13 days in Kyoto Itinerary

13 days in Kyoto Itinerary

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Kyoto
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Kids Plaza Osaka and Yuenchi Mortpia. Appreciate the collections at Miho Museum and Kyoto Shibori Museum. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Kayabuki-no-sato Kitamura (in Nantan), Ibaraki City Cultural Museum (in Ibaraki) and Chuo (Kawasaki Good Times World, Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum, & more). There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Hankyu Umeda Main Store, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurama-dera, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport. December in Kyoto sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Osaka, Kobe, Sakurai, Otsu, Koka
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Kids Plaza Osaka ©
Kids Plaza Osaka
Miho Museum ©
Miho Museum
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple

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