Kyoto Prices & Travel Costs

Last Updated: Jan 2022

The capital of Japan for over 1,000 years, Kyoto is among the most popular stops in Japan for those going beyond Tokyo itself. It’s a much smaller city, and it largely escaped the WWII bombing so there is more original architecture in place.

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Travel Costs to Kyoto

Population 1,500,000
Area 1,500,000
Timezone UTC+9
Currency Japan Yen
Airports Kansai International Airport (KIX)
1 USD = 154.4500 JPY
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Accommodation Costs in Kyoto

Kyoto Hotel Seasons

Kyoto Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar14.24 - 22.01
starstarstarstarstar13.57 - 68.27
starstarstarstarstar25.90 - 238.72
starstarstarstarstar50.72 - 321.66
starstarstarstarstar389.77 - 389.77

Kyoto Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed10.36 - 14.24

Kyoto Attractions Prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Funaoka Onsen Public BathFunaoka Onsen is the oldest public bath house in Kyoto where both locals and visitors enjoy an hour or two of the day.
all ages
0.97
Kiyomizu-dera TempleOne of the nicest temples in Japan, many state that this is a must visit.
all ages
2.59

Kyoto Food and Drink Prices

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastFor the first meal of the day, you'll find light pastries coupled with teas. You'll also have a section of coffees to choose from.2.33 - 4.66
Budget lunchIf you're not looking for a full lunch, try one of the local snacks. A favorite is the Yatsuhashi which comes in different flavors, macha and strawberry.3.56 - 6.47
Budget dinnerSushi, tofu, vegetarian dishes and more are offered around town at affordable prices.5.83 - 9.71
Beer ( large bottle)If you're not into the wild nightclub scene, you'll still be able to purchase beers at local restaurants.2.59 - 3.88

Kyoto Transport Prices

Type Price(USD)
Subway ride in Kyoto1.36 - 2.14
Subway day-pass3.88
Bus ride in Kyoto1.49
Bus day-pass3.88
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When to visit Kyoto

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
January48341.9
February50352.7
March56394.5
April68484.6
May76576.3
June82668.4
July89748.7
August92765.2
September84696.9
October73574.7
November62462.8
December53381.9

Kyoto Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar6:00am6:09pm
21 Jun4:43am7:14pm
21 Sep5:44am5:56pm
21 Dec7:01am4:49pm

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