14 days in Kyoto, Nagano Prefecture & Tokyo Itinerary

14 days in Kyoto, Nagano Prefecture & Tokyo Itinerary

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Kyoto
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Ueda
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Matsumoto
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kyoto Samurai Experience. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, hike along Kyoto Isshu Trail, Higahiyama Fuahimi Inari Course, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto holiday planning tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Kyoto is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in September; daily highs in Kyoto reach 33°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ueda.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Classes · Trails
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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Ueda

Ueda ©
Nestled at the start of Japan's "Romantic Road," the city of Ueda established itself in the 16th century as a prominent castle town.
Get out of town with these interesting Ueda side-trips: Karuizawa-machi (Karuizawa prince shopping plaza, Kyukaruizawa Ginza-dori, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Ueda Castle, let little ones run wild at Ueda Joseki Park, test the waters at a local thermal spa, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Anrakuji Temple.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ueda route planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Ueda in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Traveling from Kyoto in September, expect nights in Ueda to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Ueda

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Ueda Castle ©
Ueda Castle
Shiraito Falls ©
Shiraito Falls
Karuizawa prince shopping plaza ©
Karuizawa prince shopping plaza

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Matsumoto

Matsumoto ©
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): experience rural life at Daio Wasabi Farm, take in the views from Kappa Bashi, then contemplate the waterfront views at Taisho Pond, and finally explore the activities along Pond Tashiro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Matsumoto Castle, contemplate the long history of Kaichi Gakko Primary School, admire the masterpieces at Matsumoto City Art Museum, then visit Nakamachi Street, then wander the streets of Nawate Shopping District, and finally contemplate the long history of Yohashira Shrine.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Matsumoto online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Ueda to Matsumoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Kappa Bashi ©
Kappa Bashi
Pond Tashiro ©
Pond Tashiro

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Tokyo Disneyland in Maihama (about 38 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace.

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Getting from Matsumoto to Tokyo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Matsumoto, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trip

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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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