6 days in Chubu Itinerary

6 days in Chubu Itinerary

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6 days in Chubu Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Shirakawa-mura
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Takayama
— 1 night
4
Nagoya
— 1 night
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 11th (Mon): cruise along Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, then make a trip to Omicho Market, and finally admire the striking features of Kanazawa Station. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, then admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, and finally wander the streets of Nagamachi Neighborhood.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kanazawa online tour itinerary planner .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Kanazawa. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in November, with highs in Kanazawa at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Shirakawa-mura.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle

1
night
Shirakawa-mura

Shirakawa-mura ©
Set amid quintessentially Japanese landscape, Shirakawa-mura consists of 16 quaint villages, including a historic village of farm houses, now designated a World Heritage Site.
On the 13th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, then steep yourself in history at Wada House, and finally take a stroll through Ogimachi.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Shirakawa-mura trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Shirakawa-mura takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Shirakawa-mura can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Shirakawa-mura

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen
Wada House ©
Wada House

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 14th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Hida Folk Archeological Museum (Hida Minzoku Kokokan), wander the streets of Sanmachi Suji, make a trip to Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), admire the masterpieces at Hida Takayama Museum of Art, then see the interesting displays at Hirata Folk Art Museum (Hirata Kinen-kan), and finally see the interesting displays at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Takayama trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Shirakawa-mura to Takayama by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Takayama are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nagoya.

Things to do in Takayama

Museums Neighborhoods
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Sanmachi Suji ©
Sanmachi Suji

1
night
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 15th (Fri): make a trip to Nagoya Castle, see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atsuta Jingu Shrine.

To find out how to plan a trip to Nagoya, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Takayama to Nagoya takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites Museums
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Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle
Atsuta Jingu Shrine
Atsuta Jingu Shrine

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