7 days in Takayama, Matsumoto & Nagoya Itinerary

7 days in Takayama, Matsumoto & Nagoya Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Takayama
— 3 nights
2
Matsumoto
— 1 night
3
Nagoya
— 2 nights

3
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hirayu Onsen as well as Hirayu Fall. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, thenadmire the striking features of Takayama Jinya, and finally see the interesting displays at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Takayama online holiday planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Takayama is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Bangkok to Takayama, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in October; daily highs in Takayama reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Baths Spas

Side Trip

The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses
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Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall ©
Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Matsumoto City Museum. On the 1st (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Taisho Pond and then take in the views from Kappa Bashi. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Matsumoto City Art Museum, relax in the rural setting at Daio Wasabi Farm, and then see the interesting displays at Matsumoto City Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Matsumoto road trip website.

You can drive from Takayama to Matsumoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Daio Wasabi Farm
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Matsumoto City Art Museum ©
Matsumoto City Art Museum
Taisho Pond ©
Taisho Pond
Kappa Bashi ©
Kappa Bashi

2
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.
To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nagoya trip planning site.

You can take a train from Matsumoto to Nagoya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Matsumoto in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nagoya, with lows around °C. You'll set off for home on the 4th (Mon).

Things to do in Nagoya

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
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Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

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