6 days in Japan Itinerary

6 days in Japan Itinerary

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6 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Nagoya
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Nagoya
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Hakuba-mura
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Takayama
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Toyama
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Shirakawa-mura
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
End: Nagoya

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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.
On the 24th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Osu Shopping Street and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fujisengen Shrine.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Nagoya trip itinerary planning tool .

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airports are Chubu Centrair International Airport, Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport and Osaka International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hakuba-mura.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites
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Fujisengen Shrine ©
Fujisengen Shrine
Osu Shopping Street ©
Osu Shopping Street

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Hakuba-mura

Hakuba-mura ©
Skiing enthusiasts traveling in Japan should consider a trip to Hakuba-mura: tucked away in the Northern Alps, this village hosted several competitions during the Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): hit the slopes at Hakuba Iwatake Mountain Resort, hit the slopes at Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort, and then snap pictures at Hakuba Ohashi Bridge. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Hakuba Goryu Ski Resort / Alpine Garden, then trek along Shi no Komichi, then hit the slopes at Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park, and finally explore the world behind art at Chihiro Art Museum Azumino.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hakuba-mura tour planner.

Traveling by car from Nagoya to Hakuba-mura takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Hakuba-mura when traveling from Nagoya in December, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Hakuba-mura

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Chihiro Art Museum Azumino
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Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort ©
Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort
Hakuba Goryu Ski Resort / Alpine Garden ©
Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park ©
Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park

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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.
On the 27th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Hida Great Limestone Cave and Ohashi Collection Kan Museum, examine the collection at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, then admire the landmark architecture of Takayama Jinya, and finally indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

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Traveling by car from Hakuba-mura to Takayama takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December in Takayama, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Toyama.

Things to do in Takayama

Museums Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bokka no Sato
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Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

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Toyama

Toyama
The center of Japan's pharmaceutical industry, the city of Toyama draws visitors with its scenic surroundings overlooked by the Japan Alps.
On the 28th (Sat), make a trip to Toyama City Office View Tower.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Toyama online road trip planner .

Getting from Takayama to Toyama by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Shirakawa-mura.
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Shirakawa-mura

Shirakawa-mura ©
Set amid quintessentially Japanese landscape, Shirakawa-mura consists of 16 quaint villages, including a historic village of farm houses, now designated a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): make a trip to The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, contemplate the long history of Wada House, and then get engrossed in the history at Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Shirakawa-mura journey builder site .

Traveling by car from Toyama to Shirakawa-mura takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December in Shirakawa-mura, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Shirakawa-mura

Historic Sites Museums
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Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen
Wada House ©
Wada House

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