9 days in Chubu Itinerary

9 days in Chubu Itinerary

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Nagoya
— 1 day
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Kanazawa
— 2 nights
3
Takayama
— 3 nights
4
Matsumoto
— 1 night
5
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 1 night

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the world behind art at Tokugawa Art Museum, don't miss a visit to Nagoya Castle, steep yourself in history at Seinan Sumiyagura, examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, then make a trip to Osu Shopping Street, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine.

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Yokosuka to Nagoya is an approximately 3-hour combination of train and subway. You can also do a combination of train and subway; or take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nagoya

Highlights from your plan
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle
Tokugawa Art Museum ©
Tokugawa Art Museum

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nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oyama Shrine, don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, then explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, then admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, and finally admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ninja Temple, steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, steep yourself in history at Nagamachi Neighborhood, then admire the striking features of Kanazawa Station, then don't miss a visit to Higashiyama Higashi Chaya District, and finally don't miss a visit to Higashichaya Old Town.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Nagoya to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Nagoya in October since evenings lows in Kanazawa dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town

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nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Shirakawa-mura (Wada House, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more) and Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (in Tateyama-machi). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Takayama Jinya, admire the masterpieces at Hida Takayama Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Takayama day trip planning website.

Drive from Kanazawa to Takayama in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Sanmachi Suji ©
Sanmachi Suji

1
night
Matsumoto

Matsumoto ©
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Matsumoto Castle, then snap pictures at Kappa Bashi, then contemplate the waterfront views at Taisho Pond, and finally identify plant and animal life at Pond Tashiro.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Matsumoto road trip app.

Drive from Takayama to Matsumoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Pond Tashiro ©
Pond Tashiro
Taisho Pond ©
Taisho Pond

1
night
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): walk around Oishi Park, see the interesting displays at Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum, then take in the pleasant sights at Lake Kawaguchi, then make a trip to Kawaguchiko Station Bldg., and finally don't miss a visit to Chureito Pagoda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Fugaku Wind Cave, make a trip to Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba, and then explore the activities along Saiko Lake.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Matsumoto to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. October in Fujikawaguchiko-machi sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum ©
Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum
Chureito Pagoda ©
Chureito Pagoda