26 days in Japan Itinerary

26 days in Japan Itinerary

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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
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Himeji
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
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Takayama
— 4 nights
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Kanazawa
— 4 nights
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Tokyo
— 7 nights

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima) and Okeiko Japan Miyajima (in Miyajima). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at The Cenotaph, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima online route planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Hiroshima is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Hiroshima is 7 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, expect Hiroshima to be slightly colder, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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World heritage site
Itsukushima Shrine
4.7
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World heritage site
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
4.7

1
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Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Nishi no Maru, then take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, then step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoneda Taishiji Temple.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Himeji online trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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World heritage site
Himeji Castle
4.5
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Garden
Koko-en
4.4
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Historic Site
Nishi no Maru
4.7

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan (in Osaka). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto travel planning site.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Takayama.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

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World heritage site
Nijo Castle
4.3

4
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Takayama: Matsumoto Castle (in Matsumoto), Tateyama-machi (Mikurigaike Pond & Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route) and Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Takayama Jinya, see the interesting displays at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, admire the masterpieces at Hida Takayama Museum of Art, and get a new perspective on nature at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato).

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Takayama trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kyoto to Takayama in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Kyoto, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Takayama, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Architectural Building
Takayama Jinya
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Kanazawa

Kanazawa
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Explore Kanazawa's surroundings by going to Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum (in Katsuyama), Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple (in Eiheiji-cho) and Suwa Yakata Remains Garden (in Fukui). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, and cruise along Chirihama Nagisa Driveway.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa trip maker website.

Drive from Takayama to Kanazawa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
4.5
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Neighborhood
Higashichaya Old Town
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7
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, wander the streets of Odaiba District, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Tokyo itinerary builder tool.

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. October in Tokyo sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trip

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Architectural Building
Tokyo Tower
4.2

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