7 days in Chubu Itinerary

7 days in Chubu Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Nagoya
— 1 night
Drive
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Takayama
— 1 night
Drive
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Toyama
— 1 night
Train
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Kanazawa
— 1 night
Drive
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Nagoya
— 2 nights
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Nagoya

— 1 night
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Antarctic Research Ship Fuji, appreciate the extensive heritage of Arimatsu no Machinami, then explore the activities along Yamazaki River, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nagoya trip itinerary maker site.

Bangkok, Thailand to Nagoya is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bangkok to Nagoya. In April, Nagoya is colder than Bangkok - with highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Takayama.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Takayama

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Takayama Showa Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Takayama travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Nagoya to Takayama takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagoya in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Takayama. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Toyama.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): walk around Matsukawa Park, step into the grandiose world of Toyama Castle, indulge in some personalized pampering at Mantennoyu, Toyama, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sotoshu Chokeiji Temple, then stop by Marier Toyama, and finally browse the different shops at Kitokito Ichiba Toya Marche.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Toyama trip planner.

You can drive from Takayama to Toyama in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. April in Toyama sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Toyama

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Spas

Kanazawa

— 1 night
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fudosonkorin Temple, look for gifts at Amanatto Kawamura, surround yourself with nature on In Kanazawa House, then steep yourself in history at Shima, and finally don't miss a visit to Higashichaya Old Town.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa trip planner.

Traveling by train from Toyama to Kanazawa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Neighborhoods

Nagoya

— 2 nights
On the 15th (Thu), examine the collection at Nagoya Shisei Shiryokan, make a trip to Nagoya Castle, examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, then browse the different shops at JR Central Towers, and finally shop like a local with Sakae. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank, see the interesting displays at Antarctic Research Ship Fuji, then admire the landmark architecture of Arimatsu no Machinami, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atsuta Jingu Shrine.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nagoya trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Nagoya in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kanazawa in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in Nagoya. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trip

Chubu travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Castles
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.