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Best to stay near Central Kyoto or Kyoto station?

I am visiting Kyoto the last week of October traveling with my wife and a two years old. I don't know whether or not I should stay at Central Kyoto or Kyoto station? Which one will more convenience traveling with a little one and a stroller?

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  • Joanna Riquett

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    Kyoto station is a bit far from the nice Gion area that has most of the restaurants and bars. It's best to stay around there and it's pretty central too. There are a lot of restaurants in small alleys and by the water and the Nishiki Market is pretty fun to walk.

    Visit Kiyomizu-Dera, specially during sunset it's a nice place to see.

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      Thank you, we booked Royal Park not to far from the Gion Area :) · (1 likelikes)

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  • Felix Werewolf

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    Kyoto is small enough that it won't make a huge difference either way, in my opinion. Yes, Gion is neat and more historic, but the station itself and the area around it has plenty going on, too. You will undoubtedly find yourself in both areas, and they're about a 5 to 10 minute train ride or taxi ride apart.

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  • Toufic Tawily

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    Although i do agree that Gion is the most interesting area in kyoto, i did stay at the Hotel Granvia (that's hotel granvia at the train station) and didn't think it was very far, also you can find plenty of restaurants around for an amazing kaiseki experience. but definitely check out the market as well, and of course climb the hill through the arches of Fushimi Inari Taisha to the most serene place on earth.

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    I spent a week in Kyoto and can second Joanna Riquett suggestion, head to the Gion area.

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    Stayed with my daughter at a traditional Japanese inn called Seikoro, very near Kiyomizu Gojo Station one stop south of Gion Shijo Station. Close to Gion (walking) and lots of good restaurants west of the river as well. The inn was awesome with a very friendly family that owned it and great staff. Peaceful and a great experience with nice, traditional Japanese baths.

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