Before returning to Tokyo on Sunday, November 5, my wife and I are considering staying three nights in either Shimoda or Ito, spending time on Friday and Saturday in this area. Are these two places weekend jaunts for the Japanese? Will they be crowded? Between the two, which is the more attractive for a hotel stay?
We will return to Tokyo by train on Sunday, concluding our two week JapanRail pass. If we take a train leaving before noon from either Shimoda or Ito to Tokyo, will we be avoiding the weekend crowd returning to Tokyo on the train?
Thanks for any insights.