3 days in Shizuoka Prefecture Itinerary

3 days in Shizuoka Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Shizuoka Prefecture trip planner

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Make it your trip
Train
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Ito
— 1 night
Drive
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Shimoda
— 1 night
Drive

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Ito

— 1 night
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.
On the 9th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Ikeda museum of 20th century art, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Omuro, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Izu Shaboten Zoo, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Jogasaki Coast. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinomiya Shrine, enjoy the sand and surf at Atami Sun Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Michi-no-Eki Ito Marine Town.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Ito vacation builder app.

Tokyo to Ito is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive. In August in Ito, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Shimoda.

Things to do in Ito

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

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Shimoda

— 1 night
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 11th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Tatadohama Beach, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shimoda Aquarium, and then stroll through Shirahama Beach.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Shimoda journey planner.

You can drive from Ito to Shimoda in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Shimoda

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums
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Shizuoka Prefecture travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
Shizuoka Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region of Honshu. The capital is the city of Shizuoka, while Hamamatsu is the largest city by population.HistoryShizuoka Prefecture was formed from the former Tōtōmi, Suruga and Izu provinces.The area was the home of the first Tokugawa Shogun. Tokugawa Ieyasu held the region until he conquered the lands of the Hōjō clan in the Kantō region and placed land under the stewardship of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. After becoming shogun, Tokugawa took the land back for his family and put the area around modern-day Shizuoka city under the direct supervision of the shogunate. With the creation of Shizuoka han in 1868, it once again became the residence of the Tokugawa family.GeographyShizuoka Prefecture is an elongated region following the coast of the Pacific Ocean at the Suruga Bay. In the west, the prefecture extends deep into the Japan Alps. In the east, it becomes a narrower coast bounded in the north by Mount Fuji, until it comes to the Izu Peninsula, a popular resort area pointing south into the Pacific.

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