10 days in Chubu Itinerary

10 days in Chubu Itinerary

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10 days in Chubu Itinerary

Nagoya
Nagoya
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
Takayama
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
Nagoya

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Nagoya

Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology and Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nagoya Castle and Osu Shopping Street. Venture out of the city with trips to Korankei (in Toyota) and Inuyama Castle (in Inuyama). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Sakae, see the interesting displays at SCMAGLEV and Railway Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hoshoin / Osukannon, and engage your brain at Nagoya City Science Museum.

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Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Nagoya. In November, daytime highs in Nagoya are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Inuyama Castle, Korankei
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Korankei
Nagoya Castle

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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.
Get outdoors at Pond Taisho and Myojin Pond. Let the collections at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato) and Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Shirakawa-mura (Gassho Zukuri Minka-en & The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Traditional Houses in the Gassho Style). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Sanmachi Suji, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market, take some stellar pictures from Shinhotaka Ropeway, and get your bearings at Takayama City Office.

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Traveling by car from Nagoya to Takayama takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Nagoya in December, expect little chillier with lows of 0°C in Takayama. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Takayama

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Kamikochi
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Kanazawa

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Do some cultural sightseeing at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa and Higashichaya Old Town. Escape the urban bustle at Chirihama Nagisa Driveway and Tojinbo Cliff. When in Kanazawa, make a side trip to see Notojima Aquarium in Nanao, approximately 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Omicho Market, steep yourself in history at Nomura Samurai House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple, and explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle.

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Traveling by car from Takayama to Kanazawa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Takayama in December: highs in Kanazawa hover around 10°C, while lows dip to 2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, Notojima Aquarium, Tojinbo Cliff
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Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
Higashichaya Old Town
Kanazawa Castle

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