10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals Near Kyoto Station - Updated 2021

kyoto station airbnb

Kyoto is one of Japan’s top 10 largest cities that boasts an extremely rich history and culture. Though we all know Tokyo as the capital city of Japan today, Kyoto had gained that status from 794 to 1868, during and after Emperor Kanmu’s reign. The city is a perfect marriage of modern and traditional cultures, with the aspects of modern-day Japan set amongst historical attractions. It is home to over 1000 temples and beautiful gardens, which gives the city a majestic quality.

If a visit to Kyoto is on your itinerary when visiting Japan (and it should be!), check out this list of some of the best Airbnb accommodations near Kyoto station; right in the heart of the city, a perfect home base for you to kickstart your journey.

1. Traditional Japanese guesthouse complete with Kimonos and Yukatas (from USD 45)

This traditional Japanese guesthouse is a breath of fresh air from the usual studios and apartments. Experience Japanese-living with Tatami mats, traditional Japanese attire (Kimono and Yukata) and Japanese tea. The guesthouse is just a 10-minute walk away from the Kyoto Station, with various attractions and local cafes nearby. The host also provides guests with information, tips, and recommendations on where to go and what to do. If you want to experience living in a traditional Japanese setting, this is the place to be!

5/1 NEW OPEN!! Guesthouse Kikokuan
Shimogyō-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu, Japan
192 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment itself was clean comfy and well-equipped (basic cooking facilities coffee making facilities ac/heating wifi etc)
the beds were shockingly comfortable for sleeping not in a bed
the mattresses were super comfortable and there are many thoughtful features throughout the house
the tatami room was a nice touch
the futons are pretty comfortable and taka provides all the essentials definitely recommended
tidy and clean place
the apartment is clean and tidy
also everything is very clean
room clean and typical japanese style
the house is small but clean and cozy
the host is very helpful and responsive
the host is very friendly and has good recommendations for restaurants and activities in kyoto
such a fantastic host would definitely recommend
tata was a great host who even provided us with some local tips about the area
taka was a nice host réactive to messages
good privacy location despite being strategically located
nice place close to the station and in a cute street
the location is pretty close to the bus station which is very convenient
the location is perfect - close to kyoto station and the subway line
close to kyoto station and easy to find
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2. Stylish and spotless house in the heart of Kyoto (from USD 54)

Get the best of both worlds in this little house in the heart of Kyoto, which is great for small groups of travelers. Though it only has one bedroom, there are two beds, and two floor mattresses available. This stylish house is just a three-minute walk away from a convenience store, supermarket, and AEON Mall. Nearby, just a 10-minute walk away, is the historic Toji Temple. It is also fully equipped with all the essentials you need, from bath towels to a microwave, and a kitchen if you would like to do some cooking.

Welcome long stay! Near Kyoto Station♪ Kitchen etc
京都市南区, 京都府, Japan
241 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 2 Beds 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the mattress was comfortable and nice
kane is very good quickly solved the pocket wifi problem
the apartment is very comfortable with all the amenities as listed
good wi-fi quiet nice stay though unfortunately we had to leave early because of typhoon lan
we had two adults and two teenagers and were comfortable
very clean and modern
it’s clean very clean - on a singaporean standard
the place was spotless very clean and also quiet
the place is clean and tidy
house was clean cozy and well appointed
host is very good
kane was a great host
the host was very helpful and accommodating
kane is a good host
great space; highly recommend host was very communicative and accommodating
good place located close to kyoto station
excellent location near kyoto station
super great location
the location of the house is perfect very close from kyoto station
great location minutes walk to kyoto station and aeon mall
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3. Cosy apartment in a bustling neighborhood (from USD 12)

This cozy apartment is located in the Shimogyō-ku neighborhood, which is the bustling, urban core of Kyoto. Take a leisurely walk to the Kyoto Station just eight minutes away by foot. The neighborhood is also full of activities to do, from shopping to bar-hopping. After a long day out, retire into your comfortable beds for a good night’s rest! For those with heavy luggage, do note that the building does not have an elevator, and the apartment is on the second floor.

