20 days in Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

20 days in Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kyoto Prefecture travel route planner

Make it your trip
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Kyoto
— 7 nights
Drive
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Maizuru
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kyotango
— 6 nights
Drive to Osaka International Airport, Fly to Rome

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Kyoto

— 7 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.
Get some cultural insight at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. You'll explore and learn at Kyoto Railway Museum and Byodo-in Temple Museum Hoshokan. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, contemplate the long history of Ninna-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, and take some stellar pictures from Mt. Kurama.

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Rome, Italy to Kyoto is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Rome to Kyoto. Traveling from Rome in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kyoto, with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Maizuru.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Maizuru

— 4 nights
Maizuru is a city in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, on an inlet of the Sea of Japan. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maizuru Chiegura and Maizuru Municipal Red Brick Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Elmar Maizuru and Oecho Japanese Paper Tradition Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maizuru: Nantan (Kayabuki-no-sato Kitamura, Miyama Kayabuki Bijutsukan Kyodo Shiryokan, &more), Gunze Museum (in Ayabe) and Fukuchiyama (Fukuchiyama City Children's Science Centre, Amanoiwato Shrine, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Maizuru City Commemoration Hall, take an in-depth tour of Maizuru Repatriation Memorial Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Navy Memorial Hall, and don't miss a visit to Kitasui Tunnel.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Maizuru vacation builder tool.

Getting from Kyoto to Maizuru by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Kyoto in July, expect nights in Maizuru to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kyotango.

Things to do in Maizuru

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kyotango

— 6 nights
Get some historical perspective at Ine no Funaya and Onitakeinari Shrine. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kyotango Municipal Museum of The Ancient City of Tango and Kozan Bunko. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyotango: Miyazu (Manai Shrine, Amanohashidate Museum Chienowakan, &more), Kaya Steam Locomotive Square (in Yosano-cho) and Japanese Oni Exchange Museum (in Fukuchiyama).

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kyotango trip maker site.

Drive from Maizuru to Kyotango in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Kyotango are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyotango

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

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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