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 Ginza. Get some historical perspective at Senso-ji Temple and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Kamakura (Kōtoku-in & Hase-dera Temple). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, take a stroll through Asakusa, get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace, and make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary planning site.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Tokyo is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Tokyo is 2 hours. In September, Tokyo is a bit cooler than Jakarta - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Nagasaki.
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Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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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 Dejima. Visit Glover Garden and Nagasaki Peace Park 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: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oura Catholic 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 3.5 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 catch the flight to Kyoto.
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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 Todaiji Temple Cultural Center. 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 Todai-ji Temple (in Nara). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, see the interesting displays at Kyoto International Manga Museum, get engrossed in the history at Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design, and make a trip to Gion.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planning tool.

Getting from Nagasaki to Kyoto by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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