14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Tel Aviv
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  18 h 30 min
1
Hiroshima
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
2
Himeji
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Matsumoto
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
6
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 2nd (Mon), head outdoors with Paddle Park, thentake a peaceful walk through Misen Wild Woods, and then head outdoors with Tobishima Kaido. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Motoyasu River, appreciate the history behind Monument of the Atomic Bomb Sacrifice Hiroshima, appreciate the history behind Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, thensteep yourself in history at Peace Flame, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitaki Temple.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hiroshima sightseeing planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Hiroshima is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Hiroshima. Traveling from Tel Aviv in November, expect Hiroshima to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Tobishima Kaido
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Misen Wild Woods ©
Misen Wild Woods
Paddle Park ©
Paddle Park
Motoyasu River ©
Motoyasu River

1
night
Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
On the 4th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takamikura and then steep yourself in history at Nishi no Maru.

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Take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. November in Himeji sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mt. Takamikura
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Nishi no Maru ©
Nishi no Maru

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mt. Daimonji and Mount Hiei. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Daikaku-ji and Hozukyo Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, admire the natural beauty at Kyoto Botanical Garden, admire the masterpieces at Kyoto Shibori Museum, and have some family-friendly fun at NINJA VR KYOTO.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kyoto are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Hozukyo Gorge
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Mt. Daimonji
Mt. Daimonji
Mount Hiei ©
Mount Hiei
Photography Tours

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.
On the 8th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Fukube Falls, thencruise along Hakusan Shirakawa-go White Road, thenexplore the stunning scenery at Tedori Gorge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shirayama Hime Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go for a walk through Gyokusen-immaru Garden, stroll around Kanazawa Castle Park, make a trip to Kanazawa Higashi Chayagai Kaikaro, see the interesting displays at Kanazawa Phonograph Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Dolls Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fudosonkorin Temple.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kanazawa trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Kanazawa sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hakusan
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Hakusan Shirakawa-go White Road ©
Hakusan Shirakawa-go White Road
Tedori Gorge ©
Tedori Gorge
Fukube Falls ©
Fukube Falls

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): stroll through Tashiro Shitsugen, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Larch Forests In Kamikochi area, and then head outdoors with Mt. KItahodaka.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Matsumoto trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Matsumoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kanazawa in November, you will find days in Matsumoto are a bit cooler (14°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Mt. KItahodaka ©
Mt. KItahodaka

4
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'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mt. Takaosan Hiking Course and Unicorn Gundam Statue. Get outdoors at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Tenen Hiking trail. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Kamakura Hiking Trails (in Kamakura) and Ikuta Ryokuchi Rose Garden (in Kawasaki). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Tokyo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ikegami Hommon-ji Temple, get engrossed in the history at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, and walk around Kitanomaru Park.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo day trip website.

Take a train from Matsumoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Matsumoto in November; daily highs in Tokyo reach 19°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Kamakura, Ikuta Ryokuchi Rose Garden, Boat Tours & Water Sports, Mt. Takaosan Hiking Course
Highlights from your plan
Kamakura Hiking Trails ©
Kamakura Hiking Trails
Tenen Hiking trail ©
Tenen Hiking trail
Madame Tussauds Tokyo ©
Madame Tussauds Tokyo

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