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  • Hotel Monterey Kyoto

    Hotel Monterey Kyoto

    3.5-star

    Karasumaoike2.4 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating8.8.Fabulous600 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Hotel Monterey Kyoto
  • Onyado Nono Kyotoshichijo Natural Hot Springs

    Onyado Nono Kyotoshichijo Natural Hot Springs

    3-star

    Higashishiokoji Mukaihatacho0.4 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating9.4.Exceptional64 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Onyado Nono Kyotoshichijo Natural Hot Springs
  • Dormy Inn Premium Kyoto Ekimae Natural Hot Spring

    Dormy Inn Premium Kyoto Ekimae Natural Hot Spring

    3-star

    Higashishiokoji Mukaihatacho0.2 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating9.0.Superb420 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Dormy Inn Premium Kyoto Ekimae Natural Hot Spring
  • Biwako Hotel

    Biwako Hotel

    4-star

    Anju10.1 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating9.2.Superb244 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Biwako Hotel
  • Kyoto Hot Spring Hatoya Zuihokaku Hotel

    Kyoto Hot Spring Hatoya Zuihokaku Hotel

    3.5-star

    Higashikujo Nishisannocho0.4 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating9.0.Superb121 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Kyoto Hot Spring Hatoya Zuihokaku Hotel
  • HOTEL THE MITSUI KYOTO, a Luxury Collection Hotel & Spa

    HOTEL THE MITSUI KYOTO, a Luxury Collection Hotel & Spa

    5-star

    Nanachome3.1 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating10.0.Exceptional3 Hotels.com guest reviews
    HOTEL THE MITSUI KYOTO, a Luxury Collection Hotel & Spa
  • Arashiyama Benkei

    Arashiyama Benkei

    4-star

    Arashiyama8.3 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating9.4.Exceptional67 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Arashiyama Benkei
  • Super Hotel Kyoto Shijyo Kawaramachi

    Super Hotel Kyoto Shijyo Kawaramachi

    3-star

    Nabeyacho2.3 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating8.8.Fabulous53 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Super Hotel Kyoto Shijyo Kawaramachi
  • Ryotei Rangetsu

    Ryotei Rangetsu

    4-star

    Arashiyama8.3 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating9.6.Exceptional37 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Ryotei Rangetsu
  • The Westin Miyako Kyoto

    The Westin Miyako Kyoto

    4-star

    Okazaki3.6 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating8.2.Very good21 Hotels.com guest reviews
    The Westin Miyako Kyoto
  • Ishicho

    Ishicho

    4-star

    Kamihonnojimaecho3.4 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating8.6.Fabulous32 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Ishicho
  • Suiran, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Kyoto

    Suiran, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Kyoto

    5-star

    Arashiyama8.5 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating9.2.Superb25 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Suiran, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Kyoto
  • Aranvert Hotel Kyoto

    Aranvert Hotel Kyoto

    3-star

    Shimogyo Ward0.6 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating8.8.Fabulous255 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Aranvert Hotel Kyoto
  • Ishicho Hotel

    Ishicho Hotel

    3-star

    Kamihonnojimaecho3.4 kilometers to city centre

    Ishicho Hotel
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Kyoto Hotels Near Hot Springs

Kyoto - based in the central region of Japan’s main Honshu Island - is an enormous sprawling city dotted with gold-flecked temples and washed with tranquil Zen gardens. The central and downtown areas bustle and bounce with sake bars, tofu and ramen restaurants, and glitzy department stores. If Kyoto’s urban energy ever gets too much, venture out into the surrounding forest-covered countryside, where you’ll find many natural and rejuvenating hot springs - and indulgent spa-style hotels to go alongside.

Things to see

Even if you’re staying in a hotel near the outer-city hot springs, you’ll still want to venture into central Kyoto and visit some of its key sights. Begin at the Kinkaku-ji Buddhist temple, founded in the 14th century. The temple’s facade is drenched in gold-leaf, shimmering and beaming in the bright Kyoto sunlight. After, history-buffs should explore the old-world Nijo Castle, where spiralling stone fortifications and mossy turrets soar above glistening moats. Art-enthusiasts will want to spend their afternoon at the Kyoto National Museum, which showcases bountiful collections of pre-modern Japanese and Asian art, from marble sculptures to vivid oil paintings. Meanwhile, those looking for some intense retail therapy can spend their afternoon bargain-hunting in the multi-storey department stores along thrumming Shijo Street. As the evening draws in, saunter to the traditional Gion entertainment district, where, if you’re lucky, you’ll spot an elusive Geisha drifting through the paper lantern-lined streets.

Hotels in Kyoto

The 3 star Kyoto hotels near the hot springs provide simple and sleek tatami-matted rooms, with casual in-house restaurants and handy amenities like free WiFi. The 4 star Kyoto hotels near the hot springs such as Arashiyama Benkei, offer huge bright rooms - many with mountain or forest views - and adjoining flower-studded gardens. They also boast fine fusion-cuisine dining and, of course, immediate access to pristine hotel-exclusive baths. Both the 4 star and 3 star hotels provide convenient tour and ticket assistance, making your Kyoto hot spring trip go as smoothly as possible.

Where to stay

There are several hot springs - known as onsen - surrounding Kyoto. The 2 most popular are the Karuma onsen, an hour journey north of Kyoto, and the Arashiyama Onsen, 10 kilometres northwest of the city limits. Karuma is an ideal onsen for outdoor enthusiasts - the surrounding rocky mountains are criss-crossed with lush tree-shaded hiking trails. There’s even a bright-orange Buddhist temple hidden within the wilderness of nearby Mount Karuma. The bubbly-warm open air baths of the shimmering Arashiyama Onsen, on the other hand, provide intense relaxation. Surrounding these hot springs, you’ll discover a dark-green bamboo forest, and plenty of mystical shrine compounds.

How to get to Kyoto

To get to central Kyoto, you’ll first need to catch a flight to Kansai International Airport, a buzzing centre of global aviation that serves top European destinations such as Paris, Amsterdam, and Frankfurt. Kansai Airport is based just outside of Osaka, about 100 kilometres from Kyoto. From the airport, take a speedy 75 minute-long Haruka Limited Express train direct to Kyoto Station, in the city centre. From there, you have a range of public transport at your disposal - light rail, a public bus network, and a subway system. Many of Kyoto’s hot springs can be reached by public transport.

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