29 days in Japan Itinerary

29 days in Japan Itinerary

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29 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
2
Himeji
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
3
Kobe
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
4
Kyoto
— 6 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
5
Matsumoto
— 5 nights
6
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

4
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Hiroshima is known for historic sites, museums, parks, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, appreciate the history behind Peace Bell, and admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima vacation builder tool .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Hiroshima is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in April, things will get little chillier in Hiroshima: highs are around 22°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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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

4
nights
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.
Himeji is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nagoyama Reien Busharito, take in nature's colorful creations at Sunken Garden, Castle Garden, and make a trip to Shoshazan Ropeway.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Himeji attractions planning website .

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Himeji can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Kobe.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens, make a trip to Sannomiya Center Gai Shopping Street, then shop like a local with Kobe Harborland, and finally take a stroll through Chinatown (Nankinmachi). Keep things going the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Arima Onsen, admire the natural beauty at Kobe Oji Zoo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ikuta Shrine, and finally gain insight at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kobe trip itinerary maker website .

Kobe is just a short distance from Himeji. In April, daytime highs in Kobe are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
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Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens ©
Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)

6
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, classes, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, wander the streets of Gion, and don't miss a visit to Arashiyama.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto tour itinerary maker .

Kyoto is just a stone's throw from Kobe. Traveling from Kobe in May, you will find days in Kyoto are a bit warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

5
nights
Matsumoto

Matsumoto ©
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
Matsumoto is known for historic sites, nature, museums, baths, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Matsumoto Castle, explore the world behind art at Japan Ukiyo-e Museum, explore the activities along Myojin Pond, and look for all kinds of wild species at Pond Tashiro.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Matsumoto trip maker tool .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Matsumoto in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Taisho Pond ©
Taisho Pond
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Japan Ukiyo-e Museum ©
Japan Ukiyo-e Museum

6
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree.

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Getting from Matsumoto to Tokyo by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 13 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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