5 days in Chubu Itinerary

5 days in Chubu Itinerary

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5 days in Chubu Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly + Tram + Train:  10 h 30 min
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Manila, Luzon


An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
On the 31st (Fri), make a trip to Omicho Market, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, then admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, and finally explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kanazawa online trip planner .

Manila, Philippines to Kanazawa is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Manila to Kanazawa, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, Kanazawa is much colder than Manila - with highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town


Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Chikaramachi Catholic Church has been added to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagoya: Chubu Park (in Toin-cho) and Ise (Okage Yokocho & Ise Grand Shrine). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Nagoya Castle, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Asahi Beer Nagoya Brewery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atsuta Jingu Shrine, and examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology.

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You can drive from Kanazawa to Nagoya in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. January in Nagoya sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ise, Chubu Park
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Chikaramachi Catholic Church ©
Chikaramachi Catholic Church
Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle