14 days in Kyoto & Nagoya Itinerary

14 days in Kyoto & Nagoya Itinerary

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14 days in Kyoto & Nagoya Itinerary

Start: Nagoya
train:  45​min
1
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
2
Nagoya
— 11 nights
End: Nagoya

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heian Shrine, take some stellar pictures from Kiyomizu-dera, and then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari Taisha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Gion, then hike along Philosopher's Walk, and then step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kyoto holiday planner.

Nagoya to Kyoto is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive. Traveling from Nagoya in July, you will find days in Kyoto are somewhat warmer (88°F), and nights are about the same (76°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Gion
Gion

11
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nagoya Castle and Inuyama Castle. Get outdoors at Mikimoto Pearl Island and Toshi-jima. Get out of town with these interesting Nagoya side-trips: Gozaisho-dake (in Komono-cho), Meotoiwa (in Ise) and Toba Aquarium (in Toba). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, get in on the family fun at Nagashima Spa Land, and admire all the interesting features of Suzuka Circuit.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Nagoya travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Nagoya by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Traveling from Kyoto in July, expect nights in Nagoya to be about the same, around 73°F, while days are little chillier, around 82°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Toba, Kuwana, Inuyama Castle, Hataya Nakajimaya Daisuke Shoten, Gozaisho-dake
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Toba Aquarium ©
Toba Aquarium
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

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