20 days in Japan & Seoul Itinerary

20 days in Japan & Seoul Itinerary

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Fukuoka, Japan
— 2 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kyoto, Japan
— 1 night
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Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
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Nagano, Japan
— 3 nights
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Fukuoka, Japan
— 1 night
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Seoul, South Korea
— 4 nights
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Fukuoka, Japan

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), take an in-depth tour of Korokanatotenjikan, admire the natural beauty at Ohorikoen Japanese Garden, examine the collection at Fukuoka Citizen’s Disaster Prevention Center, then browse the collection at Fukuoka City Public Library, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Atago Jinja Shrine, and finally see the interesting displays at OH Sadaharu Baseball Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Old Ito Denemon House, get engrossed in the history at Chikuzenmachi Tachiarai Peace Memorial Museum, then trek along Aburayama Shimin no Mori, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seinan Gakuin University Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Fukuoka trip builder site.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Fukuoka is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in February, things will get much colder in Fukuoka: highs are around 12°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Osaka, Japan

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 explore and learn at UCC Coffee Museum and Glico Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Nishinomiya Shrine and Minatogawa Shrine. Venture out of the city with trips to Awaji (Hokudan Earthquake Memorial Park & Nojima Fault Preservation Museum), Asuka-dera Temple (in Asuka-mura) and Tanzan Shrine (in Sakurai). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Tekijuku, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the natural beauty at Sakuya Konohanakan, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yasui Shrine.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka trip 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) so you can drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Kyoto, Japan

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.
For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planner.

You can drive from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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4
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Tokyo, Japan

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.
You'll explore and learn at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan and Ibaraki Nature Museum. Visit Enoshima Sea Candle and Samukawa Shrine for their historical value. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Izusan Jinja Shrine (in Atami), Oyama Afuri Shrine (in Isehara) and Kodokan Park (in Mito). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chichibu Shrine, wander the streets of Omiya Bonsai Village, don't miss a visit to Hozomon, and stroll the grounds of Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery.

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Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Nagano.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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3
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Nagano, Japan

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 12th (Wed): make a trip to Teramachi Shoka (Former Kanehako Residence), admire the landmark architecture of Former Yazawa Residence Entrance Gate, see the interesting displays at Mizuno Museum, then hit the slopes at Ichinose Diamond Ski Resort, then fly down the slopes at Shiga Kogen, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joko-ji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Jukambo National Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Myōkō, hit the slopes at Iizuna Kogen Ski Area, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Zozan Shrine, then make a trip to Old Mejima Residence, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chokokuji.

Before you visit Nagano, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

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. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Nagano

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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1
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Fukuoka, Japan

City of Yatai

On the 14th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Fukuoka Akarenga Cultural Center.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Fukuoka itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Nagano to Fukuoka in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In February, Fukuoka is a bit warmer than Nagano - with highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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4
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Seoul, South Korea

One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Itaewon as well as Changgyeonggung Palace. Get some historical perspective at Hwahongmun Gate and Yeonmudae (Dongjangdae). 3D Black Art Museum and Hoam Art Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seoul: Gwangmyeong Cave (in Gwangmyeong), Janganmun Gate (in Suwon) and Donggureung (in Guri). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul (branch), take in the awesome beauty at Achasan Mountain, take in the spiritual surroundings of Seoul Central Mosque, and take a stroll through Ikseon-dong Hanok Street.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Seoul trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Fukuoka to Seoul by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Fukuoka in February, things will get little chillier in Seoul: highs are around 5°C and lows about -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

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Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.