Shimogyō-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu, Japan
72 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 3 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
outside of that the beds were pretty comfy and we had a good stay
room was clean and spacious
the apartment is tiny and clean
the host was really quick at answering thanks for having us
about host: yusuke was a nice and helpful person
good place good location nice host and staff besr communication
very helpful and very responsive
pretty close to the station
good location with many convenient stores nearby
great location; just a few minutes' walk from kyoto station and easy to find
great location 5-10 minute walk to kyoto station which gets you anywhere
this place was in a great location super close to kyoto station (about 5 mins)
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4. Comfortable apartment in a convenient location (from USD 12)

This comfortable private room is in a whole building of guest apartments, so it is possible to book multiple rooms if you are traveling in a large group. Otherwise, the two single beds and a futon can fit up to three travelers. It is situated in a convenient location with a convenience store and supermarket in the vicinity. The Kyoto Station is eight minutes on foot, and a bus terminal is just next door! However, do note that the building does not have an elevator, and the apartment is on the third floor.

Shimogyō-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu, Japan
55 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 3 Beds 3 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
his apartment was well-maintained and clean check-in was hassle-free
good location and near the kyoto station
good location from kyoto station
great location next to kyoto station
a lovely place to stay near the train station
really close to the train station and all transport so it's super convenient
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5. Tidy and well-kept private room (from USD 12)

This pleasant apartment is homely, with top-notch amenities. Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and a kitchen space for guests to do some basic cooking is available! Enjoy your stay in Kyoto thoroughly with this comfortable room to wind down in after a long day of traveling. It is also in an extremely accessible location, with many restaurants, convenience stores, and good food in the area.

8mins Kyoto sta, WIFI PRIVATE 3 people
Shimogyō-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu, Japan
65 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 1 Guest 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 1

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment had comfortable beds air conditioned room and good kitchen facilities
the apartment was on 3rd level but not too difficult to climb
the room is clean and have complete facilities which is beyond my expectation
the house is clean and tidy
the room is very clean and comfortable
rooms were spacious and clean
yusuke and staff were very friendly and welcoming
instructions from the host was really easy so check in was really easy too
it was pleasant communicating with yusuke and staff they were all very responsible and polite
great location minutes away from kyoto station
great location couple of minutes from kyoto station and restaurants
the location of this apartment is amazing at kyoto station is just minutes away
nice room near kyoto station and it's very convenient
the place was cosy and a good location within walking distance of kyoto station
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6. Stylish private room with free pocket wifi (from USD 20)

Make yourself at home in this stylish and comfortable private room, fully equipped with free pocket wifi, microwave, toaster, electric kettle, and refrigerator. The apartment is just about a five-minute walk away from the nearest bus stop and is in the Gion area which is known for its history and attraction sites. Do note that there is no elevator on the premise, and guests will have to take the stairs up to the third level where the room is located.

221 reviews Superhost
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pocket wifi was useful
the wifi was good
very comfortable bed and all the basics including coffee tea and fixings
also the pocket wifi and notes on the house are very nice and helpful
the view from the room is lovely too
clean and efficient little space
it was very clean and well setup
the room is clean and comfortable
the place was very clean
the apartment was very clean and the bed was comfortable
the host is really responsive to the chat
very kind hosts too
host is very helpful and friendly
awesome place and great host
fusako was a great host very responsive
easy to access from kyoto station
the location is near kyoto station and aeon mall easy for transportation
in a nice location about 10mins walk from the station
the location is good walk from kyoto station within 15 mins
great accommodation walking distance to toji temple and kyoto station
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7. Minimalistic and comfortable Japanese style room

Are you a big fan of Muji, or tried to Marie Kondo your room at home multiple times? This Japanese style room which is both minimalistic and comfortable is all your dreams come true. The room is furnished with two single beds and a futon, great for groups and couples alike. It is also well-equipped with a kitchen for simple cooking, Wi-Fi, a television, and all the essentials you need for a comfortable stay. The accommodation is located in the Minami-Ku neighborhood and is a nine-minute walk away from the Kyoto Station. The Kujo subway station and a bus stop are also in the vicinity, making it the perfect place to explore Kyoto from.

