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Kyoto Hotels Close to Kiyomizudera

Kyoto was once the capital of Japan. Now, it is the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture and one of the three major cities in the Kansai metropolitan area which include Osaka and Kobe cities. Kyoto is a blend of old and new Japan with hints of European and western culture. People from all over the Japan and the world come to Kyoto to experience the beauty and tranquility.

Some of the most popular hotels to stay in near Kyoto station are the Rihga Royal Hotel, Hotel Granvia Kyoto and the New Miyako Hotel.

For those who like to stay right in the middle of the shopping district close to the Keihan Train Line instead of the Hankyu and Kintetsu trains, there are some good Kyoto hotels at slightly lower prices close to the Kamogawa River. One frequently used by foreigners as well as Japanese is the Royal Kyoto Hotel just at the north end the shopping district. It’s only a few minutes walk from Sanjo Keihan train station, the Kamogawa, and located near many great restaurants, Japanese and foreign. The famous Kyoto Maiko area is a stone’s throw away and Heian Shrine, Yasaka Shrine, Kiyomizudera Temple and Ginkakuji are not far on foot. Get a map from any Kyoto hotel help desk or at a visitors center in Kyoto station and you can be well on your way to a day of hiking and sightseeing at some of the most popular places in all of Japan.

If you want to travel around Kyoto using something other than a city bus, taxi or train, you can rent a bicycle and pedal yourself around Kyoto starting from Kyoto station. From Kyoto station, you can ride in any direction and see shrines, temples and beautiful scenery. Arashiyama is one of the most popular spots in the area during autumn and spring. Kinkakuji, also known as the Golden Pavilion or Golden Temple, can easily be reached by bicycle from Kyoto station and is one of the most popular temples in all of Japan.

Kyoto is treasure of beauty and Japanese traditional and modern culture! Come visit Kyoto and stay at a Kyoto hotel or ryokkan or guest house and enjoy some of the best sightseeing in Japan!

Read more about the author of this post: Kyle Yates is an American English teacher living and working in the Kansai area since 1996. Read more from this author

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Kyle Yates

Kyle Yates is an American English teacher living and working in the Kansai area since 1996.

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