22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Osaka
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Nara
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
3
Kyoto
— 6 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
4
Kanazawa
— 1 night
Bus:  6 h 30 min
5
Takayama
— 1 night
6
Takayama
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
7
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
8
Odawara
— 1 day
Train:  45 min
9
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Namba Yasaka Shrine, Kuromon Market, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and other attractions you added. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Osaka Castle and Hozenji Yokocho. Get some cultural insight at Dotombori District and Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka online trip builder.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Osaka is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Osaka. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Tel Aviv in September since evenings lows in Osaka dip to 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sun) before leaving for Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

few
hours
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nara Park as well as Todai-ji Temple. On the 29th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, thenappreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nara travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Osaka to Nara in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In September, daytime highs in Nara are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple

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.
You've added Matsui Sake Brewery, Ginkakuji Temple, Philosopher's Walk, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get some historical perspective at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nishi Honganji and Kitano Tenmangu Shrine. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, wander the streets of Gion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Enkō-ji Temple, and make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto trip builder app.

You can drive from Nara to Kyoto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Nara in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Kyoto, with lows of 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sat) before leaving for Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 5:
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple

1
night
Kanazawa

Kanazawa
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kenrokuen Garden as well as Nomura Family Samurai House. On the 5th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, stroll around Kenrokuen Garden, thenwander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Kanazawa Hyakubangai Shopping Center.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kanazawa route planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sun) before leaving for Takayama.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Nomura Family Samurai House ©
Nomura Family Samurai House
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take a stroll through Sanmachi Suji.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Takayama online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Takayama takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Takayama.

Things to do in Takayama

Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Sanmachi Suji ©
Sanmachi Suji

1
night
Takayama

Takayama ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kamikochi Visitor Center as well as Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market. On the 7th (Mon), browse the eclectic array of goods at Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market and then get answers to all your questions at Kamikochi Visitor Center.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Takayama sightseeing planning app.

You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Tokyo.

Things to do in Takayama

Shopping

Side Trip

Kamikochi Visitor Center
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market ©
Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market
Kamikochi Visitor Center ©
Kamikochi Visitor Center

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.
You've added Shibuya Center-gai, Shibuya Crossing, Shibuya 109, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park), thenshop like a local with teamLab Borderless, thenshop like a local with VenusFort, and finally browse the different shops at Diver City Tokyo Plaza.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo attractions tool.

Traveling by car from Takayama to Tokyo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Odawara.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
teamLab Borderless ©
teamLab Borderless
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park) ©

1
day
Odawara

Odawara
Flanked on two sides by the Hakone Mountains, Odawara serves as a popular base for visits to the nearby Hakone hot springs, although the city boasts its own hot spring, as well as a scenic coastal area known for its clear, unspoiled waters.
To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Odawara trip website.

Take a train from Tokyo to Odawara in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tokyo in October: highs in Odawara hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Odawara

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:

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nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Oriental Bazaar Harajuku Main Branch, Kiddy Land Harajuku, Takeshita Street, and other attractions. Enjoy Tokyo some more: take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner.

Traveling by train from Odawara to Tokyo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Odawara in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 18°C at night. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Nightlife Classes
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Kiddy Land Harajuku ©
Kiddy Land Harajuku

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