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When to Go

There’s never a bad time to visit Kyoto. The Gion Matsuri festival, one of the largest in Japan, takes place over the course of July, but other festivals are celebrated throughout the year. The rainy season in Kyoto is in June and July, and the rest of the summer can be warm (80°F) and humid. If you’re interested in catching a glimpse of Kyoto’s natural beauty, plan a trip for late fall to take in the brilliant red of autumn foliage, or see the cherry blossoms in full bloom during the  last week of March through the first week of April. Winter in Kyoto is cold (40°F) but dry.

Region: Japan

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Hyatt Regency Kyoto

Hyatt Regency Kyoto

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Sanjusangendo, Japan

Culture and tradition meet with modern comfort at this elegant hotel in the heart of the historic Higashiyama district.

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Entry Requirements

Visitors from the US must have a passport that is valid for the entire length of their stay. A visa is not required for stays of less than 90 days. Visitors will be fingerprinted and photographed on entry. Please consult the US State Department website for more details and the most current travel information for Japan.

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