12 days in Chubu Itinerary

12 days in Chubu Itinerary

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12 days in Chubu Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + Tram + Train:  12 h 15 min
1
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Takayama
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Ise
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
Nagoya
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  10 h
End: Singapore

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 13th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, then steep yourself in history at Kanazawa Castle, then walk around Kenrokuen Garden, and finally admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple, don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, then admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station, and finally contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House.

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Singapore, Singapore to Kanazawa is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Kanazawa due to the time zone difference. In October, Kanazawa is colder than Singapore - with highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Takayama.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Takayama: Matsumoto Castle (in Matsumoto), Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (in Tateyama-machi) and Shirakawa-mura (Wada House, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Takayama Jinya, see the interesting displays at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, explore the world behind art at Hida Takayama Museum of Art, and take an in-depth tour of Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato).

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Takayama trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Takayama takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Takayama, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, Matsumoto Castle
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Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

2
nights
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Fuji-Q Highland, go for a walk through Lake Kawaguchi, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kawaguchi Sengen Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: get some fabulous bargains at Gotemba Premium Outlets, then get great views at Lake Yamanaka Panorama Deck, then make a trip to Mt. Fuji 5th Station, and finally make a trip to Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Fujikawaguchiko-machi journey planning website .

You can drive from Takayama to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Takayama in October, expect nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ise.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Theme Parks Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Mt. Fuji 5th Station, Fuji-Q Highland, Gotemba Premium Outlets, Lake Yamanaka Panorama Deck
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Fuji-Q Highland ©
Fuji-Q Highland
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Mt. Fuji 5th Station ©
Mt. Fuji 5th Station

2
nights
Ise

Ise ©
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
On the 20th (Sun), admire the striking features of Former Toba Elementary School, head off the coast to Mikimoto Pearl Island, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Toba Aquarium, then don't miss a visit to Okage Yokocho, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ise Grand Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Ise Shrine Geku, then examine the collection at Okageza, then make a trip to Oharai-machi, and finally find something for the whole family at Hotel Shima Spain Mura.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ise trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Ise by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Ise: highs are around 24°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Ise

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Toba, Hotel Shima Spain Mura
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Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Okage Yokocho ©
Okage Yokocho
Toba Aquarium ©
Toba Aquarium

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 22nd (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, explore the world behind art at Tokugawa Art Museum, then examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, and finally walk around Chubu Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atsuta Jingu Shrine and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nagoya day trip site .

Take a train from Ise to Nagoya in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Ise in October, Nagoya is slightly colder at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Chubu Park
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Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

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