6 days in Chubu Itinerary

6 days in Chubu Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Mishima
— 1 night
Drive
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Yamanashi
— 1 night
Drive
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Fujiyoshida
Drive
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Gotemba
Drive
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Atami
— 1 night
Drive
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Izu
— 1 night
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Numazu
— 1 night
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Mishima

— 1 night
Mishima is a city located in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.The city, which covers an area of 62.02sqkm, had an estimated population in December 2016 of 109,872, giving a population density of 1,772 persons per km2.GeographyMishima is located in far eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, at the northern end of Izu Peninsula and in the foothills of Mount Fuji.Surrounding municipalitiesShizuoka PrefectureNumazuSusonoKannamiShimizuNagaizumiHakoneClimateMishima has a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) with hot summers and cool winters. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Yamanaka Castle Ruins, take in the pleasant sights at Mishima Skywalk, then stroll around Kakitagawa Park, and finally make a trip to Gempeigawa River.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Mishima trip simple and quick.

Shizuoka to Mishima is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. When traveling from Shizuoka in August, plan for little chillier days in Mishima, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Yamanashi.

Things to do in Mishima

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Yamanashi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): have fun at Yamanashi Fuehukigawa Fruit Park, cruise along Fruits Line, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenkoji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takeda Shrine, and finally don't miss a visit to Takeda Shingen Statue.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yamanashi journey builder.

You can drive from Mishima to Yamanashi in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. August in Yamanashi sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fujiyoshida.

Things to do in Yamanashi

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Fujiyoshida

A gateway to the volcano, Fujiyoshida sits in the shadow of a giant, and everything across the city seemingly points toward the iconic symbol of national pride, Mount Fuji.
On the 11th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Fujiyoshida online route planner.

Drive from Yamanashi to Fujiyoshida in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Tue) before leaving for Gotemba.

Things to do in Fujiyoshida

Historic Sites

Gotemba

Trips to Gotemba, a city at the foot of Mount Fuji, offer plenty of opportunities to admire Japan's most famous natural feature.
On the 11th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Gotemba Kogen Toki no Sumika, then walk around Chichibunomiya Memorial Park, then get some fabulous bargains at Gotemba Premium Outlets, and finally bet on your favorite at Fuji Speed Way.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Gotemba driving holiday planning site.

Gotemba is just a stone's throw from Fujiyoshida. In August, daytime highs in Gotemba are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Atami.

Things to do in Gotemba

Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Atami

— 1 night
With Atami's relative proximity to the nation's capital, this beach resort town draws its fair share of visitors--though holidays in Atami are not just a matter of convenience.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): kick back and relax at Atami Sun Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Atami vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Gotemba to Atami takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Atami, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 26°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Izu.

Things to do in Atami

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Izu

— 1 night
Izu sits in the center of the mountainous Izu Peninsula.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shuzen-ji Temple, then take in the pleasant sights at Chikurinnokomichi, then admire the sheer force of Joren Waterfall, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Baird Brewery Gardens Shusenji.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Izu road trip planning app.

Izu is just a short distance from Atami. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Atami in August; daily highs in Izu reach 34°C and lows reach 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Numazu.

Things to do in Izu

Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Numazu

— 1 night
Numazu tourism focuses primarily on what lies just outside of the town, with the urban area providing a base for wider regional, natural explorations.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): meet the residents at Izu Mito Sea Paradise, make a trip to Osezaki, stroll around Minatoguchi Park, then take in the waterfront activity at Numazu Port, then make a trip to Numazu Flood Gate Observation Deck View-O, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Numazu Deep Sea Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Numazu trip itinerary maker.

Numazu is just a stone's throw from Izu. In August in Numazu, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Numazu

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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.

Yamanashi Prefecture travel guide

4.1
Bodies of Water · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Yamanashi Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region of the main island of Honshu.The prefecture is landlocked, featuring a fertile central valley, the Kōfu Basin, surrounded by many of the highest mountains in Japan including the highest, Mount Fuji located on the southern border with Shizuoka.The capital of the prefecture is the city of Kōfu.HistoryPre-history to the 14th centuryAs in most other Japanese regions, prehistoric society in Yamanashi progressed though the hunting, fishing and gathering stage of the Jōmon period, then the rice-producing stage of the Yayoi period and subsequent village and regional formation. The Maruyama and Choshizuka Kofun (earthen burial mounds) located on Sone Hill of Nakamichi Town (Southern Kōfu) are believed to have been built from the end of the 4th century. From these remains it can be assumed that the people of Sone Hill had great influence.During the Heian period, Kai Province was created in this area.15th to 19th centuriesAmong the many Kaigenji generations, those of the Takeda, Ogasawara, and Nanbu families were particularly prosperous. During the Sengoku period of the 16th century, Takeda Shingen attained the status of daimyō and built Tsuzuji Mansion and the Yōgai Castle in Kōfu. From this base, he attempted to unify and control Japan.

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