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Top Hotels in Kyoto

Crossroads Inn

This small, simple ryokan provides three basic tatami rooms with shared shower and toilet. ... more

45-14 Ebisu Banba-cho
Kyoto , 011-81-75-354-3066
Tags: budget
Gion Hatanaka

Set in the Eastern mountains, this lovely ryokan has stone-paved corridors lit by lantern light ... more

Yasaka Shrine Minamimonmae
Gion, Higashiyama-ku
Kyoto , 011-81-75-541-5315
Tags: moderate | hot springs
Hoshinoya Kyoto

Opened in 2009 by Hosinoya Resorts in Kyoto, Hoshinoya Kyoto is fairly similarto its sister ... more

Genrokuzancho 11-2
Kyoto City , 011-81-75-871-0001
Tags: expensive
Hotel Granvia

Built on top of Kyoto’s train station, this hotel is both convenient and comfortable, with ... more

Karasumadori, Shimogyo-ku
Kyoto , 011-81-75-344-8888
Tags: moderate | great location
Hyatt Regency Kyoto

Kyoto’s newest luxury hotel opened in March 2006 with a spa blending shiatsu, acupuncture, ... more

644-2 Sanjusangendo-mawari
Kyoto , 011-81-75-541-1234
Tags: luxury | family | expensive

Guests are treated to impeccable service at the city’s top ryokan. Stay in traditional tatami ... more

Shijo-agaru Gokomachi nakagyo-ku
Kyoto , 011-81-75-221-1039
Tags: luxury | expensive | smart splurge
Yuhara Ryokan

Travelers on a budget will appreciate this no-frills ryokan. No meals are served, but rooms do ... more

188 Kagiyacho
Shomen-agaru, Kiya-machi-dori, Shimogyo-ku
Kyoto , 011-81-75-371-9583
Tags: budget

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