The average price of a 7-day trip to Kyoto is $1,875 for a solo traveler, $3,368 for a couple, and $6,313 for a family of 4. Kyoto hotels range from $69 to $806 per night with an average of $110, while most vacation rentals will cost $130 to $490 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Osaka International Airport (ITM) are between $1,000 and $1,586 per person for economy flights and $3,138 to $4,977 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $61 to $117 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

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The Cheapest Times to Visit Kyoto, JP

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to ITM and stay in a Kyoto hotel:

  • January 8th to April 8th (except the week of March 26th)
  • August 27th to December 9th (except the week of October 22nd)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Kyoto is usually late September.

 

Average Kyoto Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Kyoto for a week is $1,481-$2,859($212-$408 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $61 to $117 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $568 to $1,332 for economy

Lodging: $81 to $118 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $81 to $99 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Kyoto for a week is $3,340-$5,518($477-$788 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $122 to $234 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,136 to $2,664 for economy

Lodging: $81 to $118 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $81 to $99 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Kyoto for a week is $4,760-$10,020($680-$1,431 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $244 to $468 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,272 to $5,328 for economy

Lodging: $162 to $236 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $130 to $158 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Kyoto

How cheap can you make a vacation to Kyoto? The cheapest trip to Kyoto is about $127 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 1% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $21 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $58.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Kyoto for a week is $890-$2,138($127-$305 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $28 to $56 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $568 to $1,332 for economy

Lodging: $58 to $69 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $21 to $41 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Kyoto for a week is $1,654-$3,862($236-$552 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $56 to $112 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,136 to $2,664 for economy

Lodging: $58 to $69 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $21 to $41 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Kyoto for a week is $3,248-$7,724($464-$1,103 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $112 to $224 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,272 to $5,328 for economy

Lodging: $116 to $138 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $32 to $62 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Kyoto cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Kyoto Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Kyoto.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Kyoto for a week is $3,648-$11,274($521-$1,611 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $122 to $234 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,528 to $3,756 for first class

Lodging: $211 to $806 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $490 to $980 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Kyoto for a week is $6,030-$16,668($861-$2,381 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $244 to $468 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,056 to $7,512 for first class

Lodging: $211 to $806 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $490 to $980 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Kyoto for a week is $12,060-$31,248($1,723-$4,464 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $488 to $936 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $6,112 to $15,024 for first class

Lodging: $422 to $1,612 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $686 to $1,372 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Kyoto Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Kyoto is much higher than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Kyoto due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Kyoto Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Kyoto hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Kyoto.

 

Flight Costs to Kyoto

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,586 average in early to mid July to a low of $1,000 in late September. Median flight price is $1,209. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Kyoto our data includes 158 originating airports, and 65 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Kyoto from an airport like Savoonga (SVA) in Savoonga, AK (the United States) for an average $7,517 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Tajima (TJH) in Toyooka (Japan) at an average of just $135.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Monday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Kyoto, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $586, so you can easily save about 59% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Kyoto can easily cost $420 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $28 per person. Private tours can cost $844 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

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