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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

1 Taimatsu-cho, Shiokoji-sagaru, HigashiHorikawa-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
    4.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.5 out of 5 (19 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$155

    Daiwa Royal Hotel Grande Kyoto

    Daiwa Royal Hotel Grande Kyoto

    15 Nishi-Iwamotocho, Higashi-kujo, Kyoto, Kyoto
      4.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.8 out of 5 (5 reviews)

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

      from NZ$143

      Hotel Vischio Kyoto by GRANVIA 

      Hotel Vischio Kyoto by GRANVIA 

      44-1, Kamitonodacho, Higashikujo, Minami-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
        4.0 out of 5.0
         
         
        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$134

        Kyoto Century Hotel

        Kyoto Century Hotel

        680 Higashi Shiokoji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
          4.0 out of 5.0
           
           
          4.4 out of 5 (10 reviews)

          Located in Central Kyoto, this romantic hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Kyoto Tower, Nishiki Market, and Shijo Omiya. Kawaramachi and Kiyomizu Temple are also ...

          from NZ$161

          Hotel Granvia Kyoto

          Hotel Granvia Kyoto

          JR Kyoto Station, Karasuma Chuo-guchi, Karasuma-dori, Shimogyo, Kyoto, Kyoto
            4.5 out of 5.0
             
             
            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$244

            Kyoto Tokyu Hotel

            Kyoto Tokyu Hotel

            Gojo-sagaru, Horikawa-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
              4.0 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.3 out of 5 (3 reviews)

              Located in Central Kyoto, this romantic hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Costume Museum, Higashi Honganji Temple, and Shijo Omiya. Kyoto Tower and Nishiki ...

              from NZ$124

              CROSS HOTEL KYOTO

              CROSS HOTEL KYOTO

              71-1 Daikokucho, Kawaramachi-dori, Sanjo-sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
                3.5 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                5.0 out of 5 (6 reviews)

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

                from NZ$184

                APA Hotel Kyoto-Ekikita

                APA Hotel Kyoto-Ekikita

                597-2 Higashi Shiokoji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
                  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$75

                  Tokyu Stay Kyoto Ryougaemachi Dori - Sanjo Karasuma

                  Tokyu Stay Kyoto Ryougaemachi Dori - Sanjo Karasuma

                  392 Kakimotocho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
                    3.5 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    4.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

                    Located in Central Kyoto, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kyoto International Manga Museum, Nishiki Market, and Shijo Omiya. Kawaramachi and Nijō Castle ...

                    from NZ$136

                    Citadines Kyoto Karasuma-Gojo

                    Citadines Kyoto Karasuma-Gojo

                    432 Matsuya-cho Gojo-dori, Karasuma-higashiiru Shimogyoku, Kyoto, Kyoto
                      3.5 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      4.7 out of 5 (37 reviews)

                      Located in Central Kyoto, this romantic hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Higashi Honganji Temple, Nishiki Market, and Kyoto Tower. Kawaramachi and Sanjusangendo ...

                      from NZ$139

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