6 days in Shizuoka, Mito & Tokyo Itinerary

6 days in Shizuoka, Mito & Tokyo Itinerary

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Shizuoka
— 2 nights
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Mito
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tokyo
— 1 night

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Shizuoka

— 2 nights
With its upmarket shopping districts and scenic coastal landscape, Shizuoka stands as the main urban area of a province often referred to as Japan's riviera.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the activities along Waketamaike Spring, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kunozan Toshogu Shrine, then take a peaceful walk through Miho Seacoast (Miho no Matsubara Beach), and finally stop by Nihondaira Ropeway. Keep things going the next day: take a leisurely stroll along S-Pulse Dream Plaza, contemplate the long history of Satta-toge Pass, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Nihondaira Zoo, then step into the grandiose world of Shizuoka castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shizuoka Sengen Shrine.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Shizuoka trip builder tool.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Mount Fuji Shizuoka Airport and Yokota Air Base. In January, daytime highs in Shizuoka are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Mito.

Things to do in Shizuoka

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Mito

— 2 nights
Quaint and historic, Mito serves as the capital of Ibaraki Prefecture, once a castle town and stronghold for the Edo-period Mito clan.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Kairakuen Park, get to know the fascinating history of Semba Boadwalk, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tokiwa Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noge Inari Shrine, then let little ones run wild at Hitachi Seaside Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Moto Toshogu Shrine. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Kamiiso no Torii, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oarai Isosaki Shrine, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aqua World Ibaraki Prefectural Oarai Aquarium, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Nakaminato Fish Market, then admire the striking features of Kobuntei, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Kodokan Park.

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Getting from Shizuoka to Mito by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Shizuoka in January since evenings lows in Mito dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Mito

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Tokyo

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): indulge in some personalized pampering at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, then admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and then take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo road trip planning website.

Getting from Mito to Tokyo by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Mito in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Tokyo, with lows around 1°C.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Spas · Historic Sites · Fun & Games