23 days in Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

23 days in Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kyoto Prefecture visit planner

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Kyoto

— 21 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, and hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto sightseeing planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Kyoto is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Dublin to Kyoto, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dublin in October, expect Kyoto to be somewhat warmer, temps between 27°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

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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