Kyoto trip planner
Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free
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. A Kyoto vacation appeals to visitors wishing to enrich their outdoor explorations with some historical and spiritual flair, an easy task in a city claiming to posses over 1,000 notable Buddhist temples. In addition to soaking up the architectural sights, popular things to do in Kyoto include visits to the busy textile district, browsing the old-fashioned shopping streets, and dropping into tofu shops and traditional teahouses. Plan the details of your Kyoto holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use Japan trip builder tool.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Kyoto
Get a personalized planA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top Kyoto tours
Kyoto Small-Group Sake Brewery Tour with Sake Tasting BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $59
Duration: 45 minutes
Experience Visiting a Local Farmer and Mochi Rice Cake Making BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $167
Duration: 4 hours
Kyoto Early Bird Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $130
Duration: 5 hours 15 minutes
See all ›
See all ›
Side trips from Kyoto
Hidden gems in Kyoto
See all ›
Parks in Kyoto
Places to visit with Kyoto
Recently planned trips to Kyoto
14 days in Japan, Seoul & Beijing BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 7 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND November, popular sights Preferences: November Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 32 days in Japan BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 31 days in Japan BY A USER FROM BRAZIL March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy