20 days in Japan Itinerary

20 days in Japan Itinerary

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20 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
+2
Fly + bus + train:  16​h 45​min
1
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
3
Nagoya
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Miyajima. Get in touch with nature at Mt. Misen and Mikasahama Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Itsukushima Gekijyo). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima road trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Hiroshima is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Hiroshima due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, expect Hiroshima to be slightly colder, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima ©
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

4
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.
Head to Dotonbori and Shimada Shotenfor some retail therapy. Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Kyoto to Osaka to see Universal Studios Japan about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, take a stroll through Gion, and don't miss a visit to Nishiki Market.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto day trip app .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Osaka
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

3
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology and Kobegama. Visiting Shinmaiko Marine Park and Mt. Matsuo will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagoya: Ayabe Utsuwatei (in Tajimi) and Inuyama Castle (in Inuyama). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Tokugawa Art Museum, meet the residents at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, examine the collection at Ama Shippoyaki Art Village, and explore the historical opulence of Nagoya Castle.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Nagoya online sightseeing planner .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Nagoya in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Kyoto, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Nagoya, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Tajimi, Ama Shippoyaki Art Village, Mt. Matsuo, Shinmaiko Marine Park, Inuyama Castle
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Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Tokugawa Art Museum ©
Tokugawa Art Museum

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mount Fuji and Nishizawa Valley. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fujikawaguchiko-machi: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Fuji), Gotemba Premium Outlets (in Gotemba) and Shojigataki Falls (in Hokuto). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Lake Kawaguchi.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi day trip site .

Traveling by car from Nagoya to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Nagoya in October: highs in Fujikawaguchiko-machi hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mount Fuji, Shojigataki Falls, Nishizawa Valley, Gotemba Premium Outlets, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Nishizawa Valley ©
Nishizawa Valley

6
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.
Head to Ginza and Asakusafor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tokyo National Museum and The Hakone Open-Air Museum. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama) and Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka). Have a day of magic on the 12th (Sat) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo travel planner.

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in October, you will find days in Tokyo are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Urayasu, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Highlights from your plan
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland

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