25 days in Israel & Japan Itinerary

25 days in Israel & Japan Itinerary

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25 days in Israel & Japan Itinerary

Start: Tokyo, Japan
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Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
train + bus:  3​h 30​min
2
Hakuba-mura, Japan
— 4 nights
bus + train:  3​h
3
Kanazawa, Japan
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Kyoto, Japan
— 1 night
train:  30​min
5
Osaka, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  18​h 30​min
6
Eilat, Israel
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Masada, Israel
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Tiberias, Israel
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Tokyo, Japan


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5
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Tokyo, Japan

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 Edo-Tokyo Museum will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Maihama to see Tokyo DisneySea about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo holiday planner .

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Hyakuri Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hakuba-mura.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums 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

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Hakuba-mura, Japan

Hakuba-mura ©
Skiing enthusiasts traveling in Japan should consider a trip to Hakuba-mura: tucked away in the Northern Alps, this village hosted several competitions during the Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hakuba-mura: Togakushi Shrine Okusha (in Nagano) and Tateyama-machi (Kurobe Lake & Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route). There's lots more to do: trek along Kitaone Kogen Highland, deepen your understanding at Happo-one Nature Study Course, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Happoone, and take in the views from Hakuba Ohashi Bridge.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Hakuba-mura trip itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of train and bus from Tokyo to Hakuba-mura in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Tokyo in October, things will get slightly colder in Hakuba-mura: highs are around 21°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Hakuba-mura

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Tateyama-machi, Togakushi Shrine Okusha
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Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort ©
Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route ©
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
Happoone ©
Happoone

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Kanazawa, Japan

Kanazawa
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
On the 5th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Gongenmori Beach, make a trip to Kanazawa Higashi Chayagai Kaikaro, then make a trip to Higashichaya Old Town, then explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Hakuba-mura to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Kanazawa are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Gongenmori Beach
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town

1
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Kyoto, Japan

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.
On the 6th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then get to know the resident critters at Monkey Park Iwatayama, then get your game on at Fukuro no Mise Plus Kyoto, and finally contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, find something for the whole family at Toei Kyoto Studio Park, and then steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto online travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Toei Kyoto Studio Park ©
Toei Kyoto Studio Park
Monkey Park Iwatayama ©
Monkey Park Iwatayama

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Osaka, Japan

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 8th (Tue), shop like a local with Dotonbori and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and then soak in some Japanese tradition at SpaWorld.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Osaka trip planner .

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. In October, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Baths Historic Sites
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
SpaWorld ©
SpaWorld

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Eilat, Israel

At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Red Canyon and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin Reef, observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Beach Nature Reserve.

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Traveling by combination of flight and car from Osaka to Eilat takes 18.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Osaka to Eilat is minus 7 hours. In October, Eilat is somewhat warmer than Osaka - with highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Masada.

Things to do in Eilat

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef

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Masada, Israel

Masada ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of The Masada Museum, then delve into the distant past at Herod's Western Palace, and then explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Masada trip planner .

You can drive from Eilat to Masada in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tiberias.

Things to do in Masada

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Dead Sea Region
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Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Herod's Western Palace ©
Herod's Western Palace
The Masada Museum ©
The Masada Museum

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Tiberias, Israel

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
On the 15th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Tiberias, contemplate the waterfront views at Sea of Galilee, explore the striking landscape at Tabgha, then examine the collection at Nazareth Village, and finally delve into the distant past at Magdala. On your second day here, engage your brain at Madatech-Israel National Museum of Science, Technology, and Space and then take in the dramatic natural features at Arbel National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tiberias day trip website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Masada to Tiberias. In October, daily temperatures in Tiberias can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Tiberias

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Nazareth Village, Magdala, Madatech-Israel National Museum of Science, Technology, and Space
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Tabgha ©
Tabgha

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Tel Aviv, Israel

Tel Aviv ©
Called the "White City" thanks to the color of its World Heritage-listed architectural landmarks, Tel Aviv serves as Israel's modern and cosmopolitan second city.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the waterfront at Tayelet, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then examine the collection at Ayalon Institute Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Safari Park. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Independence Hall Museum in the Shalom Mayer Tower, explore the world behind art at Israel Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center.

Start your trip to Tel Aviv by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Tiberias to Tel Aviv in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Jerusalem, Ayalon Institute Museum, Safari Park
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Safari Park ©
Safari Park
Tayelet ©
Tayelet

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