Edited by Poppy Reid
Many people who visit Japan want to see the country’s more traditional side for an authentic experience. With hundreds of gorgeous temples, shrines and castles, not to mention great food and vibrant city life, Kyoto attracts visitors from around the world. Most visitors stay for a couple of days, perhaps stopping off between other cities like Tokyo, Osaka and Hiroshima - so of course, you’ll need somewhere to stay. The location of your hotel or ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) can have as much impact on your trip as what you get up to. So, in this large and versatile city, where are the best places to stay. Here are five fantastic locations in Kyoto that cater to different needs and budget. No matter what your aim is when visiting Kyoto, and even if you're only here for 24 hours, you’re bound to find something right for you.