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 Kōtoku-in. Get some historical perspective at Senso-ji Temple 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.

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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.
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Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · 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 Nagasaki Peace Park. Visit Glover Garden and Oura Catholic 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.

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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.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Nature
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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 Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design. Popular historic sites such as Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle 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). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, see the interesting displays at Kyoto International Manga Museum, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, and make a trip to Gion.

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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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