8 days in Kyoto & Nagoya Itinerary

8 days in Kyoto & Nagoya Itinerary

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8 days in Kyoto & Nagoya Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly + train:  9​h 30​min
1
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
2
Nagoya
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Bangkok

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kyoto Station Building and Nishiki Market Shopping District. Step off the beaten path and head to Kodai-ji Temple and Nishi Honganji. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Shimogamo Jinja. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kennin-ji Temple, contemplate the long history of Ninna-ji Temple, and take a stroll through Gion.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto road trip planner .

Bangkok, Thailand to Kyoto is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Kyoto is 2 hours. Traveling from Bangkok in September, things will get little chillier in Kyoto: highs are around 33°C and lows about 23°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple)
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Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

3
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Nagoya Castle has been added to your itinerary. Get some historical perspective at Atsuta Jingu Shrine and Ise Grand Shrine. Do your shopping at Sakae and Uni Mall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagoya: Inuyama (Inuyama Castle & Little World), Maruya Hatcho Miso (in Okazaki) and Ise (Hinjitsukan & Tsukiyominomiya). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kokeizan Eihoji Temple, explore the historical opulence of Naegi Castle Ruins, and explore the world behind art at Furukawa Art Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nagoya journey planner .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Nagoya takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Nagoya: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Ise, Inuyama, Maruya Hatcho Miso, Toyota Kaikan Museum, Naegijo Ato
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Atsuta Jingu Shrine
Atsuta Jingu Shrine
Tsukiyominomiya ©
Tsukiyominomiya

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