11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

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

2
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, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary builder tool .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Tokyo is 7 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in November, things will get slightly colder in Tokyo: highs are around 19°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

1
night
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 5th (Tue), admire the striking features of Kanazawa Station, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, then make a trip to Omicho Market, and finally steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kanazawa, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. November in Kanazawa sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

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 6th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine, and finally steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chion-in Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto day trip app .

Take a train from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Kyoto sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): make a trip to Otemae Street, take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en Garden, then don't miss a visit to Himeji Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Himeji trip maker tool .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Himeji takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Himeji, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then contemplate the long history of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and then appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, pause for some photo ops at Atomic Bomb Dome, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine, and finally make a trip to Itsukushima Shrine Torii.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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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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