60 days in Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

60 days in Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

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60 days in Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly + train:  19​h
1
Kyoto
— 16 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Kizugawa
— 10 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Maizuru
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Kyotango
— 11 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Fukuchiyama
— 10 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h
End: Rome

16
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.
Visit Ninna-ji Temple and Shimogamo Jinja for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Mt. Kurama and Yase Momiji no Komichi. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Uji (Asahiyaki, Byodo-in Temple Museum Hoshokan, & more), Shokado Garden Art Museum (in Yawata) and Oyamazaki-cho (Oyamazaki Sanso Seikaro & Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Pontocho, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanzen-in Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Kamogawa River, and see the interesting displays at Kyoto Railway Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planner .

Rome, Italy to Kyoto is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. Traveling from Rome to Kyoto, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kyoto when traveling from Rome in July, with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Kizugawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Uji, Oyamazaki-cho, Muko, Shokado Garden Art Museum
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Kyoto Railway Museum ©
Kyoto Railway Museum
Ninna-ji Temple ©
Ninna-ji Temple
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple

10
nights
Kizugawa

Kizugawa ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Jindoji Temple and Gansenji. Explore hidden gems such as Joruri Temple and Shoju-in. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kizugawa: Ujitawara-cho (Zenjoji Temple, Birthplace of Soen Nagatani, & more), Kasagi-cho (Thirteen Story Pagoda & Kasagidera Temple) and Wazuka-cho (Asaka Shinno Tombs, Shohoji Temple, & more).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kizugawa trip planning app .

You can drive from Kyoto to Kizugawa in an hour. August in Kizugawa sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 32°C at night. You will leave for Maizuru on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Kizugawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kyotanabe, Wazuka-cho, Ujitawara-cho, Seika-cho, Ide-cho
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Gansenji ©
Gansenji
Omido Kannonji Temple ©
Omido Kannonji Temple
Tsukiyomi Shrine ©
Tsukiyomi Shrine

10
nights
Maizuru

Maizuru ©
Maizuru is a city in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, on an inlet of the Sea of Japan. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Little Indigo Museum and Maizuru City Commemoration Hall. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ankokuji Temple and Keirinji Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Maizuru: Onsen Resorts (in Ayabe), Nantan (Chubudera Temple, Kayabuki-no-sato Kitamura, & more) and Kyotanba-cho (Ajo Sansho Shrine & Wachisan Yaso no Forest). The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force Helicopter Squadron 23rd, brush up on your military savvy at Navy Memorial Hall, make a trip to Kitasui Tunnel, and examine the collection at Maizuru Municipal Red Brick Museum.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Maizuru day trip planning app .

Drive from Kizugawa to Maizuru in 2 hours. Traveling from Kizugawa in August, expect nights in Maizuru to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Kyotango.

Things to do in Maizuru

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Nantan, Kyotanba-cho, Ayabe
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Gorogadake Park ©
Gorogadake Park
Kayabuki-no-sato Kitamura ©
Kayabuki-no-sato Kitamura
Navy Memorial Hall ©
Navy Memorial Hall

11
nights
Kyotango

Kyotango ©
Kaya Steam Locomotive Square and Tango Local Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Amanohashidate and Kanabiki Waterfall. Explore Kyotango's surroundings by going to Yosano-cho (Kaya Tsubaki Cultural Museum, Former Kaya Station, & more), Ine-cho (Mukai Shuzo, Ine no Funaya, & more) and Miyazu (Nariaiji Temple, Kasamatsu Park, & more).

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyotango trip planner .

You can drive from Maizuru to Kyotango in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Kyotango are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Fukuchiyama.

Things to do in Kyotango

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Miyazu, Yosano-cho, Ine-cho
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Ine no Funaya ©
Ine no Funaya
Amanohashidate ©
Amanohashidate
Motoise Konojinja Shrine ©
Motoise Konojinja Shrine

10
nights
Fukuchiyama

Fukuchiyama ©
Fukuchiyama is a city in northern Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, on the Yura River. Escape the urban bustle at Fukuchiyama City Zoo and Shizushi Cave. Appreciate the collections at Fukuchiyama City Flood Control Memorial and Japanese Oni Exchange Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Fukuchiyama: Oomoto Choseiden (in Ayabe) and Kyotanba-cho (Koto Fall, Tamba Sports Park, & more). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Onitakeinari Shrine and see the interesting displays at Fukuchiyama Tetsudokan Poppo Land.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Fukuchiyama vacation planner.

You can drive from Kyotango to Fukuchiyama in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Fukuchiyama can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Fukuchiyama

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kyotanba-cho, Ayabe
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Amanoiwato Shrine ©
Amanoiwato Shrine
Fukuchiyama Castle ©
Fukuchiyama Castle
Choanji Temple ©
Choanji Temple

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