3 days in Shiga Prefecture & Kyoto Itinerary

3 days in Shiga Prefecture & Kyoto Itinerary

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3 days in Shiga Prefecture & Kyoto Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
train:  3​h 15​min
1
Otsu
— Few hours
train:  15​min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
End: Tokyo

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hours
Otsu

Otsu
The lake port city of Otsu has a wealth of sites of historical and cultural importance and lies within close proximity to Kyoto.
On the 14th (Sat), play a few rounds at Seta Golf Course North Course.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Otsu tour planner .

Tokyo to Otsu is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Otsu can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Otsu

Golf Outdoors
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and finally wander the streets of Gion.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto tour planning website .

Kyoto is just a stone's throw from Otsu. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:
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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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