14 days in Kyoto, Nagano Prefecture & Tokyo Itinerary

14 days in Kyoto, Nagano Prefecture & Tokyo Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly + Train:  10 h 45 min
1
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
2
Ueda
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Matsumoto
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
4
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Singapore

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kyoto Samurai Experience. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, trek along Kyoto Isshu Trail, Higahiyama Fuahimi Inari Course, don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, and take a stroll through Gion.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online travel route builder.

Singapore, Singapore to Kyoto is an approximately 11- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Kyoto is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in September, expect Kyoto to be a bit cooler, temps between 33°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ueda.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Classes
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

2
nights
Ueda

Ueda ©
Nestled at the start of Japan's "Romantic Road," the city of Ueda established itself in the 16th century as a prominent castle town.
Get out of town with these interesting Ueda side-trips: Karuizawa-machi (Karuizawa prince shopping plaza, Kyukaruizawa Ginza-dori, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Ueda Castle, contemplate the long history of Kitamuki-kannon Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Anrakuji Temple, and let the kids burn off some steam at Ueda Joseki Park.

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Traveling by car from Kyoto to Ueda takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Kyoto in September, you will find days in Ueda are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Ueda

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Karuizawa-machi
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Ueda Castle ©
Ueda Castle
Karuizawa prince shopping plaza ©
Karuizawa prince shopping plaza
Shiraito Falls ©
Shiraito Falls

2
nights
Matsumoto

Matsumoto ©
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): experience rural life at Daio Wasabi Farm, take in the views from Kappa Bashi, then contemplate the waterfront views at Taisho Pond, and finally explore the activities along Pond Tashiro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Matsumoto Castle, contemplate the long history of Kaichi Gakko Primary School, admire the masterpieces at Matsumoto City Art Museum, then visit Nakamachi Street, then wander the streets of Nawate Shopping District, and finally contemplate the long history of Yohashira Shrine.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Matsumoto online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Ueda to Matsumoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Daio Wasabi Farm
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Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Taisho Pond ©
Taisho Pond
Kappa Bashi ©
Kappa Bashi

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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo Disneyland, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree.

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Getting from Matsumoto to Tokyo by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Matsumoto, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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