31 days in Japan Itinerary

31 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
2
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Takayama
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
4
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Fly:  45 min
5
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
6
Naha
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
8
Matsue
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
10
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Tel Aviv

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tokyo National Museum and Edo-Tokyo Museum. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, shop like a local with Art Jeunesse Akihabara, get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace, and don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip builder site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Tokyo, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in April, things will get a bit cooler in Tokyo: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 4:
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

3
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gokayama and Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Ainokura Gassho Community and D. T. Suzuki Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanazawa: Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple (in Eiheiji-cho) and Suganuma Gassho Community (in Nanto). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Oyama Shrine, admire the striking features of Tsuzumi Gate, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ninja Temple.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kanazawa trip maker site.

Getting from Tokyo to Kanazawa by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Kanazawa when traveling from Tokyo in April, with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Takayama.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Nanto, Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple, Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Ninja Temple ©
Ninja Temple
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum ©
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple ©
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market, appreciate the extensive heritage of Higashiyama Walking Course, see the interesting displays at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, thensteep yourself in history at Takayama Jinya, and finally stop by Sanmachi Suji. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, steep yourself in history at Kanda house, thensteep yourself in history at Wada House, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hida Ichinomiya Mizunashi Shrine.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Takayama tour itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Takayama takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Takayama sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Shirakawa-mura
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Higashiyama Walking Course ©
Higashiyama Walking Course
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen

2
nights
Ishigaki

Ishigaki ©
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cape Hirakubozaki and Ishigaki Yaima Village. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kondoi Beach and Tamatorizaki Observatory. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Maesedake Observation Site, get outside with Kaiji Beach, and stroll around Kabira Park.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki trip app.

Getting from Takayama to Ishigaki by flight takes about 8 hours. Traveling from Takayama in April, you will find days in Ishigaki are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are much warmer (24°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Taketomi-cho, Nagomi Tower
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Ishigaki Yaima Village ©
Ishigaki Yaima Village

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse and Irabu Ohashi. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge, don't miss a visit to Boraga Limestone Cave, head outdoors with Yonaha Maehama Beach, and examine the collection at Miyakojima City Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Miyakojima online trip builder.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse ©
Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse
Miyakojima City Museum ©
Miyakojima City Museum

3
nights
Naha

Naha ©
Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Katsuren Castle Ruins and Okinawa Peace Memorial Park. Get some cultural insight at Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum and Himeyuri Peace Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Naha: Nanjo (Okinawa World Culture Kingdom Gyokusendo & Sefa-Utaki), The Tower of Himeyuri (in Itoman) and Nakagusuku Castle Ruins (in Kitanakagusuku-son). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle, make a trip to Yachimun Street, appreciate the extensive heritage of Naminoue-gu Shrine, and examine the collection at Okinawa Prefecture Karate Museum.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Naha trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Miyakojima to Naha by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Naha

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Itoman, Nanjo, Katsuren Castle Ruins, Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, Okinawa Prefecture Karate Museum
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Sefa-Utaki ©
Sefa-Utaki
Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park

2
nights
Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Glover Garden, contemplate the long history of Glover House and Office, thenget engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, thenexamine the collection at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and finally contemplate the long history of Suwa Shrine. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Hypocenter of Atomic Bombing, take in the spiritual surroundings of Urakami Cathedral, walk around Nagasaki Peace Park, thensee the interesting displays at Dejima, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Ōura Church, and finally take in the views from Megane Bridge.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nagasaki online holiday planner.

You can fly from Naha to Nagasaki in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In April, Nagasaki is slightly colder than Naha - with highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Matsue.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Ōura Church ©
Ōura Church
Suwa Shrine ©
Suwa Shrine

3
nights
Matsue

Matsue ©
Matsue sits on the banks of the Ohashi-gawa river, channeling its waters through a series of canals and rivers that add much to the scenic aspect of the urban area.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo and Izumo Hinomisaki Lighthouse. Get some cultural insight at Adachi Museum of Art and Hinomisaki Shrine. Venture out of the city with trips to Sakaiminato (Mizuki Shigeru Museum & The Mizuki Shigeru Road) and Izumo (Former Taisha Station, Izumo Cultural Tradition Hall, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Yaegaki Shrine, make a trip to Matsue Castle, and explore the activities along Shinji Lake.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Matsue trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Nagasaki to Matsue takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Nagasaki in April since evenings lows in Matsue dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Matsue

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Izumo, Sakaiminato, Adachi Museum of Art, Shinji Lake
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Former Taisha Station ©
Former Taisha Station
Adachi Museum of Art ©
Adachi Museum of Art
Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo
Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims and The Cenotaph. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Daishoin Temple and Yamato Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Miyajima (in Hatsukaichi), JMSDF Kure Museum (in Kure) and Mt. Misen (in Miyajima). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, make a trip to Okonomimura, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, and take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Matsue to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kure
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Yamato Museum ©
Yamato 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.
Get some cultural insight at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Step off the beaten path and head to Kitano Tenmangu Shrine and Tofuku-ji Temple. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, get a taste of the local shopping with Nishiki Market Shopping District, wander the streets of Arashiyama, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto day trip website.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Find places to stay Apr 26 — May 1:
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

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