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
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Onna-son
— 3 nights
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Kanazawa
— 2 nights
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Sapporo
— 3 nights
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
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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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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 see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Himeji travel site.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in 1.5 hours. 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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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): head off the coast to Miyajima and then steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hatsukaichi travel route builder site.

Getting from Himeji to Hatsukaichi by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:

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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:

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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 Naha (Shurijo Castle, Makishi Public Market, &more), Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium (in Motobu-cho) and Nirai Beach (in Yomitan-son). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Manza Beach and get outside with Okuma 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 · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:

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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:

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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, hit the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, and make a trip to Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

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 drive. 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 · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 6:

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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 1h 10 min 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 drive. 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

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 11:

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.