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 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 10 min away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, take a stroll through Akihabara, ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ginza.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Tokyo is an approximately 12-hour flight. 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 · Museums

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and Nagasaki Peace Park. Visit Glover Garden 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.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nagasaki driving holiday app.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Nagasaki takes 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 travel 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 National Museum and Kyoto International Manga Museum. Popular historic sites such as Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum (in Osaka) and Nara (Todai-ji Temple & Todaiji Temple Cultural Center). Next up on the itinerary: visit Gion, take an in-depth tour of Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Nagasaki to Kyoto by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 23°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 · Parks

Side Trips

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