We only had a few days in Japan, and just one to see Kyoto. Fortunately, we were able to take a 3 hours bullet train to Kyoto but even then only had a few hours to see the beautiful traditional town. If you have time definitely plan to stay overnight as eventhough we did get to see three temples – it did feel very rushed… We learned about the history of the region and visited the top attractions including Fushimi Inari Taisha, Sanjusangen-do Hall, and Kiyomizu-dera Temple.