Kyoto is a major destination in Japan with over 1100 popular hotels - that's quite a lot to choose from. We've rounded up top 20 hotels with highest guest ratings from budget to luxury category.
How do we compare hotels? Mostly based on guest ratings. If guest ratings are similar for hotels of the same tier, then we rank a cheaper hotel slightly higher (same quality for lower price is better).
It's pointless to compare hotels in different categories, so we grouped the best hotels by price range, star ratings and proximity to key tourists attractions, such as Fushimi Inari-taisha and Kinkaku-ji. Use the table of contents to select the hotel category that you're interested in. Let's go down the list!
Best rated hotel for each budget
10 hotels in Kyoto with highest guest reviews
80 hotels in Kyoto have guest ratings over 90 (out of 100)! 2 most popular hotels in Kyoto are Akane-an Machiya Residence Inn and Gagakuan.
Best 5-star hotels in Kyoto
Kyoto has 3 highly-rated 5-star hotels - the top 3 are The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto, Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto and Suiran, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Kyoto.
Best 4-star hotels in Kyoto
Kyoto has 51 highly-rated 4-star hotels - the top 3 are Gagakuan, Kirakuan and Gion-Kinpyo.
Best 3-star hotels in Kyoto
Kyoto has 697 highly-rated 3-star hotels - the top 3 are Akane-an Machiya Residence Inn, Hotel KYOTO ifLIBERTY - Adults Only and Kyoto Travelers Inn.
Best budget hotels in Kyoto
Kyoto has 339 highly-rated budget hotels - the top 3 are GUESTHOUSE ORIGAMI, Guest House Hitsuji-an and Usagi no Nedoko.
About travelling to Kyoto
Kyoto is a popular city! It's ranked #16 on the list of world's most popular tourist destinations.
The most talked about attractions in Kyoto are Fushimi Inari-taisha, Kinkaku-ji, Kiyomizu-dera, Nijo castle and Ginkaku-ji.
Below are the most popular sights in Kyoto by category:
- Temples: Fushimi Inari-taisha, Kinkaku-ji, Kiyomizu-dera, Ginkaku-ji, Sanjusangen-do, Saiho-ji, Daitokuji, Chion-in, Nishi Hongan Ji, Higashi Hongan Ji and Eikan-dō.
- Shrines: Yasaka Shrine, Shimogamo-Jinja, Kamigamo-jinja, Toyokuni Shrine and Iwashimizu Hachimangu.
- Ancient sites: Nagaoka.
- Theaters: Kyoto Shijo Minami za.
Best hotels near most popular tourist attractions
Best hotels near Fushimi Inari-taisha
Best hotels near Kinkaku-ji
Best hotels near Kiyomizu-dera
Best hotels near Nijo castle
Best hotels near Ginkaku-ji