10 days in Nagoya & Kanazawa Itinerary

10 days in Nagoya & Kanazawa Itinerary

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Route & dates

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 Ayabe Utsuwateifor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology and Ise Grand Shrine. Change things up with these side-trips from Nagoya: Nakasendo Tsumagojuku (in Nagiso-machi), Nakatsugawa (Naegi Castle Ruins & Nakasendo Magome-juku) and Ise (Aramatsurinomiya, Sengukan, &more). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Nagoya Castle, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, contemplate the long history of Inuyama Castle, and step off the mainland to explore Mikimoto Pearl Island.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Nagoya trip itinerary planning website.

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 your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ise, Nakatsugawa, Inuyama, Toba, 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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Fukube Falls, get to know the fascinating history of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, then take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, and finally admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the gorgeous colors at Tojimbo Cliff, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ninja Temple, and then walk around Kenrokuen Garden.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kanazawa trip planner.

You can drive from Nagoya to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kanazawa when traveling from Nagoya in April, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, Tojimbo Cliff, Fukube Falls, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
Highlights from your plan
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town

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