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Vacation rental apartments in Kyoto

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D4#Spacious Bright Room/Nishiki Market
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Entire rental unit · 2 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath

D4#Spacious Bright Room/Nishiki MarketThe room is not shared with other guests. ・2-5 mins from Karasuma Oike Station ・2 Beds 〈Size: 120 width × 200 length〉 ・Bathroom 〈modern western toilet, separate bathing area〉 ・Hair dryer, vacuum cleaner, and clothing iron provided. ・Refrigerator, Microwave, and basic cooking utensils are offered. ・Best location ※Free in room wifi network

8min apartment from Kyoto sta,
Entire rental unit · 3 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath

8min apartment from Kyoto sta,Hi! It's very near Kyoto station. 8mins on foot. Easy access by direct train from KIX, Shinkansen, Airport bus, Subway. And biggest bus terminal is near. So you can go everywhere in Kyoto for sightseeing. Only 1 min from the convenience store, Seven-Eleven. And also super market is near. There are 13 private rooms in this apartment, You can book another one with this listing for big group. Please ask me or check my profile!

Sakura River Inn 2 (licenced Machiya)
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Entire rental unit · 4 guests · 0 beds · 1 bath

Sakura River Inn 2 (licenced Machiya)Sakura River Inn 2 is a traditional Japanese apartment originally inhabited by a Geisha located directly on the banks of Takase river, overlooking of the famous walk among the cherry blossoms of Kiyamachi street. 5 minutes by walk from Pontocho, Nishiki Market, Gion and Higashiyama. 650 meters from Takashimaya Department and Marui witch is mean perfect location for shopping too. we will welcome you personally and optimize your time together advising you what to see and how to get there.

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Houses in Kyoto

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  2. 京都市下京区
A comfortable big house!
ﺩ.ﺇ199 per night
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  2. 京都市東山区
Gion KODEMARI Perfect Location!!
ﺩ.ﺇ201 per night
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  1. Entire residential home
  2. Ōtsu-shi
ブルールーフ BLUE ROOF
ﺩ.ﺇ230 per night
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  1. Entire residential home
  2. Kyoto-shi
~SUIREN~ 1~8ppl★Machiya Experience
ﺩ.ﺇ1,169 per night
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  1. Entire residential home
  2. Higashiyama-ku, Kyōto-shi
AMAZING PLACE ! Gion TUBAKI 🌺 八阪神社から徒歩5分!
ﺩ.ﺇ174 per night
  1. Entire residential home
  2. Kyōto-shi
Ideally Located Zen House with Private Garden
ﺩ.ﺇ200 per night
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  1. Entire residential home
  2. Sakyō-ku, Kyōto-shi
Ginkakuji Vacation is just the place for you!
ﺩ.ﺇ247 per night
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  1. Entire residential home
  2. Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto
TabitabiStay「Kawama」
ﺩ.ﺇ525 per night
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  1. Entire residential home
  2. Shimogyō-ku, Kyōto-shi
雲町屋 風早 KumoMachiya Kazahaya
ﺩ.ﺇ330 per night
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  1. Entire residential home
  2. Minami Ward, Kyoto
柚-YUZU-Private residence at Kyoto station.
ﺩ.ﺇ234 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire residential home
  2. Kyōto-shi
雲町屋 弁財天 別館 KumoMachiya Benzaiten Annex
ﺩ.ﺇ179 per night
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  1. Entire residential home
  2. Kyoto
Expo Cottage Fune with Free Bicycles /89㎡ (958ft²)
ﺩ.ﺇ217 per night

Pet-friendly apartments

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  2. Nakagyō-ku, Kyōto-shi
Super location best host w/Cycle Port & wifi
ﺩ.ﺇ232 per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Chuo Ward, Osaka
KTD810! Party up to 8 people ◎ Nintendo switch projector! FireTV/Takoyaki//Nihonbashi 5min
ﺩ.ﺇ272 per night
  1. Private room
  2. Naniwa-ku, Osaka
COTé SAKURAGAWA 2F
ﺩ.ﺇ115 per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Naniwa Ward, Osaka
The best and cheap suit for traveling in Osaka.
ﺩ.ﺇ451 per night
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  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Naniwa-ku, Osaka
☆Near Tsutenkaku 1 min.☆Osaka☆1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
ﺩ.ﺇ174 per night
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  2. Ikuno-ku, Ōsaka-shi
Center town of Namba directly
ﺩ.ﺇ173 per night
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  2. Nishinari-Ku
5 mins from the station,wide,and comfortable !
ﺩ.ﺇ253 per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Naniwa-ku, Osaka
Namba, huge space of 150㎡ !! 2 baths and toilets
ﺩ.ﺇ553 per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Miyakojima-ku, Osaka
402 Near Kyobashi station,20㎡,has projector
ﺩ.ﺇ220 per night
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  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Naniwa-ku
JR今宮駅から徒歩1分 JR難波駅まで一駅 道頓堀 心斎橋 日本橋近隣 広々56平米 2DK #62
ﺩ.ﺇ296 per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Ōsaka-shi
2 wide beds.Namba & Dotonbori area.Top floor 1103.
ﺩ.ﺇ82 per night
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  2. Osaka
F★Fa*Faデザインの可愛いVIP Room!難波.心斎橋. 便利!小型犬ok
ﺩ.ﺇ276 per night

