Heading to Kyoto this summer? We’ve got some insider tips for you! When the Gion Matsuri festival takes over the city in July, popular hotels near the festival grounds and surrounding areas tend to book up fast. So, to ensure you have a stress-free stay, we highly recommend securing your accommodation at least two months in advance.

Now, let’s dive into the exciting options we’ve curated. Whether you’re traveling with your family or looking to enjoy the festivities as a couple, we’ve handpicked accommodations that are perfect for you. Picture yourself staying in the charming Gion district, right at the heart of the festival buzz, or in other popular areas where you can easily explore Kyoto’s remarkable sights.

While these sought-after accommodations are in high demand, there are still a few hidden gems with available rooms. It’s your chance to make your travel dreams come true!

What and when is the Gion Matsuri Festival?

The Gion Matsuri Festival in Kyoto boasts a history of 1,150 years and is considered one of Japan’s top three major festivals. Spanning a month from July 1st, this grand event features a plethora of captivating festivities. For detailed information on the highlights of the Gion Matsuri, including access details, check out this article we have prepared for you!

Gion Matsuri Guide (July): Access and Tips on Enjoying One of Japan’s Three Great Festivals

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*Please note that due to the impact of COVID-19, there is a possibility of changes or cancellations in the event.

Where to stay for the Gion Matsuri (Gion Festival)?

When considering the best areas in Kyoto to stay for the Gion Matsuri, the following are recommended:

Recommended Places to Stay for Families

Introducing recommended accommodations for family travelers, including those with young children or traveling together with grandparents.

We have considered the following points in our selection:
・Optimal location for the Gion Festival: To ensure you make the most of your visit to Kyoto’s famous festival, we handpicked accommodations situated in highly recommended areas for easy access to the festivities.
・Trusted recommendations from Booking.com: Rest assured that the hotels we feature have been carefully evaluated, taking into account the ratings and reviews provided by families who have experienced them firsthand. These accommodations have received glowing reviews from families just like yours.
・Family-friendly amenities and services: We understand the importance of comfortable and enjoyable stays for families. That’s why we’ve prioritized accommodations that offer spacious family rooms, character-themed options that will excite the little ones, and…

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