or the cold of winter. It tends to be preferred by those who want to cherish a quiet and calm time.   It is run by the owner alone, and we cannot provide the best service possible. Please confirm the facilities and precautions and make a reservation with your understanding.   Get away from your busy routine and feel and think about a lot of things in a space that has become unusual.
ﺩ.ﺇ110 per night
Hotel room in Kyoto
✿Kyoto✿/Near station & bus/Temple/Single Room(^^♪
“Higashi Honganji Temple”, famous for its Mikagedo Hall, Amidado Hall, and many other historical buildings, with old-fashioned machiya houses beside it, is a comfortable, simple, and relaxing hotel quietly standing in the middle of the temple♢⁺ The hotel is a 12-minute on foot from Kyoto Station and a 1-minute on foot from Exit 6 of Gojo Station, making it very convenient for you★” You will enjoy your trip to Kyoto in a relaxed atmosphere^^ The front desk staff is available 24 hours a day.⚘⚘.
ﺩ.ﺇ162 per night
Rental unit in Shimogyō-ku, Kyōto-shi
Matsuishi King Deluxe 301
- Enjoy the Japanese Pattern in Kyoto!  【Matsuishi Shijo Karasuma Hostel】 ❀Our hotel have Legal Business License!!!  ❀4min walking to Shijo station. ❀7min to Kyoto station (4min on walking, 3min by train) ❀10min walking to DAIMARU ❀15min walking to TAKASHIMAYA ❀22㎡ with king-size bed (2m * 2m) ❀Private toilet and bathroom with bathtub ❀Free WiFi・Rental Baby car・Luggage keeping service
ﺩ.ﺇ191 per night

Stay near Kyoto's top sights

Photo of Gion
Gion509 locals recommend
Photo of Kyoto Station
Kyoto Station1,291 locals recommend
Photo of Yasaka Shrine
Yasaka Shrine867 locals recommend
Photo of Nijo Castle
Nijo Castle1,725 locals recommend
Photo of Kyoto Imperial Palace
Kyoto Imperial Palace990 locals recommend
Photo of Heian Shrine
Heian Shrine545 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Kyoto

Private room in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto
[7 tatami Japanese-style room] Near Heian Shrine in Kyoto. Guesthouse Kobako (1 person)
ﺩ.ﺇ130 per night
Private room in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto
和楽庵【Single】100 Year old Machiya Guest House (1pax)
ﺩ.ﺇ115 per night
Hotel room in Higashiyama-ku, Kyōto-shi
[Stay in a 100-year-old cuisine inn] Private room/private room for 1-2
ﺩ.ﺇ160 per night
Guest suite in 京都市
NEW! Luana Higashiyama Guest House 5 min from Gion
ﺩ.ﺇ146 per night
Private room in Kyōto-shi
Single room with Tatami mats/ Hibari hostel
ﺩ.ﺇ157 per night
Private room in 京都府
【90 years old Japanese house】1F Single YAMABUKI
ﺩ.ﺇ165 per night
Private room in 京都市
Tsukito【Twin】100 Year old Machiya House (2 pax)
ﺩ.ﺇ262 per night
Tiny home in 京都市東山区
ﺩ.ﺇ210 per night
Private room in 京都府
和楽庵【Double】100 Year old Machiya Guest House (2pax)
ﺩ.ﺇ173 per night
Townhouse in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi
[ND] Lovely Gion Studio 3 Mins to Higashiyama St
ﺩ.ﺇ280 per night
Private room in Minami-ku, Kyoto
WOMEN only one women only Kyoto Sta 8min/subway 1min room 102
ﺩ.ﺇ84 per night
Private room in Kitaku, Kyotoshi
Small house with private bathroom / shared kitchen
ﺩ.ﺇ145 per night

Your guide to Kyoto

Welcome to Kyoto

Kyoto is one of the most charming cities in the world. For more than a millennium — until 1868 — it was the imperial seat of Japan, and all that power was a magnet for opulence, artists and artisans, and religion. Today, the city remains at the heart of the country’s cultural traditions, with thousands of palaces, temples, and shrines, not to mention its famous geisha districts.

Wandering through Kyoto can mean stopping at every turn, delighted by the curve of a rooftop or the ancient timbers framing a shop. Despite 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites such as the gilded Kinkakuji (Gold Pavilion), and districts like Higashiyama, whose streets could double as the set for a historical epic, Kyoto is not a living museum. With more than 1.5 million residents, the city boasts countless cocktail bars, chic restaurants, and street-food stalls, and a thriving music scene.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Kyoto?

If there’s a peak time to visit Kyoto, it may be late March through early May, when the temperatures are comfortable, the monsoons have yet to start, and the city seduces the eye with cherry blossoms (peak time: early April). Crisp, dry autumns also make for wonderful strolls around the city. Exploring Kyoto during the extremes of winter and summer will take a little more effort — and good rain gear. The heat and humidity peak June through August, when the temperatures stay in the 80s and 90s Fahrenheit and tropical rainstorms regularly sweep through the area. That doesn’t stop the city from turning out for the Gion Matsuri in mid-to-late July for parades, traditional dress, and street food. In winter, it rarely freezes or snows here, but the constant drizzle can make the cold feel colder. That said, the city entrances visitors even in the coldest months. During late December, thousands of paper lanterns line Arashiyama’s bridges and lanes, and in early January, New Year crowds throng many of the shrines.

What are the top things to do in Kyoto?

Nishiki Market

Visiting this five-block-long covered food market in central Kyoto, which is open from midmorning to early evening, is a must for food lovers. Picture barrels of pickles and dried vegetables, display cases of exquisite wagashi (sweets), and heaps of frilly dried fish. You can snack on meat skewers or crackly senbei as you wander through the market, or pore over the shelves of cooking implements and jarred preserves, looking for gifts to bring home. Afterward, peek in at the nearby Tenmangu Shrine or wander over to the Gion, the city’s most famous geisha district.


On the west side of Kyoto, just as the dense inner city gives way to the slopes of the surrounding mountains, this charming district thrums with tourists — with pockets of serenity nearby. Wander along the wide, shady paths that snake through the famous bamboo grove. Visit a host of temples, from the tiny thatch-roofed Gio-ji through the expansive Tenryu-ji, with its showstopper garden and majestic views of the mountain peaks. Spend a few hours at the Fukuda Art Museum admiring paintings from the Edo Period.

Philosopher’s Path

This mile-long path, located in the northern part of the Higashiyama district, leads between two of Kyoto’s best-known sites — Ginkakuji (the Silver Pavilion) and the neighborhood surrounding Nanzenji Temple — and the journey is just as rewarding as either destination. The paved walkway traces the route of a narrow canal, shaded by thousands of cherry trees, and offers plenty of reasons to detour in the form of temples, cafes, and boutiques.

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