15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Osaka
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
3
Kyoto
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Nagano
— 2 nights
train:  7​h 15​min
6
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
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), see the interesting displays at OH Sadaharu Baseball Museum, examine the collection at Fukuoka Citizen’s Disaster Prevention Center, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atago Jinja Shrine, then hike along Aburayama Shimin no Mori, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamado Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Miyajidake Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kashii-gu, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kushida Shrine, then view the masterpieces at Acros Fukuoka, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Fukuoka road trip planning website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Fukuoka is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Fukuoka. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in February, things will get cooler in Fukuoka: highs are around 12°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Miyajidake Shrine, Kamado Shrine
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Atago Jinja Shrine ©
Atago Jinja Shrine
Miyajidake Shrine ©
Miyajidake Shrine
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Arima Onsen and Horyu-ji Temple. For shopping fun, head to Dotonbori or Hankyu Umeda Honten. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Nara (Nigatsu-do Temple & Nara Park). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toshodai-ji Temple, explore the engaging exhibits at Kids Plaza Osaka, get to know the fascinating history of Tenjinzaka, and contemplate the long history of Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka trip site .

You can take a train from Fukuoka to Osaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Osaka are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Arima Onsen, Horyu-ji Temple, Nishinomiya Shrine
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Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine ©
Sumiyoshi Taisha 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.
On the 7th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, contemplate the long history of Ninna-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamigamo Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shimogamo Jinja.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto day trip app .

Kyoto is just a stone's throw from Osaka. In February, daytime highs in Kyoto are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
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Shimogamo Jinja ©
Shimogamo Jinja
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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.
On the 8th (Sat), wander the streets of Yanaka, then shop like a local with Ginza, then identify plant and animal life at Chikurin Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kencho-ji Temple, look for gifts at Pokemon Mega Center Tokyo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, and finally wander the streets of Ueno.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planner.

Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in February, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can take a train to Nagano.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kamakura, Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, Chikurin Park
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Ueno ©
Ueno
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Myoko Kogen and then steep yourself in history at Sanada House. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life 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, then look for gifts at Yawataya Isogoro Honten, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Zenkoji Sesonin Shakado Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Zenko-ji Temple.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Nagano journey builder tool .

Getting from Tokyo to Nagano by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tokyo in February: high temperatures in Nagano hover around 4°C and lows are around -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Nagano

Parks Winter Sports Nature

Side Trip

Myoko Kogen
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Myoko Kogen ©
Myoko Kogen
Zenko-ji Temple ©
Zenko-ji Temple
Togakushi Jinja Hokosha ©
Togakushi Jinja Hokosha

2
nights
Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History & Human History and Dazaifu Tenman-gu. For shopping fun, head to Yanagibashi Rengo Market or Kobo Tottan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fukuoka: Nanzoin (in Sasaguri-machi), Old Ito Denemon House (in Iizuka) and Tenkai Inari Shrine (in Dazaifu). See some other sides of Fukuoka: let little ones run wild at Ohori Park, wander the streets of Nishijin Shopping District, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Asahi Breweries Hakata Brewery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suikyo Tenmangu Shrine.

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Traveling by combination of train and flight from Nagano to Fukuoka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, Fukuoka is somewhat warmer than Nagano - with highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Dazaifu, Old Ito Denemon House, Kobo Tottan, Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History & Human History, Nanzoin
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Nanzoin ©
Nanzoin
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu

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