10 days in Nagoya & Kanazawa Itinerary

10 days in Nagoya & Kanazawa Itinerary

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10 days in Nagoya & Kanazawa Itinerary

Start: Nagoya
1
Nagoya
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
End: Nagoya

6
nights
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.
Head to Sakae and Oasis 21for some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology and Nagoya Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Nagoya: Ise (Aramatsurinomiya, Ise Grand Shrine, &more), Nakasendo Tsumagojuku (in Nagiso-machi) and Ayabe Utsuwatei (in Tajimi). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Tokugawa Art Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine, appreciate the extensive heritage of Nakasendo Magome-juku, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Nagoya road trip planning app.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Chubu Centrair International Airport, Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport and Osaka International Airport. In April in Nagoya, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ise, Inuyama, Toba, Nakatsugawa, Hikone Castle
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Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

3
nights
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. On the 16th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Fukube Falls, don't miss a visit to The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, then make a trip to Higashichaya Old Town, and finally admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Tojinbo Cliff, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple, and then admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kanazawa trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Nagoya to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagoya in April, plan for little chillier nights in Kanazawa, with lows around 8°C. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, Tojimbo Cliff, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, Fukube Falls
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