15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
+2
bus + Fly + train:  9​h 30​min
1
Osaka
— Few hours
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Koya-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Nara
— 1 night
train:  45​min
4
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Tokyo
— 8 nights
Fly + Drive:  20​h 30​min
End: Jerusalem

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hours
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.
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Osaka trip itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airports are Osaka International Airport and Kansai International Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You will leave for Koya-cho on the 18th (Tue).

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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1
night
Koya-cho

Koya-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Okunoin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shinno-in Temple, then explore the world behind art at Koyasan Reihokan Museum, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Koyasan.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Koya-cho travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Osaka to Koya-cho. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) 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 20th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofukuji Temple, see the interesting displays at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nara custom trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koya-cho to Nara. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine
Kofuku-ji Temple
Kofuku-ji Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market, then take some stellar pictures from Kiyomizu-dera, and finally take an in-depth tour of Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Gion and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Philosopher's Walk.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerery planner.

Kyoto is just a short distance from Nara. In October, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Gion
Gion

8
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 Yugawara Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Hojo Beach and Tsukiji Market. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Hakone Shisseikaen (in Hakone-machi), Sarushima Island (Monkey Island) (in Yokosuka), Oyama Rice Terrace (in Kamogawa), Mt. Takao (in Hachioji), Mother Farm (in Futtsu) and Mt. Mitake (in Ome). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu, indulge your taste buds at Aoyama Farmers Market, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner.

Do a combination of subway and train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Kyoto in October, Tokyo is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tokyo DisneySea, Okitsu Beach, Mother Farm, Yugawara Beach, Hojo Beach
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Mt. Takao ©
Mt. Takao
Sarushima Island (Monkey Island) ©
Sarushima Island (Monkey Island)

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