9 days in Tokyo Prefecture, Nagano Prefecture & Yuzawa Itinerary

9 days in Tokyo Prefecture, Nagano Prefecture & Yuzawa Itinerary

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9 days in Tokyo Prefecture, Nagano Prefecture & Yuzawa Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  11 h
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Nagano
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
3
Yuzawa
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings and Edo-Tokyo Museum will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Tokyo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time to Japan Standard Time is 2 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Jakarta in January, with highs in Tokyo at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Nagano.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings ©

2
nights
Nagano

Nagano ©
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
On the 1st (Sat), fly down the slopes at Yamada Farm, Yamaboku Wild Snow Park and then identify plant and animal life at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Zenko-ji Temple, then get outside with Iizuna Kogen Ski Area, then get outside with Togakushi Ski Area, and finally get engrossed in the history at Togakushi Folk Museum Togakushi Ninja Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Nagano trip itinerary maker tool .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Nagano in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tokyo in January, with highs in Nagano at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yuzawa.

Things to do in Nagano

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Yamada Farm, Yamaboku Wild Snow Park, Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Zenko-ji Temple ©
Zenko-ji Temple

2
nights
Yuzawa

Yuzawa is a city located in Akita Prefecture, Japan.As of May 2015, the city has an estimated population of 47,119, and a population density of 59.6 persons per km². Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Kawarage Jigoku, witness a stunning natural landmark at Kawarage Oyutaki Falls, take in the natural beauty of Kawara no Yukko, then soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, then examine the collection at Yokote Masuda Manga Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Ishida Rikichi House.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yuzawa holiday maker tool .

Traveling by car from Nagano to Yuzawa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in February, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yuzawa

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Yokote
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Onsen Resorts

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