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Below is basically a Kyoto travel planning map.

Use it to plan your Japan trip itinerary one day in Kyoto, 2 days in Kyoto, or 5 days in Kyoto!

Be sure to play around on it!

 

But first…

Quick tips for getting around Kyoto

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  • When you’re actually in Kyoto and in the major tourist areas, you’ll see local sightseeing maps all over!
  • The Google Maps app is also a reliable way to figure out how to get around Kyoto by bus and train
  • The Japan Travel Navitime app can be good if you’re trying to figure out the best way to get around with a JR pass (or to help you decide if it’s better to get around without your JR pass)
  • The Google Translate app has a feature where you can take a picture of Japanese writing and it will translate it for you
  • The one day bus pass will be worth it if you’ll be taking the bus at least 3 times – see more tips for taking the bus in Kyoto
  • The ICOCA card is SO worth it to get if you’ll be taking the bus or train to get around Kyoto. (No cost savings, but it’s highly convenient so you won’t have to go through the hassle of buying individual tickets! They are basically recharge cards.)

 

 

Now…

Here’s the quick list of 5 days in Kyoto to use along with the map!

 

 

The Kyoto travel planning map

 

 

Click the little icon in the top left corner of the map to see the list of what you’ll find on this map.

This map may not work very well on this page on mobile, sorry!

In that case, have a look at this Kyoto map in Google Maps.

Whether you’re on mobile or desktop, click on a colored icon for more information about each location!

 

 

Kyoto hotels map

Put in your travel dates below (partner website) and you can see prices of hotels in Kyoto!

You can also try searching for specific hotels like:



Booking.com

 

 

Now…

What’s on the Kyoto tourist map?

 

 

Day 1 in Kyoto

Top Kyoto attractions by bus

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Day 2 in Kyoto

Kyoto hikes

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Day 3 in Kyoto

Philosopher’s Path

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Day 4 in Kyoto

Arashiyama and Sagano

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Day 5 in Kyoto

Kurama – Kibune – Ohara

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HAPPY KYOTO TRAVEL PLANNING!

 

 

 



More quick tips for planning your trip to Japan

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Shoes for Japan
For summer travel, hiking sandals can be perfect for walking around cities and for many of the short day hikes! See travel sandals like these for women and these for men.

Japan is a mountain country so be sure to get in some hikes!

See trail running shoes too (for women - for men) for other solid hikes including climbing Mt Fuji.

Speaking of hiking, I love this daypack.

The super fast train in Japan
In general, 2 long-distance shinkansen train trips will likely end up making it so the JR pass will be worth it. But here's how to calculate it to be sure.

See the current price of a JR pass from an official vendor.

Natural disasters in Japan
Unfortunately, Japan can be prone to natural disasters which means risk for travel delays. So be sure to look at travel insurance for natural disasters.

My travel insurance took care of my accommodation and food costs when I was forced to stay extra days in Japan because of a typhoon.

See how much insurance costs for your trip.

Best travel guides for Japan
If you're at step 1 in your planning process, have a look at this Discover Japan book.

For "books" that won't take up space in your suitcase, see the best PDF guides.

See more of the best books for Japan trip planning.

Cheap(er) flights to Japan
I used this website to find the cheapest flight and to book my recent flight to Japan.

Sometimes it makes sense to book direct - my preferred way!

But this booking site will search a combination of airlines, including those who aren't partner airlines, which means that they can help you find cheaper flights by booking individual flights for you as part of one flight itinerary. This can be especially helpful if you're not flying out of a major hub with direct flights to Japan.

I've missed a flight booked through them and it was taken care of with hotel and new flight.

See more tips for finding cheap flights to Japan.

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That's it for now!