17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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17 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Hakone-machi
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tokyo
— 2 nights
3
Aizuwakamatsu
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Tateyama-machi
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Shima
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Osaka
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
7
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
9
Nagoya
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, then contemplate the long history of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, and then take an in-depth tour of Hakone Shrine Homotsuden. On the next day, stroll through Hakone Stone‐paved Road, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), then get great views at Hakone Ropeway, and finally don't miss a visit to Owaku-dani Valley.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hakone-machi trip itinerary app .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Hakone-machi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Hakone-machi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in September; daily highs in Hakone-machi reach 24°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Museums Nature
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Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Owaku-dani Valley ©
Owaku-dani Valley

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji and then take a stroll through Odaiba.

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You can 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 September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Aizuwakamatsu.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

1
night
Aizuwakamatsu

Aizuwakamatsu ©
Rich in culture and history, Aizuwakamatsu has retained much of its traditional character from its days as a feudal capital.
On the 7th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine, steep yourself in history at Sazaedo, stop by Aizu Shurakukan, then contemplate the long history of Kaihi Clinic Trail, then explore the historical opulence of Tsuruga Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Hikudari Kannondo.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Aizuwakamatsu trip app .

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Aizuwakamatsu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tokyo in September: high temperatures in Aizuwakamatsu hover around 27°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tateyama-machi.

Things to do in Aizuwakamatsu

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Hikudari Kannondo
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Tsuruga Castle ©
Tsuruga Castle
Sazaedo ©
Sazaedo
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

1
night
Tateyama-machi

Tateyama-machi
The small town of Tateyama-machi, nestled in the hills of Mount Tate, remains most notable as the gateway to the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, explore the activities along Mikurigaike Pond, then admire the engineering at Kurobe Dam, and finally explore the activities along Kurobe Lake.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tateyama-machi road trip planning website .

Getting from Aizuwakamatsu to Tateyama-machi by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Shima.

Things to do in Tateyama-machi

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
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Kurobe Dam
Kurobe Dam
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route ©
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
Mikurigaike Pond
Mikurigaike Pond

1
night
Shima

Shima ©
The city of Shima has long been associated with pearl farming and cultivation, though holidaymakers have found plenty of other reasons to visit this coastal area in recent years.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): kick back and relax at Ichigo Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Harusame Observatory, and then get in on the family fun at Hotel Shima Spain Mura.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Shima road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Tateyama-machi to Shima takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Tateyama-machi in September, Shima is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Shima

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Harusame Observatory
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Hotel Shima Spain Mura ©
Hotel Shima Spain Mura

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 10th (Tue), take a stroll through Dotonbori and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Osaka trip planner .

You can drive from Shima to Osaka in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Shima in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°C in Osaka. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Kasuga Grand Shrine
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine, tour the pleasant surroundings at Miyajima, and then stop by Itsukushima Gekijyo.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima road trip tool .

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

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

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 14th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eikando Zenrinji Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and finally make a trip to Gion.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto vacation planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagoya: Ise (Okage Yokocho, Ise Grand Shrine, & more), Chubu Park (in Toin-cho) and Inuyama Castle (in Inuyama). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, steep yourself in history at Nagoya Higashiyamaso, admire the masterpieces at Tokugawa Art Museum, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nagoya online itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Nagoya takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in September, you will find days in Nagoya are slightly colder (29°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ise, Chubu Park, Inuyama Castle
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Chubu Park ©
Chubu Park
Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

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