15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  20 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Osaka
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
4
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Jerusalem

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.
Family-friendly places like Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama (about 30 minutes away). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Tokyo road trip planner .

Jerusalem, Israel to Tokyo is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Jerusalem to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. In November, Tokyo is little chillier than Jerusalem - with highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

2
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ninja Temple, steep yourself in history at Kanazawa Castle, then admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, then make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, and finally see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station, don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, then take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, and finally explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kanazawa online trip itinerary builder .

Take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in November, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
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Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway ©
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (in Fushimi), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (in Higashiyama) and Nijo Castle (in Nakagyo). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji and take a stroll through Dotonbori.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Osaka travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Osaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Kyoto
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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 24th (Sun): make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Miyajima.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip planner .

Take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In November in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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