13 days in Tokyo, Nagasaki & Kyoto Itinerary

13 days in Tokyo, Nagasaki & Kyoto Itinerary

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13 days in Tokyo, Nagasaki & Kyoto Itinerary

Jakarta
bus + Fly + bus:  11​h
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi + train:  5​h
Nagasaki
— 3 nights
+3
train + taxi + Fly + train:  5​h
Kyoto
— 4 nights
bus + Fly + train:  12​h
Jakarta

4
days
Tokyo

Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tokyo National Museum and Akihabara. Get some historical perspective at Senso-ji Temple and Hase-dera Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine & Kōtoku-in). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace, make a trip to Shibuya Pedestrian Scramble, and pause for some photo ops at Hachiko.

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Jakarta, Indonesia to Tokyo is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Jakarta to Tokyo, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Jakarta in September; daily highs in Tokyo reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

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Kamakura
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Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple
Edo-Tokyo Museum

3
days
Nagasaki

The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and Dejima. Visit Glover Garden and Nagasaki Peace Park for their historical value. When in Nagasaki, make a side trip to see Huis Ten Bosch in Sasebo, approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, contemplate the long history of Suwa Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ōura Church, and wander the streets of Shinchi Chinatown.

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Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, and train from Tokyo to Nagasaki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Huis Ten Bosch
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Shinchi Chinatown
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Glover Garden

4
days
Kyoto

The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Get some historical perspective at Sanjusangendo Temple and Fushimi Inari Taisha. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Oriental Ceramics and Kyoto International Manga Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Nara (Tōdai-ji & Todaiji Temple Cultural Center). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera, admire the masterpieces at Kyoto National Museum, see the interesting displays at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, and make a trip to Gion.

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You can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight from Nagasaki to Kyoto in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nara, Museum of Oriental Ceramics
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Nijo Castle
Fushimi Inari Taisha
Kiyomizu-dera

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