60 days in Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

60 days in Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kyoto Prefecture route maker

Make it your trip
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Kyoto
— 16 nights
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Kizugawa
— 10 nights
Drive
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Maizuru
— 10 nights
Drive
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Kyotango
— 11 nights
Drive
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Fukuchiyama
— 10 nights
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Kyoto

— 16 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 a sense of the local culture at Kurama-dera and Jojakkoji Temple. Visit Kyoto Gyoen National Garden and Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple for their historical value. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Oyamazaki-cho (Oyamazaki Sanso Seikaro & Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art), Shokado Garden Art Museum (in Yawata) and Uji (Asahiyaki, Byodo-in Temple Museum Hoshokan, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hosenin, take an in-depth tour of Kawai Kanjiro Memorial Museum, and wander the streets of Shinbashi Dori.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planner.

Rome, Italy to Kyoto is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 8 hours. Traveling from Rome in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Kyoto. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Kizugawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kizugawa

— 10 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Joruri Temple and Shuonan Ikkyuji Temple. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gansenji and The Kid's Science Museum of Photons. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kizugawa: Ujitawara-cho (Zenjoji Temple, Birthplace of Soen Nagatani, &more), Wazuka-cho (Asaka Shinno Tombs, Shohoji Temple, &more) and Kasagi-cho (Thirteen Story Pagoda & Kasagidera Temple).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kizugawa online route planner.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Kizugawa takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 32°C. On the 13th (Tue), you're off to Maizuru.

Things to do in Kizugawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Maizuru

— 10 nights
Maizuru is a city in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, on an inlet of the Sea of Japan. Get in touch with nature at Takanogawa Sokogun and Manai no Shimizu. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Redbrick and Maizuru City Commemoration Hall. Get out of town with these interesting Maizuru side-trips: Kyotanba-cho (Ajo Sansho Shrine & Wachisan Yaso no Forest), Nantan (Chubudera Temple, Kayabuki-no-sato Kitamura, &more) and Ayabe (Ankokuji Temple & Onsen Resorts). There's much more to do: snap pictures at Kitasuisan Bridge, steep yourself in history at Maizuru Brick Park, examine the collection at Elmar Maizuru, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kongoin.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Maizuru trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Kizugawa to Maizuru in 2 hours. When traveling from Kizugawa in August, plan for little chillier days in Maizuru, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kyotango.

Things to do in Maizuru

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kyotango

— 11 nights
Get in touch with nature at Hamazume Beach and Amano Hashidate Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nariaiji Temple and Kotobikihama. Venture out of the city with trips to Yosano-cho (Kaya Tsubaki Cultural Museum, Kaya Steam Locomotive Square, &more), Ine-cho (Mukai Shuzo, Ine no Funaya, &more) and Miyazu (Kasamatsu Park, Miyazu Catholic Church, &more).

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kyotango trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Maizuru to Kyotango takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Fukuchiyama.

Things to do in Kyotango

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fukuchiyama

— 10 nights
Fukuchiyama is a city in northern Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, on the Yura River. Get some historical perspective at Amanoiwato Shrine and Kannonji Temple. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fukuchiyama Castle and Fukuchiyama City Children's Science Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Fukuchiyama: Kyotanba-cho (Shizushi Cave, Koto Fall, &more) and Oomoto Choseiden (in Ayabe). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Japanese Oni Exchange Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Goryo Shrine, and get a new perspective on nature at Fukuchiyama City Flood Control Memorial.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Fukuchiyama online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Kyotango to Fukuchiyama takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Fukuchiyama are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Fukuchiyama

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · 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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