25 days in Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

25 days in Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

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25 days in Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Bus + Fly + Train:  19 h 45 min
1
Kyoto
— 10 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Wazuka-cho
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Kyotango
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Fukuchiyama
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  26 h
End: New York City

10
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.
Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Takenomichi (in Muko) and Nishiyama Park (in Nagaokakyo). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, shop like a local with Nishiki Market Shopping District, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online trip planner .

New York City, USA to Kyoto is an approximately 20-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from New York City to Kyoto, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Kyoto, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Wazuka-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Nishiyama Park, Takenomichi
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
nights
Wazuka-cho

Wazuka-cho ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wazuka-cho: Byodoin (in Uji), Kyotanabe (Shuonan Ikkyuji Temple, Omidokannonji, & more) and Jizozenin Temple (in Ide-cho).

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Wazuka-cho day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Wazuka-cho takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kyoto in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Wazuka-cho, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kyotango.

Things to do in Wazuka-cho

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Kyotango

Kyotango ©
Explore Kyotango's surroundings by going to Yosano-cho (Ouchi Pass Ichijikan Park & Taki no Sennen Tubaki Park), Miyazu (Tango Eco-Future Park, Aso No Funaya, & more) and Kosaki Observatory (in Ine-cho).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kyotango vacation planner .

Drive from Wazuka-cho to Kyotango in 3 hours. Traveling from Wazuka-cho in June, you will find days in Kyotango are little chillier (76°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Fukuchiyama.

Things to do in Kyotango

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Miyazu, Maizuru, Yosano-cho, Kosaki Observatory
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Amanohashidate ©
Amanohashidate
Tateiwa ©
Tateiwa
Kanabiki Waterfall ©
Kanabiki Waterfall

5
nights
Fukuchiyama

Fukuchiyama ©
Fukuchiyama is a city in northern Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, on the Yura River. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fukuchiyama: Ayabe (Ankokuji Temple & Ayabe Fureai Farm), Yura River Bridge (in Miyazu) and Maizuru (Gorogadake Park, Goro Sky Tower, & more). There's still lots to do: walk around Yakuno Gembugan Park, get to know the fascinating history of Yakuno Highland, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Choanji Temple, and take in nature's colorful creations at Fukuchiyama City Greenery Botanical Garden.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Fukuchiyama trip planner.

Getting from Kyotango to Fukuchiyama by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 68°F. You will leave for home on the 11th (Thu).

Things to do in Fukuchiyama

Parks Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Maizuru, Ayabe, Shitsumi Shogakko, Yura River Bridge, Ono Dam Park
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Gorogadake Park ©
Gorogadake Park
Amanoiwato Shrine ©
Amanoiwato Shrine
Choanji Temple ©
Choanji Temple

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