8 days in Chubu Itinerary

8 days in Chubu Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + Tram + Train:  12 h 15 min
1
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Takayama
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Nagoya
— 3 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 25th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Higashichaya Old Town, then make a trip to Omicho Market, then step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, and finally admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple, make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, admire the landmark architecture of Tsuzumi Gate, then make a trip to Kanazawa Station, and finally take a stroll through Nagamachi Neighborhood.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kanazawa travel itinerary planner.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Kanazawa. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Kanazawa to be colder, temps between 11°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Takayama.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market
Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle

2
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.
On the 27th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Takayama Jinya, visit Sanmachi Suji, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), examine the collection at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, then take an in-depth tour of Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tenshukakau Observatory, and finally contemplate the long history of Wada House.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Takayama trip planner.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Takayama in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Takayama can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nagoya.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Shirakawa-mura
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Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Sanmachi Suji ©
Sanmachi Suji

3
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.
Explore Nagoya's surroundings by going to Ise (Ise Grand Shrine & Okage Yokocho), Chubu Park (in Toin-cho) and Inuyama Castle (in Inuyama). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, explore the world behind art at Tokugawa Art Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Nagoya TV Tower, and see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nagoya tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Takayama to Nagoya takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Nagoya sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ise, Chubu Park, Inuyama Castle
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Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

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