6 days in Chubu Itinerary

6 days in Chubu Itinerary

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6 days in Chubu Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly + Drive:  13​h
1
Ise
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Matsumoto
— 1 night
Train:  2​h
4
Nagoya
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

1
day
Ise

Ise ©
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Okage Yokocho, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ise Grand Shrine, then get to know the fascinating history of Ise Shrine Geku, then meet the residents at Toba Aquarium, and finally see the interesting displays at Okageza.

For traveler tips, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ise road trip planning website .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Ise is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Jakarta in December, things will get much colder in Ise: highs are around 11°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Ise

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Toba Aquarium
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Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Okage Yokocho ©
Okage Yokocho
Toba Aquarium ©
Toba Aquarium

2
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa
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 9th (Wed): take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, make a trip to Omicho Market, step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, and finally explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple, don't miss a visit to Kanazawa Station, then admire the landmark architecture of Tsuzumi Gate, and finally wander the streets of Nagamachi Neighborhood.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa road trip planner.

Drive from Ise to Kanazawa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kanazawa when traveling from Ise in December, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town

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 11th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Japan Ukiyo-e Museum, see the interesting displays at Matsumoto Folkcraft Museum (Matsumoto Mingei-kan), deepen your understanding at Suzuki Shin-ichi Talent Education Institute, then take in the pleasant sights at Matsumoto Castle, and finally experience rural life at Daio Wasabi Farm.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Matsumoto trip builder.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Matsumoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, Matsumoto is little chillier than Kanazawa - with highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Daio Wasabi Farm
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Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Japan Ukiyo-e Museum ©
Japan Ukiyo-e Museum

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night
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.
On the 12th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine, then examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, and then step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nagoya trip builder app .

You can take a train from Matsumoto to Nagoya in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Matsumoto in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nagoya, with lows around 3°C. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites Museums
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Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle
Atsuta Jingu Shrine ©
Atsuta Jingu Shrine

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