10 days in Kumamoto & Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

10 days in Kumamoto & Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

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Kumamoto
— 3 nights
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Miyazu
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Kumamoto

Kumamoto ©
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
Get a sense of the local culture at Takachiho Shrine and Amano Iwato Shrine. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Amano Yasugawara and Suizenji Jojuen Garden. Explore Kumamoto's surroundings by going to Aso (Kusasenrigahama & Daikanbo). There's more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Mt. Aso and take in the pleasant sights at Kumamoto Castle.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kumamoto journey planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Kumamoto is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Kumamoto: highs are around 29°C and lows about 17°C. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Must see
Amano Yasugawara
4.6
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Lookout
Daikanbo
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Must see
Takachiho Shrine
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Kyoto

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Heian Shrine and Shosei-en Garden. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, take a stroll through Gion, and visit Arashiyama.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kyoto road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kumamoto to Kyoto takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Miyazu.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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World heritage site
Nijo Castle
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Miyazu

Miyazu ©
Though home to one of Japan's long-admired "three views," few people know Miyazu by name.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Miyazu Catholic Church, admire the sheer force of Kanabiki Waterfall, then walk around Kasamatsu Park, and finally explore the activities along Amanohashidate.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Miyazu online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kyoto to Miyazu in 2 hours. Traveling from Kyoto in June, expect nights in Miyazu to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miyazu

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Must see
Amanohashidate
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Waterfall
Kanabiki Waterfall
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