15 days in Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

15 days in Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kyoto Prefecture trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Osaka International Airport, Drive to Nantan
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Nantan
— 1 night
Drive
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Fukuchiyama
— 2 nights
Drive
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Maizuru
— 2 nights
Drive
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Miyazu
— 1 night
Drive
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Kyoto
— 6 nights
Fly

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Nantan

— 1 night
Nantan is a city located in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.As of August 1, 2016, the city has an estimated population of 32,771 and a population density of 53 persons per km². Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Nantan City Hiyoshicho Local Museum, get engrossed in the history at Miyama Museum of Folk Art, explore the world behind art at The Little Indigo Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kanon-ji Temple, then examine the collection at Old Tamba Pottery Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Tamba Toji Brewery Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): look for gifts at Oishi Shuzo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hiedano Shrine, then get engrossed in the history at Miyama Kayabuki Bijutsukan Kyodo Shiryokan, and finally visit Kayabuki-no-sato Kitamura.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nantan online itinerary maker.

Honolulu, USA to Nantan is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to Nantan is 19 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in April, you will find days in Nantan are little chillier (67°F), and nights are much colder (50°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Fukuchiyama.

Things to do in Nantan

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 11:

Fukuchiyama

— 2 nights
Fukuchiyama is a city in northern Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, on the Yura River. On the 12th (Fri), engage your brain at Fukuchiyama City Children's Science Centre, examine the collection at Gunze Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Tamba Municipal Kashiwabara History and Folklore Shiryokan, and finally see the interesting displays at Tamba Dinosaurs Fossil Studio Chitan Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Kaya Steam Locomotive Square, see the interesting displays at Kozan Bunko, take in the spiritual surroundings of Onitakeinari Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amanoiwato Shrine, then learn more about the world around you at Fukuchiyama City Flood Control Memorial, and finally examine the collection at Fukuchiyama Tetsudokan Poppo Land.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Fukuchiyama trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Nantan to Fukuchiyama in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in April, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Maizuru.

Things to do in Fukuchiyama

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 11 — 13:

Maizuru

— 2 nights
Maizuru is a city in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, on an inlet of the Sea of Japan. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Wakasa Takahama Eldoland, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nakayamadera Temple, get engrossed in the history at Maizuru Repatriation Memorial Museum, then see the interesting displays at Maizuru Municipal Red Brick Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Maizuru Chiegura. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): kick back and relax at Shirahama Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Jakushu Itteki Bunko, then look for gifts at Michi-no-Eki Uminpia Ohi, and finally see the interesting displays at Elmar Maizuru.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Maizuru day trip website.

Drive from Fukuchiyama to Maizuru in an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Maizuru can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Miyazu.

Things to do in Maizuru

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15:

Miyazu

— 1 night
Though home to one of Japan's long-admired "three views," few people know Miyazu by name.
On the 16th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Nariaiji Temple, explore the activities along Amanohashidate, look for gifts at Surumeya, then make a trip to Kyu Mikamiye House, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Miyazu Catholic Church.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Miyazu planner.

Traveling by car from Maizuru to Miyazu takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in April, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Miyazu

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 16:

Kyoto

— 6 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 some historical perspective at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get a sense of the local culture at Kinkaku-ji and Nijo Castle. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Arashiyama, take an in-depth tour of Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple, and contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto day trip app.

Drive from Miyazu to Kyoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Kyoto sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 22:

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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