19 days in Tokyo Prefecture, Nagasaki & Kyoto Itinerary

19 days in Tokyo Prefecture, Nagasaki & Kyoto Itinerary

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Start: Seattle
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Ome
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Hachijo-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Niijima-mura
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h
8
Hachioji
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
End: Narita

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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.
On the 21st (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Kyu Iwasakitei Teien, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, don't miss a visit to Hozomon, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ikegami Hommon-ji Temple. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sasuke Inari Shrine, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kakuonji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sugimotodera Temple.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online journey planner.

Seattle, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Tokyo is 17 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in October: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 72°F and lows are around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Ome.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kamakura, Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine
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Hozomon ©
Hozomon
Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine ©
Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine
Sasuke Inari Shrine ©
Sasuke Inari Shrine

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Ome

Ome ©
Ōme is a city located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 136,071 and a population density of 1320 persons per km². Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Kamiyatsuno Okusuu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Anrakuji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kanzanji Temple, thenhike along Rock Garden, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kongoji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): examine the collection at Kushi Kanzashi Museum, thenhead outdoors with Hachikokuyama Ryokuchi, and then don't miss a visit to Baiganji Temple Shidarezakura.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ome online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Ome takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Ome can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Hachijo-machi.

Things to do in Ome

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hachikokuyama Ryokuchi, Kamiyatsuno Okusuu
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Hachikokuyama Ryokuchi ©
Hachikokuyama Ryokuchi
Anrakuji Temple ©
Anrakuji Temple
Kanzanji Temple ©
Kanzanji Temple

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nights
Hachijo-machi

Hachijo-machi ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Yuhama Ruins Kurawa Ruins, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Karataki Fall, thentake in panoramic vistas at Osaka Tunnel Observation Deck, and finally identify plant and animal life at Noboryotouge. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Hideie Ukita Tomb, contemplate the long history of Hideie Ukita Dwelling Site, take a peaceful walk through Hego Forest, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Occhogahama, and finally enjoy the sea views from Ogoshihana Lighthouse.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hachijo-machi holiday builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ome to Hachijo-machi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Niijima-mura.

Things to do in Hachijo-machi

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Ogoshihana Lighthouse ©
Ogoshihana Lighthouse
Osaka Tunnel Observation Deck ©
Osaka Tunnel Observation Deck

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night
Niijima-mura

Niijima-mura ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Matsugashita Miyabiyu, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Ishiyama Observatory, and then examine the collection at Niijima-Mura Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Niijima-mura travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hachijo-machi to Niijima-mura. In October in Niijima-mura, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Niijima-mura

Parks Nature Museums
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Niijima-Mura Museum ©
Niijima-Mura Museum

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
On the 28th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gokokuji Temple, stroll around Kitanomaru Park, admire the masterpieces at 21 21 DESIGN SIGHT, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuhombutsu Joshin-ji Temple, and finally examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Tokyo.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo holiday planning site.

Explore your travel options from Niijima-mura to Tokyo with the Route module. Expect little chillier evenings in Tokyo when traveling from Niijima-mura in October, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kitanomaru Park ©
Kitanomaru Park
Madame Tussauds Tokyo ©
Madame Tussauds Tokyo
21 21 DESIGN SIGHT ©
21 21 DESIGN SIGHT

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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.
On the 29th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Shitsu Church, steep yourself in history at Nyokodo, Nagai Takashi Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Nakamachi Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Takahama Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kabashima Ounagi Habitat.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nagasaki trip planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Nagasaki by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Beaches Wildlife
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Nyokodo, Nagai Takashi Museum ©
Nyokodo, Nagai Takashi Museum
Catholic Nakamachi Church ©
Catholic Nakamachi Church
Shitsu Church ©
Shitsu Church

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Daikaku-ji and Tsukiyominomiya. Do some cultural sightseeing at Jojakkoji Temple and Ruins of Takatori Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Obakusan Manpuku - ji Temple (in Uji), Hinjitsukan (in Ise) and Otsu (Ishiyamadera Temple & Hiyoshi-Taisha Shrine). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Daibutsuden, admire the natural beauty at Yoshikien, steep yourself in history at Genkoan, and make a trip to Todaiji Keidaicho.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planner.

You can fly from Nagasaki to Kyoto in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. October in Kyoto sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Hachioji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Nara, Koya-cho, Otsu, Ise, Obakusan Manpuku - ji Temple
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Tsukiyominomiya ©
Tsukiyominomiya
Jojakkoji Temple ©
Jojakkoji Temple
Ishiyamadera Temple ©
Ishiyamadera Temple

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night
Hachioji

Hachioji ©
The city of Hachioji, nestled in Western Tokyo's Okutama mountain range, draws visitors with its location, flanked by mountains on three sides and providing easy access to hiking trails.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kobo and then examine the collection at Hino Auto Plaza. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Chikurin Park, head outdoors with Aikawa Park, and then contemplate the long history of Ruins of Tsukui Castle.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hachioji trip planner.

Take a train from Kyoto to Hachioji in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Kyoto in November, expect nights in Hachioji to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Hachioji

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Chikurin Park, Ruins of Tsukui Castle, Mt. Kobo, Aikawa Park
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Mt. Kobo ©
Mt. Kobo

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