24 days in Japan Itinerary

24 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Train:  16 h 45 min
1
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train:  45 min
2
Himeji
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
3
Hatsukaichi
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
4
Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Onna-son
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
7
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
8
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Train + Fly:  17 h
End: Tel Aviv

4
nights
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. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kyoto is an approximately 17.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. 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

Osaka
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 23:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

1
night
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), don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji, take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, then step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, and finally make a trip to Otemae Street.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Himeji travel site.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. September in Himeji sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to 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
nights
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.

For other places to visit, ratings, 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. 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 Parks

Side Trip

Hiroshima
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Miyajima
Miyajima

2
nights
Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture

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 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.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Nagasaki trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Hatsukaichi to Nagasaki by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. 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

Side Trip

Nagasaki Bio Park
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
nights
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), Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium (in Motobu-cho) and Naha (Shurijo Castle, Makishi Public Market, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Manza Beach and get outside with Nirai Beach.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Onna-son online tour planner.

Getting from Nagasaki to Onna-son by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train 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

Side Trips

Naha, Nirai Beach, Okuma Beach, Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
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
nights
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 maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa trip itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Onna-son to Kanazawa in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. 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

Side Trip

Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
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

3
nights
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
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 much more to do: stroll around Odori Park, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, make a trip to Ganso Sapporo Ramen Street, and get engrossed in the history at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura).

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sapporo holiday builder website.

Getting from Kanazawa to Sapporo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kanazawa in October: high temperatures in Sapporo hover around 15°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Winter Sports Nature

Side Trip

Otaru Canal
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town ©

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Kōtoku-in (in Kamakura) and Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take a stroll through Odaiba, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and stop by Akihabara.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo holiday planner.

Fly from Sapporo to Tokyo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sapporo in October; daily highs in Tokyo reach 26°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kōtoku-in, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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