14 days in Tokyo, Takayama & Nagoya Itinerary

14 days in Tokyo, Takayama & Nagoya Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  7 h
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Takayama
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Nagoya
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Tokyo
— 2 nights
End: Tokyo

4
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Odaiba and Akihabara. Bring the kids along to Tokyo Disneyland and Ueno Zoo. It doesn't end there: visit Ginza and make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo DisneySea.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary planning site.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Tokyo is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, Tokyo is colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses and Takayama Jinya. Step out of the city life by going to Norikura Kogen and Taisho Pond. Change things up with a short trip to Rail Mountain Bike Gattan Go!! in Hida (about 56 minutes away). There's lots more to do: visit Sanmachi Suji, get engrossed in the history at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), and indulge your taste buds at Okuhida Fukuji Onsen Asaichi.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Takayama planning website.

Drive from Tokyo to Takayama in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Tokyo in December, expect nights in Takayama to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nagoya.

Things to do in Takayama

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Matsumoto, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, Rail Mountain Bike Gattan Go!!
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Norikura Kogen ©
Norikura Kogen
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Nakasendo Magome-juku and Inuyama Castle. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ise Grand Shrine and Ise Shrine Geku. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagoya: Naegi Castle Ruins (in Nakatsugawa) and Toba Aquarium (in Toba). There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, take in nature's colorful creations at Higashiyama Zoo & Botanical Garden, don't miss a visit to Osu Shopping Street, and examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Nagoya trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Takayama to Nagoya takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Nagoya sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Nakatsugawa, Ise, Inuyama Castle, Toba Aquarium
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Nakasendo Magome-juku ©
Nakasendo Magome-juku
Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): wander the streets of Omotesando, then engage your brain at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, then enjoy the sand and surf at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park), and finally have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin), get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace, and then appreciate the history behind Hachiko.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tokyo road trip site.

Traveling by train from Nagoya to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Nagoya in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 14°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park) ©
Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park)
Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace

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