11 days in Nakatsugawa & Fukui Prefecture Itinerary

11 days in Nakatsugawa & Fukui Prefecture Itinerary

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Fly to Chubu Centrair International Airport, Drive to Nakatsugawa
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Nakatsugawa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Katsuyama
— 3 nights
Drive
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Awara
— 2 nights
Drive to Komatsu Airport / JASDF Komatsu Air Base, Fly to Honolulu

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Nakatsugawa

— 4 nights
Nakatsugawa is a city located in the Tōnō region of Gifu Prefecture, Japan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nakatsugawa: Senjojiki Cirque (in Komagane), Naraijuku (in Shiojiri) and Nagiso-machi (Nakasendo Tsumagojuku & Fukusawa Momosuke Memorial Hall ・ Yamano History Museum). There's lots more to do: trek along Nakasendo Magome-juku, engage your brain at Nakatsugawa Mineral Museum, and see the interesting displays at Gero Onsen Gassho Village.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Nakatsugawa visit planner.

Honolulu, USA to Nakatsugawa is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Honolulu to Nakatsugawa, you'll lose 19 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Honolulu in October, expect Nakatsugawa to be slightly colder, temps between 69°F and 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Katsuyama.

Things to do in Nakatsugawa

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Katsuyama

— 3 nights
Katsuyama is a city located in Fukui Prefecture, Japan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Katsuyama: Shirakawa-mura (The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, Wada House, &more) and Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple (in Eiheiji-cho). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Hakusan Heisenji Temple Historical Museum Mahoroba, pick up some local products at Shichiken Morning Market, and stroll the grounds of Yoshikage Asakura's Cemetery.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Katsuyama trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Nakatsugawa to Katsuyama takes 3 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Katsuyama when traveling from Nakatsugawa in October, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Awara.

Things to do in Katsuyama

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Awara

— 2 nights
Awara is a city located in Fukui Prefecture, Japan.As of May 1, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 28,646 and the population density of 240 persons per km². Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Maruoka Castle, snap pictures at Ayatori Bridge, then admire the verdant scenery at Kakusenkei Gorge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Natadera Temple. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Tojinbo Tower, stroll through Tojimbo Cliff, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Echizen Matsushima Aquarium, and finally don't miss a visit to Awara Onsen Ashiyu.

Discover how to plan a Awara trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Katsuyama to Awara in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Awara can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Awara

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Fukui Prefecture travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
Fukui Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region on Honshū island. The capital is the city of Fukui.PrehistoryThe Kitadani Dinosaur Quarry, on the Sugiyama River within the city limits of Katsuyama, has yielded animals such as the megaraptoran Fukuiraptor kitadaniensis, hadrosauroid Fukuisaurus tetoriensis, coelurosaurian Fukuivenator paradoxus and titanosauriform Fukuititan nipponensis as well as an unnamed dromaeosaurid.HistoryFukui originally consisted of the old provinces of Wakasa and Echizen, before the prefecture was formed in 1871.During the Edo period, the daimyō of the region was surnamed Matsudaira, and was a descendant of Tokugawa Ieyasu.

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