12 days in Chubu Itinerary

12 days in Chubu Itinerary

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Fly
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Ise
— 1 night
Drive
2
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 1 night
Drive
3
Matsumoto
— 1 night
Drive
4
Nagano
— 1 night
Train
5
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Takayama
— 3 nights
Drive
7
Nagoya
— 2 nights
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Ise

A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
On the 26th (Tue), meet the residents at Toba Aquarium, examine the collection at Okageza, don't miss a visit to Okage Yokocho, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ise Grand Shrine, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Ise Shrine Geku.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ise road trip planning site.

Singapore, Singapore to Ise is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Singapore to Ise, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Singapore in October, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Ise: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Ise Grand Shrine ©
Must see
Ise Grand Shrine
4.7
Okage Yokocho ©
Landmark
Okage Yokocho
4.2
Toba Aquarium ©
Aquarium
Toba Aquarium
4.2

1
night
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): examine the collection at Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum, admire the masterpieces at Itchiku Kubota Art Museum, go for a walk through Lake Kawaguchi, then admire the natural beauty at Fuji View Hotel Japanese Garden, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Ryugatake.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Fujikawaguchiko-machi travel planning site.

Getting from Ise to Fujikawaguchiko-machi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Ise in October, things will get a bit cooler in Fujikawaguchiko-machi: highs are around 19°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Water Body
Lake Kawaguchi
4.5

1
night
Matsumoto

A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Matsumoto Castle, admire the masterpieces at Matsumoto City Art Museum, steep yourself in history at Kaichi Gakko Primary School, then contemplate the waterfront views at Myojin Pond, and finally explore the activities along Pond Tashiro.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Matsumoto road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Matsumoto takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in October, Matsumoto is slightly colder at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nagano.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip
Matsumoto Castle ©
Must see
Matsumoto Castle
4.5
Pond Tashiro ©
Water Body
Pond Tashiro
4.8
Myojin Pond
Water Body
Myojin Pond
4.5

1
night
Nagano

Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): get interesting insight from Snow Monkey Resorts, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenko-ji Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Togakushi Shrine Okusha.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Nagano day trip planner.

You can drive from Matsumoto to Nagano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nagano

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
Togakushi Shrine Okusha ©
Religious Site
Togakushi Shrine Okusha
4.5

2
nights
Kanazawa

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
On the 30th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Oyama Shrine, make a trip to Omicho Market, steep yourself in history at Kanazawa Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, and finally examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Nagamachi Neighborhood, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, admire the striking features of Kanazawa Station, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple, and finally explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa day trip planner.

Getting from Nagano to Kanazawa by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Highlights from your trip
Kenrokuen Garden
Must see
Kenrokuen Garden
4.5
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Neighborhood
Higashichaya Old Town
3.9

3
nights
Takayama

Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (in Tateyama-machi) and Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Takayama Jinya, examine the collection at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and take an in-depth tour of Hida Folk Archeological Museum (Hida Minzoku Kokokan).

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Takayama trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Takayama takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Takayama sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nagoya.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Takayama Jinya ©
Architectural Building
Takayama Jinya
4.1
Sanmachi Suji ©
Neighborhood
Sanmachi Suji
4.3

2
nights
Nagoya

Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, observe the fascinating underwater world at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine, and finally make a trip to Osu Shopping Street. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle and then explore the world behind art at Tokugawa Art Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nagoya holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Takayama to Nagoya takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Nagoya, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip