9 days in Chubu Itinerary

9 days in Chubu Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nagoya
— 1 night
2
Shirakawa-mura
— 1 day
3
Takayama
— 2 nights
4
Yamanouchi-machi
— 2 nights
5
Matsumoto
— 1 night
6
Nagoya
— 2 nights

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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.
To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nagoya trip tool.

Bangkok, Thailand to Nagoya is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Japan Standard Time is 2 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Bangkok in February: high temperatures in Nagoya hover around °C and lows are around °C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sun) before leaving for Shirakawa-mura.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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day
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses. On the 9th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Suganuma Gassho Community, thencontemplate the long history of Wada House, and then make a trip to The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Shirakawa-mura vacation builder.

Getting from Nagoya to Shirakawa-mura by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In February in Shirakawa-mura, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Takayama.

Things to do in Shirakawa-mura

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Suganuma Gassho Community
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Wada House ©
Wada House
Suganuma Gassho Community ©
Suganuma Gassho Community

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Takayama Jinya as well as Sanmachi Suji.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Takayama day trip planning website.

Drive from Shirakawa-mura to Takayama in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Takayama can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Tue) before leaving for Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Sanmachi Suji ©
Sanmachi Suji

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nights
Yamanouchi-machi

Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Okushiga Kogen Ski Area and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shibuyu Shrine.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yamanouchi-machi journey builder website.

Getting from Takayama to Yamanouchi-machi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daytime highs in Yamanouchi-machi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Shigakogen Plateau ©
Shigakogen Plateau
Okushiga Kogen Ski Area ©
Okushiga Kogen Ski Area

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night
Matsumoto

Matsumoto ©
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Matsumoto Castle.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Matsumoto road trip website.

You can drive from Yamanouchi-machi to Matsumoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. February in Matsumoto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Nagoya.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Historic Sites
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Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle

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Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Oasis 21, Osu Shopping Street and Toyota Automobile Museum. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Toyota Automobile Museum and then don't miss a visit to Osu Shopping Street. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: observe the fascinating underwater world at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, engage your brain at Nagoya City Science Museum, thenadmire the natural beauty at Nabana no Sato, and finally browse the different shops at Oasis 21.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Nagoya holiday planner.

You can take a train from Matsumoto to Nagoya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Matsumoto in February since evenings lows in Nagoya dip to °C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Toyota Automobile Museum, Nabana no Sato
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Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Nagoya City Science Museum ©
Nagoya City Science Museum
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle