10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nagoya
— 1 night
2
Takayama
— 3 nights
3
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
4
Kamiichi-machi
— 1 night
5
Shirakawa
— 2 nights

1
night
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, thendon't miss a visit to Osu Shopping Street, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nagoya trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Nagoya is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Singapore to Nagoya, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, Nagoya is much colder than Singapore - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Nagoya

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Osu Shopping Street ©
Osu Shopping Street

3
nights
Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Takayama: Matsumoto Castle (in Matsumoto) and Shirakawa-mura (The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, Wada House, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Takayama Jinya, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, appreciate the extensive heritage of Higashiyama Walking Course, and admire the masterpieces at Hida Takayama Museum of Art.

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You can drive from Nagoya to Takayama in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagoya in April, Takayama is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Matsumoto Castle
Highlights from your plan
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

2
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): make a trip to Kanazawa Higashi Chayagai Kaikaro, contemplate the long history of Higashichaya Old Town, explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, thenstroll around Kenrokuen Garden, thenexplore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, and finally contemplate the long history of Oyama Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): take a stroll through Nagamachi Neighborhood, steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, make a trip to Omicho Market, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station, thenexamine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, and finally make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Kanazawa tour builder.

Getting from Takayama to Kanazawa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Kanazawa are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kamiichi-machi.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

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night
Kamiichi-machi

Kamiichi-machi ©
On the 14th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Shomyo Falls, thencruise along Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, thenidentify plant and animal life at Bijodaira, and finally make a trip to Nisekiji Temple.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kamiichi-machi trip planner.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Kamiichi-machi in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Shirakawa.

Things to do in Kamiichi-machi

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Tateyama-machi
Highlights from your plan
Shomyo Falls ©
Shomyo Falls
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route ©
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
Nisekiji Temple ©
Nisekiji Temple

2
nights
Shirakawa

Shirakawa ©
Shirakawa is a city located in Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Komine Castle Remains, take an in-depth tour of Kominejo Catsle History Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Suirakuen, thenwalk around Shirakawa Sekinomori Park, and finally explore the activities along Yukiwari Canyon.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Shirakawa travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kamiichi-machi to Shirakawa in 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shirakawa

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Shirakawa Sekinomori Park ©
Shirakawa Sekinomori Park
Komine Castle Remains ©
Komine Castle Remains
Suirakuen ©
Suirakuen

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