24 days in Japan Itinerary

24 days in Japan Itinerary

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24 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
4
Osaka
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Himeji
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
6
Hiroshima
— 6 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

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.
Have a day of magic on the 15th (Mon) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Skytree.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online day trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. In July in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

3
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Get out of town with these interesting Kanazawa side-trips: Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, Ogimachi Castle Old Site Observatory, & more). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, look for gifts at MIKOTO Tea House, and take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kanazawa trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kanazawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Kanazawa are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Gongenmori Beach
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, classes, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, get a taste of the local shopping with Nishiki Market, and steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip builder .

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
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.
Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Nara (Todai-ji Temple, Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, & more). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, look for gifts at Shimada Shoten, examine the collection at Museum of Oriental Ceramics, and explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

Discover how to plan a Osaka trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Osaka is very close to Kyoto. In July, daytime highs in Osaka are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Himeji.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en Garden, contemplate the long history of Nishi no Maru, then don't miss a visit to Nishi no Maru Nagatsubone, then step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, and finally make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Yoneda Taishiji Temple, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takamikura, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Shimmaiko Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Himeji online visit planner .

You can drive from Osaka to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Osaka in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Himeji, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Mt. Takamikura, Shimmaiko Beach, Yoneda Taishiji Temple
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Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

6
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, & more), Mt. Misen (in Miyajima) and Kintaikyo Bridge (in Iwakuni). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind The Cenotaph, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and don't miss a visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Himeji to Hiroshima takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Matsuyama, Kintaikyo Bridge
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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