7 days in Joetsu & Kanazawa Itinerary

7 days in Joetsu & Kanazawa Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Joetsu
— 3 nights
2
Kanazawa
— 3 nights

3
nights
Joetsu

Joetsu ©
Get out of town with these interesting Joetsu side-trips: Nagaoka (Echigo Hillside Park & Yamamoto Isoroku Memorial Hall), Itoigawa (Fossa Magna Museum, Oyashirazu Pier Park Michi-no-Eki, &more) and Tokamachi (Onsen Resorts, Matsudai Nou Stage, &more).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Joetsu online trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Toyama Airport, Niigata Airport and Komatsu Airport. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Joetsu

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Tokamachi, Itoigawa, Nagaoka
Highlights from your plan
Takada Park ©
Takada Park
Joetsu Takada Castle triple turret ©
Joetsu Takada Castle triple turret
Echigo Hillside Park ©
Echigo Hillside Park

3
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
MIKOTO Tea House has been added to your itinerary. On the 13th (Sat), look for gifts at MIKOTO Tea House, get to know the fascinating history of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, thentake an in-depth tour of Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, don't miss a visit to Kanazawa Higashi Chayagai Kaikaro, thenmake a trip to Omicho Market, thenmake a trip to Kanazawa Station, and finally steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kanazawa online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Joetsu to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. In April, daytime highs in Kanazawa are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Shirakawa-mura
Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle