7 days in Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

7 days in Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

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7 days in Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + train:  6​h 30​min
1
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Miyazu
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas and Keage Incline. Kyoto Gyoen National Garden and Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple) will appeal to history buffs. When in Kyoto, make a side trip to see Ishiyamadera Temple in Otsu, approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stop by Ippodo Tea Kyoto, admire the natural beauty at Kyoto Botanical Garden, steep yourself in history at Honen-in, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Myoshinji Temple.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto trip itinerary site .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Kyoto is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in May; daily highs in Kyoto reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Miyazu.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Spas

Side Trip

Otsu
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Kyoto Gyoen National Garden ©
Kyoto Gyoen National Garden
Ishiyamadera Temple ©
Ishiyamadera Temple
Myoshinji Temple ©
Myoshinji Temple

1
night
Miyazu

Miyazu ©
Though home to one of Japan's long-admired "three views," few people know Miyazu by name.
On the 21st (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amanoiwato Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Onitakeinari Shrine, get engrossed in the history at Amanohashidate Museum Chienowakan, stop by Surumeya, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wakinomiya Shrine, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Miyazu Catholic Church. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Kyu Mikamiye House, contemplate the long history of Kyoo-ji Temple, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kanabiki Waterfall, then take in the views from Kitasuisan Bridge, and finally stroll around Gorogadake Park.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Miyazu sightseeing planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Miyazu by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Miyazu can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Miyazu

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Fukuchiyama, Maizuru
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Miyazu Catholic Church ©
Miyazu Catholic Church
Amanoiwato Shrine ©
Amanoiwato Shrine
Kyoo-ji Temple ©
Kyoo-ji Temple

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