14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
Drive
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Osaka
— 3 nights
Train
4
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train to Hakata, Fly to Tel Aviv

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tokyo National Museum and Senso-ji Temple. Museum-lovers will appreciate Edo-Tokyo Museum and Ghibli Museum Mitaka. Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to The Hakone Open-Air Museum in Hakone-machi--about 1h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: visit Odaiba District, wander the streets of Akihabara, don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, and shop like a local with Ginza.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip maker.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in October, expect Tokyo to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. Popular historic sites such as Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Ryoanji Temple are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, wander the streets of Gion, and take an in-depth tour of Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Kyoto are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

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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 Osaka Castle as well as Dotombori District. Visit Himeji Castle and Koyasan Okunoin for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Nara Park and Mt. Koya. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum and take a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Osaka, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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Hiroshima

City of Peace

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 13th (Sun): head outdoors with Mikasahama Beach, then head off the coast to Miyajima, and then steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima day trip tool.

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.