7 days in Nagano & Hiroshima Itinerary

7 days in Nagano & Hiroshima Itinerary

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7 days in Nagano & Hiroshima Itinerary

Start: Nagano
1
Nagano
— 3 nights
+4
train + taxi + Fly + subway + train:  5​h 45​min
2
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
+4
train + subway + Fly + taxi + train:  5​h 45​min
End: Nagano

3
nights
Nagano

Nagano ©
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nagano: Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort (in Nozawaonsen-mura), Kusatsu-machi (Yubatake & Onsen Resorts) and Yamanouchi-machi (Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area & Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Zenko-ji Temple, get outside with Shiga Kogen, take in the history at Old Battlefield of Kawanakajima, and take in the dramatic scenery at Shiraito Falls.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nagano trip itinerary tool .

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airports are Toyama Airport, Komatsu Airport and Niigata Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Nagano can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nagano

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Yamanouchi-machi, Karuizawa-machi, Kusatsu-machi, Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort
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Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort ©
Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Zenko-ji Temple ©
Zenko-ji Temple

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Mt. Misen (in Miyajima) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, get outside with Paddle Park, and see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

For ratings and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip site .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Nagano to Hiroshima in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nagano in January: high temperatures in Hiroshima hover around 11°C and lows are around 2°C. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

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