38 days in Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

38 days in Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kyoto Prefecture holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Kyoto
— 18 nights
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Maizuru
— 17 nights
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Kyoto

— 18 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: Uji (Uji River & Byodoin). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and wander the streets of Gion.

Make your Kyoto itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Bengaluru, India to Kyoto is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 3.5 hours. Traveling from Bengaluru in August, things will get a bit warmer in Kyoto: highs are around 39°C and lows about 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Maizuru.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 13 — Sep 1:

Maizuru

— 17 nights
Maizuru is a city in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, on an inlet of the Sea of Japan. Get out of town with these interesting Maizuru side-trips: Miyazu (Sakurayama Observation Deck, Amanohashidate Museum Chienowakan, &more), Kyotango (Inugamisaki, Hamazume Beach, &more) and Yosano-cho (Yogen-in Temple, Kozan Bunko, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Ine no Funaya, examine the collection at Tamba Seikatsuikan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gyokuun-ji Temple, and explore the ancient world of Shiotani Kofun Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Maizuru holiday planner.

Drive from Kyoto to Maizuru in 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kyoto in September: highs in Maizuru hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maizuru

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 18:

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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