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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nakasendo Tsumagojuku and Yatomi Yachoen. Head to Sakae and Mitsui Outlet Park Jazz Dream Nagashimafor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagoya: Toba (Toba Aquarium & Mikimoto Pearl Island), Ise (Sarutahiko Shrine, Aramatsurinomiya, &more) and Inuyama (Inuyama Castle & Little World). The adventure continues: trek along Nakasendo Magome-juku, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atsuta Jingu Shrine, see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, and make a trip to Osu Shopping Street.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Nagoya road trip app.

If you are flying in from Thailand, the closest major aiports are Chubu Centrair International Airport, Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport and Osaka International Airport. In November, daily temperatures in Nagoya can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Ise, Toba, Inuyama, Nakasendo Tsumagojuku, Mitsui Outlet Park Jazz Dream Nagashima
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Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle
Inuyama Castle ©
Inuyama 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 Higashichaya Old Town. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, cruise along Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, and then wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, explore the striking landscape at Tojinbo Cliff, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kanazawa online road trip planner .

You can drive from Nagoya to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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