9 days in Chubu Itinerary

9 days in Chubu Itinerary

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9 days in Chubu Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly + Train:  10​h 30​min
1
Nagoya
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Shirakawa-mura
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Takayama
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Yamanouchi-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Matsumoto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Nagoya
— 2 nights
car+Fly:  13​h
End: Bangkok

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.
To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Nagoya trip itinerary site .

Bangkok, Thailand to Nagoya is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bangkok to Nagoya. Traveling from Bangkok in February, things will get colder in Nagoya: highs are around 7°C and lows about 2°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to 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.
You've now added The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Suganuma Gassho Community, contemplate the long history of Wada House, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses.

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You can drive from Nagoya to Shirakawa-mura in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In February in Shirakawa-mura, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive 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

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

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Takayama journey planner.

Getting from Shirakawa-mura to Takayama by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February in Takayama, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Takayama

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

2
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: fly down the slopes at Okushiga Kogen Ski Area and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shibuyu Shrine.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Yamanouchi-machi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Takayama to Yamanouchi-machi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Yamanouchi-machi can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive 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

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Matsumoto Castle.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Matsumoto travel planner.

You can drive from Yamanouchi-machi to Matsumoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to -2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Fri) before leaving for Nagoya.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Historic Sites
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Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle

2
nights
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): examine the collection at Toyota Automobile Museum and then make a trip to Osu Shopping Street. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, then engage your brain at Nagoya City Science Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Nabana no Sato, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Oasis 21.

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Getting from Matsumoto to Nagoya by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Matsumoto in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nagoya, with lows of 2°C. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Nabana no Sato, Toyota Automobile Museum
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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