11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Train:  12​h 30​min
1
Matsumoto
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Takayama-mura
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Yamanouchi-machi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Noto-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Shirahama-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Nagoya
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  10​h
End: Singapore

1
night
Matsumoto

Matsumoto ©
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
On the 21st (Sat), explore the world behind art at Japan Ukiyo-e Museum, stroll the grounds of Koboyama Ancient Tomb, then see the interesting displays at Matsumoto Folkcraft Museum (Matsumoto Mingei-kan), then step into the grandiose world of Matsumoto Castle, and finally relax in the rural setting at Daio Wasabi Farm.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Matsumoto trip itinerary builder website .

Singapore, Singapore to Matsumoto is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in March; daily highs in Matsumoto reach 11°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Takayama-mura.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Daio Wasabi Farm
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Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Japan Ukiyo-e Museum ©
Japan Ukiyo-e Museum

1
night
Takayama-mura

Takayama-mura ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): make a trip to Japan's Highest National Highway Point, explore the activities along Matsukawa Valley, then admire the sheer force of Kaminaridaki Falls, and finally test the waters at a local thermal spa.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Takayama-mura tour itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Matsumoto to Takayama-mura takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Takayama-mura

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trip

Japan's Highest National Highway Point
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Kaminaridaki Falls ©
Kaminaridaki Falls
Japan's Highest National Highway Point ©

1
night
Yamanouchi-machi

Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area and then identify plant and animal life at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Yamanouchi-machi, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Takayama-mura to Yamanouchi-machi takes 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Noto-cho.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area ©
Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area

1
night
Noto-cho

Noto-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the activities along Tsukumo Bay, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Matsunami Sake Brewery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Konzoji Temple, and finally learn about winemaking at Noto Wine.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Noto-cho vacation builder tool .

Traveling by car from Yamanouchi-machi to Noto-cho takes 5.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Noto-cho

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Konzoji Temple, Noto Wine
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Tsukumo Bay ©
Tsukumo Bay
Konzoji Temple ©
Konzoji Temple
Noto Wine ©
Noto Wine

2
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, don't miss a visit to Higashichaya Old Town, then explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, then walk around Kenrokuen Garden, and finally explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, admire the striking features of Kanazawa Station, then contemplate the long history of Nagamachi Neighborhood, then contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa online attractions planner .

You can drive from Noto-cho to Kanazawa in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Shirahama-cho.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town

1
night
Shirahama-cho

Shirahama-cho ©
A popular resort town with many hot springs and long, man-made white sand beaches, Shirahama-cho draws scores of tourists.
On the 27th (Fri), look for gifts at Toretore Market, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Adventure World, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandanbeki Cave.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Shirahama-cho day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Shirahama-cho takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kanazawa in March; daily highs in Shirahama-cho reach 17°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nagoya.

Things to do in Shirahama-cho

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Adventure World ©
Adventure World
Toretore Market Nanki Shirahama ©
Toretore Market Nanki Shirahama

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagoya: Ise (Okage Yokocho, Ise Grand Shrine, & more), Chubu Park (in Toin-cho) and Inuyama Castle (in Inuyama). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Nagoya Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine, make a trip to Osu Shopping Street, and examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nagoya itinerary planning site .

Drive from Shirahama-cho to Nagoya in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Shirahama-cho in March, with highs in Nagoya at 13°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ise, Chubu Park, Inuyama Castle
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Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Okage Yokocho ©
Okage Yokocho

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