Apartments with kitchens

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  2. Higashiyama Ward, Kyōto-shi
FullRenovation in March 2020 Near sanjo sta [1Q2S]
ﺩ.ﺇ196 per night
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  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Yamashina-ku, Kyōto-shi
【Cozy & Convenient transport】Free WiFi♪w5b
ﺩ.ﺇ88 per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Shimogyō-ku, Kyōto-shi
[D3]Lovely Room 1 Min to Gojo Stn 5 Guests
ﺩ.ﺇ331 per night
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  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Shimogyō-ku, Kyōto-shi
SATO 202 Perfect location! Near Kamo river
ﺩ.ﺇ115 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Private room
  2. Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto
Single room/Center of Kyoto・Free bicycle・kitchen
ﺩ.ﺇ134 per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Shimogyō-ku, Kyōto-shi
8mins Kyoto st. & NEAR BUS TERMINAL , PRIVATE #26
ﺩ.ﺇ60 per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Sakyō-ku, Kyoto
Kyoto Sanjo Ohashi Superior Twin Studio No Smoking Superior Twin
ﺩ.ﺇ152 per night
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  1. Entire rental unit
  2. 京都市下京区
SATO 201 Perfect location! Near Kamo river
ﺩ.ﺇ115 per night
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  1. Entire rental unit
  2. 京都市上京区
2017 Full renovation! THEHOME-Doma
ﺩ.ﺇ243 per night
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  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Kyoto
K1 Big Room & Great View/Nishiki Market 5 minute
ﺩ.ﺇ204 per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Higashiyama-ku, Kyōto-shi
Traditional House +parking (available small car)
ﺩ.ﺇ200 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Private room
  2. Kyoto city
Marine Room, Great access to center of Kyoto city!
ﺩ.ﺇ86 per night

