Yasaka Shrine (FREE)

A large complex of well maintained, stunning shrines, pagodas and other Shinto monuments and buildings. Occasional festivals and events occur throughout the year.

Budget travel tips

  • Combine this with a walk around Gion.
  • There are a few other shrines and a pagoda in this complex, so explore around it.

How to get there

From Kyoto station, take the 206 bus to Gion.

From other areas, take the bus to Gion (large bus stop on maps).

Information

Opening time: 10am to 5pm

Cost: Free

Official Website

Map

Recommended Hostels and Cheap Hotels

Khaosan Kyoto Guest House and Khaosan Kyoto Theater

Khaosan have a load of hostels in Tokyo, and their Kyoto hostels are solid hostel experiences.  Expect polite, excitable staff and really good prices.

Khaosan Kyoto Guest House: Check prices at Booking.comAgoda or HostelWorld.com

Khaosan Kyoto Theater: Check prices at Booking.comAgoda or HostelWorld.com

OKI’s Inn

A very friendly guesthouse with a nice charm.  Good location and bikes to rent for only 500 yen. Check prices at HostelWorld.com

More at HostelWorldBooking.com and Agoda.

Kyoto Accommodation Guide

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