24 days in Japan Itinerary

24 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Nikko
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Yamanashi
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Nagano
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h
5
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train:  30 min
6
Osaka
— 3 nights
Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv

7
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.
Get outdoors at Mt. Takao and Oyama Rice Terraces. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Asakusa Shrine and Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Oyama Afuri Shrine (in Isehara), Yokohama Nature Sanctuary (in Yokohama) and Kamakura (Honjoji Temple, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, visit Ueno District, don't miss a visit to Naritasan Omote Sando, and take an in-depth tour of Kanda Myojin.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip builder.

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. In October, Tokyo is a bit cooler than Tel Aviv - with highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sat) before leaving for Nikko.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kamakura, Saitama, Oyama Afuri Shrine, Yokohama Nature Sanctuary, Katori Jingu Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) ©
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple

few
hours
Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Kanaya Hotel History House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nikko Futarasan Jinja Chugushi Shrine, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chuzenji Temple.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nikko day trip planning site.

Drive from Tokyo to Nikko in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Nikko, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Yamanashi.

Things to do in Nikko

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Chuzenji Temple ©
Chuzenji Temple
Kanaya Hotel History House ©
Kanaya Hotel History House

6
nights
Yamanashi

Yamanashi ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nishizawa Valley and Spas. Escape the urban bustle at Yamanashi City Peach Fields and Otome Highland. Get out of town with these interesting Yamanashi side-trips: Daibsatsrei (in Koshu), Chichibu (Chichibu Fudasho Meguri & Kokokusan-Kinshoji Temple - No. 4 Pilgrimage) and Mt.Momokura (in Otsuki).

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Yamanashi travel planning site.

You can drive from Nikko to Yamanashi in 3.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Yamanashi are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nagano.

Things to do in Yamanashi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Koshu, Minamimaki-mura, Chichibu, Mt.Momokura
Highlights from your plan
Nishizawa Valley ©
Nishizawa Valley
Seihaku-ji Temple ©
Seihaku-ji Temple
Daitakesannaga Shrine ©
Daitakesannaga Shrine

2
nights
Nagano

Nagano ©
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
On the 9th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenkoji Sesonin Shakado Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenko-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Togakushi Jinja Hokosha, get engrossed in the history at Togakushi Folk Museum Togakushi Ninja Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Sanada House, and finally steep yourself in history at Matsushiro. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: play a few rounds at Myoko Kogen.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nagano tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yamanashi to Nagano in 3 hours. Traveling from Yamanashi in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Nagano, with lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagano

Nature Spas Golf

Side Trip

Myoko Kogen
Highlights from your plan
Myoko Kogen ©
Myoko Kogen
Togakushi Jinja Hokosha ©
Togakushi Jinja Hokosha
Matsushiro ©
Matsushiro

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.
Visit Kinkaku-ji and Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kitano Tenmangu Shrine and Gio-ji Temple. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, contemplate the long history of Daigo-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nishi Honganji, and admire the striking features of Ninna-ji Temple.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto travel route planning website.

Traveling by train from Nagano to Kyoto takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, subway, and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Nagano in November; daily highs in Kyoto reach 19°C and lows reach 10°C. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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.
Nara Park and Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Mt. Koya and Mt. Wakakusa will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Sakurai (Omiwa Shrine, Hase-dera Temple, &more), Nara (Nigatsu-do Temple, Kofuku-ji Temple, &more) and Horyu-ji Temple (in Ikaruga-cho). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Koyasan Danjo Garan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asazawasha Shrine, make a trip to Hozenji Yokocho, and take a stroll through Dotombori District.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Osaka day trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Osaka are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nara, Sakurai, Koya-cho, Horyu-ji Temple, Asuka-dera Temple
Highlights from your plan
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Koyasan Danjo Garan ©
Koyasan Danjo Garan
Kongobu-ji Temple ©
Kongobu-ji Temple

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