16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kyoto
— 2 nights
2
Osaka
— 2 nights
3
Kobe
— 2 nights
4
Takayama
— 2 nights
5
Fuji
— 3 nights
6
Tokyo
— 3 nights

2
nights
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.
Monkey Park Iwatayama has been added to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Mon), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monkey Park Iwatayama. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Chishaku-in, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then admire the natural beauty at Shosei-en Garden.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary builder site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kyoto is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Kyoto, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Kyoto is slightly colder than Tel Aviv - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Tours Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Food Tours
Chishaku-in
Chishaku-in
Shosei-en Garden ©
Shosei-en Garden

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.
On the 24th (Wed), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Asahi Breweries Suita Brewery, thenwalk around Hamadera Park, thenexamine the collection at Mizuno Sportology Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Kimono Photo Studio Wasabi Osaka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): don't miss a visit to The Symphony Hall, walk around Flower Expo Memorial Park Tsurumi Ryokuchi, thenwalk around Hoshida Enchi, Osaka Prefecture Parks, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Akishinodera Temple.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kobe.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Breweries & Distilleries Shopping

Side Trips

Asahi Breweries Suita Brewery, Hamadera Park, Akishinodera Temple, Hoshida Enchi, Osaka Prefecture Parks
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:
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Hamadera Park ©
Hamadera Park
Kimono Photo Studio Wasabi Osaka ©
Kimono Photo Studio Wasabi Osaka
Flower Expo Memorial Park Tsurumi Ryokuchi ©
Flower Expo Memorial Park Tsurumi Ryokuchi

2
nights
Kobe

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): let little ones run wild at Suma Rikyu Park, examine the collection at Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Rokko Alpine Garden, thendeepen your understanding at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, and finally get engrossed in the history at Kobe City Museum (Kobe Shiritsu Hakubutsukan). Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Kirin Beer Kobe Factory, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kakurin-ji Temple, and then stroll around Maiko Park.

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You can drive from Osaka to Kobe in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Osaka in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Kobe, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks Tours Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Kakurin-ji Temple
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:
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Suma Rikyu Park ©
Suma Rikyu Park
Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum ©
Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum

2
nights
Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
On the 28th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Hikaru Museum and then get outside with Kaidakogen Plateau. Here are some ideas for day two: pick up some new knowledge with Daiou-ji Temple, admire the sheer force of Sanbondaki Waterfall, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Zengoro Fall, and finally admire the sheer force of Bandokoro Otaki Falls.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Takayama trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Kobe to Takayama takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Takayama when traveling from Kobe in April, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Fuji.

Things to do in Takayama

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Matsumoto, Kaidakogen Plateau
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:
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Zengoro Fall ©
Zengoro Fall
Hikaru Museum ©
Hikaru Museum
Daiou-ji Temple ©
Daiou-ji Temple

3
nights
Fuji

Fuji ©
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): kick back and relax at Futo Beach, thenget engrossed in the history at Numazu City Heda Local Shipbuilding Museum, and then take some stellar pictures from Deaimisaki Cape. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Gotenyama Mountain, test the waters at a local thermal spa, and then kick back and relax at Mihamasaki Cape.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Fuji day trip website.

Traveling by car from Takayama to Fuji takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Takayama in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Fuji, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fuji

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Numazu, Shizuoka, Futo Beach
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 3:
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Futo Beach ©
Futo Beach
Thermal Spas

3
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.
On the 3rd (Fri), examine the collection at Bank of Japan Currency Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fukagawa Fudodo. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Fire Museum, stroll around Kitanomaru Park, thenadmire the natural beauty at Kyu-Furukawa Gardens, thensteep yourself in history at Hozomon, and finally admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planner.

You can drive from Fuji to Tokyo in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Fuji in May, you will find days in Tokyo are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). You will leave for home on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Jindai Botanical Gardens, Okunitama Shrine
Find places to stay May 3 — 6:
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Kyu-Furukawa Gardens ©
Kyu-Furukawa Gardens
Kitanomaru Park ©
Kitanomaru Park
Hozomon ©
Hozomon

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