10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Nagoya
1
Nagoya
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Takayama
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 30 min
3
Shirakawa-mura
— Few hours
Bus:  1 h 30 min
4
Takayama
— Few hours
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
Toyama
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
6
Kanazawa
— 1 day
Train:  30 min
7
Toyama
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
8
Matsumoto
— Few hours
Train:  4 h 30 min
9
Osaka
— 3 nights
End: Osaka

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nagoya Castle as well as SCMAGLEV and Railway Park. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine, see the interesting displays at SCMAGLEV and Railway Park, make a trip to Osu Shopping Street, then explore the historical opulence of Nagoya Castle, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Oasis 21. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology and then get curious at Nagoya City Science Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nagoya itinerary maker website.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiports are Chubu Centrair International Airport, Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport and Osaka International Airport. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
SCMAGLEV and Railway Park ©
SCMAGLEV and Railway Park
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): stop by Takayama Usagiya.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Takayama visit planner.

Traveling by car from Nagoya to Takayama takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Takayama sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Shirakawa-mura.

Things to do in Takayama

Shopping

few
hours
Shirakawa-mura

Shirakawa-mura ©
Set amid quintessentially Japanese landscape, Shirakawa-mura consists of 16 quaint villages, including a historic village of farm houses, now designated a World Heritage Site.
On the 5th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Nagase house, enjoy breathtaking views from Tenshukakau Observatory, and then contemplate the long history of Wada House.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Shirakawa-mura trip planning website.

Drive from Takayama to Shirakawa-mura in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Shirakawa-mura

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wada House ©
Wada House
Nagase house ©
Nagase house
Tenshukakau Observatory ©
Tenshukakau Observatory

few
hours
Takayama

Takayama
To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Takayama day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Shirakawa-mura to Takayama takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 5th (Wed), you'll travel to Toyama.

Things to do in Takayama

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

1
night
Toyama

Toyama
The center of Japan's pharmaceutical industry, the city of Toyama draws visitors with its scenic surroundings overlooked by the Japan Alps.
For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Toyama tour site.

Take a train from Takayama to Toyama in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You'll set off for Kanazawa on the 6th (Thu).

Things to do in Toyama

Historic Sites Parks Museums

1
day
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kenrokuen Garden as well as Kanazawa Castle Park. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): walk around Kanazawa Castle Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, then examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, and finally explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Kanazawa trip planner.

Kanazawa is very close to Toyama. In June, daytime highs in Kanazawa are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Toyama.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden

3
nights
Toyama

Toyama ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kurobe Dam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): cruise along Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.

Plan trip to Toyama with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Toyama is just a stone's throw from Kanazawa. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sun) before leaving for Matsumoto.

Things to do in Toyama

Outdoors Scenic Drive Museums

Side Trip

Tateyama-machi
Highlights from your plan
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route ©
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
Toyama Glass Art Museum ©
Toyama Glass Art Museum
THE SUIBOKU MUSEUM, TOYAMA ©
THE SUIBOKU MUSEUM, TOYAMA

few
hours
Matsumoto

Matsumoto ©
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Matsumoto Castle and then get to know the resident critters at Matsumoto Alps Park.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Matsumoto trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Toyama to Matsumoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Matsumoto are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Fun & Games Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Matsumoto Alps Park ©
Matsumoto Alps Park
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle

3
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Minami (Namba), Expocity, Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street, and other attractions. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan and then look for gifts at Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Osaka trip itinerary app.

Traveling by train from Matsumoto to Osaka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Expocity
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Minami (Namba) ©
Minami (Namba)
Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street ©
Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street

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