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Top Kyoto Luxury Hotels

Hiiragiya Ryokan
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5/5Exceptional! (11 reviews)
Excellent hospitality.

"I left my Patagonia down jacket behind and when I arrived at my hotel in Tokyo, it was waiting for me. They were very kind to mail it to the hotel. I am so impressed by their service and hospitality. I miss them already."…"

Reviewed on 30 Apr 2017

Hiiragiya Ryokan
Ryokan Yoshida-sanso
The price is RM5,130 per night
4.8/5Exceptional! (47 reviews)

"beautiful and perfect location close to the university."…"

Reviewed on 13 Dec 2019

Ryokan Yoshida-sanso
Gion-Kinpyo
4.5 out of 5
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4.8/5Exceptional! (56 reviews)

"Excellent quiet location. Breakfast option was great. Perfect for our family of 4"…"

Reviewed on 8 Jul 2019

Gion-Kinpyo
The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto
5 out of 5
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The price is RM3,225 per night
4.7/5Exceptional! (184 reviews)

"Incredible hotel and location minutes away from all the subway and temples. Staff was exceptional. 10/10."…"

Reviewed on 2 Dec 2019

The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto
Serendipity@Kyoto
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4.6/5Exceptional! (17 reviews)
Another lovely stay at Serendipity

"This was our second stay at Serendipity. The property is nicely maintained and we were very comfortable. Chie san was very helpful. We tried out some more of her recommended restaurants and were not disappointed. A particular plus is that the house, while very quiet, is just steps from a major bus ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Apr 2019

Serendipity@Kyoto
Kyoto Brighton Hotel
The price is RM509 per night
4.6/5Exceptional! (993 reviews)

"very traditional Japanese welcoming hotel with beautiful rooms and wonderful service. Located next to imperial palace and Kyoto University. Very pleasant and excellent ROI"…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb 2020

Kyoto Brighton Hotel
Kyo-machiya Stay WAKA Fushimiinari-tei
4.6/5Exceptional! (11 reviews)
Awesome house!

"This was a great house for our family of 6. It is the entire house, 3 floors, with 4 bedrooms on top floor. Main floor has a combined kitchen/dining room/family room and a separate area with Tamami mats/tea room, and basement has a TV room and a pool table room. House is very nice, very clean, and ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jan 2020

Kyo-machiya Stay WAKA Fushimiinari-tei
The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Sanjo
The price is RM424 per night
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,708 reviews)

"Great location, 1 bus from Kyoto station and close to many temples and shrines, and great food."…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar 2020

The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Sanjo
Kyoto Hotel Okura
4.5 out of 5
604-8558 Kawaramachi-Oike,Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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The price is RM600 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,504 reviews)

"Close to shopping mall teramachi and right above major railway station. 10 min taxi to Shinkansen almost all staff speak English will recommend to friends and relatives best place to stay in kyoto"…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb 2020

Kyoto Hotel Okura
Noku Kyoto
4 out of 5
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The price is RM421 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (752 reviews)

"Location is great and a lovely stay and hotel. Suggest pre booking restaurants in you’re looking to dine in the local area. Some variety in breakfast would be good however totally adequate."…"

Reviewed on 8 Jan 2020

Noku Kyoto
Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto
The price is RM3,426 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (237 reviews)

"Everything was perfect and the room was very comfortable. dining room was good and food"…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb 2020

Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto
Hotel Granvia Kyoto
The price is RM600 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (2,073 reviews)

"Excellent location! Room was large, well appointed."…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2020

Hotel Granvia Kyoto
Hyatt Regency Kyoto
The price is RM935 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (998 reviews)

"We like the tranquility of the property. It will be ideal if there is an onsen onsite."…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2020

Hyatt Regency Kyoto
Kyoto Century Hotel
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4.5/5Wonderful! (2,312 reviews)

"It was perfect. Everything was in great shape, the service was impeccable. An elegant, beautiful place."…"

Reviewed on 29 Mar 2020

Kyoto Century Hotel
Suiran, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Kyoto
5 out of 5
Saga-tenryuji, Ukyo-ku, 12 Susukinobaba-cho, Kyoto, Kyoto
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The price is RM1,693 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (121 reviews)

"Beautiful room and food, upgraded room to room with its own hot spring. Amazing gardens."…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb 2020

