18 days in Matsumoto & Nagoya Itinerary

18 days in Matsumoto & Nagoya Itinerary

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18 days in Matsumoto & Nagoya Itinerary

Start: Nagoya
1
Matsumoto
— 2 nights
2
Nagoya
— 15 nights
End: Nagoya

2
nights
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 3rd (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Matsumoto Castle, wander the streets of Nawate Shopping District, then take a stroll through Nakamachi Street, then relax in the rural setting at Daio Wasabi Farm, and finally steep yourself in history at Yohashira Shrine. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Norikura Kogen.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Matsumoto trip builder app .

Nagoya to Matsumoto is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagoya in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Matsumoto, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Daio Wasabi Farm
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Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Norikura Kogen (Highland) ©
Norikura Kogen (Highland)
Yohashira Shrine ©
Yohashira Shrine

15
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.
Get in touch with nature at Meotoiwa and Nakasendo Walking Trail, Tsumagojuku. Do some cultural sightseeing at Nagoya Castle and Osu Shopping Street. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nagoya: Iroganeyama Historical Park (in Nagakute), Tounin (in Agui-cho) and Okazaki Castle (in Okazaki). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Sakae, step off the mainland to explore Mikimoto Pearl Island, explore the historical opulence of Inuyama Castle, and examine the collection at Hikone Castle.

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Getting from Matsumoto to Nagoya by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Matsumoto in November since evenings lows in Nagoya dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Ama, Kuwana, Toba, Minamichita-cho, Ise
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Nakasendo Walking Trail, Tsumagojuku ©
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle
Atsuta Jingu Shrine
Atsuta Jingu Shrine

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