9 days in Chubu, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

9 days in Chubu, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nagoya
— 2 nights
2
Takayama
— 1 night
3
Kanazawa
— 1 night
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
5
Osaka
— 1 night

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.
You've now added Nabana no Sato Sato no Yu to your itinerary.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Nagoya is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. In November, Nagoya is colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of °C and lows of °C. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Takayama.

Things to do in Nagoya

Spas Baths Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nabana no Sato Sato no Yu
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Sakae
Sakae
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): stop by Sanmachi Suji. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses and then take in the views from Deai Bridge.

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You can drive from Nagoya to Takayama in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Shirakawa-mura
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Sanmachi Suji ©
Sanmachi Suji
Deai Bridge ©
Deai Bridge

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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 24th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, thenwander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden.

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Drive from Takayama to Kanazawa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. November in Kanazawa sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden

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Kyoto

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nishiki Market Shopping District, Arashiyama and Kinkaku-ji. On the 25th (Mon), wander the streets of Arashiyama and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then go for a walk through Gion.

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Getting from Kanazawa to Kyoto by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. November in Kyoto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

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night
Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street. On the 27th (Wed), wander the streets of Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street and then take a stroll through Dotombori District.

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Take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Osaka are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Neighborhoods Shopping
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Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street ©
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street