11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
1
Tateyama
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Tsumagoi-mura
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Nagano
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
4
Toyama
— 1 night
train:  30​min
5
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Shirakawa-mura
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Nagoya
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  10​h
End: Singapore

1
day
Tateyama

Tateyama
Tateyama is a city located in southern Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Hojo Beach, then kick back and relax at Kembutsu Beach, then kick back and relax at Banda Coast, and finally contemplate the long history of Awa Jinja.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tateyama trip itinerary planning site .

Singapore, Singapore to Tateyama is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in September, with highs in Tateyama at 28°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tsumagoi-mura.

Things to do in Tateyama

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Tsumagoi-mura

Tsumagoi-mura ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Onioshidashi Volcanic Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kanbara Kannon-Do, and then tee off at Tsumagoi Kogen Golf Course.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tsumagoi-mura day trip tool .

You can drive from Tateyama to Tsumagoi-mura in 5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Tsumagoi-mura when traveling from Tateyama in September, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nagano.

Things to do in Tsumagoi-mura

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites
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Onioshidashi Volcanic Park ©
Onioshidashi Volcanic Park

2
nights
Nagano

Nagano
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
On the 9th (Mon), take a peaceful walk through Togakushi Forest Botanical Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Togakushi Jinja Hokosha, then contemplate the long history of Sanada House, and finally steep yourself in history at Matsushiro. On your second day here, take in the history at Old Battlefield of Kawanakajima, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kaminaridaki Falls, and then get outside with Shigakogen Plateau.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Nagano tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tsumagoi-mura to Nagano in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Nagano are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Toyama.

Things to do in Nagano

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kaminaridaki Falls, Shigakogen Plateau
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Toyama

Toyama ©
The center of Japan's pharmaceutical industry, the city of Toyama draws visitors with its scenic surroundings overlooked by the Japan Alps.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Toyama Castle, explore the world behind art at Toyama Glass Art Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Yatsuo no Machinami, and finally walk around Fugan Unga Kansui Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Toyama trip builder website .

Take a train from Nagano to Toyama in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Toyama are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Toyama

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Toyama Glass Art Museum ©
Toyama Glass Art Museum
Fugan Unga Kansui Park ©
Fugan Unga Kansui Park

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nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
On the 12th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Kanazawa Noh Museum, examine the collection at D. T. Suzuki Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, and finally take a memorable drive along Chirihama Nagisa Driveway. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kanazawa Catholic Church, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, see the interesting displays at Kanazawa Phonograph Museum, take a stroll through Gokayama, then steep yourself in history at Suganuma Gassho Community, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shirayama Hime Shrine.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kanazawa trip itinerary app .

Kanazawa is very close to Toyama. September in Kanazawa sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Shirakawa-mura.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nanto, Shirayama Hime Shrine, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
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Chirihama Nagisa Driveway ©
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
Suganuma Gassho Community ©
Suganuma Gassho Community
Gokayama ©
Gokayama

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, contemplate the long history of Nagase house, contemplate the long history of Wada House, then contemplate the long history of Kanda house, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Shirakawa-mura online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Shirakawa-mura takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nagoya.

Things to do in Shirakawa-mura

Historic Sites Museums
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Kanda house ©
Kanda house
Wada House ©
Wada House

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): make a trip to The Museum Meiji-mura, then step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, then engage your brain at Nagoya City Science Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hosho-in (Osu Kannon). Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Yamazaki River and then shop like a local with Sakae.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nagoya sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Shirakawa-mura to Nagoya takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daily temperatures in Nagoya can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

The Museum Meiji-mura
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Nagoya City Science Museum ©
Nagoya City Science Museum
The Museum Meiji-mura ©
The Museum Meiji-mura
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

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