14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Nagoya
1
Nagoya
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Ena
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Gero
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Takayama
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Nanto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Kamiichi-machi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Nagoya
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
End: Osaka

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank, browse the collection at Aichi Prefectural Library, then stroll around Todagawa Ryokuchi, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Arimatsu no Machinami, and finally walk around Higashiyama Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nagoya trip itinerary planning app .

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airports are Chubu Centrair International Airport, Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport and Osaka International Airport. In December in Nagoya, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Ena.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank
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Higashiyama Park ©
Higashiyama Park

2
nights
Ena

Ena ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Ushigataki Waterfall, pause for some photo ops at Petroglyph at Mt. Kasagiyama, then explore the world behind art at Nakasendo Hiroshige Art Museum, then admire the striking features of Former Kimura Residence, and finally make a trip to Lookout of Rural Landscape in Japan. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museum Nakasendo, stroll around Mitake Castle Ruins Park, then contemplate the long history of Mino Kaneyama Castle Ruins, then take in the dramatic scenery at Goho Fall, and finally take an in-depth tour of Nakatsugawa Naegi Toyama Shiryokan.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ena trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Nagoya to Ena takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Gero.

Things to do in Ena

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Museum Nakasendo, Mitake Castle Ruins Park, Mino Kaneyamajo Ato, Goho Fall, Ushigataki Waterfall
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Nakasendo Hiroshige Art Museum ©
Nakasendo Hiroshige Art Museum
Museum Nakasendo ©
Museum Nakasendo

2
nights
Gero

Gero ©
Gero is a city in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens and then fly down the slopes at Meiho Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Moriminashihachiman Shrine, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Ontake, then hit the slopes at Ontake 2240, then admire the verdant scenery at Tsukechi Gorge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Senshoji Temple.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Gero route planner .

Traveling by car from Ena to Gero takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Gero

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ontake 2240, Meiho Ski Resort, Tsukechi Gorge
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Meiho Ski Resort ©
Meiho Ski Resort
Tsukechi Gorge ©
Tsukechi Gorge
Mt. Ontake ©
Mt. Ontake

3
nights
Takayama

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): go for a walk through Norikura Summit Tatamidaira, hit the slopes at Mt. Norikura Snow Resort, then hit the slopes at Takasu Snow Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Shokawa-Zakura. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Kisofukushima Ski Resort, then fly down the slopes at Ryokufu Resort Hida Nagareha, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Daiouji Temple, and finally look for gifts at Hida Bussankan.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Takayama attractions planner .

You can drive from Gero to Takayama in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Takayama are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nanto.

Things to do in Takayama

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Matsumoto, Ryokufu Resort Hida Nagareha, Takasu Snow Park, Kiso Fukushima Ski Resort
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Mt. Norikura Snow Resort ©
Mt. Norikura Snow Resort
Takasu Snow Park ©
Takasu Snow Park
Yarigatake ©
Yarigatake

2
nights
Nanto

Nanto ©
On the 9th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Takase Shrine and then don't miss a visit to Inami Betsuin Zuizenji Temple. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Angoji Temple, don't miss a visit to Michi-no-Eki Fukumitsu, make a trip to Murakami Residential Home, take in panoramic vistas at Ainokura Observatory, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ainokura Kaiyu Hodo, and finally get engrossed in the history at Ainokura Minzokukan.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nanto tour itinerary maker site .

Getting from Takayama to Nanto by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Nanto are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kamiichi-machi.

Things to do in Nanto

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Hakusan
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Tedori Gorge ©
Tedori Gorge
Shishiku Park ©
Shishiku Park
Iox Arosa ©
Iox Arosa

1
night
Kamiichi-machi

Kamiichi-machi ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Oyama Shrine Chugu Kiganden, then admire the verdant scenery at Sengankei, then make a trip to Nisekiji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryusenji Temple.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kamiichi-machi online journey planner .

Drive from Nanto to Kamiichi-machi in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Kamiichi-machi can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kamiichi-machi

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Oyama Shrine Chugu Kiganden
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Oyama Shrine Chugu Kiganden ©
Oyama Shrine Chugu Kiganden
Nisekiji Temple ©
Nisekiji Temple

3
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): let little ones run wild at Todagawa Kodomo Land, then find something for the whole family at Kotsu Jido Yuen, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nunoike Catholic Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Furukawa Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Nagoya Chikyu Hiroba, then don't miss a visit to Sky Promenade, then walk around Okazaki Minami Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kawahara Shrine.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Nagoya visit planner .

You can drive from Kamiichi-machi to Nagoya in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kotsu Jido Yuen, Okazaki Minami Park
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Todagawa Kodomo Land ©
Todagawa Kodomo Land
Okazaki Minami Park ©
Okazaki Minami Park
Furukawa Art Museum ©
Furukawa Art Museum

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