The admission price to the Golden Pavilion Complex
Kinkaku-ji is open every day from 9 am to 5 pm. Come early in the morning or late afternoon to avoid the crowd, especially tourists arriving on bus tours. Just outside the temple entrance, you will find a series of stalls that sell food, drinks and souvenirs. Just take note that the prices in this stalls are more expensive than the usual. So if you’re on a budget, make sure to bring your own snacks and water.
Where did we stay in Kyoto?
Our main focus while ‘room searching for Kyoto” was position ourselves close to the geisha district (Gion) and Kyoto’s transport options while preserving our ‘site’ budget. Eventually we decided to stay at Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto. We don’t have any direct affiliation with this property or any in Kyoto, therefore our opinion of it is completely unbiased. Overall, we were happy that we stayed there. The staff were helpful and the place had a nice ‘backpacker’ vibe to it, but it’s not overly private so if want a quiet, rejuvenating stay, then you might want to pay more, for greater privacy. If you’re on a budget it’s an above average place to stay.. At the time of writing it had a respectable score of 8.2/10 based on 451 verified guest reviews. It was about five minutes from Gion which made it convenient for us to explore the nearby attractions without having to jump on the train every time we stepped out.
How to find the cheapest rooms in Kyoto?
Kyoto has a massive selection of rooms to choose from. But the prices can vary and depending on the time of year you are visiting, the top choices can sell out well in advance. Try using a large room provider like agoda.com or booking.com to get the largest selection in the area you are looking for. They both have excellent map tools to double check the exact location of hotels and guesthouses before you confirm. If you want to shop around then hotelscombined.com is the obvious choice for price comparison before you confirm. I have created links to their respective rooms to save you some time:
Top Rated Properties on Kyoto Based on Verified Guest Reviews
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