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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

RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto

RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto

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    4.5 out of 5 (21 reviews)

    Located in Central Kyoto, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Nishihonganji Temple, Kyoto Tower and Kyoto Aquarium. Higashi Honganji Temple and Toji Temple ...

    from NZ$181

    Daiwa Royal Hotel Grande Kyoto

    Daiwa Royal Hotel Grande Kyoto

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      4.9 out of 5 (7 reviews)

      Located in Central Kyoto, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Kyoto TERRSA, Kyoto Tower and Higashi Honganji Temple. Sanjusangendo Temple and Kyoto Aquarium ...

      from NZ$245

      Hotel Vischio Kyoto by GRANVIA 

      Hotel Vischio Kyoto by GRANVIA 

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        5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

        Located in Higashikujo Nishisannocho, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kyoto TERRSA and Kyoto Tower. Higashi Honganji Temple and Sanjusangendo Temple ...

        from NZ$190

        CROSS HOTEL KYOTO

        CROSS HOTEL KYOTO

          3.5 out of 5.0
           
           
          5.0 out of 5 (6 reviews)

          Located in Central Kyoto, this hotel is steps away from Kiyamachi Street and Pontocho. Kawaramachi and Nishiki Market are also within 10 minutes. Sanjo Keihan ...

          from NZ$198

          Hotel Granvia Kyoto

          Hotel Granvia Kyoto

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            4.7 out of 5 (15 reviews)

            Located in Central Kyoto, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kyoto Tower and Higashi Honganji Temple. Sanjusangendo Temple and Toji Temple are also ...

            from NZ$363

            APA Hotel Kyoto-Ekikita

            APA Hotel Kyoto-Ekikita

              3.0 out of 5.0
               
               

              Located in Central Kyoto, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Higashi Honganji Temple, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Nijō Castle and Kiyomizu Temple. Yasaka Shrine ...

              from NZ$78

              Via Inn Kyoto Station Hachijoguchi

              Via Inn Kyoto Station Hachijoguchi

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                4.5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

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

                from NZ$124

                ORIENTAL HOTEL KYOTO ROKUJO

                ORIENTAL HOTEL KYOTO ROKUJO

                  3.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   

                  Located in Central Kyoto, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Kyoto Tower, Sanjusangendo Temple and Toji Temple. Nijō Castle and Gion Corner are also within ...

                  from NZ$124

                  Sakura Terrace The Gallery

                  Sakura Terrace The Gallery

                  39 Higashikujo Kamitonoda cho, Minami ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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                    4.8 out of 5 (34 reviews)

                    Located in the heart of Kyoto, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Toji Temple and Sanjusangendo Temple. Fushimi Inari Shrine and Gion Corner are also within ...

                    from NZ$188

                    ibis Styles Kyoto Station

                    ibis Styles Kyoto Station

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                      3.8 out of 5 (8 reviews)

                      Located in Central Kyoto, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kyoto Tower, Toji Temple and Sanjusangendo Temple. Fushimi Inari Shrine and Gion Corner are also ...

                      from NZ$123

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