10 days in Kyoto, Kobe & Fukushima Itinerary

10 days in Kyoto, Kobe & Fukushima Itinerary

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10 days in Kyoto, Kobe & Fukushima Itinerary

Start: Kyoto
1
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
2
Kobe
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Fukushima
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
End: Kyoto

3
nights
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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Nara Park and Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Dotonbori (in Osaka), Todai-ji Temple (in Nara) and Chinatown (Nankinmachi) (in Kobe). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Gion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo-jo Castle.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto vacation site .

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport. In November, daytime highs in Kyoto are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Kobe, Nara, Dotonbori
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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nights
Kobe

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): wander the streets of Kobe Harborland, take in the pleasant sights at Himeji Castle, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kokoen Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Rokko, then admire the verdant scenery at Arima Onsen, and then wander the streets of Kitano-cho.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kobe day trip tool .

Kobe is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. November in Kobe sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Himeji
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Arima Onsen ©
Arima Onsen
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Mt. Rokko ©
Mt. Rokko

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nights
Fukushima

Fukushima ©
Fukushima is the capital city of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uesugi Jinja Shrine, and then explore the activities along Goshikinuma Lake. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Shiroishi Castle, then get impressive views of Azuma Kofuji, and then steep yourself in history at Old Horikiri House.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Fukushima trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kobe to Fukushima. Traveling from Kobe in November, expect Fukushima to be little chillier, temps between 13°C and 5°C. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fukushima

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Goshikinuma Lake, Shiroishi Castle, Takahata Winery, Uesugi Jinja Shrine
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Goshikinuma Lake ©
Goshikinuma Lake
Azuma Kofuji ©
Azuma Kofuji
Uesugi Jinja Shrine ©
Uesugi Jinja Shrine

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