15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Hong Kong
Fly + Train:  7 h 15 min
1
Nagoya
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Hida
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Toyama
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
4
Kanazawa
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Katsuyama
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Gero
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Nagoya
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Hong Kong

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.
Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology and SCMAGLEV and Railway Park will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ise Grand Shrine and Hikone Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagoya: Inuyama Castle (in Inuyama) and Ise Shrine Geku (in Ise). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, contemplate the long history of Nagoya Higashiyamaso, stop by Otsukaya Kurumamichi Honten, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hosho-in (Osu Kannon).

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nagoya journey tool.

Hong Kong, China to Nagoya is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train, subway, and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Hong Kong to Nagoya is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Hong Kong in May; daily highs in Nagoya reach 24°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Hida.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Ise, Hikone Castle, Inuyama Castle
Highlights from your plan
Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

2
nights
Hida

Hida ©
On the 24th (Sun), stop by Miso Sembei Hompo Inohiro Seikaho, make a trip to Hida Furukawa Old Town, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Watanabe Sake Brewery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Shirakabe Dozogai, then get to know the fascinating history of White-Walled Storehouse City and Seto, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hida itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Nagoya to Hida takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Toyama.

Things to do in Hida

Historic Sites Shopping Spas
Highlights from your plan
Shirakabe Dozogai ©
Shirakabe Dozogai
Watanabe Sake Brewery ©
Watanabe Sake Brewery

2
nights
Toyama

Toyama ©
The center of Japan's pharmaceutical industry, the city of Toyama draws visitors with its scenic surroundings overlooked by the Japan Alps.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Toyama Glass Art Museum, stroll around Fugan Unga Kansui Park, then get outside with Amaharashi Coast, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Himi Banyagai, and finally stop by Tsuriya, Himibanyamachi. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jussha Okami Shrine, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Otera, do a tasting at Yamafuji Vineyard & Horizon Winery, then get to know the fascinating history of Yatsuo no Machinami, and finally step into the grandiose world of Toyama Castle.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Toyama travel route planning website.

Traveling by car from Hida to Toyama takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Toyama

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Himi, Takaoka, Jussha Okami Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Toyama Castle ©
Toyama Castle
Toyama Glass Art Museum ©
Toyama Glass Art Museum
Amaharashi Coast ©
Amaharashi Coast

1
night
Kanazawa

Kanazawa
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
On the 27th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Nagamachi Neighborhood, take in the exciting artwork at Kutaniyaki Kaburaki, admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, then take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, and finally explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa road trip planning app.

Kanazawa is just a short distance from Toyama. In May in Kanazawa, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Katsuyama.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle

2
nights
Katsuyama

Katsuyama ©
Katsuyama is a city located in Fukui Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): stop by Michi-no-Eki Kuzuryu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakusan Shrine (Heisenji-Hakusan Shrine), then see the interesting displays at Hakusan Heisenji Temple Historical Museum Mahoroba, then examine the collection at Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Dinosaur Fossil Excavation Site. On the next day, admire the striking features of Echizen Tetsudo Katsuyama Station Main Building, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple, then step into the grandiose world of Echizen Ono Castle, then pause for some photo ops at Echizen Daibutsu, and finally take an in-depth tour of Hataya Textile Factory Memorial Hall.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Katsuyama tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Katsuyama takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gero.

Things to do in Katsuyama

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Ono, Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Hakusan Shrine (Heisenji-Hakusan Shrine) ©
Hakusan Shrine (Heisenji-Hakusan Shrine)
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple ©
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum ©
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum

3
nights
Gero

Gero ©
Gero is a city in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Get some historical perspective at Nakasendo Magome-juku and Kyu Odoke Jutaku. Gero Onsen Gassho Village and Gerohatsu Onsen Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Naegi Castle Ruins (in Nakatsugawa), Nakasendo Tsumagojuku (in Nagiso-machi) and Naraijuku (in Shiojiri). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Omamiya, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Shirakusa, take in the dramatic scenery at Komorebi Falls, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senshoji Temple.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Gero online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Katsuyama to Gero in 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Katsuyama in May since evenings lows in Gero dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Nagoya.

Things to do in Gero

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Nakatsugawa, Gujo, Nakasendo Tsumagojuku, Naraijuku, Komorebi Falls
Highlights from your plan
Naraijuku ©
Naraijuku
Nakasendo Magome-juku ©
Nakasendo Magome-juku
Naegi Castle Ruins ©
Naegi Castle Ruins

1
night
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Nagoya TV Tower.

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

Traveling by car from Gero to Nagoya takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Nagoya City Science Museum ©
Nagoya City Science Museum
Nagoya TV Tower ©
Nagoya TV Tower

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