5 days in Ise, Nagoya & Takayama Itinerary

5 days in Ise, Nagoya & Takayama Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tokoname
Drive:  2 h
1
Ise
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Nagoya
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Takayama
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Nagoya
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
End: Tokoname

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Ise

Ise ©
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Oharai-machi and then don't miss a visit to Okage Yokocho.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ise trip planner.

Tokoname to Ise is an approximately 2- hour car ride. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Tokoname in May since evenings lows in Ise dip to 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Nagoya.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites Museums
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Oharai-machi ©
Oharai-machi
Okage Yokocho ©
Okage Yokocho

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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.
On the 18th (Fri), browse the different shops at Midland Square and then browse the different shops at JR Central Towers.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nagoya online day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Ise to Nagoya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Nagoya, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 20°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sat) before leaving for Takayama.

Things to do in Nagoya

Shopping
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JR Central Towers ©
JR Central Towers
Midland Square
Midland Square
Nagoya TV Tower ©
Nagoya TV Tower

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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 19th (Sat): examine the collection at Takayama Showa Museum, look for gifts at Hida Bussankan, and then admire the masterpieces at Hida Takayama Museum of Art.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Takayama trip planning tool.

Getting from Nagoya to Takayama by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May in Takayama, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nagoya.

Things to do in Takayama

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Takayama Showa Museum ©
Takayama Showa Museum
Yoshijima Heritage House ©
Yoshijima Heritage House
Hida Takayama Museum of Art ©
Hida Takayama Museum of Art

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Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Kiyosu Castle and then get to know the fascinating history of Inuyama Jokamachi.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nagoya trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Takayama to Nagoya in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Inuyama Jokamachi, Kiyosu Castle, Toyota Automobile Museum, Toki Premium Outlets
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Inuyama Jokamachi ©
Inuyama Jokamachi
Toyota Automobile Museum ©
Toyota Automobile Museum
Kiyosu Castle ©
Kiyosu Castle

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