24 days in Japan Itinerary

24 days in Japan Itinerary

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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Himeji
— 1 night
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Hatsukaichi
— 2 nights
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Nagasaki
— 2 nights
5
Onna-son
— 3 nights
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Kanazawa
— 2 nights
7
Sapporo
— 3 nights
8
Tokyo
— 5 nights

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Kyoto

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
When in Kyoto, make a side trip to see Universal Studios Japan in Osaka, approximately Osaka away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take a stroll through Gion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto tour itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kyoto is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Kyoto, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Kyoto when traveling from Tel Aviv in September, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 23:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
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Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
On the 24th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, and then make a trip to Otemae Street.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Himeji trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Himeji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Himeji can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can take a train to Hatsukaichi.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

2
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Hatsukaichi

Hatsukaichi ©
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine Torii, step off the mainland to explore Miyajima, and then contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument.

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

Traveling by train from Himeji to Hatsukaichi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Hatsukaichi sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

2
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Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©

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 27th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, walk around Nagasaki Peace Park, then get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, then see the interesting displays at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and finally take in the views from Megane Bridge. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Nagasaki Bio Park, then step off the mainland to explore Hashima Island, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Glover Garden.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nagasaki trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Hatsukaichi to Nagasaki by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Nagasaki, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park

3
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Onna-son

Onna-son ©
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Explore Onna-son's surroundings by going to Okuma Beach (in Kunigami-son), Naha (Shurijo Castle, Makishi Public Market, &more) and Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium (in Motobu-cho). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Manza Beach and get outside with Nirai Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Onna-son online tour planner.

Getting from Nagasaki to Onna-son by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Onna-son

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:
Highlights from your plan
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Kokusaidori ©
Kokusaidori

2
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Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, admire the striking features of Kanazawa Station, make a trip to Omicho Market, then steep yourself in history at Higashichaya Old Town, and finally admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, then steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, and finally wander the streets of Nagamachi Neighborhood.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Onna-son to Kanazawa in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Onna-son in October, things will get little chillier in Kanazawa: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

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Sapporo

Sapporo ©

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.
Go for a jaunt from Sapporo to Otaru to see Otaru Canal about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: walk around Odori Park, steep yourself in history at Sapporo Clock Tower, get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, and enjoy breathtaking views from Okurayama Lookout.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sapporo trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Kanazawa to Sapporo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kanazawa in October: high temperatures in Sapporo hover around 15°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Winter Sports · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

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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.
Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Kōtoku-in in Kamakura, about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace, don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, and take a stroll through Akihabara.

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

Fly from Sapporo to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sapporo in October; daily highs in Tokyo reach 26°C and lows reach 18°C. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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