45 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 7 nights
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Kamakura
— 6 nights
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Nikko
— 5 nights
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Nagano
— 3 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 7 nights
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
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Ishigaki
— 6 nights
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Naha
— 7 nights
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Tokyo — 7 nights

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.
Do your shopping at Ginza and Art Jeunesse Akihabara. Do some cultural sightseeing at Senso-ji Temple and Asakusa. Venture out of the city with trips to Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka) and Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama). Have a day of magic on the 9th (Thu) at Tokyo Disneyland. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo journey maker app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 7 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in February; daily highs in Tokyo reach 12°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kamakura.
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Kamakura — 6 nights

Ancient City

The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
Head to Samuraikibun Kamakura and Okeba Gallery & Shopfor some retail therapy. Visit Hase-dera Temple and Hase-dera Temple Kannondo for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kamakura: Koajiro Forest (in Miura) and Ito Diving Service Bommie (in Tateyama). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Kōtoku-in, take in the spiritual surroundings of Joukoumyouji Temple, contemplate the long history of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, and trek along Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kamakura holiday builder app.

You can drive from Tokyo to Kamakura in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in February, plan for slightly colder days in Kamakura, with highs around 6°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nikko.
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Nikko — 5 nights

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.
Get some historical perspective at Nikko Tosho-gu and Taiyuimbyo Shrine. Do some cultural sightseeing at Nikko Base and Nikko Futarasan jinja. Get out of town with these interesting Nikko side-trips: Sakuragawa (Yakuo-in Temple & Oyama-ji Temple Tomiya Kannon) and Pottery Studio Fuwari (in Mashiko-machi). There's much more to do: stroll around Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park, contemplate the long history of Yomeimon (Main Gate), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hongu Shrine.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Nikko journey app.

You can drive from Kamakura to Nikko in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In February in Nikko, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Nagano.
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Nagano — 3 nights

Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Matsumoto Castle and Zenko-ji Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagano: Yamanouchi-machi (Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park & Shiga Kogen) and Anrakuji Temple (in Ueda). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on Snow Monkey Resorts.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Nagano tour itinerary tool.

Take a train from Nikko to Nagano in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Nikko in February, with highs in Nagano at 4°C and lows at -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.
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Kyoto — 7 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nara Park. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dotombori District and Nishiki Market Shopping District. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Nara (Todai-ji Temple & Todaiji Temple Cultural Center). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, take a stroll through Gion, and don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto driving holiday planning tool.

Take a train from Nagano to Kyoto in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, tram, and flight; or drive. In February, Kyoto is a bit warmer than Nagano - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.
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Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 4:

Hiroshima — 3 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Visit Itsukushima Shrine and Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Atomic Bomb Dome and Hiroshima Castle. When in Hiroshima, make a side trip to see Itsukushima Gekijyo in Hatsukaichi, approximately Hatsukaichi away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Hiroshima takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.
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Ishigaki — 6 nights

Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Popular historic sites such as Torinji Temple and Gongen-do Temple are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Nei Museum of Art and MInsah Kogei Museum. Spend 10th (Fri) immersed in the deep blue with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, take an in-depth tour of Ishigaki Yaima Village, stop by Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ishigaki trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Ishigaki in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. When traveling from Hiroshima in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Ishigaki, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Naha.
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Naha — 7 nights

Capital of the Ryukyu Kingdom

Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Popular historic sites such as Shurijo Castle and St. Clara Church are in your itinerary. Head to Onna Station Nakayukui Market and Yomitan Village Traditional Craft Art Centerfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Zamami-son (Nishibama & Toma), Japanguide Junko (in Nago) and Motobu-cho (Okichan Theater, Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, &more). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Manzamo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Naminoue-gu Shrine, and buy something for everyone on your list at San-A Naha Main Place.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Naha trip planner.

Fly from Ishigaki to Naha in 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Mar 13 — 20:

Japan travel guide

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Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.
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