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Kyoto Travel Guide

Now's the time to craft the ultimate Kyoto getaway. Sit back and let the travel geniuses at Orbitz find unbeatable hotel and flight deals for you. Think about all the things you could buy with a saving of as much as $369^. All you need to do is select your preferred hotels, rental cars, airfares and experiences to save cash! Also, you'll be thrilled to learn that you can customize your trip by selecting from 500 partner airlines and no less than 500,000 hotels worldwide. There are unlimited room types, flight options and extraordinary experiences to satisfy your wandering spirit. Which ones will you go for?

Where is Kyoto?

Before embarking on your big adventure to Kyoto, it's probably sensible to find out where it is first. (It might also save you some embarrassment when your family ask exactly where you're going!) It's located about 230 miles west of the national capital, Tokyo, and 10 miles southwest of Otsu. Forget about the star attractions — it's the locals that make a place tick. In this part of Kyoto, you'll find 1,500,000 of them.

Places to Visit in Kyoto

Why not begin with a visit to Nijo Castle and the Kiyomizu Temple? You should take your camera — these acclaimed attractions offer excellent photo opportunities! You wouldn't want to visit Kyoto without seeing great attractions like Fushimi Inari Shrine and Katsura Imperial Villa. Further good options are Heian Shrine and the Ryoanji Temple. If you have the time, do your best to explore them all. Go and see Kyoto Imperial Palace. This wonderful palace has stood for generations, housing some of the region's most important people. Like some more options? It doesn't matter if you attend a musical, comedy or tragedy, a night at Gion Corner is the perfect way to spend a few hours. But that's not all! Give your respects at Toji Temple and learn all about the region's culture and traditions.

Car Rentals in Kyoto

Take your love of travel further by checking out car rentals in Kyoto. It doesn't matter where you go or what you hope to do, Orbitz will help you find a rental that suits your adventurous spirit. Get your car from the Itami Airport area for an easy transition to your hotel. Drop by Hertz, one of the best offices in the vicinity. In the city center, you'll find Europcar at 42-2 Kasaboko-Cho Shimogyo-Ku. Its handy location makes for a simple pick up. Another good option is Hertz at 448-46 Kajiicho Kamigyoku.

Where to stay in Kyoto – Hotel Accommodation

Lock in your hotel in Kyoto ASAP and begin planning the remainder of your awesome getaway. Orbitz currently has 344 options available in this place. If you like a bit of extravagance, the Hiiragiya Ryokan is a brilliant option. Also consider the Ryokan Yoshida-sanso. On the other hand, the Guesthouse Kotoya Toji (80 Toji Higashimonzen-cho, Minami-ku) and the Kyomachiya Takanashi (360, Rokkakucho) are worthy options if you're visiting on a shoestring budget. The Konruri-An Machiya Residence Inn is just 0.6 miles away if you want to stay as close as possible to Nijo Castle. Located 0.6 miles away, the Fushizome-an Machiya Residence Inn is is within walking distance as well!

Nearest Airports to Kyoto

Hit the tarmac at Itami Airport (ITM), the nearest airport to Kyoto. Located 25 miles southwest of the downtown area, your adventure begins here!

Popular Places to Visit Near Kyoto

Once you've spent a couple of days seeing all there is to see in Kyoto, internationally famed attractions are available close at hand! The Todaiji Temple lures travelers from all nations. Seika, about 18 miles from Kyoto, is a convenient base when stopping by this unmissable attraction.

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