Top-rated things to do in Kyoto

Unique activities hosted by local experts vetted for quality

  • Walk Among 1200 Sacred Statues in Kyoto
    ※ Immersive and relaxing. Great for families, private groups, and team-building events. A shorter format is available if necessary. Please inquire if your desired time is not shown. ※ 5-star ratings from guests representing Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Apple, Airbnb, IBM, Starbucks, Amazon, and others. We begin our magical adventure strolling under the cherry blossoms, a quick visit to a Zen monastery and then a walk through the famed Saga Bamboo Forest. Then I will share insider access to a mountain temple that is far off the radar of most visitors to Kyoto. Through my close relationship with the head monk I will share with you the fascinating story of this temple that has never been told in such depth in English before. To Preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6FerLOBBPk Founded over 1,000 years ago and abandoned during WWII, what has become of this temple since the war is absolutely amazing. I will share high-quality HD videos that I have produced which include vintage clips from 40 years ago when this temple was being restored. As we end this experience I will pass on a wonderful offer from the head monk for when you visit Kyoto in the future. While traveling through space and time, this is your chance to experience true peace and tranquility.
    From Price:ﺩ.ﺇ64 / person
  • Cherry Blossom Edition Kyoto Zen Garden
    ※ Immersive and relaxing,. This experiences is great for families, private groups, and team-building events. A shorter format is available if necessary. Please inquire if your desired time is not shown. ※ 5-star ratings from guests representing Google, Facebook, Apple, Airbnb, and others. ※ To view my other online experience with 300+ 5-star reviews, please visit: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/1736084 As we take a mystical early morning stroll along the famed Philosopher's Path, you will experience one the most revered cherry blossom viewing spots in Japan as if you are a local. No crowds, not tourists. Just you and I. We will then arrive at a hidden Zen temple where we will spend time in one of Kyoto's finest gardens that was created hundreds of years ago by Zen monks, artists, and nobles. It is here that I will share with you deep insights into the world of Japanese gardens. Once we are finished you will certainly never see stones, plants, and water in the same way again. ※To Preview: https://youtu.be/otSGHlMtHWE As there will be plenty of time for discussion, this will be a meaningful experience considering Japanese design, philosophy and history while virtually exploring landscapes of unparalleled beauty.
    From Price:ﺩ.ﺇ64 / person
  • Kyoto Traditional Weaving Workshop Tour
    1. I will show you my workshop with commentary. You can see the real site of the textile workshop. At first You can appreciate Nishikori art work. 2.Next You can appreciate the textiles restored from the ancient textile. 3.Next You can appreciate the tall loom restored from the ancient loom. You can sit and take photos at the precious restored tall loom. 4.At the end of the course I will show you the magic show of the textile. It will take about 60~90 minutes. There is a English speaking staff.(supporting host) There is also shopping. Other things to note English support staff Minoru will also guide you through the workshop. ・You take off your shoes in most rooms. ・Eating and drinking in the workshop is prohibited. ・There is one restroom for one person. ・There are two stairs
    From Price:ﺩ.ﺇ27 / person
  • Forest Bathe in Kyoto's Sacred Mountain
    Most tourists visit Fushimi Inari Shrine for the thousand torii gates, but rarely do they delve deeper into the shrine's history and tradition. Learn about Shinto rituals and how forest bathing is done at one of Kyoto’s oldest shrines (founded 1,300 years ago!) I have recorded high-quality video that will make it seem that you are really at one with the forest at Fushimi Inari. We will visit shrines for various gods to learn what Shinto gods are like, witness the rituals used to appeal to them, and see 2 ways that people have tried to speak to the gods here. I will be narrating live throughout and you can ask questions anytime. We will look at 5 ways people meditate here at Fushimi Inari, and you’ll learn to how do mindfulness meditation at a sacred waterfall in a secret part of the shrine that tourists normally miss out on. We will sit together for just a couple of minutes so if you’re new to meditation this is a perfect way to get started. Once you've been on this you'll be able to practice forest bathing wherever you are. ✔ Interactive experience with quizzes & activities ✔ Celebrate birthdays & anniversaries in a meaningful way - also perfect for couples ✔ Learn surprising things about Japan's gods and forests ✔ Highly-rated for team-building by teachers, therapists, and groups from Amazon, Airbnb, Facebook, Google, IBM, Mastercard, Oracle, Salesforce, Spotify & more...
    From Price:ﺩ.ﺇ84 / person
  • Private & Unique Tea Ceremony in Kyoto
    How about a traditional and unique Japanese tea ceremony performed just for you, your family or your friends? Let's have a private Japanese tea party together! Come gather around and have a seat at our table (that's right, no painful kneeling on tatami mats). Enjoy a luxurious tea ceremony called "Encha Mittsukazari", which is the most traditional kind of tea ceremony of the Ōbaku Baisa-ryū School of the "Way of Tea" and has been performed ever since its foundation. You will see a variety of real tea utensils used to prepare tea in traditional style and gain deep insights into the world of Japanese tea and Zen culture. With a maximum of five guests, you can make this experience your very own and enjoy it as a private tea ceremony just for you and your group! All five guests will taste the tea prepared during the ceremony. Delight your palate with freshly prepared green tea of the highest rank, called "Gyokuro", coupled with delicious Japanese sweets. Afterwards, ask away freely about anything you are interested in: about the ceremony, about Japanese tea, sweets and culture… Anything that piques your curiosity! Let's get a taste of ancient Kyoto and enjoy Japanese tea together! Other things to note In this experience, we are not using Matcha, but Sencha, another kind of Japanese green tea with a different culture, though it does not fall short of Matcha in any way! Give it a try, we know you will love it!
    From Price:ﺩ.ﺇ67 / person

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.


How do I get around Kyoto?

Kyoto doesn’t have an airport, but it’s easy to get here. The nearest airports are Osaka International Airport (Itami, ITM), 50 minutes away by shuttle or bus, and Kansai International Airport (KIX), a 75-minute train ride from the city on the JR Haruka Airport Express. If you’re flying into the country, your arrival point may be Narita International Airport (NRT) in Tokyo. From there, you can take the Narita Express train into Tokyo and then transfer to a shinkansen (bullet train).

Once you’re in town, you could rent a car, but why? Kyoto’s public transportation network is extraordinary. The subways and trains will take you from one point to the next with speed and efficiency, and the buses go where trains can’t. Central Kyoto is flat and easy for pedestrians to navigate — the Kyoto Tourist Information Center also produces wheelchair accessibility guides — and you can find bicycle rental shops across the city.


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.

Arashiyama

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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