10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly + Train:  10 h
1
Nagoya
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Yoro-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Shirakawa-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Takayama
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Tram + Fly:  13 h
End: Singapore

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 14th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, identify plant and animal life at Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank, buy something for everyone on your list at Mozo Wonder City, then admire the masterpieces at The Yamazaki Mazak Museum of Art, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Furukawa Art Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Yamazaki River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atsuta Jingu Shrine, wander the streets of Sakae, then step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, and finally examine the collection at Nagoya Shisei Shiryokan.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nagoya tour planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Nagoya is an approximately 10- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Nagoya due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in March, with highs in Nagoya at 13°C and lows at 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Yoro-cho.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Spas, Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank
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Yamazaki River ©
Yamazaki River
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle
Sakae
Sakae

1
night
Yoro-cho

Yoro-cho ©
On the 16th (Mon), look for gifts at Michi-no-Eki Clair Hirata, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mt. Garyu Gyoukiji Temple, take in the dramatic scenery at Yoro no Taki Falls, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoro Shrine, then examine the collection at Hyotan Lamp Museum, and finally find something for the whole family at Yoro Land.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Yoro-cho road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Nagoya to Yoro-cho takes an hour. In March, daytime highs in Yoro-cho are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Shirakawa-cho.

Things to do in Yoro-cho

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kaizu
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Yoro Shrine ©
Yoro Shrine

1
night
Shirakawa-cho

Shirakawa-cho
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): get great views at Sakaori Tanada, then take in breathtaking views at Hisuikyo, and then examine the collection at The Oldest Rock Museum In Japan.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Shirakawa-cho trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yoro-cho to Shirakawa-cho takes 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Shirakawa-cho are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Takayama.

Things to do in Shirakawa-cho

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Sakaori Tanada, The Oldest Rock Museum In Japan
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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.
The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses has been added to your itinerary. On the 18th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hida Ichinomiya Mizunashi Shrine, examine the collection at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine, then examine the collection at Lion Dance Ceremony Exhibition Hall (Shishi-Kaikan), and finally examine the collection at Takayama Showa Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): examine the collection at Hikaru Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), admire the striking features of Takayama Jinya, then look for gifts at Harada Sake Brewery, and finally take a stroll through Sanmachi Suji.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Takayama online trip builder.

You can drive from Shirakawa-cho to Takayama in 2 hours. Traveling from Shirakawa-cho in March, Takayama is little chillier at night with lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses
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Takayama Showa Museum ©
Takayama Showa Museum
Hikaru Museum ©
Hikaru Museum

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.
On the 20th (Fri), explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, steep yourself in history at Shima, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, see the interesting displays at Kanazawa Phonograph Museum, then see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Confectionary Culture Hall, and finally look for gifts at Amanatto Kawamura. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, buy something for everyone on your list at Kanazawa Hyakubangai Shopping Center, contemplate the long history of Suganuma Gassho Community, then visit Gokayama, and finally get engrossed in the history at Gokayama Folk Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kanazawa holiday maker tool.

Drive from Takayama to Kanazawa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Nanto
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Kanazawa Phonograph Museum ©
Kanazawa Phonograph Museum
Suganuma Gassho Community ©
Suganuma Gassho Community
Gokayama ©
Gokayama

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