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 303 holiday lettings near Kyoto. From 193 Houses to 54 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 is the best area to stay when travelling to Kyoto?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Kyoto:

  • Higashiyama Ward: 128 holiday homes
  • Ukyo Ward: 50 holiday homes
  • Sakyo Ward: 32 holiday homes
  • Kita Ward: 30 holiday homes
  • Fushimi Ward: 42 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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:

  • Kyoto Station: 282 holiday lettings
  • Kyoto Mukaijima Station: 296 holiday lettings
  • Kyoto Chayama Station: 279 holiday lettings
  • Kibuneguchi station: 277 holiday lettings
  • Kyoto University: 278 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 193 Houses in Kyoto. Our other popular types of Kyoto holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 54 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 54 self catering accommodations
  • Townhouses: 17 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with internet/wifi in Kyoto?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with internet/wifi among our 271 holiday homes with internet/wifi available in Kyoto. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.