15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 2 nights
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Towada
— 1 night
3
Hirosaki
— 3 nights
4
Matsue
— 1 night
5
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
6
Nagasaki
— 2 nights

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tokyo City View Observation Deck (Roppongihills) and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, and examine the collection at Samurai Museum.

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Montpellier, France to Tokyo is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in February, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Towada.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks
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Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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Towada

Towada ©
Tucked away among the foothills of the Hakkoda mountain range, Towada tourism revolves around its eponymous lake and the surrounding national park.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Ashura no Nagare, explore the activities along Oirase River, and then admire the masterpieces at Towada Art Center.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Towada trip planner.

Fly from Tokyo to Towada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in February, things will get slightly colder in Towada: highs are around 1°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hirosaki.

Things to do in Towada

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Oirase River
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Oirase River ©
Oirase River
Towada Art Center ©
Towada Art Center

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Hirosaki

Hirosaki ©
A center of political power during the feudal era, Hirosaki today stands as a hub of culture and history in the north of the island.
Step off the beaten path and head to Aomori Spring Ski Resort and Tachineputa No Yakata. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hirosaki: Aomori (Sannai-Maruyama Site & Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Hirosaki Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Choshoji Temple, contemplate the long history of Western Style Architecture, and stroll around Hirosaki Park.

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Drive from Towada to Hirosaki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Towada in February since evenings lows in Hirosaki dip to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Matsue.

Things to do in Hirosaki

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Aomori, Aomori Spring Ski Resort, Tachineputa No Yakata
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Hirosaki Park ©
Hirosaki Park
Aomori Spring Ski Resort ©
Aomori Spring Ski Resort
Tachineputa No Yakata ©
Tachineputa No Yakata

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Matsue

Matsue ©
Matsue sits on the banks of the Ohashi-gawa river, channeling its waters through a series of canals and rivers that add much to the scenic aspect of the urban area.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Yaegaki Shrine, then steep yourself in history at Former Taisha Station, then get engrossed in the history at Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo, and finally explore the activities along Shinji Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Matsue Vogel Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tamatsukuriyu Shrine, explore the world behind art at Shimane Art Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Yuushien Garden, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Miho Shrine.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Matsue online day trip planner.

Getting from Hirosaki to Matsue by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hirosaki in February: high temperatures in Matsue hover around 9°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Matsue

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Izumo, Shinji Lake
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Shinji Lake ©
Shinji Lake
Yaegaki Shrine ©
Yaegaki Shrine
Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo
Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 15th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell, pause for some photo ops at Peace Flame, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, then appreciate the history behind The Cenotaph, and finally contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, see the interesting displays at Yamato Museum, then see the interesting displays at JMSDF Kure Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mashikeitsukushima Shrine, and finally contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine Torii.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip planner.

You can drive from Matsue to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In February in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Kure, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, Mashikeitsukushima Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome
JMSDF Kure Museum ©
JMSDF Kure Museum
The Cenotaph ©
The Cenotaph

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Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Glover House and Office, pause for some photo ops at Hypocenter of Atomic Bombing, then take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, then examine the collection at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Inasayama Observation Deck. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum, don't miss a visit to Glover Sky Road, pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Church Hongouchi, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Nagasaki Penguin Aquarium, and finally steep yourself in history at Suwa Shrine.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Nagasaki itinerary planner.

Getting from Hiroshima to Nagasaki by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. February in Nagasaki sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Glover House and Office ©
Glover House and Office
Suwa Shrine ©
Suwa Shrine
Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum ©
Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum

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