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Beyond Tokyo
Itinerary ideas
for your trip in Kyoto

For Individual Travelers

In addition to visiting some of Kyoto’s distinctive temples and shrines, you can also explore how craft techniques in the city have changed over time, and see everything from traditional methods to the latest technologies.

To prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), various facilities in Kyoto may change their operating days or hours. Also, some events may be canceled or postponed. Please check the official websites for the latest information as well as their safety and hygiene measures.

Course Highlights

Suggested Itinerary

DAY 110:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

1Kyoto Station

  • traintrain 27 min
    Kyoto~Saga-Arashiyama(JR Sagano Line)

2100 min
Arashiyama(Togetsu-kyo Bridge, Tenryu-ji Temple, Bamboo Grove)A

  • walking
  • lunch
  • traintrain 20 min
    Arashiyama~Ryōan-ji<Randen Kitano-Line>

345 min
Ryoan-ji Temple B

  • sightseeing
  • bus 10min
    Ryoanji-mae (Ryoanji Temple)~Kinkakuji-mae (Kinkakuji Temple)<City59>

445 min
Kinkaku-ji Temple (The Golden Pavilion)

  • sightseeing
  • bus 15 min
    Kinkakuji-mae (Kinkakuji Temple)~Horikawa Imadegawa<City59>
  • walkwalk 5 min

590 min
Nishijin Textile Industrial Association (Nishijin Textile Center: learn Kimono and its tradition)

  • sightseeing
  • activity
  • walkwalk 5 min
  • busbus 20 min
    Horikawa Imadegawa~Shijo Karasuma<City12>


DAY 29:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


  • subwaysubway 2 min
    Karasuma Oike<Karasuma Line>~Nijojo-mae(Nijo-jo Castle)<Tozai Line>

160 min
Nijo-jo Castle C

Honmaru-goten Palace is currently closed for restoration.

  • sightseeing
  • subwaysubway 4 min
    Nijojo-mae(Nijo-jo Castle)~Kyoto Shiyakusyo-mae(Kyoto City Hall)<Tozai Line>

245 min
Shimadzu Foundation Memorial Hall (Shimadzu Corporation Museum)

  • *
  • technical
  • bus 10 min
    Higashiyama Nijo, Okazaki Koen-guchi~Kiyomizu-michi<City206>
  • walkwalk 20 min

3120 min
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

  • sightseeing
  • lunch
  • traintrain 20 min

460 min
Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine D

  • sightseeing
  • traintrain 8 min

5Kyoto Station

Itinerary ideas for your trip in Kyoto

  • * Provided by Shimadzu Foundation Memorial Hall.

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