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Flights to Kyoto in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inJanuaryHigh demand for flights, 8% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average priceHK$1,935Average for return flights in October 2021
Return fromHK$1,080From Hong Kong Intl to Osaka
One-way fromHK$894One-way flight from Hong Kong Intl (HKG) to Kyoto

Cheap flights to Kyoto in October, November 2021

The best prices found for OSA flights for October, November
30 Nov - 4 Dec
HKG

Hong Kong Intl

KIX

Osaka Kansai Intl

Nonstop

3h 30m
KIX

Osaka Kansai Intl

HKG

Hong Kong Intl

Nonstop

4h 30m
HK$1,858

HK Express

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30 Nov - 4 Dec
HKG

Hong Kong Intl

KIX

Osaka Kansai Intl

Nonstop

3h 30m
KIX

Osaka Kansai Intl

HKG

Hong Kong Intl

1 stop

17h 05m
HK$2,293

Multiple Airlines

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30 Nov - 4 Dec
HKG

Hong Kong Intl

KIX

Osaka Kansai Intl

1 stop

7h 05m
KIX

Osaka Kansai Intl

HKG

Hong Kong Intl

1 stop

17h 05m
HK$2,868

Multiple Airlines

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Kyoto 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Kyoto found for this year
30 Nov - 4 Dec
HKG

Hong Kong Intl

KIX

Osaka Kansai Intl

Nonstop

3h 30m
KIX

Osaka Kansai Intl

HKG

Hong Kong Intl

Nonstop

4h 30m
HK$1,858

HK Express

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Deal found 25-10-21

30 Nov - 4 Dec
HKG

Hong Kong Intl

KIX

Osaka Kansai Intl

Nonstop

3h 30m
KIX

Osaka Kansai Intl

HKG

Hong Kong Intl

1 stop

17h 05m
HK$2,293

Multiple Airlines

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30 Dec - 2 Jan
HKG

Hong Kong Intl

KIX

Osaka Kansai Intl

Nonstop

3h 30m
KIX

Osaka Kansai Intl

HKG

Hong Kong Intl

Nonstop

4h 30m
HK$2,759

HK Express

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Deal found 25-10-21

Last minute flights to Kyoto

Late deals on return flights to Kyoto, departing today and this week
30 Oct - 6 Nov
HKG

Hong Kong Intl

KIX

Osaka Kansai Intl

Nonstop

3h 55m
KIX

Osaka Kansai Intl

HKG

Hong Kong Intl

1 stop

19h 20m
HK$6,404

Japan Airlines

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30 Oct - 6 Nov
HKG

Hong Kong Intl

KIX

Osaka Kansai Intl

2 stops

33h 55m
KIX

Osaka Kansai Intl

HKG

Hong Kong Intl

1 stop

31h 40m
HK$6,871

Multiple Airlines

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30 Oct - 6 Nov
HKG

Hong Kong Intl

KIX

Osaka Kansai Intl

1 stop

10h 15m
KIX

Osaka Kansai Intl

HKG

Hong Kong Intl

1 stop

14h 35m
HK$6,917

Multiple Airlines

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Can I fly to Kyoto from Hong Kong right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Hong Kong to Kyoto

Most visitors from Hong Kong will not be allowed to enter Kyoto.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Hong Kong must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Kyoto.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Hong Kong are not required to quarantine after entering Kyoto.

Can I fly back to Hong Kong from Kyoto?

Returning to Hong Kong from Kyoto

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Kyoto must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Hong Kong.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Kyoto are not required to quarantine after entering Hong Kong.

Cheapest prices for Kyoto flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Kyoto found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

HK$2,472

February

HK$2,099

March

HK$2,176

April

HK$3,303

May

HK$1,858

June

HK$2,301

July

HK$3,210

August

HK$3,272

September

HK$1,920

October

HK$1,920

November

HK$1,858

December

HK$1,881

At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Kyoto is currently November; with April being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Kyoto?

Average Kyoto flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month

HKG - OSA

Price

HK$1,413 - HK$4,435

OSA

Temperature

6 - 29 °C

OSA

Precipitation

40 - 200 mm

Whilst there are several times of the year to choose from, October is seen as the time to fly to Kyoto, however, it is possible to get good deals throughout the year. If weather is an important factor for you when considering when to fly to Kyoto, the warmest period tends to be August, with the wettest being June.

