16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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16 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Ueda
— 5 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Ito
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
4
Higashiizu-cho
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  34​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles


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3
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.
You've added Narita International Airport Terminal 1, Tokyo DisneySea, Ueno Park, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo holiday maker site .

Los Angeles, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Tokyo is 17 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Tokyo when traveling from Los Angeles in July, with lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Ueda.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Narita International Airport Terminal 1, Tokyo DisneySea
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Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

5
nights
Ueda

Ueda ©
Nestled at the start of Japan's "Romantic Road," the city of Ueda established itself in the 16th century as a prominent castle town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Zenko-ji Temple, Michi no Eki Aoki, Togakushi Forest Botanical Garden, and other attractions you added. Family-friendly places like Matsumoto Alps Park and Utsukushigahara Openair Museum will thrill your kids. Explore hidden gems such as Togakushi Folk Museum Togakushi Ninja Museum and Kotoriga-ike Lake.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ueda tour planner .

Getting from Tokyo to Ueda by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Ueda are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ito.

Things to do in Ueda

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nagano, Yamanouchi-machi, Matsumoto, Chino, Michi no Eki Aoki
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Kurumayama Highland ©
Kurumayama Highland
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Matsumoto Alps Park ©
Matsumoto Alps Park

few
hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): examine the collection at Izu Teddy Bear Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ito road trip planning app .

You can take a train from Ueda to Ito in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Ito are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Higashiizu-cho.

Things to do in Ito

Museums
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Izu Teddy Bear Museum ©
Izu Teddy Bear Museum

3
nights
Higashiizu-cho

Higashiizu-cho ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Inatori Bunka Park as well as Shimoda Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): hike along Jogasaki Beach Picnical Course, get to know the resident critters at Izu Shaboten Zoo, then don't miss a visit to Inatori, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Inatori Bunka Park.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Higashiizu-cho journey planner.

Traveling by car from Ito to Higashiizu-cho takes an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 76°F. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Higashiizu-cho

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Shimoda, Ito, Kawazu Nanadaru Waterfalls
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Kawazu Nanadaru Waterfalls ©
Kawazu Nanadaru Waterfalls
Sotoura Beach ©
Sotoura Beach
Izu Shaboten Zoo ©
Izu Shaboten Zoo

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
You've added Yamato Sample Seisakusho, Shimokitazawa, Takeshita Street, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo day trip site .

You can drive from Higashiizu-cho to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. While traveling from Higashiizu-cho, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Nightlife
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Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street
Shimokitazawa ©
Shimokitazawa
Kawaii Monster Cafe Harajuku ©
Kawaii Monster Cafe Harajuku

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