16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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16 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
bus + train:  4​h 15​min
2
Himeji
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Itsukushima Shrine and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Miyajima and Daishoin Temple. When in Hiroshima, make a side trip to see Itsukushima Gekijyo in Hatsukaichi, approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, and pause for some photo ops at Atomic Bomb Dome.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip planning site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Hiroshima is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Hiroshima. Traveling from Tel Aviv in March, things will get a bit cooler in Hiroshima: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima ©
Miyajima
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Nishi no Maru, then admire the natural beauty at Kokoen Garden, and then explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Himeji travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Himeji takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Kokoen Garden ©
Kokoen Garden

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.
Get some cultural insight at Gion and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. For shopping fun, head to Dotonbori or Art Postcard Gallery and Shop Kyoto Benrido. Take a break from Kyoto with a short trip to Osaka Castle in Osaka, about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, and make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

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

You can take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Osaka
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

6
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Senso-ji Temple and Imperial Palace. Do your shopping at Ginza and Asakusa. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Odaiba, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Tokyo are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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