8 days in Takayama, Matsumoto & Nagoya Itinerary

8 days in Takayama, Matsumoto & Nagoya Itinerary

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

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): stop by Sanmachi Suji, thenadmire the striking features of Takayama Jinya, thenlearn more about the world around you at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), and finally see the interesting displays at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): stroll around Fugan Unga Kansui Park, take a memorable drive along Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, and then steep yourself in history at Oyama Shrine.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Takayama sightseeing planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Takayama is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 2 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in October; daily highs in Takayama reach °C and lows reach °C. You will leave for Matsumoto on the 31st (Thu).

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tateyama-machi, Fugan Unga Kansui Park
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Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Sanmachi Suji ©
Sanmachi Suji
Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato) ©

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Daio Wasabi Farm, thenwander the streets of Nawate Shopping District, and then take a stroll through Nakamachi Street.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Matsumoto tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Takayama to Matsumoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Matsumoto, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Daio Wasabi Farm
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Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Daio Wasabi Farm ©
Daio Wasabi Farm
Nakamachi Street ©
Nakamachi Street

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nagoya: Ise (Okage Yokocho, Ise Grand Shrine, &more) and Hikone Castle (in Hikone). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Nagoya Castle, see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, admire the masterpieces at Tokugawa Art Museum, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nagoya trip planner.

Getting from Matsumoto to Nagoya by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Matsumoto in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Nagoya. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ise, Hikone Castle
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Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

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