12 days in Tokyo, Nagano Prefecture & Yokohama Itinerary

12 days in Tokyo, Nagano Prefecture & Yokohama Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 5 nights
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Nagano
— 2 nights
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Yokohama
— 4 nights
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Tokyo

— 5 nights
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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea. There's much more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and stroll around Ueno Park.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Tokyo is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, Tokyo is colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagano.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

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Nagano

— 2 nights
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 25th (Sat): wander the wide-open spaces of Yamada Farm, Yamaboku Wild Snow Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, and then soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenkoji Sesonin Shakado Temple and then surround yourself with nature on Snow Monkey Resorts.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nagano tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Nagano takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in December; daily highs in Nagano reach 7°C and lows reach 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Yokohama.

Things to do in Nagano

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Yokohama

— 4 nights
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Kids will enjoy Lake Ashinoko and Sankeien Gardens. Explore Yokohama's surroundings by going to The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi), Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple, Kōtoku-in, &more) and Enoshima Island (in Fujisawa). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Yokohama Chinatown, explore the world behind art at Yokohama Museum of Art, walk around Yamashita Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sojiji.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Yokohama trip planner.

Traveling by train from Nagano to Yokohama takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nagano in December: high temperatures in Yokohama hover around 14°C and lows are around 6°C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Yokohama

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Nagano Prefecture travel guide

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Ski Areas · Sacred & Religious Sites · Castles
Nagano Prefecture is a landlocked prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region on the island of Honshu. The capital is the city of Nagano. Due to the abundance of mountain ranges in this area, the land available for inhabitance is relatively limited.Nagano has impressive highland areas, including most of the Kita-Alps, Chūō-Alps, and Minami-Alps, which extend into the neighbouring prefectures. In addition to its natural scenic beauty and rich history, Nagano was host to the 1998 Winter Olympics, which gained the prefecture international recognition as a world-class winter sport destination, and a Shinkansen line to Tokyo.HistorySee Shinano Province.

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