15 days in East Asia Itinerary

15 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip itinerary builder

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Train to King's Cross St. Pancras station, Fly to Tokyo Haneda
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Tsushima
— 1 night
Drive to Fukuoka Airport, Fly to Sendai Airport
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Sendai
— 1 night
Fly
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Osaka
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sapporo
— 3 nights
Fly

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Tokyo

— 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nezu Museum and Yanaka District. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Waho-An NATURE Tokyo and Ueno District. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Zojo-ji Temple, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo City View Observation Deck (Roppongihills), and examine the collection at Fire Museum.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo route planner.

Leeds, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 19-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Leeds to Tokyo. When traveling from Leeds in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 12°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 11:

Nagasaki

— 2 nights

City of Peace

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 12th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, see the interesting displays at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, admire the masterpieces at Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum, examine the collection at Dejima, then don't miss a visit to Shinchi Chinatown, and finally steep yourself in history at Suwa Shrine.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Nagasaki road trip app.

You can fly from Tokyo to Nagasaki in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Nagasaki can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tsushima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 13:

Tsushima

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Kaneishi Castle Ruins, then don't miss a visit to Kyu Kaneishi Castle Garden, then walk around Isaribi Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kokubunji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hachimangu Shrine, contemplate the long history of Shimizuyama Castle Ruins, then admire the natural beauty at Banshoin, and finally take an in-depth tour of Tsushima Folk History Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tsushima trip tool.

Getting from Nagasaki to Tsushima by car takes about 4.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Tsushima can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Sendai.

Things to do in Tsushima

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 14:

Sendai

— 1 night
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take a stroll through Sunmall Ichibancho, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fujisaki Ebisu Shrine, pause for some photo ops at Zuihoden, then get engrossed in the history at Aoba Castle Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Sendaijo Ato, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gokoku Shrine.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sendai journey planner.

Explore your travel options from Tsushima to Sendai with the Route module. When traveling from Tsushima in February, plan for slightly colder days in Sendai, with highs around 5°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Sendai

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 15:

Osaka

— 3 nights
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Step off the beaten path and head to Shimogamo Jinja and Myoshinji Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Kyoto (Nanzen-ji Temple, Kennin-ji Temple, &more) and Uji (Byodoin & Byodo-in Temple Museum Hoshokan). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Dotombori District.

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Fly from Sendai to Osaka in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Sendai in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Osaka, with highs around 11°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 18:

Sapporo

— 3 nights

CIty of Ramen

A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): hit the slopes at Rusutsu Resort Ski. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari Shrine, contemplate the long history of Hokkaido Jingu, enjoy breathtaking views from Okurayama Lookout, then walk around Nakajima Park, and finally examine the collection at Sapporo Beer Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sapporo day trip planner.

You can fly from Osaka to Sapporo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Osaka in February, plan for colder days in Sapporo, with highs around -1°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around -5°C. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 18 — 21: