19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

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19 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
+2
Fly + tram + train:  18​h 30​min
1
Nikko
— 1 night
2
Chuo
— 1 night
train + bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Yokohama
— 1 night
5
Tokyo
— 3 nights
6
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Toyota
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
9
Kobe
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
10
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
End: Tel Aviv


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1
night
Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): go for a walk through Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nikko Tosho-gu. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Taiyuimbyo Shrine, admire the sheer force of Kegon Falls, then stroll through Nikko National Park, and finally look for gifts at Fujiya.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nikko trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Nikko is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight, tram, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in March, things will get slightly colder in Nikko: highs are around 13°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Chuo.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Nikko National Park ©
Nikko National Park
Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu

1
night
Chuo

Chuo ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo Disneyland.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Chuo trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Nikko to Chuo in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and subway; or take a train. When traveling from Nikko in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Chuo, with highs around 17°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Chuo

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland

2
nights
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum and then make a splash at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), then take some stellar pictures from Hakone Ropeway, and finally make a trip to Owaku-dani Valley.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Hakone-machi attractions planner .

You can do a combination of train and bus from Chuo to Hakone-machi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Chuo in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Hakone-machi, with highs around 9°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yokohama.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Baths Theme Parks Spas
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Hakone Kowakien Yunessun ©
Hakone Kowakien Yunessun
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)

1
night
Yokohama

Yokohama ©
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take a stroll through Minato Mirai 21, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sojiji, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sankeien Gardens, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yamashita Park, and finally take a stroll through Yokohama Chinatown.

Start your trip to Yokohama by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Yokohama takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. Traveling from Hakone-machi in March, expect nights in Yokohama to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Yokohama

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Sojiji
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Yokohama Chinatown ©
Yokohama Chinatown
Sankeien Gardens ©
Sankeien Gardens
Sojiji ©
Sojiji

3
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, wander the streets of Odaiba, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary app .

Tokyo is just a short distance from Yokohama. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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.
On the 31st (Sun), make a trip to Higashichaya Old Town, explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, then make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, and finally explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Oyama Shrine, don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, then admire the striking features of Kanazawa Station, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ishikawa Jumoku Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ninja Temple.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kanazawa trip app .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in March, expect Kanazawa to be slightly colder, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Toyota.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Ishikawa Jumoku Park
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Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

1
night
Toyota

Toyota ©
Home to the internationally known car manufacturer of the same name, Toyota ranks as the largest city in Aichi Prefecture.
On the 2nd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Joshi Park Asuke-jo Castle and then enjoy some diversion at Sky Hall Toyota.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Toyota travel planner.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Toyota takes 4 hours. Traveling from Kanazawa in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Toyota, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Toyota

Fun & Games Historic Sites Parks
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Sky Hall Toyota ©
Sky Hall Toyota

2
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.
On the 3rd (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jishu Shrine, then don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, then steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and finally look for gifts at Musubi Kyoto. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, then steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, and finally wander the streets of Gion.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto tour itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Toyota to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Kobe.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Jishu Shrine
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

2
nights
Kobe

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): examine the collection at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, then wander the streets of Dotonbori, and then meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

Start your trip to Kobe by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Kobe is very close to Kyoto. In April in Kobe, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kobe

Theme Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Osaka
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, then admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, then appreciate the history behind Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima online vacation planner .

Getting from Kobe to Hiroshima by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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