60 days in Israel & Japan Itinerary

60 days in Israel & Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Jerusalem, Israel
— 6 nights
2
Ishigaki, Japan
— 5 nights
3
Miyakojima, Japan
— 5 nights
4
Onna-son, Japan
— 3 nights
5
Yakushima-cho, Japan
— 3 nights
6
Nagasaki, Japan
— 5 nights
7
Takachiho-cho, Japan
— 3 nights
8
Hatsukaichi, Japan
— 4 nights
9
Kurashiki, Japan
— 4 nights
10
Kanazawa, Japan
— 5 nights
11
Takayama, Japan
— 5 nights
12
Hakone-machi, Japan
— 5 nights
13
Eilat, Israel
— 5 nights


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6
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Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem ©
Few places in the world boast such a long history and such a rich multiethnic culture as Jerusalem, a city sacred to Jews, Muslims, and Christians.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sarona and Arad Contemporary Art Center. For shopping fun, head to Mamilla Mall or Sarona Market. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jerusalem: Nazareth (International Center Mary of Nazareth, The Church of the Annunciation, &more), Tel Aviv (Palmach Museum & Independence Hall Museum in the Shalom Mayer Tower) and Caesarea National Park (in Caesarea). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ein Bokek Beach, don't miss a visit to Damascus Gate, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony), and take a stroll through Ben Yehuda Street.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Jerusalem trip itinerary maker tool.

Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Traveling from Tel Aviv in November, Jerusalem is little chillier at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Nazareth, En Gedi Nature Reserve, Ein Bokek Beach, Arad Contemporary Art Center
Find places to stay Nov 25 — Dec 1:
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Mahane Yehuda Market ©
Mahane Yehuda Market
Mamilla Mall ©
Mamilla Mall
Sarona ©
Sarona

5
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Ishigaki, Japan

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cape Ongazaki and Kaiji Beach. Explore Ishigaki's surroundings by going to Kohama-jima (Kubazaki Beach, Ishinagata Beach, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Rhizophoraceae Plant Community of Fukidogawa River, take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the waterfront activity at Taketomi Port, and stop by Tedun Kariyushi Hall.

Before you visit Ishigaki, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Jerusalem to Ishigaki takes 16.5 hours. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Jerusalem to Ishigaki due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ishigaki when traveling from Jerusalem in December, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Taketomi-jima, Kohama-jima, Taketomi-cho
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 6:
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kaiji Beach ©
Kaiji Beach

5
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Miyakojima, Japan

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Atarasu Ichiba and Furusato. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Toguchi no Hama and Imugya Marine Garden. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Kagimmi-hama Beach, step off the mainland to explore Ikema-jima Island, and take in panoramic vistas at Ryugujo Observatory.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima tour itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Toguchi no Hama
Toguchi no Hama
Yabiji
Yabiji
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

3
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Onna-son, Japan

Onna-son ©
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kouri Beach and Aeon Naha Shopping Center. Do your shopping at AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM and Ashibina Outlet Mall. Venture out of the city with trips to Nakagusuku Castle Ruins (in Kitanakagusuku-son), Shrikinjocho Stone-Path Road (in Naha) and Itoman (Okinawa Peace Memorial Park & The Tower of Himeyuri). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Cape Maeda, observe the fascinating underwater world at Okichan Theater, stop by Onna Station Nakayukui Market, and take in the views from Kouri Ohashi.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Onna-son day trip planner.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Onna-son in 5 hours. Traveling from Miyakojima in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Onna-son, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Onna-son

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Nakijin-son, Kitanakagusuku-son, Naha, Itoman, Okichan Theater
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 14:
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Onna Station Nakayukui Market ©
Onna Station Nakayukui Market
Kouri Beach ©
Kouri Beach
AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM ©
AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM

3
nights
Yakushima-cho, Japan

Yakushima-cho ©
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jōmon Sugi and Seibu Trail. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Anbo River, make a trip to Taikoiwa, look for gifts at Sugisho, and explore the striking landscape of Yakusugi Land.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yakushima-cho day trip website.

Getting from Onna-son to Yakushima-cho by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Onna-son in December, things will get little chillier in Yakushima-cho: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 17:
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Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Nagata Inakahama
Nagata Inakahama
Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land

5
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Nagasaki, Japan

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims and Glover Sky Road. Do your shopping at Amu Plaza Nagasaki and Youme Town Yumesaito. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagasaki: Takeo City Library (in Takeo), Unzen Jigoku (Unzen Hell) (in Unzen) and Yutoku Inari Shrine (in Kashima). There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Inasayama Observation Deck, steep yourself in history at Suwa Shrine, take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Nagasaki Penguin Aquarium.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Nagasaki trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Yakushima-cho to Nagasaki takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In December, Nagasaki is a bit cooler than Yakushima-cho - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Sasebo, Takeo City Library, Unzen Jigoku (Unzen Hell), Yutoku Inari Shrine, Nagasaki Bio Park
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 22:
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Mt. Inasa ©
Mt. Inasa
Amu Plaza Nagasaki ©
Amu Plaza Nagasaki
Youme Town Yumesaito ©
Youme Town Yumesaito

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Takachiho-cho, Japan

Takachiho-cho ©
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Oka Castle Ruins and Takachiho Gamadase Market. Change things up with these side-trips from Takachiho-cho: Shirakawa Springs (in Minamiaso-mura), Aso (Kusasenrigahama & Daikanbo) and Harajiri Falls (in Bungoono). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Manai Falls, get all the information you need at Michi-no-Eki Takachiho, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takachiho Shrine, and contemplate the geological forces at Mt. Aso.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Takachiho-cho trip planning app.