Suiran, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Kyoto
RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto
4 out of 5
1 Taimatsu-cho, Shiokoji-sagaru, HigashiHorikawa-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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The price is RM357 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (3,887 reviews)

"The hotel was very well located, the staff were very friendly, helpful and professional and our room had all the amenities that we needed."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto
Centurion CABIN & SPA KYOTO
2.5 out of 5
68-2, Tachiuri Nishimachi, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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4.1/5Very Good! (1,313 reviews)

"Tremendously safe and secured even if you are a woman and travelling alone! Women rooms are very spacious as well."…"

Reviewed on 3 Jan 2020

Centurion CABIN & SPA KYOTO
Kyoto Nanzenji Ryokan Yachiyo
The price is RM3,119 per night
3.9/5Good! (115 reviews)

"Kyoto Nanzenji Ryokan Yachiyo was an extraordinary travel experience. The Ryokan's gardens and dining room are exquisite and the rooms are 100% ryokan with futons on a lovely tatami mat room. The staff could not be more welcoming or helpful -- and their English was excellent, unlike my Japanese. ..."…"

Reviewed on 31 Jan 2020

Kyoto Nanzenji Ryokan Yachiyo
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Looking for a great accommodation for your luxury getaway to Kyoto? Use Expedia to arrange your flight to Osaka (ITM-Itami) airport or Kobe (UKB) airport, and then choose from a variety of places to stay that will deliver the luxury you seek. Amenities are an important consideration when you plan a trip, so we make it easy to get what you need to make your stay special. If you want a posh hotel with fine dining, a spa, or several swimming pools, Expedia can help you find the best luxury hotel experience that Kyoto has to offer. Known for its monuments and sightseeing, Kyoto also has some interesting things to see and do including Kyoto Imperial Palace and Nijo Castle, so you may want to take in the local sights during your visit.

When to Visit Kyoto

This is what you can expect the weather to be like while you stay in Kyoto:

  • Hottest months: August, July, September, and June, with an average temperature of 89°F
  • Coldest months: January, February, December, and March, with an average temperature of 35°F
  • Driest months: December, January, April, and November, with an average rainfall of 3.11 inches
  • Rainiest months: August, July, June, and September, with an average rainfall of 4.50 inches

Exploring Kyoto

When you're in Kyoto, enjoy exploring the sights and attractions here including Kyoto Imperial Palace, Nijo Castle, and Kiyomizu Temple. If you have extra time while you’re in the area, you might want to see Gion Corner and Heian Shrine.

A few other things that make Kyoto special are the:
  • Temples
  • Flowers
  • Cultural attractions
  • Monuments
  • Tours
  • Historical sites
  • Sightseeing

Getting Around Kyoto

Take advantage of local transportation options that make it easy to see Kyoto. Walk to nearby metro stations like Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station, Shiyakusho-mae Station, and Sanjo Keihan Station. If you want to see more of the area, hop aboard a train from Kyoto Sanjo Station, Kyoto Jingu-marutamachi Station, or Kyoto Kawaramachi Station.

Frequently asked questions

Are you searching for a great accommodation for your luxury holiday in Kyoto?
Travel to Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) Airport or Osaka (ITM-Itami) Airport, and then treat yourself to a stay at one of 75 Kyoto luxury hotels. Known for its monuments and sightseeing, Kyoto also has some interesting things to see and do including Kawaramachi and Nishiki Market, so you may want to take in the local sights during your visit.
What's the best luxury hotel in Kyoto?
Kyoto Hotel Okura is a 4.5-star hotel with 5 restaurants and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for an elegant place to stay. Kyoto Brighton Hotel and Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto are other upscale choices for your trip.
What's the weather like in Kyoto?
The hottest months are usually August and July, with an average temperature of 26°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 7°C. Average annual rainfall for Kyoto is 1141 mm.
What's there to see and do in Kyoto?
Experience all that Kyoto has to offer when you visit Kawaramachi, Nishiki Market and Kyoto Imperial Palace. If you have spare time during your trip, you might want to make a stop at Nijō Castle and Kiyomizu Temple.
How can I get around Kyoto?
Take advantage of local transport options that make it easy to see Kyoto. You can access metro transport at Shiyakusho-mae Station, Sanjo Keihan Station and Karasuma Oike Station.

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