8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

2
nights
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 24th (Sun): examine the collection at D. T. Suzuki Museum, look for gifts at Amanatto Kawamura, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at Kanazawa Hyakubangai Shopping Center, thenhead outdoors with Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, and finally take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Toyama Glass Art Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Natadera Temple, and then make a trip to Maruoka Castle.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Kanazawa journey planner.

Cebu City, Philippines to Kanazawa is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Cebu City to Kanazawa is 1 hour. Traveling from Cebu City in November, expect Kanazawa to be much colder, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Shirakawa-mura.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Natadera Temple, Maruoka Castle, Toyama Glass Art Museum, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
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Maruoka Castle ©
Maruoka Castle
D. T. Suzuki Museum ©
D. T. Suzuki Museum
Toyama Glass Art Museum ©
Toyama Glass Art 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): steep yourself in history at Shirakawago, steep yourself in history at Ainokura Gassho Community, and then steep yourself in history at Nagase house. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, steep yourself in history at Kanda house, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, thenwander the streets of Gokayama, and finally steep yourself in history at Suganuma Gassho Community.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Shirakawa-mura route maker website.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Shirakawa-mura takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Shirakawa-mura can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Takayama.

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

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 28th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Takayama Showa Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Higashiyama Walking Course, stop by Hida Bussankan, thenget a new perspective on nature at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), thensee the interesting displays at Hikaru Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Shirakabe Dozogai.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Takayama vacation maker app.

Traveling by car from Shirakawa-mura to Takayama takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Takayama, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nagoya.

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
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 29th (Fri), examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, get curious at Nagoya City Science Museum, wander the streets of Sakae, thensee the interesting displays at Nagoya Shisei Shiryokan, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of 玄宮園 - Genkyūen Garden 玄宮園. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Toyota Automobile Museum, explore the historical opulence of Nagoya Castle, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nagoya trip planner.

Traveling by car from Takayama to Nagoya takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

玄宮園 - Genkyūen Garden 玄宮園, Toyota Automobile Museum
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Nagoya City Science Museum ©
Nagoya City Science Museum
Toyota Automobile Museum ©
Toyota Automobile Museum
玄宮園 - Genkyūen Garden 玄宮園 ©
玄宮園 - Genkyūen Garden 玄宮園

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