25 days in Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

25 days in Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kyoto Prefecture trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Tokyo Haneda, Train to Kyoto
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Kyoto
— 10 nights
Drive
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Wazuka-cho
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kyotango
— 5 nights
Drive
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Fukuchiyama
— 5 nights
Drive to Osaka International Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport

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Kyoto

— 10 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.
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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple, don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto tour itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Kyoto is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 14 hours. Traveling from New York City in May, you will find days in Kyoto are somewhat warmer (77°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Wazuka-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 19 — 29:

Wazuka-cho

— 3 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Wazuka-cho side-trips: Byodoin (in Uji), Kyotanabe (Shuonan Ikkyuji Temple, Omidokannonji, &more) and Jizozenin Temple (in Ide-cho).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Wazuka-cho trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kyoto to Wazuka-cho in an hour. Traveling from Kyoto in May, plan for a bit 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 · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 1:

Kyotango

— 5 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Kyotango side-trips: Kosaki Observatory (in Ine-cho), Miyazu (Tango Eco-Future Park, Aso No Funaya, &more) and Yosano-cho (Ouchi Pass Ichijikan Park & Taki no Sennen Tubaki Park).

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyotango trip builder tool.

You can 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). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fukuchiyama.

Things to do in Kyotango

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 6:

Fukuchiyama

— 5 nights
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), Maizuru (Gorogadake Park, Goro Sky Tower, &more) and Yura River Bridge (in Miyazu). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Onitakeinari Shrine, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fukuchiyama City Zoo, walk around Yakuno Gembugan Park, and make a trip to Shitsumi Shogakko.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Fukuchiyama itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kyotango to Fukuchiyama in 1.5 hours. June in Fukuchiyama sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 68°F at night. You will leave for home on the 11th (Thu).

Things to do in Fukuchiyama

Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 11:

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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