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 Imperial Palace. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine & Hase-dera Temple). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, take a stroll through Asakusa, stop by Akihabara, and shop like a local with Ginza.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Tokyo itinerary planning app.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Tokyo is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Jakarta to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Jakarta in September, with highs in Tokyo at 32°C and lows at 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

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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. 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 Nagasaki Peace Park. Visit Glover Garden and Ōura Church for their historical value. Step out of Nagasaki with an excursion to Huis Ten Bosch in Sasebo--about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Dejima, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, snap pictures at Megane Bridge, and steep yourself in history at Suwa Shrine.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nagasaki trip maker website.

You can fly from Tokyo to Nagasaki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Nagasaki can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to fly 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 National Museum. Popular historic sites such as Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Sanjusangendo 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: take in the pleasant sights at Gion, take an in-depth tour of Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto visit planner.

You can fly from Nagasaki to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to take a 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 fly back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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