4 days in Nagoya & Gifu Prefecture Itinerary

4 days in Nagoya & Gifu Prefecture Itinerary

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Nagoya
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Takayama
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Shirakawa-mura
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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.
On the 24th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Nagoya Castle, then make a trip to Osu Shopping Street, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atsuta Jingu Shrine, then get curious at Nagoya City Science Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Hikone Castle, and finally look for gifts at Itoju Honten.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nagoya trip itinerary builder site.

Osaka to Nagoya is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Osaka in February: highs in Nagoya hover around 7°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Takayama.

Things to do in Nagoya

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

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Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

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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.
On the 26th (Wed), hunt for treasures at Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market, examine the collection at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, learn more about the world around you at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), then admire the landmark architecture of Takayama Jinya, and finally wander the streets of Sanmachi Suji.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Takayama road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Nagoya to Takayama takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Takayama sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Shirakawa-mura.

Things to do in Takayama

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato) ©
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Sanmachi Suji ©
Sanmachi Suji

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Tenshukakau Observatory, contemplate the long history of Kanda house, then make a trip to The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, then steep yourself in history at Wada House, and finally contemplate the long history of Nagase house.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Shirakawa-mura trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Takayama to Shirakawa-mura in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Shirakawa-mura can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

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Nagase house ©
Nagase house
Wada House ©
Wada House

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