15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tel Aviv
flight:  19 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train + Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Hakone-machi
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Minami Alps
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 15 min
5
Kanazawa
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
6
Osaka
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
7
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv

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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online trip itinerary maker.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Tokyo is an approximately 15- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Tokyo, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in April, with highs in Tokyo at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

1
night
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hakone-machi travel planner.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Tokyo in April, you will find days in Hakone-machi are little chillier (15°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Shakushi Toge
Highlights from your plan
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
Hakone Ropeway ©
Hakone Ropeway

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja, make a trip to Chureito Pagoda, then walk around Arakurayama Sengen Park, and finally explore the activities along Lake Kawaguchi.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Fujikawaguchiko-machi online road trip planner.

You can drive from Hakone-machi to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Fujikawaguchiko-machi can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Minami Alps.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Fujiyoshida
Highlights from your plan
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Chureito Pagoda ©
Chureito Pagoda
Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja ©
Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja

1
night
Minami Alps

Minami Alps
Minami-Alps is a city located in eastern Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan.As of September 2015, the city has an estimated population of 70,968 and a population density of 269 persons per km². Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take a memorable drive along Yashajin Toge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kai Komagatake, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt.Senjogadake, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kitadake.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Minami Alps trip planning tool.

You can drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Minami Alps in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in April, you will find days in Minami Alps are somewhat warmer (19°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Minami Alps

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Mt.Senjogadake, Kai Komagatake

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.
On the 16th (Thu), make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, stroll around Kenrokuen Garden, then steep yourself in history at Kanazawa Castle, then wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, and finally make a trip to Omicho Market.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kanazawa online trip planner.

Drive from Minami Alps to Kanazawa in 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Himeji (Himeji Castle & Koko-en) and Akashi Kaikyo National Government Park (in Awaji). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, take a stroll through Dotombori, have some family-friendly fun at Sunset Owl Cafe, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Osaka using our trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Osaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kanazawa in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Osaka, with lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Himeji, Akashi Kaikyo National Government Park
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Sunset Owl Cafe ©
Sunset Owl Cafe

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.
On the 20th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Heian Shrine, contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and finally take a stroll through Gion.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary planning website.

Kyoto is very close to Osaka. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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