Near Kyoto Station♪ Kyo to Osaka Travel♪
Minami-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu, Japan
194 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful apartment with high-speed internet and a 24/7 laundromat downstairs
great size and convenient amenities including kitchen with supplies and living room space
the tatami and low table and chairs made this a really fun and cozy place
they provide a nice map of kyoto attractions in the room which was a nice touch
spare toothbrushes shampoo and conditioner a nice touch and beds comfortable with room fine for 3 of us
yamamoto’s room is nice and clean
a very clean place to stay
the unit was very clean with fresh sheets
great clean and big place
very clean everything you need
the host is great though
highly recommend and friendly host
the host helped us flexibly and kindly
host was very kind and gave exact information about the house
the host is good and we enjoy staying in this airbnb thank you
great location to explore the city by bus
great place close to the station
close to jr kyoto station good restaurants convenient stores and 24hr laundromat
pretty closed to kyoto station
nice little hotel in walking distance to kyoto station
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8. Studio in a peaceful neighborhood

This studio is the perfect place for you to wind down after a long day of traveling and exploring. The neighborhood is quiet and peaceful, but still accessible and close to the Kyoto Station. There are also lots of convenience stores and eateries in the vicinity. The studio is well-equipped with the amenities you will require for your stay, and also has a washing machine available with detergent!

[KAN-A] Relaxing Apartment for 3 Guests 🌺🎐
京都市, 京都府, Japan
126 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
what you see on the pictures is how the room looks like
very comfortable for a couple’s stay for 2 nights
we really appreciated the privacy of having a full apartment
aiko’s place was extremely comfortable
bed was super comfy
very clean environment with adequate appliances
it is clean and tidy
the place was really clean and nice
very clean comfortable quiet place
super clean with everything needed
the host was very helpful and answered any questions almost immediately
yuko was a great host
of the three airbnb places we stayed at this was the best one host was personable and helpful
good and prompt communication with owner
instruction given by host to the house was very details and easy to understand
easy walk from the jr station nice neighbourhood
nice apartment in a great location
aiko's place is good close to restaurants and taisho station
the place is in a great location close to the train station restaurants and convenience stores
what's better is the location
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9. Homely rental apartment in an extremely accessible location

Hotel Kiro Kyoto Station is a homely vacation rental apartment in an extremely accessible location, just a short 10-minute walk away from Kyoto Station. It is also a five-minute walk away from Tofukuji Station, and there is a bus stop with buses that bring you to all the main attractions in Kyoto right outside your front door! The Lawson convenience store is nearby to cure your nighttime hunger pangs. Hotel Kiro is a great home base for you to explore the city from. Pro tip: be sure to speak with the host who can recommend a hidden Japanese restaurant with amazing food that celebrities visit in private.

Hotel Kiro Kyoto Station 京都駅徒歩9分、タイプ201
Minami Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
72 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good wifi big bed and warm shower
comfortable bed and pillows great amenities provided appreciated the stocked kitchen with bowls plates and cups
the futon is comfortable and i love the low table and chairs
we totally loved the small table
good size for two maybe three if two are okay sharing a bed
super clean bright and spacious apartment
the place was clean and was spacious
the apartment is clean and spacious
very clean & great location
room is clean and the space is enough for 3 person
everything was tidy and the host privided good instructions on how to get there from kyoto station
great airbnb location about 12 minutes from kyoto station
great hotel about 15 min walk from the station
good location for exploring kyoto
perfect location for a city stay
great place to stay close to train station and very comfortable
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10. Newly renovated, state-of-the-art hotel room

Rest and relax in this luxurious hotel room right in the heart of Kyoto. The hotel is located close to various subway stations - Tofukuji Station, Kujo Station, and Kyoto Station. It is also a short walk from historical landmarks like Tofuku-ji Temple and Fushimi Inari Taisha, one of the most famous spots in Japan. Though the room does not have a kitchen, guests have access to a mini-fridge, electric kettle, and utensils. It is also equipped with amenities to make your stay more comfortable, like a 42-inch flat-screen TV and air-conditioning.

A Home away from home/ Double bed room
Kyoto, Japan
72 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
very clean place and respectful staff
the room was clean and comfortable i had a great stay
the room was very clean and had everything we pretty much needed; no complaints
very comfortable place spotless friendly staff
great place very very clean kind and helpful staff and good comunication
amazing staff always ready to help
check-in was easy receptionist was extremely helpful
another perfect stay at one of my favorite airbnb hosts
clean facilities very friendly staff and easy check-in & checkout
very clean hotel not far from public transit and front desk staff were very nice
location great 10 min walk from kyoto stalocated in quiet secluded residential street
the place was wonderfully located and check in was a lovely experience
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Convenient location, wonderful stay

After a long day of visiting beautiful historical and cultural sites, eating good food and shopping, feel right at home in one of these accommodation choices! Their close proximity to the JR stations also makes for a good base to take trips out of Kyoto. With these best Airbnb accommodations near Kyoto station to choose from, your trip to the former capital will be complete.

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