House swap in Kyoto

Swaphouse is a free platform to exchange homes with remote workers. An affordable, fun and unique way to travel in Kyoto and live (and work) like a local!

Discover new places

Work during the day and explore your new location in the evenings and weekends. Save vacation days by combining both!

Free accommodation

We don’t require (expensive) memberships. Swaphouse is 100% free. No money is exchanged in the entire process.

All the amenities you need

All homes feature fast WiFi and dedicated workspace(s). You can expect everything you need to live and work from there.

About Kyoto

Kyoto operates on Japan Standard Time (JST) year-round, with no daylight saving time adjustments.
Main language
The predominant language is Japanese, but basic English may be understood in tourist areas.
Humid subtropical
Kyoto experiences hot, humid summers and relatively cold winters, with occasional snowfall.
Closest airport
The nearest airports are Osaka International Airport (ITM), commonly known as Itami Airport, and Kansai International Airport (KIX).
Intl. train station
Kyoto Station
Kyoto Station is a major railway station and transportation hub in Kyoto, but there are no international train services.
Near beach?
± 50km
Kyoto is landlocked, but beaches on the Sea of Japan coast are within a reasonable distance.
Near mountains?
Kyoto is surrounded by mountains on three sides, which are particularly beautiful during the cherry blossom season and autumn.
Local Cuisine
Traditional Japanese multi-course haute cuisine that emphasizes seasonal ingredients.
Yen (¥ - JPY)
The currency used is the Japanese Yen.
Must see
Fushimi Inari-taisha
A famous shrine known for its thousands of vermilion torii gates that lead into the wooded forest of the sacred Mount Inari.
Hidden gem
Philosopher's Path
A peaceful stone path through the northern part of Kyoto's Higashiyama district, especially beautiful during cherry blossom season.
Water quality
Kyoto’s tap water is known for its high quality, often sourced from nearby mountains and safe to drink.
Home Swap Kyoto - Kyoto: A Cultural Haven in the Heart of Japan

Kyoto: A Cultural Haven in the Heart of Japan

Nestled in the beautiful Kansai region of Japan, Kyoto is a city that is rich in culture, history, and natural beauty. With its iconic temples, stunning gardens, and delicious food, it's no wonder that Kyoto is a must-visit destination for travelers from all over the world.

Home Swap Kyoto - Home Swapping in Kyoto

Home Swapping in Kyoto

If you're looking to truly immerse yourself in the local culture and save on accommodation costs, consider home swapping in Kyoto. By staying in a local's home, you'll have the opportunity to live like a true Kyoto resident and get a unique perspective on the city. Plus, you'll have access to all the amenities of a home, such as a kitchen and laundry facilities, which can be a major budget-saver.

Home Swap Kyoto - Exploring the City

Exploring the City

There is no shortage of things to see and do in Kyoto. The city is home to a number of UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the Kinkakuji Temple, the Ginkakuji Temple, and the Fushimi Inari Shrine. Take a stroll through the city's charming streets and you'll find a number of stunning gardens, such as the Kyoto Imperial Palace and the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest.

Home Swap Kyoto - Kyoto's Cuisine

Kyoto's Cuisine

In addition to its cultural attractions, Kyoto is also known for its delicious food. From traditional Japanese dishes such as sushi and ramen to local specialties like tofu and kaiseki, there is something for every taste in Kyoto. Don't forget to try some of the city's famous green tea while you're there!

Home Swap Kyoto - Working Remotely in Kyoto

Working Remotely in Kyoto

If you're looking to work remotely, Kyoto is an excellent choice. The city has a number of coworking spaces and cafes with reliable Wi-Fi, making it easy to stay connected and get work done. Plus, with its stunning natural surroundings and rich cultural history, Kyoto is an inspiring place to live and work.

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