59 days in Japan Itinerary

59 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 6 nights
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Matsushima-machi
— 3 nights
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Hakodate
— 2 nights
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Sapporo
— 5 nights
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Asahikawa
— 3 nights
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Yamagata
— 2 nights
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Osaka
— 6 nights
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Tokushima
— 3 nights
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
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Okinawa City
— 5 nights
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Kagoshima
— 2 nights
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Nagasaki
— 3 nights
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Fukuoka
— 3 nights
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Ito
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 5 nights

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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 out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, &more) and Tokyo Disneyland (in Maihama). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Odaiba District, get a taste of the local shopping with Takeshita Street, don't miss a visit to Shinjuku Golden Gai, and view the masterpieces at Chiyoda Nyan To Naru Cafe.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tokyo route planner.

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Tokyo, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Tokyo is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Matsushima-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Neighborhood
Odaiba District
4.2
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Disney Park / Activity
Tokyo Disneyland
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Food Tour
ABC Cooking Travel
4.9

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Matsushima-machi

Matsushima-machi ©
Matsushima-machi has long enjoyed a reputation for its natural scenery: back in the 17th century, scholar Hayashi Gaho listed its bay as one of the Three Views of Japan.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Matsushima-machi: Minamisanriku Sansan Market (in Minamisanriku-cho), Ishinomaki (Hiyoriyama Park & Ishinomori Manga Museum) and Toyoma Education Museum (Old Toyoma Elementary School) (in Tome). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Entsu-in Temple, browse the eclectic array of goods at Shiogama Seafood Market, take in panoramic vistas at Odakamori Observatory, and don't miss a visit to Ojima Island.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Matsushima-machi trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Matsushima-machi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Tokyo in August, you will find days in Matsushima-machi are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Hakodate.

Things to do in Matsushima-machi

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:
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Marina
Matsushima Bay
3.9
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Religious Site
Entsu-in Temple
4.4

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Hakodate

Hakodate ©

City of Lights

A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, make a trip to Hachimanzaka, take a stroll through Motomachi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hakodate Orthodox Church, then contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, and finally hunt for treasures at Hakodate Morning Market. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park, then steep yourself in history at Goryokaku Dozo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trappistine Monasteries.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hakodate trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Matsushima-machi to Hakodate by train takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Hakodate when traveling from Matsushima-machi in August, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:
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Architectural Building
Goryokaku Park
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Observation Deck
Goryokaku Tower
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Landmark
Hachimanzaka
4.1

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Sapporo

Sapporo ©

CIty of Ramen

A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Venture out of the city with trips to Otaru (Tomioka Catholic Church & Otaru Canal), Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm (in Ebetsu) and Yoichi-cho (Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery & Asadaen Farm). There's much more to do: stroll around Odori Park, take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, get in on the family fun at Shiroi Koibito Park, and admire the natural beauty at Hakkogakuen Hanashobupark.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sapporo vacation maker tool.

You can fly from Hakodate to Sapporo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August in Sapporo, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 26:
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Asahikawa

Asahikawa ©
Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asahikawa: Biei-cho (Shikisai no Oka, Ken & Mary Tree, &more), Nakafurano-cho (Tomita Melon House & Farm Tomita) and Roller Coaster Road (in Kamifurano-cho). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Daisetsuzan, buy something for everyone on your list at AEON MALL Asahikawa Ekimae, make a trip to Asahikawa Station, and visit Asahidake Ropeway.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Asahikawa travel route builder app.

Getting from Sapporo to Asahikawa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Yamagata.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:
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Mountain
Daisetsuzan
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Garden
Farm Tomita
4.3

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Yamagata

Yamagata ©
The town of Yamagata and its surrounding prefecture have a wealth of attractions, both man-made and natural.
On the 30th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Yamagata castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Risshaku-ji Temple, make a trip to Large Ginkgo Tree in Yamadera, head outdoors with Shiginoya Chinuma, then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and finally browse the different shops at Yamagataken Kanko Bussan Kaikan.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yamagata route planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Asahikawa to Yamagata takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Asahikawa in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yamagata, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Yamagata

Historic Sites · Spas · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:
Highlights from your trip
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Religious Site
Risshaku-ji Temple
4.4
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Thermal Spa
Thermal Spas
4.3

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nara (Daibutsuden, Kasuga Grand Shrine, &more) and Kobe (Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, &more). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, wander the streets of Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Osaka trip builder app.

