TOP5 Rankings in Kyoto, Japan
Where to stay in Kyoto
If you are visiting Kyoto for the first time, a hotel near Kyoto Station or in the center of Kyoto City are convenient for sightseeing. On the other hand, if you have visited Kyoto several times, the Higashiyama and Arashiyama areas are recommended. Although the traffic is not very convenient, there are many great sightseeing spots within walking distance. Then if you love Onsen, you may want to stay in Arashiyama or Kameoka City. Onsen means “hot spring” in Japanese.
First time in Kyoto
If you are visiting Kyoto for the first time, a hotel is a better choice than a ryokan. Unless you have stayed at a ryokan several times, a hotel is more convenient. Ryokan means a traditional Japanese hotel. A ryokan is an accommodation facility with traditional Japanese architecture, décor, furnishings, and facilities. In Kyoto, there are several luxury ryokans with stunning Japanese gardens. If you are looking for an unforgettable experience in Kyoto, a luxury ryokan is the perfect place for you.
Then although Kyoto is a small city, it is a tourist destination that attracts tourists from all over Japan as well as from all over the world. If you are visiting Kyoto for the first time, it is recommended that you travel on weekdays. Weekends may be crowded, but on weekdays, you will be able to move around the tourist spots smoothly.
Best time to go to Kyoto
Kyoto is a place where you can enjoy the scenery of all four seasons, but spring and autumn are especially wonderful. In spring, the cherry blossoms bloom beautifully, and in autumn, the gardens and mountains turn red and yellow. There are also light-up events at various places. It is fun to take a walk around Kyoto at night. Kyoto is also very hot in summer and very cold in winter. On the contrary, spring and autumn are neither too hot nor too cold, making it ideal for sightseeing.