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Kyoto Holiday Packages

A visit to "The City of Ten Thousand Shrines" is both a journey into a modern metropolis and a spiritual adventure that will leave you with lifelong memories. Kyoto, the former capital of Japan, has a religious history dating back to the 6th century, when the Shimogamo Shrine—a Shinto sanctuary—was constructed. Of course, your Kyoto trip won’t just be temples and learning experiences. The city also has some of the country’s best food. Starting to tickle your fancy? Well, pack your eating pants and let’s go.

Things to Do in Kyoto

The Kinkaku-ji, or "Golden Pavilion," is the most recognisable site in Kyoto—one of over a thousand temples, and a stop at this peaceful, exquisite place should be your introduction to the sacred city. After breathing in the solitude, head into Kyoto and enjoy yourself! Immerse yourself in the culture by taking a Haru or kappo-style cooking class, followed by a lesson in history at the Samurai Kembu Theater. We recommend attending the demo and the costumed lesson—not only will you learn all about the way of the samurai, you’ll get to be one for a day. If you’re not ready to live a life of honour and thoughtfulness (and hey, who is?), make some friends with the local wildlife instead at the Kyoto Zoo or Kyoto Aquarium. Should you wish to head outside the city, book one of our Kyoto car hire options so you can see all the sights at your own pace.

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

Shopping takes on a whole new meaning in Kyoto. Buy cheesy souvenirs in the Shinkyogoku District, or walk a little further to Teramachi Street, where you can browse everything from local boutiques to the larger department stores. You’ll definitely find all kinds of goodies in this latter area, so keep your credit card in-hand as you peer into windows. Dining is also an experience to be had in Kyoto, as you might have guessed from the cooking classes you just crashed. The Nishki Market is five blocks of food heaven, jammed with everything from fresh seafood and vegetables to the tools you’ll need to concoct the perfect meal.

Not into cooking for yourself? That’s cool—nothing wrong with preferring room service! Kyoto is a noodle-lover's dream. You can find freshly made udon and ramen noodles—you won't be satisfied by store-bought ramen ever again (not that you ever were—you have class!). Chic coffeehouses and restaurants have also sprung up over the past few years, so if you absolutely cannot function without your favourite latte, you’ll find one here. Once the sun sets, it's time to put on your dancing shoes. The Pontocho neighbourhood teems with karaoke bars, hostess clubs, restaurants and nightlife in general. Those looking for something more relaxed can see a movie or enjoy a long walk at Kyoto Station.

What's Next?

Whether you’re looking to reconnect with your spiritual side or just want to devour as much delicious food as you can safely hold, Wotif can help you plot out your perfect holiday. Stay in the city proper or look into Ukyo Ward holiday packages for something a little more peaceful. Whatever your pleasure, it’s time to book your Kyoto holiday!


Guide to Exploring Kyoto

Top Kyoto Hotels

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Kyoto Century Hotel

Kyoto Century Hotel

680 Higashi Shiokoji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
    4.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.3 out of 5 (9 reviews)

    Located in the heart of Kyoto, this romantic hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Higashi Honganji Temple and Kyoto Tower. Shijo Omiya is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) away. Kyoto ...

    Kyoto Century HotelNZ$122

    Hotel Granvia Kyoto

    Hotel Granvia Kyoto

    JR Kyoto Station, Karasuma Chuo-guchi, Kyoto
      4.5 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.7 out of 5 (14 reviews)

      Decorated throughout with 1,000 works of museum-quality art, this hotel is adjacent not only to Kyoto Station, but also the city's largest shopping mall, making ...

      Hotel Granvia KyotoNZ$147

      RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto

      RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto

      1 Taimatsu-cho, Shiokoji-sagaru, Kyoto
        4.0 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.5 out of 5 (16 reviews)

        Guests of Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto can walk 7 minutes to Kyoto Station or use the hotel's free shuttle service. Nearby attractions include Kyoto Tower, Nishihonganji ...

        RIHGA Royal Hotel KyotoNZ$120

        Sakura Terrace The Gallery

        Sakura Terrace The Gallery

        39 Higashikujo Kamitonoda cho, Kyoto
          3.0 out of 5.0
           
           
          4.8 out of 5 (33 reviews)

          Situated in Kyoto, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Kyoto TERRSA, Kyoto Tower, and Kawaramachi. Fushimi Inari Shrine and Kiyomizu Temple are also within ...

          Sakura Terrace The GalleryNZ$130

          Hotel Keihan Kyoto GRANDE

          Hotel Keihan Kyoto GRANDE

          31 Higashikujyo-nishisannou-cho, Minami, Kyoto
            3.5 out of 5.0
             
             
            3.5 out of 5 (8 reviews)

            Situated in Kyoto, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Kyoto Tower, Kawaramachi, and Fushimi Inari Shrine. Kiyomizu Temple and Kyoto Imperial Palace are also ...

            Hotel Keihan Kyoto GRANDENZ$90

            Hotel Gran Ms Kyoto

            Hotel Gran Ms Kyoto

            410-3 Shimomaruya-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
              3.5 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.4 out of 5 (10 reviews)

              Located in Central Kyoto, this hotel is steps from Honnoji Temple and Kiyamachi Street. Kawaramachi and Nishiki Market are also within 6 mi (10 km).

              Hotel Gran Ms KyotoNZ$66

              HOTEL KEIHAN KYOTO HACHIJOGUCHI

              HOTEL KEIHAN KYOTO HACHIJOGUCHI

              5-1 Tokujo Nanzano-cho , Kyoto
                3.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

                Situated in Kyoto, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kyoto TERRSA and Kyoto Tower. Sanjusangendo Temple and Toji Temple are also within 1 mi (2 km). Kujo ...

                HOTEL KEIHAN KYOTO HACHIJOGUCHINZ$103

                Kyoto Tower Hotel

                Kyoto Tower Hotel

                721-1 Higashishiokoji Karasumadori, Kyoto
                  3.5 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.0 out of 5 (5 reviews)

                  Located in the heart of Kyoto, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Kyoto Tower and Higashi Honganji Temple. Kyoto Aquarium and Toji Temple are also within ...

                  Kyoto Tower HotelNZ$101

                  Kyoto Brighton Hotel

                  Kyoto Brighton Hotel

                  Nakadachiuri, Shinmachi-dori, Kyoto
                    4.5 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    4.5 out of 5 (6 reviews)

                    Kyoto Brighton Hotel is a 5-minute walk from Kyoto Imperial Palace and a 7-minute drive from Nijo Castle. Both Nishijin Textile Center and the Raku Museum, featuring ...

                    Kyoto Brighton HotelNZ$202

                    Hotel MyStays Kyoto-Shijo

                    Hotel MyStays Kyoto-Shijo

                    52 Kasaboko-cho, Aburakoji Higashi Iru, Kyoto
                      3.0 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      4.4 out of 5 (7 reviews)

                      Located in Central Kyoto, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Shijo Omiya and Kawaramachi. Pontocho and Kyoto MINAMIZA Theatre are also within 1 mi (2 km). ...

                      Hotel MyStays Kyoto-ShijoNZ$76