15 days in Kyoto Itinerary

15 days in Kyoto Itinerary

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15 days in Kyoto Itinerary

Start: Fresno
Fly + Drive:  26​h
1
Kyoto
— 12 nights
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Fresno

12
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.
Nijo Castle and Sanjusangendo Temple will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gion and Kinkaku-ji. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Nara (Todai-ji Temple, Rokuen, & more), Uji (Byodoin & Asahiyaki) and Osaka (Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Dotonbori, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, steep yourself in history at Kyoto Imperial Palace, make a trip to Heian Shrine, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Katsura Imperial Villa.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto online day trip planner .

Fresno, USA to Kyoto is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Fresno to Kyoto, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Fresno in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kyoto: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 48°F at night. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara, Uji
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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