34 days in Japan Itinerary

34 days in Japan Itinerary

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34 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + train:  20​h 30​min
1
Osaka
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Kyoto
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Kusatsu-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Tokyo
— 13 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

3
nights
Osaka

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Todai-ji Temple, then walk around Nara Park, then make a trip to Kuromon Market, and finally take a stroll through Dotonbori. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and then wander the streets of Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka online trip itinerary builder .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Osaka is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Osaka when traveling from Tel Aviv in June, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Nara
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Miyajima and Kashima Kaisuiyokujo. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Hiroshima Castle. Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Matsuyama (Matsuyama Castle & Onsen Resorts) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, & more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, stop by Monokoto Store, pause for some photo ops at Atomic Bomb Dome, and take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima holiday site .

Getting from Osaka to Hiroshima by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. June in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Matsuyama
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Monkey Park Iwatayama and Fuuka-Kimono. Head to Nishiki Market and Kyoto Station Buildingfor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Otomegaike Pond (in Takashima) and Omimaiko Beach (in Otsu). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Gion, take in nature's colorful creations at Katsura Imperial Villa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkaku-ji Temple, and don't miss a visit to Arashiyama.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Kyoto sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Otomegaike Pond, Omimaiko Beach
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 23:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Gion
Gion

3
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.
Visiting Mount Fuji and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum and Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine. Get out of town with these interesting Fujikawaguchiko-machi side-trips: Gotemba Premium Outlets (in Gotemba), Hokuto (Suntory Distillery・Suntory Hakushu Distillery & Sambuichi Yusui Museum) and Miho Seacoast (Miho no Matsubara Beach) (in Shizuoka). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kawaguchi and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Kyoto in June, you will find days in Fujikawaguchiko-machi are little chillier (23°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kusatsu-machi.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hokuto, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Mount Fuji, Gotemba Premium Outlets, Miho Seacoast (Miho no Matsubara Beach)
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Gotemba Premium Outlets ©
Gotemba Premium Outlets

2
nights
Kusatsu-machi

Kusatsu-machi ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kusatsu Onsen. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Yubatake, then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Kusatsu Onsen, and then steep yourself in history at Netsunoyu. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Hokusai-kan, make a trip to Ikaho Stone Steps, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Haruna Shrine.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kusatsu-machi tour website .

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Kusatsu-machi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Kusatsu-machi can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kusatsu-machi

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Haruna Shrine, Hokusai-kan, Ikaho Stone Steps
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Yubatake ©
Yubatake
Haruna Shrine ©
Haruna Shrine
Hokusai-kan ©
Hokusai-kan

13
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.
Head to Ginza and Art Jeunesse Akihabarafor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Odaiba and Asakusa. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Koajiro Forest (in Miura), Yokohama Nature Sanctuary (in Sakae) and Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama). Have a day of magic on the 7th (Sun) at Tokyo Disneyland. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Takeshita Street, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo day trip tool .

Drive from Kusatsu-machi to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Yokohama, Urayasu, Kamakura, Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi, Koajiro Forest
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Ueno Zoo ©
Ueno Zoo
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji

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