2 days in Kyoto & Nara Itinerary

2 days in Kyoto & Nara Itinerary

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2 days in Kyoto & Nara Itinerary

Start: Kyoto
1
Kyoto
— 1 night
train:  1​h
2
Nara
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
End: Kyoto

1
night
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.
You've added America Mura, Dotonbori, Osaka Castle, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, wander the streets of America Mura, then take a stroll through Dotonbori, and finally take a stroll through Gion. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tenryuji Temple, don't miss a visit to Bamboo Forest Street, then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and finally make a trip to Nishiki Market.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kyoto trip maker app .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport. March in Kyoto sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Gion
Gion

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Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
You've now added Nara Park to your itinerary.

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Traveling by car from Kyoto to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of subway and train. March in Nara sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Nara

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple

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