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Central Kyoto is a vibrant, dynamic district in a Japanese city which combines the architecture of ancient temples with futuristic buildings, narrow streets, and fascinating museums.

There are many incredible areas of historical significance to visit in Central Kyoto. Nijō Castle, the former residence of the Shogun is one of the most popular places to begin a Kyoto adventure. Discover ornate palaces, tranquil gardens, and the famous Nightingale Floor which chirps like a bird as visitors walk across. Kyoto Imperial Palace is also close to downtown, with intricately designed temples, artistic interiors, and sculpted gardens it has a fascinating history that is ripe for discovery. Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of the most popular visitor attractions in Kyoto. The 10,000 vermillion coloured Torii Gates are both striking and spectacular to walk through as visitors climb the mountain trail. Once at the summit, the panoramic views of the city and its surrounding areas are breathtaking. A visit to Nishiki Market should be on any visitor’s Kyoto itinerary, as this bustling market has five long shopping streets with over a hundred stalls and restaurants. It’s also known as “Kyoto’s Kitchen” as many of the traders specialise in seafood, local produce, and seasonal food. Central Kyoto is home to the Aquarium, the Kyoto Tower with its circular skyline restaurant and viewing platform, and a charming labyrinth of streets which evoke the history of Kyoto. If visiting the city during cherry blossom season, take a walk by the canal on the Philosopher’s Path, as it’s one of the best places to view this natural wonder.

Central Kyoto is easy to reach from many tourist attractions in Kyoto on foot or via subway. Many subway stops take in much of the central district, and travellers can jump on and off or change routes easily to traverse the city. Kyoto Station is the best place to start, as all areas can be reached from this station. Central Kyoto can be accessed on foot, even the furthest attractions are within 30 to 40 minutes’ walk from the main station with many temples, shrines and areas of historical interest on route.

The city of Kyoto was arranged in accordance with Feng Shui tradition and follows an organised grid pattern, with the Imperial Palace looking south, Ukyō to the west and Sakyō to the west. The city, one of the best preserved in Japan, has over 2,000 areas of religious significance, 400 Shinto shrines and around 1,600 Buddhist temples. These historical attractions and Kyoto’s vibrant, eclectic atmosphere and outlying areas of natural beauty continue to attract millions of visitors every year.

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Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo

Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo
Address
Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto
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Very Good, 8.3
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Located in Kyoto, Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo offers modern 3.5-star accommodation, as well as free Wi-Fi. It is set amongst a range of popular eateries and is within a 10-minute walk of Shijo Station.

APA Hotel Kyoto-eki Horikawa-Dori

APA Hotel Kyoto-eki Horikawa-Dori
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Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto
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Good, 7.0
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Located in Central Kyoto, APA Hotel Kyoto-eki Horikawa-Dori provides 3-star accommodation and a sauna, valet parking and a mineral bath. It is conveniently positioned for those wishing to visit the area's popular attractions.

The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Sanjo

The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Sanjo
Address
Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto
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Superb, 9.1
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Located in Kyoto, The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Sanjo provides stylish, 4-star accommodation close to Ponto-cho. It is set amongst a range of dining options and is minutes on foot from Kawaramachi Railway Station.

Hotel New Hankyu Kyoto

Hotel New Hankyu Kyoto
Address
Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto
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Good, 7.8
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Established in 2000, Hotel New Hankyu Kyoto is situated in Central Kyoto. It is set amongst a range of restaurants and cafés and is within a 10-minute walk of Kyoto Train Station.

Hotel Granvia Kyoto

Hotel Granvia Kyoto
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Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto
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Superb, 9.1
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Situated in Kyoto, Granvia Hotel offers stylish, 5-star accommodation close to Kyoto Tower. It also provides a Jacuzzi, an indoor pool and a sauna.

Piece Hostel Sanjo

Piece Hostel Sanjo
Address
Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto
Guest Rating
Exceptional, 9.6
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Located in Central Kyoto, this hostel provides good value accommodation. It also offers a terrace, a shared kitchen and free Wi-Fi.

Hotel Hokke Club Kyoto

Hotel Hokke Club Kyoto
Address
Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto
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Very Good, 8.3
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Located in Central Kyoto, this hotel is just a quick walk to Higashi Honganji. It is moments from Kyoto Tower and is near the area's popular attractions and dining spots.

Citadines Karasuma-Gojo Kyoto

Citadines Karasuma-Gojo Kyoto
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Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto
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Superb, 9.1
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Citadines Karasuma-Gojo Kyoto provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Kyoto. It is also within a 20-minute walk of Karasuma Railway Station and received TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Award - Top 25 Hotel in Japan 2013.

Hotel Gran Ms Kyoto

Hotel Gran Ms Kyoto
Address
Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto
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Very Good, 8.3
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Located in Central Kyoto, this hotel is within five minutes' of Ponto-cho. It also offers free wireless internet.

Hotel Monterey Kyoto

Hotel Monterey Kyoto
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Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto
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Very Good, 8.4
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Situated a short walk from Shijo Station, Hotel Monterey Kyoto is a convenient base when visiting Kyoto. It also provides free Wi-Fi, massage services and a sauna.

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