Once Japan’s Imperial capital, today Kyoto is a bustling modern Japanese city with a population of nearly two million. But underneath its industrialised façade Kyoto’s past is reflected in every corner of the city. The preserved Shinto shrines, Buddhist temples and Meiji-era buildings are a stark reminder of the fires and wars it survived. The Onin War in 1467 that lasted ten years destroyed most of the city, taking it more than 50 years to recover. Today travellers booking flights to Kyoto can look forward to exploring the surviving structures from the Heian Period including the Byodoin Temple in Uji and Shimo Daigo-ji Temple and the immaculate pebble Zen gardens that are dotted throughout the city.

Some of the best events in Japan take place in Kyoto, 500 of them to be precise. Nearly every month an elaborate matsuri (festival) is held on the streets of the city.  And while most visitors are guaranteed a festival while they’re there, the best time to book a Kyoto flight is in July when Gion Matsuri, the most famous of festivals, takes place.

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Kyoto climate

Surrounded by mountains, Kyoto is known for its stifling hot summer nights with barely a breath of air. July and August are typically the hottest months with temperatures in the 30s (C). June, July, and September are also the months with the most rainfall.

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When is the best time to fly to Kyoto?

Peak Season:

The New Year, Golden Week (end of April through beginning of May), and O-Bon festival (August) are very busy in Japan — both the Japanese and visitors flock to the popular attractions and destinations, making everything crowded. Other highlights include the Aoi Matsui in May, the Gion Festival throughout July, and the Jidai Festival in October.

The high season is May through October, and it is a good idea to make reservations ahead of time, even for attractions that require permits.

Off Season:

Autumn into November is a good time to book flights to Kyoto. The changing foliage is beautiful and the weather is pleasant. December to February can be cold, but the major attractions are less crowded.

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Getting around Kyoto

Kyoto’s bus system is the city’s most convenient form of public transport. However, most bus signs are in Japanese, so make sure you know the route number you’re looking for. Buses reach all corners of the city and run from early morning to late evening. 

You may consider the subway system easier to manage, but probably not as convenient. Save some money by paying for a day pass or prepaid card before boarding either the bus or subway. 

If you’d rather travel by cab, hail a taxi anywhere, or pick one up at a taxi stand or hotel. You’ll find that some taxi companies have city tours, which are charged either by hour or by the route. Smaller taxis will have a slightly lower rate than some of the larger vehicles. 

Many of the sights you’ll want to see are close to each other, so you can bike or walk if you want a little exercise. However you choose to travel, it never hurts to have your destination written in Japanese.

 

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What is good to know if travelling to Kyoto?

  • If just spotting a geisha in the Gion district isn’t enough, then it is also possible to be dressed and made up as one and have your photograph taken. There are many studios in the district that specialise in photographing foreigners in traditional geisha clothes. Prices, unsurprisingly, are not cheap.
  • Before entering a temple you should follow the Buddhist practice of washing your hands. The area where you wash is called chozuya, and will be at the entrance of every temple you see. Traditionally a well, nowadays it could be anything to hold water, including a cement bucket. Take the ladle in your right hand to pour water over your left, swap hands and repeat. Then pour water over your right hand again, and wipe your hand and lips with a clean tissue. Never drink the water from the well.
  • The season of cherry blossoms is roughly from March to April, and it normally takes place in Kyoto in the last week of March or the first of April. The Japanese word for the blooming is hanami and visitors arrive to watch the blossoms from all parts of Japan. Particularly popular is a blooming alongside a temple or shrine. In Kyoto Maruyama Park is one of the best places to go and see the blooms – a large weeping cherry tree in its center is lit up in the evenings.
  • If you’re not in town for the cherry blossom though, don’t despair. There are more than 500 festivals hosted in the city during the year. Gion Matsuri (matsuri means festival in Japanese) is one of the biggest. The celebration takes place every July, with festivities starting on July 1 and the culmination on July 17, with a parade of floats in procession through the city.
  • The Kyoto Handicraft Centre is a great place to shop. You can pick up arts and crafts and souvenirs to take home, watch demonstrations of doll making, woodblock carving and damascene making, or even take part in a class at the handicraft school.

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