19 days in Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

19 days in Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kyoto Prefecture tour itinerary maker

Make it your trip
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Kyoto
— 7 nights
Drive
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Kyotango
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Fukuchiyama
— 3 nights
Drive
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Wazuka-cho
— 4 nights
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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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto driving holiday tool.

Sydney, Australia to Kyoto is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect nights in Kyoto to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Kyotango.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 15 — 22:

Kyotango

— 4 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyotango: Miyazu (Kanabiki Waterfall, Kyu Mikamiye House, &more), Maizuru (Togo Historic Residence, Kitasuisan Bridge, &more) and Kosaki Observatory (in Ine-cho).

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kyotango trip builder site.

You can drive from Kyoto to Kyotango in 2.5 hours. In May in Kyotango, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Fukuchiyama.

Things to do in Kyotango

Parks · Nature · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 22 — 26:

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: Ayabe Fureai Farm (in Ayabe), Yura River Bridge (in Miyazu) and Maizuru (Goro Sky Tower, Gorogadake Park, &more). There's much more to do: stroll around Yakuno Gembugan Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fukuchiyama City Zoo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amanoiwato Shrine, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Yakuno Highland.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Fukuchiyama trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Kyotango to Fukuchiyama in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Wazuka-cho.

Things to do in Fukuchiyama

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 26 — 29:

Wazuka-cho

— 4 nights
Explore Wazuka-cho's surroundings by going to Mito Shrine (in Joyo), Byodoin (in Uji) and Kyotanabe (Daitokuji Temple (Kyotanabe) & Shuonan Ikkyuji Temple).

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Wazuka-cho tour planner.

Getting from Fukuchiyama to Wazuka-cho by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Wazuka-cho can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wazuka-cho

Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 2:

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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