35 days in Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

35 days in Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kyoto Prefecture trip itinerary builder

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Fly to Tokyo Haneda, Train to Kyoto
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Kyoto
— 19 nights
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Kasagi-cho
— 1 night
Drive
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Maizuru
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kyotango
— 4 nights
Drive
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Fukuchiyama
— 6 nights
Drive to Osaka International Airport, Fly to New York City

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Kyoto

— 19 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.
The Reizei Family Residence has been added to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Shijonawate Shrine (in Shijonawate), Takatsuki Forest Center (in Takatsuki) and Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take a stroll through Dotombori District, and visit Arashiyama.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto visit planner.

New York City, USA to Kyoto is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from New York City to Kyoto, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Kyoto are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kasagi-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kasagi-cho

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): experience rural life at Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms, make a trip to kaijyusenji Temple, then make a trip to Thirteen Story Pagoda, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasagidera Temple.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kasagi-cho trip planner.

Drive from Kyoto to Kasagi-cho in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kasagi-cho can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Maizuru.

Things to do in Kasagi-cho

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Maizuru

— 2 nights
Maizuru is a city in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, on an inlet of the Sea of Japan. On the 29th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Maizuru Brick Park, get engrossed in the history at Maizuru Repatriation Memorial Museum, examine the collection at Museum of Redbrick, then get advice or help at Wakasa Fisherman's Wharf, and finally get engrossed in the history at Saba Kaido Museum. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Miyama Museum of Folk Art, wander the streets of Kayabuki-no-sato Kitamura, take an in-depth tour of Miyama Kayabuki Bijutsukan Kyodo Shiryokan, then get answers to all your questions at Maizuru Port Toretore Center Michi-no-Eki, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Goro Sky Tower.

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Getting from Kasagi-cho to Maizuru by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Kasagi-cho in September, things will get a bit cooler in Maizuru: highs are around 76°F and lows about 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kyotango.

Things to do in Maizuru

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kyotango

— 4 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Kyotango side-trips: Tottori (Sakyu Center, The Sand Museum, &more), Miyazu (Manai Shrine, Amanohashidate, &more) and Toyooka (Street of Kinosaki Onsen, Onsen Resorts, &more).

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kyotango trip planning website.

You can drive from Maizuru to Kyotango in 1.5 hours. September in Kyotango sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Fukuchiyama.

Things to do in Kyotango

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Fukuchiyama

— 6 nights
Fukuchiyama is a city in northern Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, on the Yura River. Get out of town with these interesting Fukuchiyama side-trips: Tanba Sasayama (Unitopia Sasayama, Sasayama Castle Daishoin, &more), Sanda (Hyogo Prefectural Operated Human and Nature Museum & Arimafuji Park) and Asago (Yamajiro no Sato, Ritsuun Gorge, &more). Next up on the itinerary: boost your wellbeing at Fukuchiyama Onsen Yoro no Yu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kannonji Temple, take an in-depth tour of Tamba Municipal Kashiwabara History and Folklore Shiryokan, and don't miss a visit to Byakkugoroji Temple.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Fukuchiyama trip maker website.

Drive from Kyotango to Fukuchiyama in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Fukuchiyama can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuchiyama

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Museums

Side Trips

Kyoto Prefecture travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Castles
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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