12 days in Kyoto Itinerary

12 days in Kyoto Itinerary

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Kyoto

Kyoto ©
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.
Visit Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Nara Park and Kunizakai Snow Park. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Nara (Todai-ji Temple, Rokuen, & more), Osaka (Dotonbori, Osaka Castle, & more) and Byodoin (in Uji). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, go for a walk through Arashiyama, and hike along Kyoto Isshu Trail, Higahiyama Fuahimi Inari Course.

Before you visit Kyoto, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major airports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport. In January in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Nara, Osaka, Otsu, Hitokura Park, Byodoin
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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