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Top Kyoto Historic Hotels

Theatre and Library Residence -Kyoto Murasakino-
3 out of 5
32-12 Kamikashiwano-cho Murasakino, Kita-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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5/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)

"Outstanding host and great experience during our stay in a traditional wood frame home in Kyoto!"…"

Reviewed on 2018/5/17

Theatre and Library Residence -Kyoto Murasakino-
Kyoto Inn Gion
3 out of 5
435, Rinkacho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is NT$2,283 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 21
4.8/5Exceptional! (291 reviews)

"We absolutely adored our time in Kyoto. Hotel was in a great location. Train station about a 10 minute walk. I was 7 months pregnant and I did just fine pulling my suitcase. Very neat neighborhood with plenty to see. Our room was on the tiny side but we did get what we paid for. This was just one ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/6/9

Kyoto Inn Gion
Ryokan Yoshida-sanso
4.5 out of 5
59-1 Yoshida Shimo-ooji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is NT$35,006 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 4
4.8/5Exceptional! (47 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 2019/12/13

Ryokan Yoshida-sanso

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Gion-Kinpyo
4.5 out of 5
335, Miyoshi-cho, Furumonzen, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is NT$9,615 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 6
4.8/5Exceptional! (56 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 2019/7/8

Gion-Kinpyo
Ryokan MOTONAGO
3.5 out of 5
511 Washio-cho, Koudaijimichi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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4.7/5Exceptional! (117 reviews)
Amazing Ryokan Experience

"This small Ryokan is located in the Gion area of Kyoto. Housed inside a very old wooden inn, a single host family runs the establishment. Check in opens kind of late, but the staff were nice enough to allow us to check in a few hours early to drop off our bags, made our trip so much easier. The location ..."…"

Reviewed on 2019/10/7

Ryokan MOTONAGO
Rinn Nijo Castle
3 out of 5
322-2 Aneinokuma-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is NT$2,138 per night from Oct 12 to Oct 13
4.7/5Exceptional! (385 reviews)
Lovely stay

"The staff are super friendly, the room Is nice and clean, the place is 10 minute away from the station. Will definitely visit this inn again."…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/2

Rinn Nijo Castle
Kyoto Brighton Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Nakadachiuri, Shinmachi-dori, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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The price is NT$5,751 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 3
4.6/5Exceptional! (992 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 2020/2/18

Kyoto Brighton Hotel
Gion Maifukan
3.5 out of 5
4 4 0 Kamibentencho Higashiyama Ward, Gion-Machi Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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4.6/5Exceptional! (120 reviews)

"Amazing!!! We loved staying here. Perfect location, nice size and clean room. Staff was so friendly and helpful!"…"

Reviewed on 2019/11/14

Gion Maifukan
Japanese Inn Yoshimizu
3 out of 5
Bentendo Ue, Maruyama Koen, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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4.6/5Exceptional! (227 reviews)

"Bathrooms were amazing, the tub was greatly appreciated after a long day walking around"…"

Reviewed on 2020/2/28

Japanese Inn Yoshimizu
Citadines Kyoto Karasuma-Gojo
3.5 out of 5
432 Matsuya-cho Gojo-dori, Karasuma-higashiiru Shimogyoku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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The price is NT$1,541 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5
4.6/5Wonderful! (997 reviews)

"Interesting hotel. It's an apartment hotel so our room had a small kitchen which was useful for preparing convenience store food. The room was pretty large and had a standard bathroom with a deep tub and removable shower head. There were vending machines and coin operated laundry on the bottom floor ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/4/9

Citadines Kyoto Karasuma-Gojo
Hyatt Regency Kyoto
4.5 out of 5
644-2 Sanjusangendo-mawari, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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The price is NT$7,481 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28
4.5/5Wonderful! (996 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 2020/3/22

Hyatt Regency Kyoto
The Screen
4 out of 5
640-1 Shimogoryomae-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is NT$7,709 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 6
4.5/5Wonderful! (179 reviews)

"Wonderfully spacious room, felt so at home here. Very friendly and helpful front of house staff. Fully recommend!"…"

Reviewed on 2019/12/2

The Screen
Hotel Sunline Kyoto Gion Shijyo
3 out of 5
493-1 Kiyoicho,Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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4.3/5Excellent! (364 reviews)

"Great location, clean and spacious and nice staff. A little dated but good value and I’d stay there again."…"

