A 3 day Kyoto itinerary for first timers

First time to Kyoto? Make the most of it with this 3 day Kyoto itinerary
3 day Kyoto Itinerary - Pat Kay blog

This Kyoto itinerary is a short, sharp way to see Kyoto in just 3 days.

Kyoto doesn’t really need much of an introduction. Chances are if you’re already planning to head to Japan, you probably already looking for that gorgeous, old-world cultural Japanese charm.

This Kyoto itinerary is ideal if it’s your first time to Kyoto.

If you’re spending a week or two in Japan sightseeing across the country, typically 3 days is my recommendation if you’ve never been there before. 3 days is just enough to give you a good taste of what Kyoto looks and feels like. From there you can decide if you want to spend a little longer there next time.

This itinerary is tailored more towards sightseeing, with a few food recommendations mixed in here and there, as that’s what I like to focus on when I travel. I’ve left experience-based activities out – although there’s plenty of those to do in Kyoto like Geisha performances, tea ceremonies, calligraphy, zen meditation etc.

Anyway, let’s get to it.

Enjoy Kyoto

That’s it!

I hope you enjoyed this 3 day Kyoto itinerary. I love Kyoto; the old capital is just so different to any other part of Japan and it’s a place I look forward to revisiting every time I’m in the country.

I’m sure you’ll love it too.

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