37 days in Japan Itinerary

37 days in Japan Itinerary

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37 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Fuji
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Matsumoto
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Takayama
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Kaga
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train:  45​min
8
Himeji
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
9
Takamatsu
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Koya-cho
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
11
Osaka
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Tel Aviv

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.
Get outdoors at Mt. Takao and Mt. Takaosan Hiking Course. Venture out of the city with trips to Enoshima Island (in Fujisawa), Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi (in Hayama-machi) and Gempei Pond (in Kamakura). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take an in-depth tour of Tokyo National Museum, take a stroll through Odaiba, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo tour itinerary builder .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 7 hours. In October, Tokyo is little chillier than Tel Aviv - with highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fuji.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hachioji, Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi, Yokohama Nature Sanctuary, Gempei Pond, Enoshima Island
Highlights from your plan
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Yokohama Nature Sanctuary ©
Yokohama Nature Sanctuary
Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi ©
Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi

2
nights
Fuji

Fuji ©
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. On the 5th (Tue), explore the activities along Miho Seacoast (Miho no Matsubara Beach), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then look for gifts at Tago no Tsuki Honten. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Shiraito Falls, then get impressive views of Mount Fuji, and then take some stellar pictures from Imamiya Tea Plantation.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Fuji trip planner .

Take a train from Tokyo to Fuji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November in Fuji, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Fuji

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Shiraito Falls, Mount Fuji, Miho Seacoast (Miho no Matsubara Beach)
Highlights from your plan
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Shiraito Falls ©
Shiraito Falls

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Matsumoto City Museum of Art and then experience rural life at Daio Wasabi Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Matsumoto Castle, contemplate the waterfront views at Myojin Pond, then contemplate the waterfront views at Taisho Pond, and finally take in the views from Kappa Bashi.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Matsumoto route planning website .

Traveling by car from Fuji to Matsumoto takes 3 hours. Traveling from Fuji in November, expect Matsumoto to be a bit cooler, temps between 14°C and 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Takayama.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Daio Wasabi Farm
Highlights from your plan
Norikura Kogen ©
Norikura Kogen
Taisho Pond ©
Taisho Pond
Myojin Pond
Myojin Pond

3
nights
Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Get out of town with these interesting Takayama side-trips: Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (in Tateyama-machi) and Shirakawa-mura (Deai Bridge, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, & more). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Takayama Jinya, admire the masterpieces at Hida Takayama Museum of Art, examine the collection at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, and get to know the fascinating history of Higashiyama Walking Course.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Takayama trip planner .

Traveling by car from Matsumoto to Takayama takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November in Takayama, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Hida Furukawa Old Town, Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
Highlights from your plan
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route ©
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

3
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Step out of the city life by going to Chirihama Nagisa Driveway and Shomyo Waterfall. There's lots more to do: stroll around Kenrokuen Garden, don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ninja Temple.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kanazawa online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Takayama to Kanazawa in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. November in Kanazawa sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kaga.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, Shomyo Falls
Highlights from your plan
Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway ©
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
Shomyo Falls ©
Shomyo Falls

2
nights
Kaga

Kaga ©
Lying at the foot of one of Japan's holy volcanic mountains, the charming city of Kaga draws visitors with its onsens and lovely temples.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): hike along Tojinbo Cliff, step into the grandiose world of Maruoka Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daihonzan Eiheiji Temple, and finally examine the collection at Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Kasa no Misaki, steep yourself in history at Korogi Bridge, admire the verdant scenery at Kakusenkei Gorge, then snap pictures at Ayatori Bridge, then soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Natadera Temple.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kaga online journey planner .

Getting from Kanazawa to Kaga by car takes about an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kaga

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Sakai, Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple, Natadera Temple, Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum
Highlights from your plan
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple ©
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple
Tojinbo Cliff ©
Tojinbo Cliff
Kakusenkei Gorge ©
Kakusenkei Gorge

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Ume Sakura and Yodoryokuchi Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Seta Golf Course North Course (in Otsu) and Amanohashidate (in Miyazu). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take a stroll through Gion, go for a walk through Arashiyama, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planner.

Getting from Kaga to Kyoto by car takes about 3 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Amanohashidate, Seta Golf Course North Course
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Amanohashidate ©
Amanohashidate
Mt. Kurama ©
Mt. Kurama

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Hattoji Furusatomura and Tottori Sand Dunes. Get out of town with these interesting Himeji side-trips: Okayama (Okayama Castle & Okayama Korakuen Garden) and Hiryu no Taki Fall (in Sayo-cho). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, take in the pleasant sights at Otokoyama Haisuiike Park, trek along Mt Shosha hiking, and don't miss a visit to Otemae Street.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Himeji vacation planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Okayama, Hattoji Furusatomura, Tottori Sand Dunes, Hiryu no Taki Fall
Highlights from your plan
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Tottori Sand Dunes ©
Tottori Sand Dunes
Mt Shosha hiking ©
Mt Shosha hiking

3
nights
Takamatsu

Takamatsu
A modern city and a major transport hub facing Seto Inland Sea, Takamatsu offers a bustling city lifestyle contrasted with carefully manicured, tranquil green areas at the foot of the mountains and the lava plateau.
Get outdoors at Shiozuka Highland and Kaze no Michi. Explore Takamatsu's surroundings by going to Naoshima (in Naoshima-cho), Tatsunokuchi Green Shower Forest (in Okayama) and Kasaneiwa (Piled Rocks) (in Tonosho-cho). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Ritsurin Garden, have fun at Sanuki Kid's Kingdom, wander the streets of Shionoe-cho, and get engrossed in the history at Shikoku Mura Village.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Takamatsu vacation app .

You can take a train from Himeji to Takamatsu in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Himeji in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 9°C in Takamatsu. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Naoshima, Kaze no Michi, Kasaneiwa (Piled Rocks), Tatsunokuchi Green Shower Forest, Shiozuka Highland
Highlights from your plan
Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden
Yashima ©
Yashima
Tatsunokuchi Green Shower Forest ©
Tatsunokuchi Green Shower Forest

2
nights
Koya-cho

Koya-cho ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Koyasan Okunoin, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Koya, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kongobu-ji Temple, then contemplate the long history of Koyasan Danjo Garan, and finally contemplate the long history of Koyasan Daimon. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Tanizeno Tsuribashi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joju-in Temple, then examine the collection at Koyasan Reihokan Museum, and finally make a trip to Koyasan Station.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Koya-cho holiday planner .

You can drive from Takamatsu to Koya-cho in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Koya-cho when traveling from Takamatsu in November, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Tanizeno Tsuribashi
Highlights from your plan
Koyasan Danjo Garan ©
Koyasan Danjo Garan
Mt. Koya ©
Mt. Koya
Kongobu-ji Temple ©
Kongobu-ji Temple

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 1st (Sun): learn something new at Ninja-Do. On the next day, shop like a local with Dotonbori and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Osaka online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Koya-cho to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Koya-cho in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Osaka, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Nara
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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