36 days in Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

36 days in Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kyoto Prefecture trip planner

Make it your trip
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Kyoto
— 11 nights
Drive
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Wazuka-cho
— 8 nights
Drive
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Kyotango
— 8 nights
Drive
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Fukuchiyama
— 8 nights
Drive to Osaka International Airport, Fly to Singapore Changi Airport

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Kyoto

— 11 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Takenomichi (in Muko) and Nishiyama Park (in Nagaokakyo). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, visit Arashiyama, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

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

Singapore, Singapore to Kyoto is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Kyoto is 1 hour. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Kyoto at 13°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Wazuka-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 13:

Wazuka-cho

— 8 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wazuka-cho: Kizugawa (Joruri Temple, Fudomyoo Magaibutsu, &more), Kyotanabe (Juho-ji Temple, Daitokuji Temple (Kyotanabe), &more) and Uji (Kisen Bridge, Byodoin, &more).

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Wazuka-cho trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Wazuka-cho takes an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Wazuka-cho can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Kyotango.

Things to do in Wazuka-cho

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 21:

Kyotango

— 8 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Kyotango: Maizuru (Maizuru Chiegura, Togo Historic Residence, &more), Miyazu (Kasamatsu Park, Amanohashidate, &more) and Ine-cho (Kosaki Observatory, Mukai Shuzo, &more).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kyotango online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Wazuka-cho to Kyotango takes 3 hours. When traveling from Wazuka-cho in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kyotango: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Fukuchiyama.

Things to do in Kyotango

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 29:

Fukuchiyama

— 8 nights
Fukuchiyama is a city in northern Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, on the Yura River. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fukuchiyama: Maizuru (Keirinji Temple, Goro Sky Tower, &more), Yura River Bridge (in Miyazu) and Kyotanba-cho (Ibomizu Shrine, Nanairo-no-Ki, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Onitakeinari Shrine, get curious at Fukuchiyama City Children's Science Centre, walk around Yakuno Gembugan Park, and wander the wide-open spaces of Ayabe Fureai Farm.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Fukuchiyama trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kyotango to Fukuchiyama takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 6th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Fukuchiyama

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 6:

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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