13 days in Matsumoto & Nagoya Itinerary

13 days in Matsumoto & Nagoya Itinerary

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13 days in Matsumoto & Nagoya Itinerary

Start: Matsumoto
1
Matsumoto
— 9 nights
Train:  2​h
2
Nagoya
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h
End: Matsumoto

9
nights
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.
Shop till you drop at Karuizawa prince shopping plaza and Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market. Visit Matsumoto Castle and Higashiyama Walking Course for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Matsumoto: Onsen Resorts (in Kusatsu-machi), Nagano (Togakushi Farm, Togakushi Shrine Okusha, &more) and Takayama (Hida Great Limestone Cave and Ohashi Collection Kan Museum, Sanmachi Suji, &more). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Nawate Shopping District, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ueda Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suwa Shrine, and gear up at Hanakomichi.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Matsumoto itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiports are Toyama Airport, Komatsu Airport and Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport. In June, daily temperatures in Matsumoto can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Takayama, Tateyama-machi, Nagano, Shiojiri, Ueda
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Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Zenko-ji Temple ©
Zenko-ji Temple
Sanmachi Suji ©
Sanmachi Suji

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.
On the 16th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, explore the historical opulence of Nagoya Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atsuta Jingu Shrine, then engage your brain at Nagoya City Science Museum, and finally make a trip to Osu Shopping Street. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Sakae, then buy something for everyone on your list at Oasis 21, then explore the historical opulence of Inuyama Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Joan.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Nagoya itinerary planning tool .

You can take a train from Matsumoto to Nagoya in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June in Nagoya, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride back home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Shopping Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Inuyama
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Sakae
Sakae
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle
Atsuta Jingu Shrine ©
Atsuta Jingu Shrine

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