7 days in Chubu Itinerary

7 days in Chubu Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Matsumoto
— 1 night
2
Takayama
— 2 nights
3
Kanazawa
— 1 night
4
Ise
— 1 night
5
Nagoya
— 1 night

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.
On the 3rd (Sun), explore the activities along Taisho Pond, thenstep into the grandiose world of Matsumoto Castle, and then relax in the rural setting at Daio Wasabi Farm.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Matsumoto online route planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Matsumoto is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bangkok to Matsumoto. Traveling from Bangkok in November, expect Matsumoto to be cooler, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Takayama.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Daio Wasabi Farm
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Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Taisho Pond ©
Taisho Pond
Daio Wasabi Farm ©
Daio Wasabi Farm

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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.
On the 4th (Mon), admire the striking features of Takayama Jinya, stop by Sanmachi Suji, and then don't miss a visit to The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Tenshukakau Observatory, take an in-depth tour of Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, steep yourself in history at Wada House, thensee the interesting displays at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, thenget a new perspective on nature at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), and finally learn something new at Daiou-ji Temple.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Takayama road trip website.

You can drive from Matsumoto to Takayama in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Takayama are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Shirakawa-mura
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Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

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night
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 6th (Wed): take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, make a trip to Omicho Market, thensteep yourself in history at Kanazawa Castle, thenadmire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, and finally admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kanazawa travel route builder website.

You can drive from Takayama to Kanazawa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ise.

Things to do in Kanazawa

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

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night
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.
On the 7th (Thu), observe the fascinating underwater world at Toba Aquarium, contemplate the long history of Oharai-machi, thenmake a trip to Okage Yokocho, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ise Grand Shrine, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Ise Shrine Geku.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ise itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Ise takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kanazawa in November, Ise is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nagoya.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine, thensee the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, thenadmire the masterpieces at Tokugawa Art Museum, and finally make a trip to Nagoya Castle.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nagoya route maker app.

Traveling by car from Ise to Nagoya takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Ise in November since evenings lows in Nagoya dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums Historic Sites
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Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle
Tokugawa Art Museum ©
Tokugawa Art Museum