2 days in Matsumoto & Nagano Itinerary

2 days in Matsumoto & Nagano Itinerary

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2 days in Matsumoto & Nagano Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Train:  2 h 45 min
1
Matsumoto
— Few hours
Train:  1 h
2
Nagano
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
End: Tokyo

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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.
On the 2nd (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Matsumoto Castle, admire the masterpieces at Matsumoto City Museum of Art, then take a stroll through Nakamachi Street, and finally wander the streets of Nawate Shopping District.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Matsumoto attractions planner .

Tokyo to Matsumoto is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in February, things will get little chillier in Matsumoto: highs are around 4°C and lows about -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nagano.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Matsumoto City Art Museum ©
Matsumoto City Art Museum
Nawate Shopping District
Nawate Shopping District

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Togakushi Shrine Okusha, then hit the slopes at Togakushi Ski Area, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenko-ji Temple.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Nagano trip planning tool .

Getting from Matsumoto to Nagano by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. February in Nagano sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Nagano

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Zenko-ji Temple ©
Zenko-ji Temple
Togakushi Shrine Okusha ©
Togakushi Shrine Okusha

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