27 days in Japan Itinerary

27 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  17 h
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Kawagoe
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Hitachinaka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Nikko
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Matsumoto
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
8
Koya-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Nachikatsura-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
10
Himeji
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
11
Osaka
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
12
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Tel Aviv

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Asakusa Shrine and Asakusa. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Ghibli Museum Mitaka, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, thenwander the streets of Asakusa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip maker tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In March, Tokyo is slightly colder than Tel Aviv - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Highlights from your plan
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Arakurayama Sengen Park as well as Fuji Shibazakura Festival. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): get a dose of culture at Fuji Shibazakura Festival, thenexplore the world behind art at Kawaguchiko Muse Museum, Atae Yuki Bldg., thenstroll around Arakurayama Sengen Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kawaguchi Sengen Shrine. On your second day here, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, learn about winemaking at Budo no Oka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Daiszenji Temple, thentrek along Momiji Tunnel, and finally make a trip to Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Fujikawaguchiko-machi online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kawagoe.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Events Museums Parks

Side Trips

Koshu, Arakurayama Sengen Park, Onsen Resorts
Highlights from your plan
Arakurayama Sengen Park ©
Arakurayama Sengen Park
Daiszenji Temple ©
Daiszenji Temple
Budo no Oka ©
Budo no Oka

2
nights
Kawagoe

Kawagoe ©
Situated just outside of Tokyo, Kawagoe entices visitors with its historic, Edo period architecture, reminiscent of a Japan of the past.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): appreciate the views at Akigawa Valley, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Kabeonsen Umenoyu, thenbrowse the different shops at Mitsui Outlet Park Iruma, and finally contemplate the long history of Toki no Kane. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the landscape on two wheels at Tama Lake Cycling Road, thenget outside with Kawagoe Aquatic Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kitain.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kawagoe online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Kawagoe takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in April, you will find days in Kawagoe are a bit warmer (22°C), and nights are a bit cooler (9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Hitachinaka.

Things to do in Kawagoe

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Tama Lake Cycling Road, Mitsui Outlet Park Iruma, Kabeonsen Umenoyu, Akigawa Valley
Highlights from your plan
Akigawa Valley ©
Akigawa Valley
Kitain ©
Kitain
Tama Lake Cycling Road ©
Tama Lake Cycling Road

2
nights
Hitachinaka

Hitachinaka ©
Dotted with beaches and parks, Hitachinaka makes for a great getaway along the Pacific Coast.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hitachi Seaside Park. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): have fun at Hitachi Seaside Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oarai Isosaki Shrine, thenhunt for treasures at Nakaminato Fish Market, thenget to know the fascinating history of Semba Boadwalk, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mito Hachimangu Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): sample the tasty concoctions at Kiuchi Brewery, get curious at Hitachi Civic Center, Museum of Science, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Kujihama Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sakatsura Isozaki Shrine.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hitachinaka journey planning app.

You can drive from Kawagoe to Hitachinaka in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nikko.

Things to do in Hitachinaka

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Hitachi, Mito, Kiuchi Brewery, Oarai Isosaki Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Semba Boadwalk ©
Semba Boadwalk
Oarai Isosaki Shrine ©
Oarai Isosaki Shrine
Sakatsura Isozaki Shrine ©
Sakatsura Isozaki Shrine

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nikko Futarasan Jinja Chugushi Shrine, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Nantai, thentrek along Odashirogahara, and finally stop by Nikko Okaki Factory.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nikko attractions planning app.

Drive from Hitachinaka to Nikko in 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Hitachinaka in April since evenings lows in Nikko dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Nikko

Spas Baths Parks
Highlights from your plan
Onsen Resorts
Odashirogahara ©
Odashirogahara
Mt. Nantai ©
Mt. Nantai

2
nights
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.
Matsumoto Castle has been added to your itinerary. On the 8th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Matsumoto Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Zensanji Temple, thenmake a trip to Bessho Onsen Station, thentest the waters at a local thermal spa, and finally take a stroll through Nawate Shopping District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Nakamachi Street, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Yake, thenstop by Suwako Service Area Outbound, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Suwa Shrine.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Matsumoto trip planning website.

You can drive from Nikko to Matsumoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nikko in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Matsumoto, with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Ueda, Suwako Service Area Outbound, Suwa Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Yake ©
Mt. Yake
Suwa Shrine ©
Suwa Shrine
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): see the interesting displays at D. T. Suzuki Museum, steep yourself in history at Suganuma Gassho Community, thenstop by Gokayama, and finally cruise along Chirihama Nagisa Driveway. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Kanazawa Hyakubangai Shopping Center, contemplate the long history of Kazuemachi Tea House Street, steep yourself in history at Shima, thenwander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kanazawa trip maker.

Traveling by car from Matsumoto to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nanto, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
Highlights from your plan
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway ©
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
Gokayama ©
Gokayama
Suganuma Gassho Community ©
Suganuma Gassho Community

2
nights
Koya-cho

Koya-cho ©
Koyasan Okunoin has been added to your itinerary. On the 12th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Miedo Temple, stop by Kobori Nangakudo, explore the different monuments and memorials at Koyasan Okunoin, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tamakiyama, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Kinpusenji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fugen-in Temple, steep yourself in history at Koyasan Danjo Garan, thentake in the awesome beauty at Mt. Koya, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kongobu-ji Temple.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Koya-cho trip tool.

Drive from Kanazawa to Koya-cho in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kanazawa in April since evenings lows in Koya-cho dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Totsukawa-mura, Kinpusenji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kongobu-ji Temple ©
Kongobu-ji Temple
Koyasan Danjo Garan ©
Koyasan Danjo Garan
Mt. Koya ©
Mt. Koya

2
nights
Nachikatsura-cho

Nachikatsura-cho ©
The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kumano Nachi Taisha as well as Seigantoji Temple. On the 14th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Kajitorizaki, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fudarakusanji Temple, steep yourself in history at Ruins of Shingu Castle, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seigantoji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumano Nachi Taisha. On the next day, head outdoors with Kujirahama Beach, look for gifts at Katsuura Nigiwai Market, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Shingu Inosawa Ukijima Plant Community.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nachikatsura-cho trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Koya-cho to Nachikatsura-cho in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nachikatsura-cho when traveling from Koya-cho in April, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Himeji.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Taiji-cho, Shingu
Highlights from your plan
Seigantoji Temple ©
Seigantoji Temple
Kumano Nachi Taisha ©
Kumano Nachi Taisha
Ruins of Shingu Castle ©
Ruins of Shingu Castle

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Himeji Castle. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, hike along Mt Shosha hiking, and then stop by Yamasa Kamaboko Yumesenkan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Ie-shima, thenstop by Michi-no-Eki Mitsu, and then browse the different shops at Piole Himeji.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Himeji attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Nachikatsura-cho to Himeji takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Michi-no-Eki Mitsu
Highlights from your plan
Ie-shima ©
Ie-shima
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Mt Shosha hiking ©
Mt Shosha hiking

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, thenadmire the striking features of Shin Umeda City, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Ashiya Comprehensive Park Ashiya Beach, and finally visit Dotombori District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, find something for the whole family at SpaWorld, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Todai-ji Temple, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Osaka online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Osaka, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Spas

Side Trips

Nara, Ashiya Comprehensive Park Ashiya Beach
Highlights from your plan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine ©
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine as well as Arashiyama. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kennin-ji Temple and Kamogawa River. Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Gion are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Kyoto Station Building and get to know the resident critters at Monkey Park Iwatayama.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto road trip app.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple

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