7 days in Nara, Takashima & Kanazawa Itinerary

7 days in Nara, Takashima & Kanazawa Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nara
— 2 nights
2
Takashima
— 1 night
3
Kanazawa
— 2 nights

2
nights
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
On the 11th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Isuien Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toshodai-ji Temple.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nara trip planner.

Honolulu, USA to Nara is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 19 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in April, things will get a bit cooler in Nara: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Takashima.

Things to do in Nara

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Isuien Garden ©
Isuien Garden
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple

1
night
Takashima

Takashima ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Metasequoia Namiki, take in the pleasant sights at Kaizu Osaki, thentake an in-depth tour of Imazu Vories Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanifu Shrine.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Takashima trip planner.

Getting from Nara to Takashima by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Nara in April, expect nights in Takashima to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit cooler, around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Takashima

Scenic Drive Museums Historic Sites
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Kaizu Osaki ©
Kaizu Osaki
Metasequoia Namiki ©
Metasequoia Namiki
Hanifu Shrine ©
Hanifu Shrine

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at D. T. Suzuki Museum and Ainokura Gassho Community. Explore hidden gems such as Chirihama Nagisa Driveway and Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen. Change things up with these side-trips from Kanazawa: Gokayama (in Nanto) and Wada House (in Shirakawa-mura). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Shima, admire the masterpieces at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple, and admire the natural beauty at Shofukaku Garden.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kanazawa vacation planner.

Getting from Takashima to Kanazawa by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kanazawa when traveling from Takashima in April, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nanto, Shirakawa-mura, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
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Chirihama Nagisa Driveway ©
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
Ainokura Gassho Community ©
Ainokura Gassho Community
Gokayama ©
Gokayama

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