8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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8 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Cebu City, Cebu Island
Fly + Train:  10​h 15​min
1
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Shirakawa-mura
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Takayama
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Nagoya
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Cebu City, Cebu Island

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): examine the collection at D. T. Suzuki Museum, stop by Amanatto Kawamura, browse the different shops at Kanazawa Hyakubangai Shopping Center, then cruise along Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, and finally wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Toyama Glass Art Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Natadera Temple, and then step into the grandiose world of Maruoka Castle.

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Cebu City, Philippines to Kanazawa is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cebu City to Kanazawa. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Cebu City in November, with highs in Kanazawa at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Shirakawa-mura.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, Toyama Glass Art Museum, Maruoka Castle, Natadera Temple
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D. T. Suzuki Museum ©
D. T. Suzuki Museum
Toyama Glass Art Museum ©
Toyama Glass Art Museum
Maruoka Castle ©
Maruoka Castle

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, then make a trip to Ainokura Gassho Community, and then steep yourself in history at Nagase house. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, steep yourself in history at Kanda house, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, then take a stroll through Gokayama, and finally make a trip to Suganuma Gassho Community.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Shirakawa-mura journey planning website .

Getting from Kanazawa to Shirakawa-mura by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Shirakawa-mura can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Takayama.

Things to do in Shirakawa-mura

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Nanto
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Ainokura Gassho Community ©
Ainokura Gassho Community
Shirakawago ©
Shirakawago
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), examine the collection at Takayama Showa Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Higashiyama Walking Course, stop by Hida Bussankan, then make a trip to Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), then see the interesting displays at Hikaru Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Shirakabe Dozogai.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Takayama trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Shirakawa-mura to Takayama takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, get curious at Nagoya City Science Museum, take a stroll through Sakae, then see the interesting displays at Nagoya Shisei Shiryokan, and finally get to know the fascinating history of 玄宮園 - Genkyūen Garden 玄宮園. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Toyota Automobile Museum, explore the historical opulence of Nagoya Castle, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium.

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You can drive from Takayama to Nagoya in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time 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

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