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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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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
     
     
    4.6 out of 5 (18 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 ...

    RIHGA Royal Hotel KyotoNZ$139

    27 Jun - 28 Jun

    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 (4 reviews)

      Located in Central Kyoto, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kyoto Tower and Higashi Honganji Temple. Sanjusangendo Temple and Toji Temple are also within ...

      Daiwa Royal Hotel Grande KyotoNZ$141

      24 Jun - 25 Jun

      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 ...

        Hotel Granvia KyotoNZ$268

        23 Jun - 24 Jun

        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 ...

          Kyoto Century HotelNZ$182

          23 Jun - 24 Jun

          Kyoto Granbell Hotel

          Kyoto Granbell Hotel

          27 Yamatocho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
            3.0 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.6 out of 5 (8 reviews)

            Located in Gion, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Yasaka Shrine and Nishiki Market. Kodaiji Temple and Hokanji Temple are also within 15 minutes. Kyoto ...

            Kyoto Granbell HotelNZ$214

            23 Jun - 24 Jun

            Hotel Gran Ms Kyoto

            Hotel Gran Ms Kyoto

            410-3 Shimomaruya-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
              3.5 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.4 out of 5 (12 reviews)

              Located in Central Kyoto, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Honnoji Temple and Pontocho. Kawaramachi and Nishiki Market are also within 10 minutes. Kyoto ...

              Hotel Gran Ms KyotoNZ$68

              20 Jun - 21 Jun

              Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo (Former New Miyako Hotel)

              Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo (Former New Miyako Hotel)

              17 Nishi Kujoin-machi, Minami-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 15-minute walk of Kyoto TERRSA, Kyoto Tower, and Kyoto Aquarium. Toji Temple and Higashi Honganji Temple are ...

                Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo (Former New Miyako Hotel)NZ$102

                23 Jun - 24 Jun

                The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Sanjo

                The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Sanjo

                74 Nakajimacho,Kawaramachi Higashi-iru, Sanjo-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
                  4.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.8 out of 5 (4 reviews)

                  Located in Central Kyoto, this hotel is steps from Kiyamachi Street and Pontocho. Kawaramachi and Nishiki Market are also within 10 minutes. Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae ...

                  The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto SanjoNZ$194

                  24 Jun - 25 Jun

                  Kyoto Brighton Hotel

                  Kyoto Brighton Hotel

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

                    Located in Central Kyoto, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kyoto Imperial Palace and Doshisha University. Nijō Castle and Kyoto University are ...

                    Kyoto Brighton HotelNZ$254

                    20 Jun - 21 Jun

                    Kyoto Tokyu Hotel

                    Kyoto Tokyu Hotel

                    Gojo-sagaru, Horikawa-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
                      4.0 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      4.0 out of 5 (2 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 ...

                      Kyoto Tokyu HotelNZ$131

                      20 Jun - 21 Jun

                      *Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on Wotif.co.nz from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.