It’s impossible to visit Japan without calling in on Kyoto. With countless temples and shrines, endless heritage sites, gorgeous architecture, and immersive activities it is an absolute must in any tour of Japan.
Planning your visit to Japan’s cultural capital can be overwhelming. Managing your time is key: you’ll never run out of things to see and do – travel geeks will want to plan each day down to the hour and minute!
No matter how long your wider tour, we’d always recommend a stay of 3 or 4 nights in Kyoto, giving yourself the best part of three days to explore the city and surrounds. Below we’ve detailed our perfect 3-day Kyoto itinerary, balancing the best of the city’s heritage attractions, cultural activities, and slices of local life. For more inspiration, make sure to speak to our dedicated Japan specialists!