16 days in Nagasaki, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

16 days in Nagasaki, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

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1
Nagasaki
— 4 nights
2
Kyoto
— 5 nights
3
Tokyo
— 5 nights

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nagoya Castle Ruins and Nijino Matsubara. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Suwa Shrine and Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Karatsu (Former Takatori House & Kawamura Art Museum). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, explore the galleries of Nagasaki Kameyama Shachu, and admire the masterpieces at Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nagasaki road trip site.

San Francisco, USA to Nagasaki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 17 hour difference. In July, Nagasaki is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Karatsu
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Nijino Matsubara ©
Nijino Matsubara
Suwa Shrine ©
Suwa Shrine

5
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.
Get some historical perspective at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Tenryuji Temple. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kennin-ji Temple and Higashi Hongan-ji Temple. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shimogamo Jinja, take a stroll through Pontocho District, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nanzen-ji Temple.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Nagasaki to Kyoto in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July in Kyoto, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple

5
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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 itinerary includes some good beach time at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park) and Morito Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to teamLab☆Planets and Mori Art Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Kamakura (Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asakusa Shrine, take a stroll through Ueno District, explore the world behind art at Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, and see the interesting displays at Fire Museum.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online attractions planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In July in Tokyo, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kamakura, Morito Beach
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teamLab☆Planets ©
teamLab☆Planets
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple

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