15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Fukuoka
— 1 night
2
Osaka
— 3 nights
3
Kyoto
— 1 night
4
Tokyo
— 3 nights
5
Nagano
— 2 nights
6
Fukuoka
— 2 nights

1
night
Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
On the 2nd (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tochoji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakozaki Shrine, thentake an in-depth tour of Fukuoka City Museum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Atago Jinja Shrine, and finally examine the collection at OH Sadaharu Baseball Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kashii-gu, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marine World umino-nakamichi, thensteep yourself in history at Wadatsumi Shrine, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Miyajidake Shrine, and finally take an in-depth tour of Munakata Shrine.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fukuoka trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Fukuoka is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Fukuoka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in February; daily highs in Fukuoka reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Miyajidake Shrine, Munakata Shrine
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Miyajidake Shrine ©
Miyajidake Shrine
Munakata Shrine ©
Munakata Shrine
Tochoji Temple ©
Tochoji Temple

3
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Nishinomiya Shrine and Osaka Castle will appeal to history buffs. Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine and Toshodai-ji Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Horyu-ji Temple (in Ikaruga-cho), Nara (Nigatsu-do Temple & Nara Park) and Arima Onsen (in Kobe). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Dotombori District, shop like a local with Hankyu Umeda Honten, see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Osaka.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Fukuoka to Osaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Osaka are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Horyu-ji Temple, Nishinomiya Shrine, Arima Onsen
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Nishinomiya Shrine ©
Nishinomiya Shrine
Horyu-ji Temple ©
Horyu-ji Temple
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Ninna-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kamigamo Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shimogamo Jinja.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Osaka to Kyoto by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February in Kyoto, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
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Kamigamo Shrine ©
Kamigamo Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Shimogamo Jinja ©
Shimogamo Jinja

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take a stroll through Yanaka District, thenwander the streets of Ginza, thenstroll around Chikurin Park, and finally examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), contemplate the long history of Kencho-ji Temple, look for gifts at Pokemon Mega Center Tokyo, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asakusa Shrine, and finally visit Ueno District.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February in Tokyo, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Nagano.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kamakura, Chikurin Park, Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum
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Ueno District ©
Ueno District
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) ©
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)

2
nights
Nagano

Nagano ©
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): tee off at Myoko Kogen and then make a trip to Sanada House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Iizuna Highlands Oyachi Marsh, take an in-depth tour of Togakushi Folk Museum Togakushi Ninja Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Togakushi Jinja Hokosha, stop by Yawataya Isogoro Honten, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenkoji Sesonin Shakado Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenko-ji Temple.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nagano journey site.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Nagano in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in February, expect Nagano to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Nagano

Parks Spas Nature

Side Trip

Myoko Kogen
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Myoko Kogen ©
Myoko Kogen
Togakushi Jinja Hokosha ©
Togakushi Jinja Hokosha
Togakushi Folk Museum Togakushi Ninja Museum ©

2
nights
Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
Kushida Shrine and Nanzoin are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Sumiyoshi Shrine and Furosui Daimyojin are in your itinerary. Enjoy Fukuoka some more: steep yourself in history at Fukuoka Castle Ruins, admire the natural beauty at Uminonakamichi Seaside Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Asahi Breweries Hakata Brewery, and buy something for everyone on your list at JR Hakata City Amu Plaza Hakata.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Fukuoka online holiday builder.

You can fly from Nagano to Fukuoka in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nagano in February, expect Fukuoka to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Nanzoin
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Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine
Nanzoin ©
Nanzoin
Fukuoka Castle Ruins ©
Fukuoka Castle Ruins

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