16 days in Chubu Itinerary

16 days in Chubu Itinerary

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Gifu
— 1 day
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Fukui
— 1 night
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Hakusan
— 1 night
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Toyama
— 1 night
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Kanazawa
— 2 nights
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Takayama
— 3 nights
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Shirakawa-mura
— 3 nights
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Nagoya
— 3 nights
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Gifu

— 1 day
Bordered by verdant mountains, quaint villages, and fruit orchards, the city of Gifu boasts a well-developed historic center and swift connections to Nagoya.
On the 15th (Sun), let little ones run wild at Nagara Park, stroll around Gifu Park, then step into the grandiose world of Gifu Castle / Inabayama Castle, and finally pause for some photo ops at Statue of Oda Nobunaga.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gifu online vacation maker.

Nagoya to Gifu is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In November, daytime highs in Gifu are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Fukui.

Things to do in Gifu

Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Fukui

— 1 night
Fukui is the capital city of Fukui Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple, make a trip to Ichijodani Asakurashi Ruin, take in nature's colorful creations at Yokokan Garden, then make a trip to Dinosaur Station at Fukui Station, then pause for some photo ops at Fukui Castle Kyohi Monument, and finally steep yourself in history at Fukui Castle Ruins.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Fukui online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Gifu to Fukui in 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Fukui can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hakusan.

Things to do in Fukui

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Hakusan

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakusan, then cruise along Hakusan Shirakawa-go White Road, then walk around Ishikawa Jumoku Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shirayama Hime Shrine.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hakusan travel route builder site.

Getting from Fukui to Hakusan by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Hakusan are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Toyama.

Things to do in Hakusan

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites

Toyama

— 1 night
The center of Japan's pharmaceutical industry, the city of Toyama draws visitors with its scenic surroundings overlooked by the Japan Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): make a trip to Toyama City Office View Tower.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Toyama trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Hakusan to Toyama in 1.5 hours. In November in Toyama, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Kanazawa.

Kanazawa

— 2 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Go for a jaunt from Kanazawa to Hakui to see Chirihama Nagisa Driveway about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll around Kenrokuen Garden, don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, and take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa driving holiday website.

Getting from Toyama to Kanazawa by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Takayama

— 3 nights
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.
On the 21st (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Takayama City Hall, take in the pleasant sights at Matsumoto Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of Takayama Jinya, and finally examine the collection at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Higashiyama Walking Course, visit Sanmachi Suji, then stop by Takayama Usagiya, then explore the activities along Taisho Pond, and finally snap pictures at Kappa Bashi.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Takayama trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Takayama takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Takayama can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Shirakawa-mura.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Shirakawa-mura

— 3 nights
Set amid quintessentially Japanese landscape, Shirakawa-mura consists of 16 quaint villages, including a historic village of farm houses, now designated a World Heritage Site.
Explore Shirakawa-mura's surroundings by going to Nanto (Ainokura Gassho Community, Gokayama, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, take an in-depth tour of Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, contemplate the long history of Myozenji Temple, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tenshukakau Observatory.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Shirakawa-mura itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Takayama to Shirakawa-mura in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Shirakawa-mura are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Nagoya.

Things to do in Shirakawa-mura

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nagoya

— 3 nights
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 27th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, then don't miss a visit to Osu Shopping Street, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atsuta Jingu Shrine, don't miss a visit to Okage Yokocho, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ise Grand Shrine, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Ise Shrine Geku.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Nagoya trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Shirakawa-mura to Nagoya in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Chubu travel guide

4.2
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
In the middle of Japan's largest island, the region of Chubu remains best known for its picturesque natural scenery and numerous hot springs. The region contains the rugged Japanese Alps, which separate the country's sunny Pacific from the snowy Sea of Japan side. Thanks to this high mountain range, most vacations in Chubu include skiing in the cold months and hiking in the warmer part of the year. Don't miss a tour of Mount Fuji, Japan's enduring symbol and a hugely popular attraction, both for climbing and viewing. When you need to add some urban flair to your Chubu itinerary, the large city of Nagoya holds plenty of appeal with museums, shrines, and parks.

Ishikawa Prefecture travel guide

3.8
Gardens · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Ishikawa Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region on Honshu island. The capital is Kanazawa.HistoryIshikawa was formed in 1872 from the merger of Kaga Province and the smaller Noto Province.GeographyIshikawa is on the Sea of Japan coast. The northern part of the prefecture consists of the narrow Noto Peninsula, while the southern part is wider and consists mostly of mountains with the prefecture's chief city, Kanazawa, located in the coastal plain. The prefecture also has some islands, including Notojima, Mitsukejima, Hegurajima., 13% of the total land area of the prefecture was designated as Natural Parks, namely the Hakusan National Park; Echizen-Kaga Kaigan and Noto Hantō Quasi-National Parks; and five Prefectural Natural Parks.CitiesEleven cities are located in Ishikawa Prefecture:HakuiHakusanKagaKahoku Kanazawa (capital)KomatsuNanaoNonoichi NomiSuzuWajima

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