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Welcome to Kyoto

Konnichi wa from Find the perfect hotel in this ancient capital of Japan, laid out in a Chinese-style grid and rimmed by low mountains.

Kyoto is vast, so find out first if you will arrive by JR train or the Hankyu or Keihan regional lines. For those seeking a traditional Japanese experience, consider a ryokan or inn near Gion and the Buddhist temples of Higashiyama ward (on the east slope). We look forward to showing you boutique and luxury hotels in Kyoto, Japan!

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Insider Travel Tips

  • 3 types of bullet trains (shinkansen) run between Kyoto and Tokyo. "Nozomi" takes only 2 hours 20 minutes, with 3 stops. "Hikari" makes 9 intermediate stops and "Kodama" is slowest with 14 stops.
  • Reserve seats on bullet trains during commuter hours & holidays. Go to a "green window" (midori no madoguchi) at major JR stations. Note: each train has 3 cars of unreserved seats at front or back.