15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fukuoka
— 1 night
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Osaka
— 3 nights
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Kyoto
— 1 night
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Nagano
— 2 nights
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Fukuoka
— 2 nights

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Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©

City of Yatai

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, then take an in-depth tour of Fukuoka City Museum, then take 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, then steep yourself in history at Wadatsumi Shrine, then take 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 12°C and lows reach 3°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 · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Miyajidake Shrine ©
Miyajidake Shrine
Munakata Shrine ©
Munakata Shrine
Tochoji Temple ©
Tochoji Temple

3
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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 Kids Plaza Osaka 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 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°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 · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 6:
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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, then take 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 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Kamigamo Shrine ©
Kamigamo Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Shimogamo Jinja ©
Shimogamo Jinja

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take a stroll through Yanaka District, then wander the streets of Ginza, then stroll 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, then contemplate 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 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Nagano.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 7 — 10:
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Ueno District ©
Ueno District
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) ©
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)

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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, then contemplate 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 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in February, expect Nagano to be a bit cooler, temps between 4°C and -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Nagano

Parks · Spas · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Myoko Kogen ©
Myoko Kogen
Togakushi Jinja Hokosha ©
Togakushi Jinja Hokosha
Togakushi Folk Museum Togakushi Ninja Museum ©

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Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©

City of Yatai

Kushida Shrine and Nanzoin are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Sumiyoshi Shrine and Engaku-ji Temple are in your itinerary. See even more of Fukuoka: steep yourself in history at Fukuoka Castle Ruins, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shokoji Temple, admire the natural beauty at Uminonakamichi Seaside Park, and browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Fukuoka travel route planning site.

You can fly from Nagano to Fukuoka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nagano in February: high temperatures in Fukuoka hover around 12°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine
Nanzoin ©
Nanzoin
Fukuoka Castle Ruins ©
Fukuoka Castle Ruins

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