13 days in Tokyo, Nagasaki & Kyoto Itinerary

13 days in Tokyo, Nagasaki & Kyoto Itinerary

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Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  11 h
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h
2
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Fly + Tram + Train:  5 h
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  12 h
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

4
nights
Tokyo

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tokyo National Museum and Senso-ji Temple. Get some historical perspective at Kōtoku-in and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Hase-dera Temple in Kamakura--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace, wander the streets of Akihabara, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ginza.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Tokyo is an approximately 11- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Jakarta to Tokyo. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Jakarta in September: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Nagasaki

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and Dejima. Visit Glover Garden and Nagasaki Peace Park 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: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ōura Church, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa, snap pictures at Megane Bridge, and take a stroll through Shinchi Chinatown.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nagasaki driving holiday app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Tokyo to Nagasaki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; 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 travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Huis Ten Bosch
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Shinchi Chinatown ©
Shinchi Chinatown
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden

4
nights
Kyoto

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

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto visit planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, tram, and train from Nagasaki to Kyoto in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. September in Kyoto sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nara, Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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