Destination guide

The culturally rich area of Kyoto awaits your stay

Enjoy the area's temples, culture and monuments and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Kyoto. This city's gardens, local tours and sightseeing draw many visitors. Kyoto Imperial Palace and Nijo Castle are just a couple of the must-sees. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in and around Kyoto

Do you want to find things to do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Kyoto a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Kyoto Municipal Zoo (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Kyoto Aquarium (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Funaoka Thermal Bath (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Nishimura House Garden (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Kyoto Studio Park (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Shigureden (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in Kyoto

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Kyoto is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Nara Park (22.9 mi / 36.8 km)
  • Shusuitei Tea House (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Maruyama Park (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Murin-an (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Shinsenen (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Shoseien Garden (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)

Traveling to and around Kyoto

The nearest airport is in Osaka (ITM-Itami), located 24 mi (38.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Kobe (UKB), which is 40 mi (64.4 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Kyoto Sanjo Station, Kyoto Jingu-marutamachi Station and Kyoto Kawaramachi Station are the main stations that serve the city. You can see more of Kyoto by jumping on the metro at Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station, Shiyakusho-mae Station or Sanjo Keihan Station.

Where to stay around Kyoto?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 323 holiday lettings near Kyoto. From 209 Houses to 70 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Kyoto is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Kyoto?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Kyoto. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Kaleidoscope Museum of Kyoto: 329 holiday lettings
  • Honkanji Temple: 330 holiday lettings
  • Kyoto Yase-Hieizanguchi Station: 327 holiday lettings
  • Shunkoin Temple: 327 holiday lettings
  • Horin-ji Temple: 322 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Kyoto listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Kyoto?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 209 Houses in Kyoto. Our other popular types of Kyoto holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 70 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 3 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 4 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Kyoto?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 2 holiday homes with pool available in Kyoto. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.