You can drive from Nagasaki to Takachiho-cho in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Nagasaki in December since evenings lows in Takachiho-cho dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hatsukaichi.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aso, Shirakawa Springs, Mt. Aso, Harajiri Falls, Oka Castle Ruins
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
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Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge
Michi-no-Eki Takachiho ©
Michi-no-Eki Takachiho
Takachiho Gamadase Market ©
Takachiho Gamadase Market

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Hatsukaichi, Japan

Hatsukaichi ©
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
Head to Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street and Fuji Grand Nathaliefor plenty of shopping. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Momijidani Park and Hagi Castle Town. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hatsukaichi: Kintaikyo Bridge (in Iwakuni), Hagi (Shoka Village School & Unrin-ji Temple) and Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda (in Yamaguchi). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taikodani Inari Shrine, browse the different shops at YouMe Town Hatsukaichi, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Misen, and contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine Torii.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hatsukaichi trip planner.

Getting from Takachiho-cho to Hatsukaichi by combination of car and ferry takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Kurashiki.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Hagi, Kintaikyo Bridge, Taikodani Inari Shrine, Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:
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Momijidani Park ©
Momijidani Park
Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street ©
Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street
YouMe Town Hatsukaichi ©
YouMe Town Hatsukaichi

4
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Kurashiki, Japan

Kurashiki ©
A town once known for its industriousness, today Kurashiki enjoys a reputation for its architecture and art.
Do your shopping at Shimaneken Bussan Kankokan and Fukuya, Hatchobori Honten. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zentsu-ji Temple and Shimane Art Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Kurashiki side-trips: Kotohira-gu (in Kotohira-cho), Takamatsu (Ritsurin Garden & Maritime Plaza Takamatsu) and Matsue Castle (in Matsue). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kibitsu Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell, and shop like a local with Kamiyacho Shareo.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Kurashiki trip itinerary site.

You can take a train from Hatsukaichi to Kurashiki in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In December, daytime highs in Kurashiki are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kurashiki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hiroshima, Matsue, Okayama, Takamatsu, Kotohira-gu
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:
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Matsue Castle ©
Matsue Castle
Fukuya, Hatchobori Honten ©
Fukuya, Hatchobori Honten
Kamiyacho Shareo ©
Kamiyacho Shareo

5
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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.
Head to Kanazawa Hyakubangai Shopping Center and Michi-no-Eki Tairafor some retail therapy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Natadera Temple and Suganuma Gassho Community. Explore Kanazawa's surroundings by going to Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum (in Katsuyama), Chirihama Nagisa Driveway (in Hakui) and Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple (in Eiheiji-cho). Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at Kakusenkei Gorge, make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, see the interesting displays at D. T. Suzuki Museum, and walk around Kanazawa Castle Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kanazawa vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Kurashiki to Kanazawa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January in Kanazawa, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Nanto, Toyama, Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, Natadera Temple, Maruoka Castle
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 7:
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Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple ©
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple
Gokayama ©
Gokayama
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway ©
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway

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nights
Takayama, Japan

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.
Do your shopping at Onoya Brewery and Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market. Explore hidden gems such as Naraijuku and Mikurigaike Pond. Get out of town with these interesting Takayama side-trips: Kaichi Gakko Primary School (in Matsumoto), Nakasendo Tsumagojuku (in Nagiso-machi) and Tateyama-machi (Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route & Kurobe Dam). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Wada House, admire the striking features of Takayama Jinya, get a new perspective on nature at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), and pick up some local products at Okuhida Fukuji Onsen Asaichi.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Takayama online journey planner.

Getting from Kanazawa to Takayama by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Takayama can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Tateyama-machi, Kaichi Gakko Primary School, Naraijuku, Nakasendo Tsumagojuku
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 12:
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Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Higashiyama Walking Course ©
Higashiyama Walking Course
Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market ©
Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market

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Hakone-machi, Japan

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Arakurayama Sengen Park and Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja. Head to Kintokichikara Manju Omiyage Space and Asian Old Bazaar Izu Ubudfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Mishima Taisha (in Mishima), Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine (in Fujinomiya) and Ito (Mount Omuro & Omuro Mountain Lift). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Itchiku Kubota Art Museum, don't miss a visit to Mt. Fuji 5th Station, examine the collection at Lalique Museum Hakone, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pola Museum of Art.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hakone-machi trip maker.

Traveling by car from Takayama to Hakone-machi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Ito, Fujiyoshida, Kawazu Nanadaru Waterfalls, Mt. Fuji 5th Station
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 17:
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Pola Museum of Art ©
Pola Museum of Art
Shirahama Beach ©
Shirahama Beach
Arakurayama Sengen Park ©
Arakurayama Sengen Park

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Eilat, Israel

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Do your shopping at Mall Hayam and King Solomon Promanade. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Botanical Garden Of Eilat and Princess Beach. Change things up with a short trip to The Alpaca Farm in Mitspe Ramon (about 2 hours away). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Eilat City Museum, identify plant and animal life at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, explore the stunning scenery at Red Canyon, and kick back and relax at Mosh Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Eilat trip builder tool.

You can fly from Hakone-machi to Eilat in 19 hours. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time to Israel Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Hakone-machi in January: highs in Eilat hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

The Alpaca Farm
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 23:
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Princess Beach ©
Princess Beach
Botanical Garden Of Eilat ©
Botanical Garden Of Eilat
Mosh Beach ©
Mosh Beach

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