25 days in Japan Itinerary

25 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  8 h
1
Tokyo
— 10 nights
Train:  3 h
2
Matsumoto
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Takayama
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Nagoya
— Few hours
Train:  1 h
6
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
7
Osaka
— 5 nights
Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv

10
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Event Corner at Shinjuku Staion West Square, Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and other attractions. Do your shopping at Ginza and Takeshita Street. Let the collections at Tokyo National Museum and Samurai Museum capture your imagination. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, take a stroll through Ueno District, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and stop by Akihabara.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo online trip itinerary planner.

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. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in September, with highs in Tokyo at 32°C and lows at 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Nikko, Sumidagawa River Terrace, Tokyo DisneySea, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Samurai Museum ©
Samurai Museum

1
night
Matsumoto

Matsumoto ©
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
Matsumoto Castle has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Matsumoto Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Matsumoto road trip planning app.

Getting from Tokyo to Matsumoto by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, Matsumoto is little chillier than Tokyo - with highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
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Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route ©
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle

2
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Omicho Market, Kanazawa Higashi Chayagai Kaikaro, Kenrokuen Garden, and other attractions. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, examine the collection at Ochaya Art Museum, make a trip to Kanazawa Higashi Chayagai Kaikaro, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, thenmake a trip to Omicho Market, and finally contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kanazawa tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Matsumoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:
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Nomura Family Samurai House ©
Nomura Family Samurai House
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town

3
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.
You've added Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market, Harada Sake Brewery, Higashiyama Walking Course, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): get a dose of culture at Takayama Festival (Autumn), admire the striking features of Yoshijima Heritage House, see the interesting displays at Takayama Showa Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Higashiyama Walking Course, thentake a stroll through Sanmachi Suji, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Harada Sake Brewery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Takayama trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Kanazawa to Takayama by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Takayama are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nagoya.

Things to do in Takayama

Shopping Events Historic Sites
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Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market ©
Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market
Higashiyama Walking Course ©
Higashiyama Walking Course
Takayama Showa Museum ©
Takayama Showa Museum

few
hours
Nagoya

Nagoya
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nagoya Castle. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, thenexplore the historical opulence of Nagoya Castle, and then take a stroll through Sakae.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nagoya holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Takayama to Nagoya takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:
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Sakae
Sakae
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

3
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 Kyoto International Manga Museum, Nishiki Market Shopping District, Tea Ceremony Ju-An, and other attractions to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kyoto Railway Museum and Namikawa Yasuyuki Sippo Memorial Museum. Get some cultural insight at Kinkaku-ji and Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design. There's more to do: make a trip to Gion.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Nagoya to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kyoto are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 14:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nanzen-ji Temple ©
Nanzen-ji Temple

5
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 list of things to see and do now includes Umeda Sky Building, Hankyu Umeda Honten, Universal Studios Japan, and other attractions. Dotombori District and Nara Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum and Glico Museum capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Osaka to Kobe to see Kobe Animal Kingdom about 52 minutes away.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kobe, Nara Park
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Nara Park ©
Nara Park

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