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 Prefectural Art Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Karatsu (Former Takatori House & Kawamura Art Museum). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays 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 take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Nakamachi Church.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nagasaki trip planning tool.

San Francisco, USA to Nagasaki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Nagasaki, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Nagasaki is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 87°F and lows of 77°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 Kennin-ji Temple. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tenryuji Temple and Kurama-dera. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Higashi Hongan-ji Temple, 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 89°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel 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
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 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 Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Kamakura (Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Mori Art Museum, take a stroll through Ueno District, get engrossed in the history at Kanda Myojin, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In July in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to 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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