Reviewed on 2018/12/30

Hotel Sunline Kyoto Gion Shijyo
ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto
4 out of 5
Nijojo-Mae Horikawa-Dori, Nakagyo, Kyoto, Kyoto
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The price is NT$2,366 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5
4.3/5Excellent! (986 reviews)

"Low season, good price, excellent view of nijojo Castle."…"

Reviewed on 2020/2/25

ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto
Hotel Sunroute Kyoto
3.5 out of 5
406 Namba-cho, Kawaramachidori, Matsubara-sagaru, Kyoto, Kyoto (prefecture)
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4.2/5Excellent! (997 reviews)

"The hotel was great. Very easy to get to from the train station; there were buses that stopped almost directly across the street. The bus is your lifeline in Kyoto so being so close to a stop was a big plus. The staff was very nice and helped us make dinner reservations during our stay. They also ..."…"

Reviewed on 2019/6/26

Hotel Sunroute Kyoto
Hearton Hotel Kyoto
3 out of 5
Oike-agaru, Higashinotoin St. Nakagyo, Kyoto, Kyoto
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The price is NT$1,851 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 3
4.1/5Very Good! (988 reviews)

"A bit old but have everything you need. Near Subway station."…"

Reviewed on 2020/2/6

Hearton Hotel Kyoto
Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo
3 out of 5
59-61 Nishinotoin, Shijo, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is NT$696 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 20
4/5Very Good! (997 reviews)

"Very clean, which was especially important as we stayed during the Covid-19 outbreak. Had a complaint one night about some noisy neighbours and hotel staff immediately came to sort it out for us. Great breakfast. Clean room. Quite a walk from Kyoto station, but really close to the main shopping street ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/28

Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo
APA Hotel Kyoto Gion EXCELLENT
3 out of 5
555, Minamigawa, Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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The price is NT$1,250 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5
4/5Very Good! (871 reviews)
Great location - would stay again for location

"This is our second APA hotel that we've stayed at so far. Nothing that really caught my attention honestly other than the amazing location. I'd stay at this hotel again especially for the location. Literally, the Yasaka shrine is less than a block away. One tiny thing was that it felt a little dusty ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/2/28

APA Hotel Kyoto Gion EXCELLENT
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Frequently asked questions

What can a history buff expect from a stay in Kyoto?
The historical relevance of Kyoto is well regarded so make time to visit the prominent temples, especially if you love history. While you’re visiting, you may want to admire the picturesque gardens.
What's the best hotel in Kyoto to absorb the local history?
Based on our travel expertise, ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto is a top 4-star hotel for history seekers booking on Expedia, and it offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Nijō Castle is a short walk away. Other choices to soak up the local history include Rinn Nijo Castle and Kyoto Inn Gion.
How many historically relevant hotels will I find in Kyoto?
Kyoto has 3006 hotel accommodations bookable on Expedia, including 320 hotels designated as historic or close to historic sites.
What are the most important historical sites and other places in Kyoto?
Kyoto is notable for its temples and monuments, and landmarks include Yasaka Shrine, Heian Shrine, and Kyoto Imperial Palace. Cultural venues include Kyoto International Manga Museum, Kyoto MINAMIZA Theatre, and Gion Corner. Other popular sights include Kawaramachi and Nishiki Market.
What is a historic hotel like in Kyoto?
Historic hotels give guests the opportunity to stay in a place officially recognized with a national historic designation. Historic hotels throughout the world can take the form of castles, stately homes, palaces or even pubs, lodges, old police stations or skyscrapers — as long as it’s of special interest. These types of hotels in Kyoto typically preserve original characteristics like traditional architecture and period features within the guestrooms or public spaces.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
They are quite similar. “Historic hotel” is a term often used in the U.S., while you’ll often hear “heritage hotel” in Asia and Europe. Historic hotels tend to emphasize the building and architecture itself. Heritage hotels draw their meaning mainly from the cultural value and how it shaped the community.
Do historic hotels in Kyoto have modern facilities?
Yes. Every effort is made to preserve treasured traditions and historic facades, while interiors have safety features and modern conveniences. Guests should expect the popular amenities from a contemporary hotel such as private rooms with updated bathroom facilities, heating and air conditioning, and free and fast Internet. In Kyoto, booking a historic hotel doesn’t mean you will stay in a place that’s rundown.

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