10 days in Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

10 days in Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kyoto Prefecture trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
Drive
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Fukuchiyama
— 3 nights
Drive to Osaka International Airport, Fly to Sydney

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Kyoto

— 4 nights
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, stop by Arashiyama, go for a walk through Gion, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto travel itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Kyoto is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Kyoto. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get colder in Kyoto: highs are around 13°C and lows about 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Fukuchiyama.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Fukuchiyama

— 3 nights
Fukuchiyama is a city in northern Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, on the Yura River. Get out of town with these interesting Fukuchiyama side-trips: Ine no Funaya (in Ine-cho), Kute Shrine (in Kyotanba-cho) and Miyazu (Amanohashidate, Kasamatsu Park, &more). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Yosenji Temple and walk around Oeyama Onigawara Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Fukuchiyama online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Fukuchiyama takes 2 hours. Traveling from Kyoto in December, you will find days in Fukuchiyama are little chillier (9°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuchiyama

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Kyoto Prefecture travel guide

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Historic Sites · Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks
Kyoto Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan in the Kansai region of the island of Honshu. The capital is the city of Kyoto.HistoryUntil the Meiji Restoration, the area of Kyoto Prefecture was known as Yamashiro.For most of its history, the city of Kyoto was Japan's Imperial capital. The city's history can be traced back as far as the 6th century. In 544, the Aoi Matsuri was held in Kyoto to pray for good harvest and good weather.Kyoto did not start out as Japan's capital. A noteworthy earlier capital was Nara. In 741, Emperor Shōmu moved the capital briefly to Kuni-kyo, between the cities of Nara and Kyoto, in present-day Kyoto Prefecture. In 784, the capital was moved to Nagaokakyō, also in present-day Kyoto Prefecture. In 794, Emperor Kanmu moved the capital to Heian-kyo, and this was the beginning of the current-day city of Kyoto. Even today, almost all of the streets, houses, stores, temples and shrines in Kyoto exist where they were placed in this year.Although in 1192 real political power shifted to Kamakura, where a samurai clan established the shogunate, Kyoto remained the imperial capital as the powerless emperors and their court continued to be seated in the city. Imperial rule was briefly restored in 1333, but another samurai clan established a new shogunate in Kyoto three years later.

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