9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Nagoya
Drive:  2 h 15 min
1
Takayama
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Nagoya
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Ogaki
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Himi
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Tateyama-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
End: Nagoya

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): examine the collection at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, get to know the fascinating history of Higashiyama Walking Course, then take a stroll through Sanmachi Suji, then admire the landmark architecture of Takayama Jinya, and finally look for gifts at Hida Bussankan.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Takayama vacation builder app.

Nagoya to Takayama is an approximately 2.5- hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagoya in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 3°C in Takayama. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nagoya.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Sanmachi Suji ©
Sanmachi Suji
Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall ©
Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall

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 4th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Nagoya TV Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine, don't miss a visit to Osu Shopping Street, then engage your brain at Nagoya City Science Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Nabana no Sato. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Nagoya Castle, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, then see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, and finally see the interesting displays at Noritake no Mori.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nagoya trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Takayama to Nagoya in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Takayama in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 7°C in Nagoya. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ogaki.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Ogaki

Ogaki ©
Ōgaki is a city in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): stroll around Yoro Park, then get in on the family fun at The Site of Reversible Destiny Yoro Park, and then stop by Spring Water.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ogaki trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nagoya to Ogaki in an hour. March in Ogaki sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Himi.

Things to do in Ogaki

Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Yoro-cho
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The Site of Reversible Destiny Yoro Park ©
The Site of Reversible Destiny Yoro Park
Yoro Park ©
Yoro Park

1
night
Himi

Himi ©
Himi is a city in western Toyama Prefecture, Japan., the city had an estimated population of 46,915 and a population density of 203 persons per km². Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): make a trip to Manga Road, browse the eclectic array of goods at Himi Banyagai, then kick back and relax at Amaharashi Coast, and finally steep yourself in history at Kanayamachi.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Himi online holiday planner.

Drive from Ogaki to Himi in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Ogaki in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Himi, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tateyama-machi.

Things to do in Himi

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Takaoka
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Amaharashi Coast ©
Amaharashi Coast
Kanayamachi ©
Kanayamachi

2
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Tateyama-machi

Tateyama-machi ©
The small town of Tateyama-machi, nestled in the hills of Mount Tate, remains most notable as the gateway to the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Oyama Shrine, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Daikanbo, then take a memorable drive along Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, and finally explore the activities along Mikurigaike Pond. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Kurobedaira Park, then go for a walk through Yuki no Otani (Snow Wall), then admire the engineering at Kurobe Dam, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Tateyama.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tateyama-machi travel planner.

Getting from Himi to Tateyama-machi by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Tateyama-machi are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Tateyama-machi

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Bijodaira ©
Bijodaira
Oyama Shrine ©
Oyama Shrine
Kurobe Dam
Kurobe Dam

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