7 days in Chubu Itinerary

7 days in Chubu Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + Tram + Train:  12 h 30 min
1
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Shirakawa-mura
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Takayama
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Ise
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
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.
On the 26th (Thu), take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, then explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, then walk around Kenrokuen Garden, and finally explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. Here are some ideas for day two: 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, don't miss a visit to Tsuzumi Gate, then admire the striking features of Kanazawa Station, and finally stop by Nagamachi Neighborhood.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kanazawa holiday planning website.

Singapore, Singapore to Kanazawa is an approximately 13- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Kanazawa due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Kanazawa hover around 11°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Shirakawa-mura.

Things to do in Kanazawa

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tenshukakau Observatory, then contemplate the long history of Wada House, and finally steep yourself in history at Nagase house.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Shirakawa-mura trip planning site.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Shirakawa-mura in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Shirakawa-mura, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Shirakawa-mura

Historic Sites Museums
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Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen
Tenshukakau Observatory ©
Tenshukakau Observatory

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 29th (Sun): examine the collection at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, learn something new at Daiou-ji Temple, visit Sanmachi Suji, then admire the landmark architecture of Takayama Jinya, and finally learn more about the world around you at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato).

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Takayama holiday builder tool.

Traveling by car from Shirakawa-mura to Takayama takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Takayama, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ise.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Sanmachi Suji ©
Sanmachi Suji
Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato) ©

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at Toba Aquarium, steep yourself in history at Oharai-machi, make a trip to Okage Yokocho, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ise Grand Shrine, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Ise Shrine Geku.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ise vacation builder website.

You can drive from Takayama to Ise in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Takayama in December, Ise is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Toba Aquarium
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Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Okage Yokocho ©
Okage Yokocho
Toba Aquarium ©
Toba Aquarium

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atsuta Jingu Shrine, examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, and then make a trip to Nagoya Castle.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Nagoya online journey planner.

Take a train from Ise to Nagoya in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Ise in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Nagoya, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nagoya

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

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