17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Tel Aviv
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  16 h 45 min
1
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train:  30 min
3
Osaka
— 2 nights
Train:  7 h 15 min
4
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
5
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Miyajima, then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hiroshima day trip site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Hiroshima is an approximately 18.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 7 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in September; daily highs in Hiroshima reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

4
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 historical perspective at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Head to Nishiki Market Shopping District and Fuuka-Kimonofor plenty of shopping. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Todai-ji Temple (in Nara) and Jindoji Temple (in Kizugawa). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, take an in-depth tour of Kyoto National Museum, examine the collection at Kyoto International Manga Museum, and contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Hiroshima to Kyoto by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Kyoto sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Todai-ji Temple, Jindoji Temple
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, wander the streets of Dotombori, then contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, and finally walk around Nara Park. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, then see the interesting displays at Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda, and then see the interesting displays at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Osaka day trip planning tool.

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. September in Osaka sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Nara, Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Dotombori ©
Dotombori
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mount Fuji and Mitsumine Shrine. Take a break from the city and head to Lake Kawaguchi and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fujikawaguchiko-machi: Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine (in Fujinomiya), Gotemba Premium Outlets (in Gotemba) and Furusato Bunka Denshokan (in Minami Alps). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Itchiku Kubota Art Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takeda Shrine, see the interesting displays at Kawaguchiko Zero Fighter Museum, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Osaka in September: highs in Fujikawaguchiko-machi hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine, Takeda Shrine, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Gotemba Premium Outlets, Kawaguchiko Zero Fighter Museum
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine ©
Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine

3
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 Takeshita Streetfor plenty of shopping. Relax by the water at Moroiso Shores and Hojo Beach. When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Ghibli Museum Mitaka in Mitaka, approximately Mitaka away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Tokyo National Museum, wander the streets of Asakusa, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and visit Odaiba.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip builder app.

You can drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in September: highs in Tokyo hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Hojo Beach, Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Moroiso Shores
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Asakusa ©
Asakusa
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Odaiba ©
Odaiba

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