13 days in Nagoya & Kanazawa Itinerary

13 days in Nagoya & Kanazawa Itinerary

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Start: Nagoya
1
Nagoya
— 9 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
End: Nagoya

9
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.
Explore Nagoya's surroundings by going to Ise (Oharai-machi, Okage Yokocho, &more), Toba (Toba Aquarium, Toba Shopping Plaza Hello, &more) and Nakasendo Magome-juku (in Nakatsugawa). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, admire the masterpieces at Tokugawa Art Museum, find something for the whole family at Hotel Shima Spain Mura, and browse the exhibits of Hamamatsu Air Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Nagoya tour itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiports are Chubu Centrair International Airport, Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport and Osaka International Airport. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Ise, Hamamatsu, Kuwana, Toba, Shima
Highlights from your plan
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, thendon't miss a visit to Omicho Market, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, take in the dramatic scenery at Fukube Falls, thentake an in-depth tour of Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, and finally steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nagoya to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Fukube Falls
Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town

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