28 days in Japan Itinerary

28 days in Japan Itinerary

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28 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
+2
Fly + subway + train:  19​h 15​min
1
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
2
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
3
Himeji
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
4
Kyoto
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Kanazawa
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Nagasaki

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.
Step out of Nagasaki with an excursion to Huis Ten Bosch in Sasebo--about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, step off the mainland to explore Hashima Island, contemplate the long history of Glover Garden, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nagasaki trip builder tool .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Nagasaki is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 25°C in Nagasaki. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Huis Ten Bosch
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch

4
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Okayama Korakuen Garden (in Okayama), Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine Torii, Itsukushima Shrine, & more) and Ohara Museum of Art (in Kurashiki). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, and explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Nagasaki to Hiroshima by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kintaikyo Bridge, Ohara Museum of Art, Okayama Korakuen Garden
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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

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.
On the 5th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en Garden, explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, then don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji, and finally walk around Kunimi no Mori Park. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Yoneda Taishiji Temple, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takamikura, and then take in the views from Akashi Kaikyo Bridge.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Himeji trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, Kunimi no Mori Park, Mt. Takamikura, Yoneda Taishiji Temple
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Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Castle, & more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, get engrossed in the history at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, and steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto online driving holiday planner .

Take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Kyoto sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Osaka
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

4
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Explore Kanazawa's surroundings by going to Takayama (Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), Takayama Jinya, & more), Shirakawa-mura (Nagase house, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, & more) and Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (in Tateyama-machi). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gongenmori Beach, see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, and explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle.

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You can take a train from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kanazawa are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Takayama, Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, Gongenmori Beach
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 15:
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Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden

4
nights
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Explore Fujikawaguchiko-machi's surroundings by going to Matsumoto Castle (in Matsumoto), Kawamata Higashi Canyon Shizen Kansatsuen (in Hokuto) and Hirasawa Pass (in Minamimaki-mura). Spend the 19th (Sat) exploring nature at Fuji Hakone Izu National Park. The adventure continues: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji, explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Tenkakudai.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi journey builder site .

Getting from Kanazawa to Fujikawaguchiko-machi by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Kanazawa in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Chubu, Matsumoto Castle, Kawamata Higashi Canyon Shizen Kansatsuen, Hirasawa Pass
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 19:
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, take a stroll through Odaiba, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo road trip planning website .

Drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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