22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  15 h
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Atami
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
3
Ito
— 2 nights
train:  2 h
4
Kawazu-cho
— 2 nights
train:  1 h
5
Shimoda
— 2 nights
bus:  30 min
6
Minamiizu-cho
— 2 nights
bus:  2 h
7
Nishiizu-cho
— 2 nights
train:  3 h 30 min
8
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
train:  1 h
9
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: San Francisco

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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, don't miss a visit to Tokyo Skytree, get your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tokyo, use our trip itinerary maker.

San Francisco, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 17 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from San Francisco in September since evenings lows in Tokyo dip to 69°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Fri) before leaving for Atami.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Skytree ©
Tokyo Skytree

2
nights
Atami

Atami ©
With Atami's relative proximity to the nation's capital, this beach resort town draws its fair share of visitors--though holidays in Atami are not just a matter of convenience.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Odawara Castle, make a trip to Kiunkaku, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinomiya Shrine. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Akao Herb and Rose Garden, kick back and relax at Atami Sun Beach, look for gifts at Tokiwagi Yohkanten Sohonten, thentake in the views from Mishima Skywalk, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mishima Taisha.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Atami sightseeing planner.

Take a train from Tokyo to Atami in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Tokyo in September, expect nights in Atami to be about the same, around 67°F, while days are slightly colder, around 70°F. On the 20th (Sun), you'll travel to Ito.

Things to do in Atami

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mishima, Odawara Castle
Highlights from your plan
Kinomiya Shrine ©
Kinomiya Shrine
Mishima Taisha ©
Mishima Taisha
Mishima Skywalk ©
Mishima Skywalk

2
nights
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 20th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jingi Taisha Shrine, examine the collection at Izu Glass and Craft Museum, thenwalk around Izu Shaboten Zoo, thenexamine the collection at Ikeda museum of 20th century art, and finally get answers to all your questions at Michi-no-Eki Ito Marine Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): snap pictures at Jogasaki Suspension Bridge, get outside with Jogasaki Coast, let little ones run wild at Izu Granpal Park, thentake in the awesome beauty at Mount Omuro, thenvisit Omuro Mountain Lift, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sakura no Sato.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ito trip planner.

Traveling by car from Atami to Ito takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or ride a ferry. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Atami in September: high temperatures in Ito hover around 78°F and lows are around 73°F. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kawazu-cho.

Things to do in Ito

Parks Nature Spas
Highlights from your plan
Jogasaki Coast ©
Jogasaki Coast
Ikeda museum of 20th century art ©
Ikeda museum of 20th century art
Izu Glass and Craft Museum ©
Izu Glass and Craft Museum

2
nights
Kawazu-cho

Kawazu-cho ©
A good base for exploring the scenic Izu Peninsula, the town of Kawazu-cho, partly set in within a national park, remains well-known for its many hot spring resorts.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): appreciate the history behind Izu no Odoriko Bungakuhi, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Kawazu Nanadaru Waterfalls, thensnap pictures at Kawazu Nanadaru Loop Bridge, and finally examine the collection at Izu Naranda no Sato Kawazu Heian Buddha Statue Pavilion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Atagawa Bananawani Garden Bunen, admire the natural beauty at Atagawa Tropical & Alligator Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Imaihama Beach, thenstroll around Mine Onsen Daifunto Park, thenadmire the sheer force of Joren Waterfall, and finally don't miss a visit to Mt. Amagi Tunnel (Former Amagi Tunnel).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kawazu-cho trip maker site.

You can drive from Ito to Kawazu-cho in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 73°F. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Shimoda.

Things to do in Kawazu-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Izu, Higashiizu-cho
Highlights from your plan
Kawazu Nanadaru Waterfalls ©
Kawazu Nanadaru Waterfalls
Joren Waterfall ©
Joren Waterfall
Mt. Amagi Tunnel (Former Amagi Tunnel) ©
Mt. Amagi Tunnel (Former Amagi Tunnel)

2
nights
Shimoda

Shimoda ©
On a trip to Shimoda, a small town nestled on the tip of the Izu peninsula, you can take advantage of the scenic sandy beaches and soak in the laid-back atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): stroll around Shimoda Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shimoda Aquarium, thendon't miss a visit to Perry Road, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Mount Nesugatayama Observatory. On the next day, head outdoors with Touji Beach, don't miss a visit to Ryugu Park, head outdoors with Kisami Ohama Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Iritahama Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Tatadohama Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Shirahama Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Shimoda visit website.

Traveling by car from Kawazu-cho to Shimoda takes an hour. In September, daytime highs in Shimoda are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. On the 26th (Sat), you'll travel to Minamiizu-cho.

Things to do in Shimoda

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Shirahama Beach ©
Shirahama Beach
Ryugu Park ©
Ryugu Park
Tatadohama Beach ©
Tatadohama Beach

2
nights
Minamiizu-cho

Minamiizu-cho ©
On the 26th (Sat), kick back and relax at Okuiro Beach, get outside with Hirizo Beach, make a trip to Irozaki, thenexplore the striking landscape at Aiai Misaki, and finally go for a walk through Aono River Cherry Blossoms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Yumigahama Beach, stop by Michi-no-Eki Shimkamo Onsen Yonohana, make a trip to Kumomi Sengen Shrine, get outside with Kumi Beach, thenkick back and relax at Iwachi Beach, and finally walk around Hagachisakien.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Minamiizu-cho road trip planner.

Minamiizu-cho is just a stone's throw from Shimoda. In September in Minamiizu-cho, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 73°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Nishiizu-cho.

Things to do in Minamiizu-cho

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Matsuzaki-cho
Highlights from your plan
Yumigahama Beach ©
Yumigahama Beach
Irozaki ©
Irozaki
Hirizo Beach ©
Hirizo Beach

2
nights
Nishiizu-cho

Nishiizu-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): get outside with Koganezaki, enjoy the sand and surf at Otago Beach, and then stop by Wasabi no Eki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Futo Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Dogashima Tensodo Cave, head off the coast to Dogashima Island, thenexamine the collection at Kayama Yuzo Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Toi Kinzan.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nishiizu-cho trip planning app.

Drive from Minamiizu-cho to Nishiizu-cho in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Nishiizu-cho can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Nishiizu-cho

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Toi Kinzan, Fujimi Chokoku Line
Highlights from your plan
Dogashima Tensodo Cave ©
Dogashima Tensodo Cave
Dogashima Island ©
Dogashima Island
Toi Kinzan ©
Toi Kinzan

2
nights
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum and then go for a walk through Cedar Trees of Hakone Old Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Hakone Stoneā€paved Road, explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), thencontemplate the long history of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, thentake some stellar pictures from Hakone Ropeway, and finally make a trip to Owaku-dani Valley.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hakone-machi online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nishiizu-cho to Hakone-machi takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Nishiizu-cho in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
Hakone Ropeway ©
Hakone Ropeway

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Ikspiari in Maihama, approximately Maihama away. Enjoy Tokyo some more: admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, wander the streets of Ginza, pause for some photo ops at Hachiko, and shop like a local with Takeshita Street.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo day trip website.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Hakone-machi to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Hakone-machi in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trip

Urayasu
Highlights from your plan
Akihabara ©
Akihabara
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland

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