1 day itinerary

Kyoto Rainy 1 day itinerary

A comfortable tour of Kyoto which can be enjoyed even in rainy weather. Beginning with the Kyoto National Museum with its collection of National Treasure art works, and then continuing onto famous temples surrounded by the beautiful serenity of a rainy day, you will visit the famous sights of Kyoto including Nishiki Market, the popular arcade shopping street that has been called “The Kitchen of the Capital”.



Day 1

JR Kyoto Station ( 09:00 AM ~ 09:10 AM )
Kyoto National Museum ( 09:30 AM ~ 10:55 AM )
Sanjusangen-do ( 11:00 AM ~ 11:30 AM )
Nanzenji ( 12:10 PM ~ 02:20 PM )
Eikan-do ( 02:30 PM ~ 03:20 PM )
Nishiki Market ( 04:00 PM ~ 05:00 PM )
JR Kyoto Station ( 05:30 PM ~ 06:30 PM )

Day 1 - Kyoto

09:00 AM 09:10 AM   -   JR Kyoto Station


In addition to the Shinkansen bullet trains, trains, airport buses, express buses and local buses come in here from all directions. There is a tourist information center on the 2nd floor to obtain the latest information. To get to the Kyoto National Museum, take the No. 100 bus from Platform D1 in front of the station or take either the No. 206 or No. 208 bus from Platform D2. Get off at “Hakubutsukan Sanjusangendo-mae" bus stop. As an alternate method, you can also walk from Kyoto Station to the museum in 16 minutes.


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Business Hours Everyday ( 05:30 AM ~ 11:30 PM )
Address 8-3 Higashishiokoji Takakuracho Shimogyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto See map
Telephone 075-000-2486
Website http://www.westjr.co.jp/global/en/

09:30 AM 10:55 AM   -   Kyoto National Museum


At this museum which boasts a history of 120 years, view Japanese paintings and handicrafts. There is a museum café to relax in and a shop with plenty of original goods.


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Business Hours Open:
Museum hours
Tuesday-Thursday, Sunday
9:30am ~ 5 pm
Friday & Saturday
9:30am ~ 8pm

Close:
Mondays
New Year’s holidays

Price Adults: 520 YEN
University students 260 yen
High school students and younger/18 and younger/senior citizens 70 and older are free
Address 527 Chaya-cho, Higashiyama-ku,Kyoto See map
Telephone 075-525-2473
Website http://www.kyohaku.go.jp/eng/index.html

11:00 AM 11:30 AM   -   Sanjusangen-do


The temple is a short walk away from Kyoto National Museum. See the thousand statues of the Thousand-Armed Kannon that are said to each have a different facial expression.


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Business Hours Everyday ( 09:00 AM ~ 04:00 PM )
Price Adults: 600 JPY
Child: 300 JPY
Address Rengeoin Sanjusangendo, 657 Sanjusangendomawari, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture See map
Telephone 075-561-0467
Website http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanj%C5%ABsangen-d%C5%8D

12:10 PM 02:20 PM   -   Nanzenji


Have lunch before exploring Nanzen-ji Temple. You will want to try yudofu (boiled tofu) since there are many famous restaurants serving the dish in this area. After lunch, take a stroll through the temple. On the wide temple grounds, you can enjoy the calm elegance of the rainy day and fully appreciate the beautiful interior surrounded by the fusuma (sliding door) paintings. At the honbo residence, enjoy some matcha tea while viewing the waterfall.


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Business Hours Everyday ( 09:00 AM ~ 04:30 PM )
Price Adults: 500 JPY
Child: 300 JPY
Address Nanzen-ji, Nanzenji Fukuchicho Sakyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto See map
Telephone 075-771-0365
Website http://www.nanzen.net/english/

02:30 PM 03:20 PM   -   Eikan-do


Walk over to Eikan-do Temple which becomes even more beautiful after mid-November with the appearance of the fall colors. It’s a 10-minute walk from Nanzen-ji Temple. Along with the wooden corridors which were built along the mountain slope, the beauty of the moss within the temple grounds that intensifies during rainy weather is another one of its charms.


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Business Hours Everyday ( 09:00 AM ~ 05:00 PM )
Price Adults: 600 JPY
Child: 400 JPY
Address Eikan-dō Zenrin-ji,48 Eikandocho, Sakyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto See map
Telephone 075-761-0007
Website http://www.eikando.or.jp/English/index_eng.html

04:00 PM 05:00 PM   -   Nishiki Market


Head over to Nishiki Market, known as “The Kitchen of the Capital”. In addition to seasonal ingredients and special products of Kyoto, there are also shops called “o-banzai” which sell home-cooked foods. Since it is an arcade shopping district, you can enjoy your shopping without worrying about the weather.


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Address Nishiki Market, 596 Nishidaimonjicho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture See map
Website https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nishiki_Market

05:30 PM 06:30 PM   -   JR Kyoto Station


Kyoto Station is bustling as a huge terminal where you can enjoy shopping and dining. The CUBE shopping mall has stores selling famous confections and Japanese arts and crafts so it is great for looking for souvenirs.


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Business Hours Everyday ( 05:30 AM ~ 11:30 PM )
Address 8-3 Higashishiokoji Takakuracho Shimogyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto See map
Telephone 075-000-2486
Website http://www.westjr.co.jp/global/en/

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By Midori