You can fly from Yamagata to Osaka in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Yamagata in August, expect nights in Osaka to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tokushima.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 6:
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Castle
Osaka Castle
4.0
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Neighborhood
Dotombori District
4.0

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Tokushima

Tokushima ©
Seemingly floating between the Inland Sea and surrounding mountains, Tokushima serves as the capital city of its prefecture.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokushima: Naruto (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Otsuka Museum of Art). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Zuiganji Temple, stroll around Bizan Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Naruto Strait, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Bizan.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tokushima travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Osaka to Tokushima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Osaka, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Tokushima, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokushima

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:
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Specialty Museum
Awa Odori Hall
3.8
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Art Museum
Otsuka Museum of Art
4.3
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Landmark
Uzu no Michi
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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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple, take a stroll through Arashiyama, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kyoto route maker.

Getting from Tokushima to Kyoto by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Tokushima, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 14:
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World heritage site
Nijo Castle
4.3

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Hatsukaichi (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, pause for some photo ops at Peace Flame, don't miss a visit to Ebayama Park, and step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima online trip maker.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Okinawa City.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:
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World heritage site
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
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Historic Site
Atomic Bomb Dome
4.7

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Okinawa City

Okinawa City ©
Okinawa is the second-largest city in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, following Naha, the capital city. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Okinawa City: Kaichu Road (in Uruma), Onna-son (Scuba & Snorkeling, Tiger Beach, &more) and Motobu-cho (Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Cave, find something for the whole family at Southeast Botanical Gardens, stop by Kaboten no Mise Nakasone, and get to know the resident critters at Okinawa Zoo & Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Okinawa City online travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from Hiroshima to Okinawa City with the Route module. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Okinawa City

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 22:
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.8

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Kagoshima

Kagoshima ©

Naples of the East

Kagoshima sits across the bay from Sakurajima, an active volcano that serves as a symbol of the city and works its way into many aspects of life here.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): go for a walk through Sengan-en, make a trip to Saigo Takamori’s hideout, then enjoy breathtaking views from Shiroyama Observatory, then appreciate the history behind Saigo Takamori Statue, and finally make a trip to Tenmonkan. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Meiji Restoration, then steep yourself in history at Chiran Samurai Residence Garden, then get engrossed in the history at Chiran Peace Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Heiwa no Kane.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kagoshima online tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Okinawa City to Kagoshima with the Route module. In September in Kagoshima, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:
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Scenic Walking Area
Sengan-en
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Observation Deck
Shiroyama Observatory
4.2
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Military Museum
Chiran Peace Museum
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Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©

City of Peace

The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
Nagasaki is known for museums, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, take in the views from Megane Bridge, see the interesting displays at Dejima, and stroll around Nagasaki Peace Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Nagasaki trip builder app.

Take a train from Kagoshima to Nagasaki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:
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Garden
Glover Garden
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Fukuoka

Fukuoka

City of Yatai

The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tenkai Inari Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dazaifu Tenman-gu, step into the grandiose world of Onojo - Chikuzenkoku, admire the striking features of Hakata Station, then make a trip to Fukuoka Tower, and finally stroll through Ohori Park. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tochoji Temple, then take in nature's colorful creations at Komyozen-ji Temple, then examine the collection at Kyushu National Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamado Shrine.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Fukuoka attractions app.

Getting from Nagasaki to Fukuoka by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Fukuoka can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Ito.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:
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Religious Site
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
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Scenic Walking Area
Ohori Park
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Architectural Building
Hakata Station
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Ito

Ito ©
Not too far from the capital, Ito has developed a reputation as a resort town, with a fair portion of its area lying within a national park.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): trek along Jogasaki Coast, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Omuro, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Izu Shaboten Zoo, then admire the sheer force of Joren Waterfall, and finally admire the sheer force of Kawazu Nanadaru Waterfalls. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Atami Sun Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinomiya Shrine, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally get all the information you need at Michi-no-Eki Ito Marine Town.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ito day trip planner.

Getting from Fukuoka to Ito by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Ito

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Baths

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:
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Hiking Trail
Jogasaki Coast
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Waterfall
Joren Waterfall
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Mountain
Mount Omuro
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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Change things up with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama (about 40 minutes away). See some other sides of Tokyo: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, engage your brain at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo road trip planning website.

You can take a train from Ito to Tokyo in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Ito in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Tokyo, with lows of 18°C. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 7:
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Architectural Building
Tokyo Tower
4.2

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