10 days in Nagoya & Kanazawa Itinerary

10 days in Nagoya & Kanazawa Itinerary

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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 Magome-juku and Yatomi Yachoen. Head to Sakae and Mitsui Outlet Park Jazz Dream Nagashimafor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagoya: Inuyama (Inuyama Castle & Little World), Nakasendo Tsumagojuku (in Nagiso-machi) and Ise (Sarutahiko Shrine, Aramatsurinomiya, &more). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Toba Aquarium.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Nagoya day trip planning site.

If you are flying in from Thailand, the closest major aiports are Chubu Centrair International Airport, Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport and Osaka International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Ise, Inuyama, Toba, Nakasendo Tsumagojuku, Yatomi Yachoen
Highlights from your plan
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 contemplate the long history of Higashichaya Old Town. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, see the vivid underwater world at Tojimbo Cliff, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa trip tool.

Drive from Nagoya to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

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

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