Top 6 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan - Updated 2021

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Trip101 Editorial
Trip101 Editorial

Arashiyama is one of Kyoto’s most recommended tourist spots. Drop by the Togetsukyo Bridge, one of the well-known attractions in Kyoto, where you can view cherry blossoms and autumn leaves. Visit famous temples and shrines such as the Tenryuji Temple, Daikakuji Temple, and the Nisoin Temple. With so much Arashiyama has to offer, everyone will find something to love. Start planning your trip today, and check out the top 6 Airbnb vacation rentals to book in Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. 4 of them are near the JR Saga Station in the downtown area, while the other 2 is close to the Arashiyama Station on the Hankyu Line, which is close to the Togetsukyo Bridge.

1. A 200-square-meter (2152-square-foot) home with a traditional garden / Kyoto City (from USD 314)

A 200-square-meter (2152-square-foot) home with a traditional garden
Source: Airbnb

Located in the heart of Saga Arashiyama is a 200-square-meter (2152-square-foot) home which can accommodate up to 8 guests. It features a gigantic traditional garden, which was crafted by a famous gardener who had designed the gardens of several famous temples in the past. Once you check in at the café across the street, you can have the place all to yourself. Past guests have complimented the host for being accommodating and helpful as he is always willing to give his guests a tour of Kyoto and take them to some great restaurants in the area.

Private villa with a peaceful Japanese garden
Ukyō-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu, Japan
52 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 8 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very cozy place with a lovely japanese garden
it was very comfortable for our family of eight
the house is big and clean
the guest house is very clean
it is very nice and clean
atsuko was a great host
and finally our host was amazing
the host was very enthusiastic and response my request in time
the host is very nice and is very easy communicated
so beautiful garden so good building so kind host perfect living convenient traveling
the location is amazing being walking distance to the train station and local sights
perfect location nearby both tourist spot and train station with a peaceful stayed at night
perfect location which all other tourists envy
very beautiful garden perfect location in arashiyama a must book that you will never regret
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2. A well-equipped room for a long-term stay / Kyoto City

We recommend this Airbnb vacation rental for guests who are looking for a long-term stay. Aside from featuring a hotel-quality bedroom, it also has a kitchen fully equipped with an induction stove, a washing machine, and free pocket Wi-Fi. It is perfect for sightseeing in Arashiyama because it is a 5-minute walk from JR Saga Arashiyama Station, and a 10-minute walk from Arashiyama Station on the Randen Line, which provides easy access to the Toei Movie Village.

Well-equipped room for a long-term stay

3. A two-bedroom apartment with free bicycles provided / Kyoto City

Two-bedroom apartment with free bicycles provided
Source: Airbnb

Located in a quiet neighborhood in Arashiyama is a two-bedroom apartment that is a 1 to 2-minute walk to Daikakuji Temple, and a 7 to 8-minute walk to JR Saga Arashiyama Station. It is also within walking distance of other famous tourist spots such as the Togetsukyo Bridge and the Tenryuji Temple. A double bed, a semi-double size sofa bed, and some futons can sleep up to 4 guests. If you want to go sightseeing around Arashiyama on a bicycle, this is the perfect stay for you as two free bicycles are provided by the host.

Two-bedroom apartment with free bicycles provided

4. Stay close to Hankyu Arashiyama Station and a bicycle rental shop / Kyoto City

An apartment near Hankyu Arashiyama Station and a bicycle rental shop
Source: Airbnb

This Airbnb vacation rental is within walking distance of Hankyu Arashiyama Station, which makes it convenient for guests to go sightseeing around Arashiyama and Osaka. If you want to cycle to Arashiyama or Sagano, the apartment is a 2-minute walk from the bicycle rental shop. A Japanese-style room with tatami mats and a Western-style living room can accommodate up to 2 guests.

An apartment near Hankyu Arashiyama Station and a bicycle rental shop

5. Enjoy a modern and fancy Japanese lounge / Kyoto City

The Mokuren Hostel
Source: Airbnb

Aside from its traditional lumber architecture, the Mokuren Hostel features cozy rooms and a modern, Japanese-style shared living room. It is a 2-minute walk from Hankyu Arashiyama Station and an 8-minute walk from Togetsukyo Bridge. You can watch TV or enjoy a book in the lounge area. If you’d prefer to do something else, the minibar and game area would be able to keep you entertained as well. While solo travelers are welcome, groups of 8 can share a room in the hostel.

The Mokuren Hostel

6. A 3-minute walk from JR Saga Arashiyama Station / Kyoto City

One-bedroom apartment a 3-minute walk from JR Saga Arashiyama Station
Source: Airbnb

We recommend this Airbnb vacation rental for its convenience. It is a 3-minute walk to JR Saga Arashiyama Station, a 6-minute walk to Randen Saga Station, a 4-minute walk to Torokko Saga Station, and a quick walk to the supermarket and convenience store. On top of having excellent access to sightseeing spots and local amenities, the room is also well-furnished with a Japanese-style display lamp. Not to mention, the host is an Airbnb Superhost, so you know you’ll be in good hands during your stay here.

One-bedroom apartment a 3-minute walk from JR Saga Arashiyama Station

Book a stay in Arashiyama with Airbnb

From rental homes with beautiful gardens to modern Japanese rooms that offer a flavor of Kyoto, there is so much more that Airbnb vacation rentals can provide as compared to typical hotels. Enjoy sightseeing in Arashiyama while staying in one of the above-listed Airbnb vacation rentals!

There are plenty of lodgings you can find on Airbnb, so feel free to click on the links to find out more.

*All information provided is up to date as of November 2017. For any possible changes or updates, please refer to the links.

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