13 days in Tokyo, Nagasaki & Kyoto Itinerary

13 days in Tokyo, Nagasaki & Kyoto Itinerary

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Tokyo

— 4 nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tokyo National Museum and Edo-Tokyo Museum. Get some historical perspective at Senso-ji Temple and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Kamakura (Kōtoku-in & Hase-dera Temple). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Ginza, don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, stop by Akihabara, and get a taste of the local shopping with Asakusa.

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Jakarta, Indonesia to Tokyo is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Tokyo is 2 hours. In September, Tokyo is a bit cooler than Jakarta - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 15:

Nagasaki

— 2 nights

City of Peace

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. This history, of course, remains important to the city, its inhabitants, and to the wider world, and should not be forgotten.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and Glover Garden. Visit Nagasaki Peace Park and Glover House and Office for their historical value. Step out of Nagasaki with an excursion to Huis Ten Bosch in Sasebo--about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Dejima, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ōura Church, snap pictures at Megane Bridge, and take a stroll through Shinchi Chinatown.

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Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Nagasaki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Nagasaki can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:

Kyoto

— 4 nights
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.
Appreciate the collections at Kyoto International Manga Museum and Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design. Popular historic sites such as Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Nara (Todai-ji Temple & Todaiji Temple Cultural Center) and Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum (in Osaka). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Gion, admire the masterpieces at Kyoto National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

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Traveling by flight from Nagasaki to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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