7 days in Japan Itinerary

7 days in Japan Itinerary

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7 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly + train:  8​h 45​min
1
Nagoya
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Nagano
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Toyama
— 1 night
train:  30​min
4
Kanazawa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Takayama
— 1 night
6
Nagoya
— 1 night
train + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Bangkok


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1
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 2nd (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, don't miss a visit to Osu Shopping Street, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hosho-in (Osu Kannon), then see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Nagoya TV Tower.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Nagoya travel itinerary planner .

Bangkok, Thailand to Nagoya is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Japan Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in November; daily highs in Nagoya reach 16°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Nagano.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

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Nagano

Nagano ©
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Zenko-ji Temple. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kagami, then identify plant and animal life at Iizuna Highlands Oyachi Marsh, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Zenko-ji Temple.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nagano road trip planner .

You can take a train from Nagoya to Nagano in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Nagano when traveling from Nagoya in November, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Toyama.

Things to do in Nagano

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Lake Kagami ©
Lake Kagami

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night
Toyama

Toyama
The center of Japan's pharmaceutical industry, the city of Toyama draws visitors with its scenic surroundings overlooked by the Japan Alps.
To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Toyama online day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Nagano to Toyama takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daytime highs in Toyama are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You'll set off for Kanazawa on the 5th (Tue).

Things to do in Toyama

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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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 5th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, contemplate the long history of Kanazawa Castle, then admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, and finally admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa tour itinerary builder app .

Kanazawa is just a stone's throw from Toyama. November in Kanazawa sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Takayama.

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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town

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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 Daiouji Temple. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Sanmachi Suji, snap pictures at Nakabashi Bridge, get a new perspective on nature at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), and get to know the fascinating history of Higashiyama Walking Course.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Takayama road trip site .

You can take a train from Toyama to Takayama in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Takayama are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You'll set off for Nagoya on the 7th (Thu).

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Higashiyama Walking Course ©
Higashiyama Walking Course
Sanmachi Suji ©
Sanmachi Suji

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Nagoya

Nagoya
To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Nagoya online holiday planner .

You can drive from Takayama to Nagoya in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 9th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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