20 days in Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

20 days in Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

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20 days in Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Ulaanbaatar
Fly + Drive:  13​h 30​min
1
Kyotango
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Maizuru
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Kyoto
— 8 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Ulaanbaatar

7
nights
Kyotango

Kyotango ©
You'll get in some beach time at Hamazume Beach and Takashima Autocamp Ground. Get some cultural insight at Onitakeinari Shrine and Kotohira Shrine. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyotango: Kozan Bunko (in Yosano-cho), Miyazu (Kanabiki Waterfall, Chigen-ji Temple, & more) and Ine-cho (Kosaki Observatory, Kamaya Seacoast, & more).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kyotango planner .

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to Kyotango is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Ulaanbaatar to Kyotango is 1 hour. While traveling from Ulaanbaatar, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Kyotango, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Maizuru.

Things to do in Kyotango

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Miyazu, Ine-cho, Kozan Bunko, Onitakeinari Shrine
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Amanohashidate ©
Amanohashidate
Ine no Funaya ©
Ine no Funaya
Chigen-ji Temple ©
Chigen-ji Temple

3
nights
Maizuru

Maizuru ©
Maizuru is a city in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, on an inlet of the Sea of Japan. Amanoiwato Shrine and Choanji Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Kannonji Temple and Tenneiji Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maizuru: Fukuchiyama (Fukuchiyama City Zoo, Fukuchiyama City Children's Science Centre, & more) and Nantan (Miyama Town Nature Cultural Village & Kayabuki-no-sato Kitamura). There's more to do: explore and take pictures at Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force Helicopter Squadron 23rd and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kongoin.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Maizuru route tool .

You can drive from Kyotango to Maizuru in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Maizuru are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Maizuru

Historic Sites Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Fukuchiyama, Nantan
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Amanoiwato Shrine ©
Amanoiwato Shrine
Choanji Temple ©
Choanji Temple
Kayabuki-no-sato Kitamura ©
Kayabuki-no-sato Kitamura

8
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 inner history buff will appreciate Nijo Castle and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Head to Nishiki Market and Kyoto Station Buildingfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, don't miss a visit to Arashiyama, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Katsura Imperial Villa.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto day trip planning app .

Getting from Maizuru to Kyoto by car takes about 2 hours. In May in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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