9 days in Nagoya & Kanazawa Itinerary

9 days in Nagoya & Kanazawa Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Nagoya
1
Nagoya
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
End: Nagoya

5
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Yamazaki River and Ryotan-ji Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nagoya: Hamanako Garden Park (in Hamamatsu), Inuyama (Inuyama Castle & Little World) and Nakasendo Tsumagojuku (in Nagiso-machi). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Nagoya Castle, see the interesting displays at Okageza, don't miss a visit to Osu Shopping Street, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hosho-in (Osu Kannon).

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nagoya trip planner.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiports are Chubu Centrair International Airport, Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport and Osaka International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hamamatsu, Inuyama, Ise, Nabana no Sato, Toba Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Yamazaki River ©
Yamazaki River
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle
Nabana no Sato ©
Nabana no Sato

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.
On the 6th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Ainokura Gassho Community, then wander the streets of Gokayama, then contemplate the long history of Wada House, and finally contemplate the long history of Kanda house. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kanazawa road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Nagoya to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagoya in May, plan for little chillier nights in Kanazawa, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Nanto
Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Ainokura Gassho Community ©
Ainokura Gassho Community
Gokayama ©
Gokayama

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