14 days in Tokyo, Nagano Prefecture & Kyoto Itinerary

14 days in Tokyo, Nagano Prefecture & Kyoto Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Karuizawa-machi
— 2 nights
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Matsumoto
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 5 nights

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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.
Step out of Tokyo to go to Maihama and see Tokyo DisneySea, which is approximately 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, take a stroll through Odaiba District, get to know the fascinating history of Imperial Palace, and take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo travel route planning site.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Tokyo is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Jakarta to Tokyo, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jakarta in September, expect Tokyo to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Karuizawa-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Architectural Building
Tokyo Tower
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Karuizawa-machi

Karuizawa-machi
The only city in the world to have hosted both summer and winter Olympics, the resort town of Karuizawa-machi boasts clean air, impressive mountain scenery, and many outdoor activities and hot springs.
On the 13th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sentoji Temple, explore the striking landscape at Takamine Kogen, then look for all kinds of wild species at Ike no Taira Shitsugen, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nunobiki Kannon, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaio-in Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Stone Church, buy something for everyone on your list at Karuizawa prince shopping plaza, play a few rounds at Seizan Golf Course, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kumoba Pond, and finally stroll around Yukawa Furusato Park.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Karuizawa-machi tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Karuizawa-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tokyo in September, with highs in Karuizawa-machi at 28°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Karuizawa-machi

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

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Wildlife Area
Ike no Taira Shitsugen
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Water Body
Kumoba Pond
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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): explore the world behind art at Japan Ukiyo-e Museum, examine the collection at Matsumoto Folkcraft Museum (Matsumoto Mingei-kan), steep yourself in history at Kaichi Gakko Primary School, then step into the grandiose world of Matsumoto Castle, then explore the world behind art at Matsumoto City Art Museum, and finally gain insight at Suzuki Shin-ichi Talent Education Institute. On the next day, take a peaceful walk through Tashiro Shitsugen, take a peaceful walk through Larch Forests In Kamikochi area, then contemplate the waterfront views at Myojin Pond, then get outside with Karasawa Carl, and finally get outside with Tokusawa.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Matsumoto day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Karuizawa-machi to Matsumoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Matsumoto are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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Water Body
Myojin Pond
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Art Museum
Japan Ukiyo-e Museum
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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.
Take a break from Kyoto with a short trip to Universal Studios Japan in Osaka, about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, make a trip to Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple, and visit Arashiyama.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip itinerary site.

You can take a train from Matsumoto to Kyoto in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Matsumoto, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 23°C. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Parks

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World heritage site
Nijo Castle
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