25 days in Tokyo & Izumo Itinerary

25 days in Tokyo & Izumo Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Jacksonville
Fly:  22 h
1
Tokyo
— 12 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Izumo
— 10 nights
Drive + Fly:  31 h
End: Jacksonville

12
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.
Head to Ginza and Yokohama Minato Mirai 21for plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Odaiba District and Asakusa. Venture out of the city with trips to Kamakura (Kōtoku-in, Hase-dera Temple, &more), Yokohama (Yokohama Chinatown & Sankeien Gardens) and The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi). Have a day of magic on the 11th (Mon) at Tokyo Disneyland. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, and visit Akihabara.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip builder.

Jacksonville, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 14 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Jacksonville in January: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 50°F and lows are around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Izumo.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kamakura, Yokohama, Urayasu, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District

10
nights
Izumo

Izumo ©
Nestled in the shadows of the Chugoku Mountains, historic Izumo boasts one of Japan's oldest Shinto shrines.
Get a sense of the local culture at Adachi Museum of Art and Yaegaki Shrine. Explore Izumo's surroundings by going to Oda (Nima Sand Museum, Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine, &more), Matsue (Miho Shrine, Daikon Island, &more) and Sakaiminato (The Mizuki Shigeru Road, Mizuki Shigeru Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Izumo Taisha Shrine, contemplate the waterfront views at Shinji Lake, visit a coastal fixture at Izumo Hinomisaki Lighthouse, and get answers to all your questions at Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Izumo travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Izumo by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in January, expect nights in Izumo to be about the same, around 35°F, while days are little chillier, around 45°F. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Izumo

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Matsue, Oda, Sakaiminato, Adachi Museum of Art, Shinji Lake
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Adachi Museum of Art ©
Adachi Museum of Art
Matsue Castle ©
Matsue Castle
Izumo Taisha Shrine ©
Izumo Taisha Shrine

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