Top 5 Airbnb Vacation Rentals You Can Book In Uji, Kyoto, Japan! - Updated 2021

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Located in southern Kyoto Prefecture, Uji is not only famous for its tea, but also for its numerous tourist destinations and world heritage sites, such as the Byodoin Temple, Ujigami Shrine, Mimurotoji Temple, Uji River, and Amagasetsuri Bridge. If you want to enjoy Uji, take a look and stay in some of the nice Airbnb vacation rentals recommended below! Not only are they affordably priced and conveniently located within walking distance of Uji station, they also allow guests to have an authentic Kyoto experience.

1. A house that doubles as a restaurant and includes a tour of a Uza Matcha Factory

Two-bedroom house a short distance away from Uji station

The Komorebi is a relaxing Airbnb vacation rental located in a quiet neighborhood away from downtown. Albeit tranquil, city dwellers will find comfort in knowing that it is centrally located 15 minutes away from the Uji Station. The first floor of the building serves as a restaurant where you can have blowfish and sashimi. Optional tours to the Uza Matcha (powdered green tea) Factory are also provided. Up to six people can stay in this home with two wallpapered rooms (one Japanese-style and one Western-style). The hosts also provide free transport to Uji Station.

宇治市, 京都府, Japan
20 reviews
Entire house 6 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
it was a great experience to sleep on tatami mat with such clean and quiet enviornment
it's a bit of a walk from the station but the hospitality was nice
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2. Reserve a house with a spacious kitchen in Uji City

Newly renovated house in Uji

This home features a fully equipped kitchen with ample space for easy preparation of meals. Since it can accommodate up to six guests, it is recommended for those traveling in groups and/or for families with children. It has a charm that makes you feel right at home. Past guests are impressed by the hosts’ distinct and highly valued hospitality, such as giving out candy and origami paper to kids to keep them entertained. Moreover, the house is conveniently located within walking distance of downtown Uji.

cozy house Kyoto Uji  Recently renovated
Uji-shi, Kyōto-fu, Japan
164 reviews
Entire house 0 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was a truly ‘cozy’ house
it's great in summer the air conditioners are new and efficient
sleeping is on futon i found it very comfortable
it is pretty spacious and has two rooms with a sliding divider
the beds (mats) weren’t very comfortable but we are used to american mattresses
the place is clean & cosy
the house is clean and tidy
the house was very clean and modern
new and clean
clean well equipped and comfortable
the host is very nice
the host is also very responsive
rena was a great host
host is very nice and helpful
she was very friendly and helpful
easy location for exploring
location is bit far away from uji centre but this is what my parent love to
the house was in a great position being so close to a major shopping centre
it's close to a shopping mall which is good for groceries and other necessities
nevertheless it takes 15 - 20 minutes walking to uji city center but worth it
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3. A convenient location where you can see southern Kyoto via the Kintetsu Kyoto Line

One-bedroom mansion close to Ogura station

This Airbnb vacation rental is a 4-minute walk to Ogura Station on the Kintetsu Kyoto Line. The train will whisk you to Kyoto Station in merely 22 minutes. This lodging is also a 15-minute drive to many popular tourist attractions and world heritage sites such as the Byodoin Temple and the Uji River. Since it is close to downtown Uji, it is perfect for shopping. Moreover, you can instantly visit other famous Southern Kyoto destinations such as Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, the Meiji Emperor’s Tomb at Fushimi Momoyama, and the Tofukuji Temple by train.

Studio A Kyoto Uji green tea Ogura
73 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds

4. A home with a nice Kyoto-style garden in Uji City

Three-bedroom house with a garden

This Airbnb vacation rental is a 1-minute walk away from Rokujizo Station of the JR Nara Line and the Keihan Uji Line. It is a nice and convenient home that can take you to Uji Station within 3 to 4 minutes. With enough room to accommodate ten people, guests can enjoy a traditional style home that makes for an authentic Kyoto experience. With a garden and a tearoom, you can truly experience the local culture and way of life. Moreover, with amenities like a refrigerator, a washing machine, and dining sets, long-term stays are possible.

Three-bedroom house with a garden

5. A place where you can go sightseeing not only in Uji, but to downtown Kyoto in one hour

Comfortable room near Rokujizo station

This is an Airbnb vacation rental that feels like a hotel, but it features a complete kitchen and allows long-term stays. It has a double bed that can sleep two, so it is recommended for couples and/or solo travelers. It is a 1-minute walk to Rokujizo Station on both the JR and subway lines, and the trains there can whisk you to Uji Station in just 8 minutes. You can also take a 20 to 25-minute drive to Byodoin Temple. If you stay here, you can access many famous tourist spots around Kyoto within an hour.

[403] 1 min walk to JR Rokujizo Station Free Wi-Fi
Uji-shi, Kyōto-fu, Japan
70 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
your apartment was just facing jr line which helped a lot heading easily to places we planned visiting
the bed is comfortable and the warmer is really good
very clean and comfortable
very clean and bathroom is spacious
very clean and enjoyable accommodation
the flat was clean comfortable and convenient
the place was very clean and modern
great host with almost immediate response
the host also very helpful and responsive
really nice place and nice host
the hosts are great to work with
tomo is very helpful
super close to the station
this a fantastic apartament very close to the train station
excellent location just opposite of jr rokusoji station convenience shops and local restaurants in walking distance
so close and quite easy to find
great place comfortable and right next to the train station
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Find a place to stay in Uji with Airbnb

With such a wide variety of accommodation options in Uji that can provide long-term stays, you will definitely have a memorable experience of Kyoto in a traditional style setting. Hence, ditch those luxury hotels and find an affordable and comfortable Airbnb vacation rental in Uji that comes with convenient access to downtown Kyoto from the above-listed options. You can read up more on them by clicking on the links.

*All information is up to date as of November 2017. Please check the links for any possible changes.

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