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Q: Where should I stay in Kyoto?
A: If you're planning to visit popular sightseeing spots, we recommend choosing a hotel or ryokan near these locations to be able to avoid the crowds during the day and visit the sights early in the morning before everyone else.

If you have suitcases or other large pieces of luggage, it can also make for a more pleasant travel experience to avoid traveling to your accommodation by bus by staying near Kyoto Station, or close to one of Kyoto's subway stations.

If you're looking for a more "Kyoto-like" stay, try staying in a ryokan inn. The experience is sure to come with unique experiences, like sleeping in a tatami room, bathing in an onsen, and having a traditional Japanese-style breakfast.

To search for hotels and ryokan in Kyoto, please use the page below:
Q: Which ryokan in Kyoto have onsen?
A: You can search for ryokan or hotels with onsen using the sites below. You can find those with large public baths as well as those with private ensuite onsen.
Not all onsen are naturally-occurring hot springs, so please check in advance.

We also recommend using sento (public bath houses) if you stay in a guest houses or other accommodation equipped only with showers.
Find an onsen or sento that suits you, as well as bathing instructions here:
 ⋅ Onsen (Hot Springs)
 ⋅ Sento (Public Bath Houses)

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