19 days in Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

19 days in Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

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19 days in Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Train:  13​h 30​min
1
Kyoto
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kyotango
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Fukuchiyama
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Wazuka-cho
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Sydney

7
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, classes, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, get a taste of the local shopping with Nishiki Market Shopping District, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto route planner .

Sydney, Australia to Kyoto is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Kyoto is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect nights in Kyoto to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kyotango.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

4
nights
Kyotango

Kyotango ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Kyotango: Maizuru (Togo Historic Residence, Kitasuisan Bridge, & more), Kosaki Observatory (in Ine-cho) and Miyazu (Kanabiki Waterfall, Kyu Mikamiye House, & more).

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Kyotango online day trip planner .

Getting from Kyoto to Kyotango by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Kyotango can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Fukuchiyama.

Things to do in Kyotango

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Miyazu, Maizuru, Kosaki Observatory
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Amanohashidate ©
Amanohashidate
Tateiwa ©
Tateiwa
Kanabiki Waterfall ©
Kanabiki Waterfall

3
nights
Fukuchiyama

Fukuchiyama ©
Fukuchiyama is a city in northern Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, on the Yura River. Explore Fukuchiyama's surroundings by going to Maizuru (Goro Sky Tower, Gorogadake Park, & more), Ayabe Fureai Farm (in Ayabe) and Yura River Bridge (in Miyazu). There's much more to do: walk around Yakuno Gembugan Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fukuchiyama City Zoo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Amanoiwato Shrine, and get to know the fascinating history of Yakuno Highland.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Fukuchiyama trip planner.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Wazuka-cho.

Things to do in Fukuchiyama

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Maizuru, Ayabe, Yura River Bridge
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Gorogadake Park ©
Gorogadake Park
Amanoiwato Shrine ©
Amanoiwato Shrine
Choanji Temple ©
Choanji Temple

4
nights
Wazuka-cho

Wazuka-cho ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Byodoin (in Uji), Mito Shrine (in Joyo) and Kyotanabe (Daitokuji Temple & Shuonan Ikkyuji Temple).

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Wazuka-cho trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Fukuchiyama to Wazuka-cho in 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Wazuka-cho are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wazuka-cho

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Kizugawa, Kyotanabe, Byodoin, Mito Shrine, Jizozenin Temple
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Byodoin ©
Byodoin
Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms ©
Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms
Mito Shrine ©
Mito Shrine

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