11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nagoya
— 1 day
2
Shirakawa-mura
— 2 nights
3
Takayama
— 2 nights
4
Shima
— 2 nights
5
Ise
— 1 night
6
Toba
— 1 night

1
day
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 other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nagoya trip maker app.

Singapore, Singapore to Nagoya is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Nagoya is 1 hour. In March, Nagoya is colder than Singapore - with highs of °C and lows of °C. On the 21st (Sat), you'll travel to Shirakawa-mura.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shirakawago. On the 22nd (Sun), examine the collection at Shirakawago Tajimake Yosan Sericulture Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, and then steep yourself in history at Shirakawago. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Kanda house, enjoy breathtaking views from Tenshukakau Observatory, thenget engrossed in the history at Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, thensteep yourself in history at Wada House, and finally steep yourself in history at Nagase house.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Shirakawa-mura trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nagoya to Shirakawa-mura in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Nagoya in March, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Shirakawa-mura. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Takayama.

Things to do in Shirakawa-mura

Historic Sites Museums
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Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen
Wada House ©
Wada House

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.
On the 24th (Tue), learn more about the world around you at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), admire the striking features of Takayama Jinya, visit Sanmachi Suji, appreciate the extensive heritage of Higashiyama Walking Course, thenexamine the collection at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, thenmake a trip to Hida Furukawa Old Town, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hida Kokubun-ji Temple, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Takayama trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Shirakawa-mura to Takayama takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Takayama, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Shima.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Spas Museums

Side Trip

Hida Furukawa Old Town
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Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato) ©
Sanmachi Suji ©
Sanmachi Suji

2
nights
Shima

Shima ©
The city of Shima has long been associated with pearl farming and cultivation, though holidaymakers have found plenty of other reasons to visit this coastal area in recent years.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): make a trip to Amanoiwato, steep yourself in history at Izawanomiya, find something for the whole family at Hotel Shima Spain Mura, thendon't miss a visit to Daiozaki Lighthouses, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Daiosaki Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Mt. Yokoyama Observation Deck, thenobserve the fascinating underwater world at Shima Marine Land, thenhead off the coast to Kashikojima, and finally take in the views from Shima Ohashi (Shima Pearl Bridge).

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Shima trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Takayama to Shima in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Shima when traveling from Takayama in March, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ise.

Things to do in Shima

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Kashikojima ©
Kashikojima
Hotel Shima Spain Mura ©
Hotel Shima Spain Mura
Izawanomiya ©
Izawanomiya

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night
Ise

Ise ©
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Ise Shrine Geku, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ise Grand Shrine, make a trip to Okage Yokocho, thencontemplate the long history of Oharai-machi, thenmake a trip to Meotoiwa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Futami Okitama Shrine.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ise trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Shima to Ise takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. March in Ise sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Toba.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites
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Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Okage Yokocho ©
Okage Yokocho
Oharai-machi ©
Oharai-machi

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night
Toba

Toba ©
Notable for its oysters and the production of cultured pearls, the city of Toba, mostly situated within Ise-Shima National Park, includes a number of small islands in Ise Bay.
On the 29th (Sun), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Toba Aquarium, head off the coast to Mikimoto Pearl Island, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Shinmei Shrine, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Toba Observatory.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Toba trip itinerary tool.

Toba is very close to Ise. March in Toba sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Toba

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Mikimoto Pearl Island ©
Mikimoto Pearl Island
Toba Aquarium ©
Toba Aquarium
Toba Observatory ©
Toba Observatory

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