10 days in Kyoto Prefecture & Osaka Itinerary

10 days in Kyoto Prefecture & Osaka Itinerary

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10 days in Kyoto Prefecture & Osaka Itinerary

Start: Kahului, Maui
Fly + Drive:  17 h
1
Fukuchiyama
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Miyazu
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Kita
— 1 night
Train:  15 min
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Kahului, Maui

1
day
Fukuchiyama

Fukuchiyama ©
Fukuchiyama is a city in northern Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, on the Yura River. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Choanji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amanoiwato Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Onitakeinari Shrine, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Fukuchiyama City Zoo.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Fukuchiyama trip builder tool .

Kahului, USA to Fukuchiyama is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 19 hours. When traveling from Kahului in April, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Fukuchiyama: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Miyazu.

Things to do in Fukuchiyama

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
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Amanoiwato Shrine ©
Amanoiwato Shrine
Choanji Temple ©
Choanji Temple

3
nights
Miyazu

Miyazu ©
Though home to one of Japan's long-admired "three views," few people know Miyazu by name.
Step out of the city life by going to Amanohashidate and Sodeshi Terraces. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ine no Funaya and Kasamatsu Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Miyazu: Mukai Shuzo (in Ine-cho) and Kyotango (Hamazume Beach & Omiyame Shrine). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Kanabiki Waterfall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chion-ji Temple, don't miss a visit to Kyu Mikamiye House, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Miyazu Catholic Church.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Miyazu itinerary builder .

Drive from Fukuchiyama to Miyazu in an hour. In April in Miyazu, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Kita.

Things to do in Miyazu

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kyotango, Ine-cho
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Amanohashidate ©
Amanohashidate
Ine no Funaya ©
Ine no Funaya
Chion-ji Temple ©
Chion-ji Temple

1
night
Kita

Kita ©
A Kita holiday offers a great deal of varied attractions that cater to all kinds of modern urban explorers.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): examine the collection at Mint Museum, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, then make a trip to Tempozan Ferris Wheel, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Dotonbori.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kita trip planner.

You can drive from Miyazu to Kita in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Kita can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kita

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Osaka
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Mint Museum ©
Mint Museum

3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Toji and Kofuku-ji Temple. Popular historic sites such as Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu-dera Temple are in your itinerary. Take a break from Kyoto with a short trip to Nara Park in Nara, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, admire the striking features of Jishu Shrine, and don't miss a visit to Gion.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip planner .

Kyoto is very close to Kita. April in Kyoto sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trips

Nara, Jishu Shrine
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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