14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + train:  17​h 30​min
1
Nara
— 1 night
train:  1​h
2
Osaka
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
4
Hakone-machi
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

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.
You've now added Yoshikien to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Yoshikien, stroll around Nara Park, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Harushika Brewery. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Toshodaiji Temple.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nara itinerary planning app .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Nara is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Nara due to the time zone difference. In November, Nara is little chillier than Tel Aviv - with highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Parks Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Toshodaiji Temple ©
Toshodaiji Temple
Yoshikien ©
Yoshikien

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Orange Street, Osaka Castle and Minami (Namba). On the 15th (Fri), wander the streets of Dotonbori. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): wander the streets of Minami (Namba), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hōzen-ji Temple, then take a stroll through Orange Street, and finally step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

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Traveling by train from Nara to Osaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Minami (Namba) ©
Minami (Namba)
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine ©
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ise Shrine Geku and Nagoya City Science Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Sanzen-in Temple. Step out of Kyoto to go to Miyazu and see Amanohashidate, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Genkoan, wander the streets of Gion, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hiei.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kyoto online itinerary builder .

Kyoto is just a stone's throw from Osaka. In November, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to take a train to Fuji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ise Shrine Geku, Nagoya City Science Museum, Amanohashidate
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Ise Shrine Geku ©
Ise Shrine Geku
Gion
Gion

1
night
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hakone-machi travel route planner .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hakone-machi in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. While traveling from Kyoto, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 11°C. On the 21st (Thu), you're off toTokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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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.
Bring the kids along to Kamogawa Sea World and Bon Voyage. You'll discover tucked-away gems like KidZania Tokyo and Kitchen Town (Kappabashi). Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Hachioji to see Mt. Takao about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Ueno, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, explore the world behind art at teamLab Borderless, and shop like a local with Shimokitazawa.

To see reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary tool .

Take a train from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Hakone-machi in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. On the 26th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bon Voyage, Mt. Takao, Kamogawa Sea World
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Ueno ©
Ueno
KidZania Tokyo ©
KidZania Tokyo
Kamogawa Sea World ©
Kamogawa Sea World

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