8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nagoya
— 1 night
2
Takayama
— 1 night
3
Shirakawa-mura
— 2 nights
4
Kanazawa
— 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): examine the collection at Toyota Automobile Museum, see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, thenexplore the historical opulence of Nagoya Castle, thenengage your brain at Nagoya City Science Museum, and finally take a stroll through Sakae.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Nagoya vacation site.

Cebu City, Philippines to Nagoya is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Philippine Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Cebu City in November, expect Nagoya to be colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Takayama.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Toyota Automobile Museum
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Nagoya City Science Museum ©
Nagoya City Science Museum
Toyota Automobile Museum ©
Toyota Automobile Museum
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

1
night
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 25th (Mon), examine the collection at Takayama Showa Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Higashiyama Walking Course, look for gifts at Hida Bussankan, get a new perspective on nature at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), thensee the interesting displays at Hikaru Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Shirakabe Dozogai.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Takayama day trip website.

Traveling by car from Nagoya to Takayama takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Takayama can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Shirakawa-mura.

Things to do in Takayama

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Shirakabe Dozogai
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Higashiyama Walking Course ©
Higashiyama Walking Course
Hikaru Museum ©
Hikaru Museum
Takayama Showa Museum ©
Takayama Showa Museum

2
nights
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 26th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Shirakawago, contemplate the long history of Ainokura Gassho Community, and then contemplate the long history of Nagase house. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, contemplate the long history of Kanda house, don't miss a visit to The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, thenwander the streets of Gokayama, and finally contemplate the long history of Suganuma Gassho Community.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Shirakawa-mura road trip site.

Traveling by car from Takayama to Shirakawa-mura takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Shirakawa-mura, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Shirakawa-mura

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nanto
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Ainokura Gassho Community ©
Ainokura Gassho Community
Suganuma Gassho Community ©
Suganuma Gassho Community
Kanda house ©
Kanda house

3
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Maruoka Castle and Natadera Temple. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Amanatto Kawamura and Kanazawa Hyakubangai Shopping Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Kanazawa: Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum (in Katsuyama), Nakaya Ukichiro Museum of Snow and Ice (in Kaga) and Hakui (Cosmo Isle Hakui & Chirihama Nagisa Driveway). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Kanazawa Phonograph Museum.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kanazawa trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Shirakawa-mura to Kanazawa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kanazawa are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hakui, Natadera Temple, Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, Nakaya Ukichiro Museum of Snow and Ice, Maruoka Castle
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Maruoka Castle ©
Maruoka Castle
D. T. Suzuki Museum ©
D. T. Suzuki Museum
Kanazawa Phonograph Museum ©
Kanazawa Phonograph Museum

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