29 days in Japan Itinerary

29 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  17 h
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Kawagoe
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Hitachinaka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Nikko
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Matsumoto
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
8
Koya-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Nachikatsura-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
10
Himeji
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
11
Osaka
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
12
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Tel Aviv

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shibuya Hikarie, Shibuya Crossing, Shinjuku Golden Gai, and other attractions you added. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Senso-ji Temple and Akihabara. Escape the urban bustle at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park) and Tokyo Dome City. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Ueno District, browse the exhibits of Tokyo National Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary maker website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in March, expect Tokyo to be a bit cooler, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street
Ueno District ©
Ueno District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Arakurayama Sengen Park as well as Fuji Shibazakura Festival. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get a dose of culture at Fuji Shibazakura Festival, thenexplore the galleries of Kawaguchiko Muse Museum, Atae Yuki Bldg., thendon't miss a visit to Arakurayama Sengen Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kawaguchi Sengen Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba, sample the tasty concoctions at Ide Sake Brewery, thenhike along Momiji Tunnel, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daiszenji Temple, and finally soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

Plan my trip to Fujikawaguchiko-machi with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kawagoe.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Events Museums Spas

Side Trips

Arakurayama Sengen Park, Daiszenji Temple, Onsen Resorts
Highlights from your plan
Daiszenji Temple ©
Daiszenji Temple
Momiji Tunnel ©
Momiji Tunnel
Ide Sake Brewery ©
Ide Sake Brewery

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.
On the 4th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Toki no Kane, admire the verdant scenery at Akigawa Valley, thentake in the natural beauty of Kabeonsen Umenoyu, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kitain. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kawagoe Kumano Shrine, thenbrowse the different shops at LaLaport Fujimi, thengrab your bike and head to Tama Lake Cycling Road, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Mitsui Outlet Park Iruma.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kawagoe trip itinerary builder tool.

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. When traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Kawagoe, with highs around 22°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hitachinaka.

Things to do in Kawagoe

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Mitsui Outlet Park Iruma, Tama Lake Cycling Road, Akigawa Valley, Kabeonsen Umenoyu, LaLaport Fujimi
Highlights from your plan
Akigawa Valley ©
Akigawa Valley
Kitain ©
Kitain
Kawagoe Kumano Shrine ©
Kawagoe Kumano Shrine

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 6th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Semba Boadwalk, take in the spiritual surroundings of Amabiki Kannon, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Sakatsura Isozaki Shrine, thenhunt for treasures at Nakaminato Fish Market, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Oarai Isosaki Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: let little ones run wild at Hitachi Seaside Park, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Kujihama Beach, thenget to know the resident critters at Hitachi City Kamine Zoo, and finally engage your brain at Hitachi Civic Center, Museum of Science.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hitachinaka trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kawagoe to Hitachinaka in 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Hitachinaka are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nikko.

Things to do in Hitachinaka

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Hitachi, Amabiki Kannon, Semba Boadwalk, Oarai Isosaki Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Semba Boadwalk ©
Semba Boadwalk
Oarai Isosaki Shrine ©
Oarai Isosaki Shrine
Amabiki Kannon ©
Amabiki Kannon

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 8th (Sun): 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: contemplate the long history of Nikko Futarasan Jinja Chugushi Shrine, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Nantai, thenhike along Odashirogahara, and finally stop by Nikko Okaki Factory.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nikko road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Hitachinaka to Nikko takes 2 hours. Traveling from Hitachinaka in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nikko, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) 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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Matsumoto Castle. On the 10th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Matsumoto Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zensanji Temple, don't miss a visit to Bessho Onsen Station, thentest the waters at a local thermal spa, and finally wander the streets of Nawate Shopping District. On your second day here, wander the streets of Nakamachi Street, take 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.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Matsumoto holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Nikko to Matsumoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nikko in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Matsumoto, with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Nature Historic Sites Parks

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.
On the 12th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Suganuma Gassho Community, take a stroll through Gokayama, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Keta Taisha, thencruise along Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, and finally wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at D. T. Suzuki Museum, explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, buy something for everyone on your list at Kanazawa Hyakubangai Shopping Center, thensteep yourself in history at Shima, and finally contemplate the long history of Kazuemachi Tea House Street.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kanazawa vacation by using our trip itinerary 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. April in Kanazawa sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Koya-cho

Koya-cho ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Koyasan Okunoin. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Miedo Temple, look for gifts at 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. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Kinpusenji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fugen-in Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Koyasan Danjo Garan, thentake in the awesome beauty at Mt. Koya, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kongobu-ji Temple.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Koya-cho itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Koya-cho takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Kanazawa in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Koya-cho, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites Nature Parks

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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Kajitorizaki, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fudarakusanji Temple, thencontemplate the long history of Ruins of Shingu Castle, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seigantoji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kumano Nachi Taisha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing 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.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Nachikatsura-cho travel route planning site.

Getting from Koya-cho to Nachikatsura-cho by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Koya-cho in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Nachikatsura-cho. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Himeji.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Shingu, Taiji-cho
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. On the 18th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, hike along Mt Shosha hiking, and then look for gifts at Yamasa Kamaboko Yumesenkan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Ie-shima, thenlook for gifts at Michi-no-Eki Mitsu, and then browse the different shops at Piole Himeji.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Himeji road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Nachikatsura-cho to Himeji takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Himeji are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Shopping Trails

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Shin Umeda City, thenkick back and relax at Ashiya Comprehensive Park Ashiya Beach, and finally take a stroll through Dotombori District. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, thenget in on the family fun at SpaWorld, thensteep yourself in history at Todai-ji Temple, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park.

Plan trip to Osaka with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can take a train from Himeji to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can 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

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine as well as Arashiyama. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kamogawa River and Monkey Park Iwatayama. Popular historic sites such as Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Sanjusangendo Temple are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, browse the different shops at Kyoto Station Building, and take a stroll through Gion.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip builder site.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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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