Accommodations

After a day of sightseeing, you’ll want someplace comfortable and convenient to rest. Fortunately, accommodations to meet all tastes are available in Kyoto. You can feast on expertly prepared meals while relaxing in tatami-floored rooms in ryokan (Japanese style inn) and shukubo (temple lodging). Those who prefer something more familiar will be pleased at Kyoto’s range of western-style hotels, while so-called “weekly mansion” apartments are an affordable way to lodge for those planning on staying in Japan for a bit longer. No matter where you decide to stay, it’s best to make reservations well in advance, particularly when crowds pour into the city to admire the beauty of the blooming cherry blossoms of early spring and the crimson-red maple leaves of autumn.

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The Best Hotels in Kyoto