TOP5 Best Hotels and Ryokans for Solo Travelers in Kyoto
The small size of Kyoto town makes it an ideal tourist destination for solo travelers. In particular, we would recommend staying in the Higashiyama area if you are traveling alone. Transportation is not very convenient, but there are many attractive spots within walking distance. There are also many restaurants and local cafes scattered throughout the area.
Then if you are on a business trip and don’t have much time, you may want to stay in the Kyoto Station area. I know it is hard to get reservations during the spring and fall seasons, but when I travel alone in Kyoto, I usually stay at either Yasaka Yutone Kyokoyado or Muromachi Yutone Kyokoyado. These two ryokans in particular are very comfortable for a solo traveler and the staff is very friendly.
Yasaka Yutone Kyokoyado
A small gourmet ryokan with machiya-style architecture located near Kiyomizu-dera Temple in the Higashiyama area. Ideal for solo travelers and couples, and in a great location. Read more
Muromachi Yutone Kyokoyado
A small gourmet ryokan with machiya-style architecture located near Kyoto Station. About 5 minutes by cab. Ideal for solo travelers and couples. Read more
THE THOUSAND KYOTO
A city hotel with a modern interior, excellent service, and a convenient location near Kyoto Station. Read more
Saka Hotel Kyoto
An affordable boutique hotel located near Kiyomizu-dera temple in the Higashiyama area. It has a cozy lounge. The location is excellent. Read more
Hotel The Celestine Kyoto Gion
A functional and reasonably priced hotel in Gion, Higashiyama area. Service, location and breakfast are excellent. Read more
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