14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
+2
bus + Fly + train:  9​h 30​min
1
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Koya-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Nara
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Tokyo
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  20​h 30​min
End: Jerusalem

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.
Get some cultural insight at Philosopher's Walk and Fushimi Inari Taisha. Relax by the water at Makino Sunny Beach and Chijino Matsubara. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Kiyomizu-dera, take an in-depth tour of Kyoto National Museum, see the interesting displays at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, and hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto vacation planner.

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Makino Sunny Beach, Chijino Matsubara
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
Koya-cho

Koya-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Okunoin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eko-in Temple, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Koyasan, and finally explore the world behind art at Koyasan Reihokan Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Koya-cho itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Kyoto to Koya-cho with the Route module. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nara.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Nature Parks Museums
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Mt. Koya ©
Mt. Koya
Koyasan Reihokan Museum ©
Koyasan Reihokan Museum

1
night
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, see the interesting displays at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, and then steep yourself in history at Tōdai-ji.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nara itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koya-cho to Nara. In October, daily temperatures in Nara can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nara

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Todaiji Temple Cultural Center ©
Todaiji Temple Cultural Center

7
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Okitsu Beach and Hojo Beach. Get some cultural insight at Asakusa and Akihabara. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Hakone Shisseikaen (in Hakone-machi), Oyama Rice Terrace (in Kamogawa), Yugawara Beach (in Yugawara-machi), Mt. Takao (in Hachioji), Mother Farm (in Futtsu), Mt. Mitake (in Ome) and Tokyo International Airport Terminal No2 Observation Deck (in Ota). The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Tsukiji Market, explore the activities along Sumida River, make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo DisneySea, and savor the flavors at Aoyama Farmers Market.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Nara to Tokyo by combination of subway and train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Tokyo are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Hakone Shisseikaen, Mt. Mitake, Yugawara Beach, Hojo Beach, Mt. Takao
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Mt. Takao ©
Mt. Takao
Akihabara ©
Akihabara

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