Kyoto Itinerary 4 Days
Must-see Places in Kyoto in 4 Days
4 Days is a long enough time for you to visit all the must-see places in Kyoto, have the best experiences and to make a lot of memories. Below is a list of attractions that you may cover in Kyoto in 4 days.
- Fushimi Inari-taisha
- Gion District
- Kyoto Railway Museum
- Adashino Nenbutsu- Ji
- Kyoto International Manga Museum
- Mount Hiei
- Mount Atago
- Byodoin Temple
- Nishiki Market
- Heian Shrine
- Toji Temple
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4 Days in Kyoto - Perfect Holiday Guide
Offering cultural experiences, picturesque locales and an exciting dose of adventure and fun, Kyoto is a picturesque city nestled on the island of Honshu. This city formerly served as the capital of Japan before Tokyo and was the epicenter of numerous wars and skirmishes. Go through this 4 Days Kyoto Itinerary to know about the best way to explore this fascinating city!
How to see Kyoto in 4 days?
Day 1- Nishiki Market, Gion & the Higashiyama District
On the first day of your trip, take a stroll through downtown Kyoto and explore the city’s famous food markets like Nishiki Market. It is a 14th-century market covered arcade is lined with shops Known as one of the best markets on the island if you want to gorge on and shop for traditional Japanese fares like octopus and quail eggs.
Gion and the Higashiyama is just a short walk away from Nishiki Market. Gion is Kyoto’s most famous hanamachi and this is the place where you have a good chance of spotting geiko (as geisha are known in Kyoto).
Day 2- Arashiyama and Golden Temple
Begin the second day of your trip with a visit to the Bamboo groves and gardens at Arashiyama. Spend time at Togetsukyo Bridge, which is Arashiyama's well-known attraction. In this area, you can find not only numerous shops and restaurants but also the famous Tenryuji Temple, also known as the Golden Temple. You can rent a bicycle and explore the quaint wooden temples, rural residential areas and lush green fields in Sagano, which starts from the northern end of Togetsukyo Bridge.
Day 3 - Northwestern Kyoto
Northwestern Kyoto houses Kinkakuji, which is one of the most magnificent temples in Japan. A World Heritage Site, the best part about this attraction is the beautiful Kyokochi Pond which mirrors the molten gold shrine. This Zen Buddhist temple is a picturesque 2-storeyed structure.
From here you can head to the Ryoan-ji, another Zen Temple and UNESCO World Heritage site in Kyoto. The dry landscape garden, consisting large rock formations atop small, smooth pebbles, housed in the premises of this temple is the prime point of attraction at this site.
Day 4- Uji and Fushimi Inari
Begin the last day of your travel with Uji, which is renowned for having Japan’s best green tea. While you are in this area, you can also head to Byodo-in temple, a lovely temple that was originally built in AD 998.
In the afternoon, pay a visit to the lovely Fushimi Inari shrine. A 1,300-year-old inari shrine which now headquarters for 30,000 smaller inari shrines across Japan, Fushimi Inari shrine beautifully showcases the culture and traditions of Japan. A visit to this shrine bequeaths visitors with the fabulous view of the row of 10,000 red torii gates, which are the icon of Kyoto. Walking through the tunnels of vibrant torii gates is an experience that is simply magical!
Tours in Kyoto Worth Adding to Your 4-Day Trip
The several attractions that Kyoto offers will definitely add up to your experience. Hence, without any delay, book some interesting and fun tours such as
Best Hotels in Kyoto for 4 Day Trip
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With Less Days in Hand
With More Days in Hand
Holiday of more than 4 days in Kyoto can give you freedom to explore the city in detail. Taste the best of life at Kyoto. You can explore city on your own or opt for some tours. Check travel ideas for longer holidays like 5 days or 6 days in Kyoto here.
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