Kyoto is an absolutely incredible city full of rich history, culture, delicious food and kind people. If you truly want to experience it all in a relaxed manner, you’ll need 4-full days to enjoy it all, although it can certainly be done in 3-days. I’ve outlined what to see in Kyoto and where to eat, in order, to help you have the best trip possible!
Best Time To Go: October, November (fall) & March, April, May (spring)
Central Kyoto (Day 1):
Morning: Nijo Castle & Nashiki Market
Lunch: Ramen Sen No Kaze
Afternoon: Sento Palace & Kyoto Imperial Palace
Dinner In Pontonncho: OC Osteria Colon
Late Night Drinks: Hello Dolly
Southern Kyoto (Day 2):
Coffee: Vermillion Espresso Bar
Morning: Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine
Lunch: Hiwa Mata Noboru Ramen
Eastern Kyoto (Day 3):
Morning: Kiyomizudera Temple, Higashiyama District, Chion-in Temple, & Nazen-Ji Temple
Lunch: Junsei Restaurant Nazenji
Afternoon: Path of Philosphy & Ginkaku-ji Temple (Silver Pavillion)
Dinner: Omen Restaurant
Northern/Western Kyoto (Day 4):
Morning: Kinkaju-Ji (Golden Temple)
Lunch: Okonomiyaki Katsu
Afternoon: Bamboo Forest
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