23 days in Japan Itinerary

23 days in Japan Itinerary

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23 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
+2
Fly + bus + train:  16​h 45​min
1
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
train:  5​h 15​min
2
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Tokyo
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Kanazawa
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Kyoto
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  17​h
End: Tel Aviv

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Ohara Museum of Art (in Kurashiki), Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima, & more) and Okayama Korakuen Garden (in Okayama). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip itinerary site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Hiroshima is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Hiroshima, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Hiroshima is little chillier than Tel Aviv - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Okayama Korakuen Garden, Ohara Museum of Art
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima ©
Miyajima
Mikasahama Beach ©
Mikasahama Beach

4
nights
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Venture out of the city with trips to Matsumoto Castle (in Matsumoto), Hakone-machi (The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), & more) and Shojigataki Falls (in Hokuto). It doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji and go for a walk through Lake Kawaguchi.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Fujikawaguchiko-machi using our trip planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Hiroshima in September, expect nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Baths

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Mount Fuji, Matsumoto Castle, Shojigataki Falls
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)

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.
Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama--about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Tokyo Disneyland, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in October: highs in Tokyo hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

4
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Get out of town with these interesting Kanazawa side-trips: Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen & The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses), Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (in Tateyama-machi) and Takayama Jinya (in Takayama). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, admire the sheer force of Ryusogadaki Falls, step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, and make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kanazawa planning app .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kanazawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October in Kanazawa, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, Ryusogadaki Falls, Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, Takayama Jinya
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route ©
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum ©
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum

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.
Go for a jaunt from Kyoto to Osaka to see Universal Studios Japan about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, make a trip to Heian Shrine, and take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Kyoto day trip app .

Take a train from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kyoto are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Universal Studios Japan
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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