4 days in Kyoto & Takasaki Itinerary

4 days in Kyoto & Takasaki Itinerary

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4 days in Kyoto & Takasaki Itinerary

Start: Kyoto
1
Kyoto
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Takasaki
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
End: Kyoto

1
day
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kyoto Station Building, Yasaka Shrine and The Bamboo Forest Trail. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): browse the different shops at Kyoto Station Building, steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take a peaceful walk through The Bamboo Forest Trail, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Yasaka Shrine.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Kyoto. May in Kyoto sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Takasaki.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kyoto Station Building ©
Kyoto Station Building

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nights
Takasaki

Takasaki ©
Famous for its Daruma dolls, Takasaki serves as a great stopover town during a trip through Japan.
On the 14th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Haruna, make a trip to Ikaho Stone Steps, and then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Tomioka Silk Mill and then take in nature's colorful creations at Ashikaga Flower Park.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Takasaki route planner .

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Takasaki takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, daytime highs in Takasaki are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 16th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Takasaki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Shibukawa, Tomioka Silk Mill, Ashikaga Flower Park
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Lake Haruna ©
Lake Haruna
Ikaho Stone Steps ©
Ikaho Stone Steps
Tomioka Silk Mill ©
Tomioka Silk Mill

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