Kyoto, Japan Travel Guide 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.

Kyoto Facts

Population 1,500,000
Area 1,500,000
Timezone UTC+9
Currency Japan Yen
Airports Kansai International Airport (KIX)

Where to eat and drink in Kyoto

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.$2.49 - $4.97
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.$3.80 - $6.90
Budget dinnerSushi, tofu, vegetarian dishes and more are offered around town at affordable prices.$6.21 - $10.35
Beer ( large bottle)If you're not into the wild nightclub scene, you'll still be able to purchase beers at local restaurants.$2.76 - $4.14
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When to visit Kyoto

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)

Kyoto Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

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

Where to stay in Kyoto

Kyoto Hotel Seasons

Kyoto Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar15.19 - 23.47
starstarstarstarstar14.47 - 72.79
starstarstarstarstar27.62 - 254.52
starstarstarstarstar54.08 - 342.95
starstarstarstarstar415.57 - 415.57
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Kyoto Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed11.05 - 15.19

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