15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Toyama
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
3
Nagano
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
4
Iwaki
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Stockholm

3
nights
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.
Visit Senso-ji Temple and Nezu Shrine for their historical value. Samurai Museum and Fire Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Kamakura (Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), Kencho-ji Temple, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asakusa Shrine, explore the world behind art at The National Art Center, Tokyo, take an in-depth tour of Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, and explore the galleries of Kanda Myojin.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tokyo road trip planner .

Stockholm, Sweden to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Stockholm to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Stockholm in June, with highs in Tokyo at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Toyama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kamakura
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Fire Museum ©
Fire Museum
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine

3
nights
Toyama

Toyama ©
The center of Japan's pharmaceutical industry, the city of Toyama draws visitors with its scenic surroundings overlooked by the Japan Alps.
Ainokura Gassho Community and Suganuma Gassho Community are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Yatsuo no Machinami and Shirayama Hime Shrine for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Toyama side-trips: Oyama Shrine (in Kanazawa), Daiganbo (in Tateyama-machi) and Gokayama (in Nanto). It doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Toyama Glass Art Museum and see the interesting displays at Ecchu Yatsuo Hikiyama Exhibition Pavilion.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Toyama journey builder .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Toyama in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Toyama are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can take a train to Nagano.

Things to do in Toyama

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nanto, Shirayama Hime Shrine, Daikanbo, Oyama Shrine
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Ainokura Gassho Community ©
Ainokura Gassho Community
Oyama Shrine ©
Oyama Shrine
Suganuma Gassho Community ©
Suganuma Gassho Community

4
nights
Nagano

Nagano ©
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Matsumoto City Art Museum and Hiroshi Senju Museum Karuizawa. Discover out-of-the-way places like Togakushi Shrine Okusha and Karuizawa Kogen Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Matsumoto (Matsumoto Castle & Kaichi Gakko Primary School), Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park (in Yamanouchi-machi) and Ganshoin Temple (in Obuse-machi). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Anrakuji Temple, appreciate the history behind Stone Church, take in the history at Old Battlefield of Kawanakajima, and identify plant and animal life at Iizuna Highlands Oyachi Marsh.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nagano trip website .

Traveling by train from Toyama to Nagano takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Iwaki.

Things to do in Nagano

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Karuizawa-machi, Matsumoto, Anrakuji Temple, Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, Kurumayama Highland
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Togakushi Shrine Okusha ©
Togakushi Shrine Okusha
Anrakuji Temple ©
Anrakuji Temple
Kaichi Gakko Primary School ©
Kaichi Gakko Primary School

3
nights
Iwaki

Iwaki ©
A coastal city in the southeastern Fukushima Prefecture, Iwaki boasts a high number of sunny days and appealing water attractions.
On the 13th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Kairyu no Sato Center, make a trip to Miharutakizakura, and then take an in-depth tour of Asaka History Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): examine the collection at Coal & Fossil Museum, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquamarine Fukushima, then examine the collection at Aqua Marine Uonozoki - Children Marine Museum -, and finally get engrossed in the history at Iwaki City Traditional Life Hometown.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Iwaki trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Nagano to Iwaki takes 5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Iwaki are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Iwaki

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Miharutakizakura, Asaka History Museum
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Coal & Fossil Museum ©
Coal & Fossil Museum
Miharutakizakura ©
Miharutakizakura
Aquamarine Fukushima ©
Aquamarine Fukushima

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