15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Nagoya
— 1 night
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Takayama
— 2 nights
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Shirakawa-mura
— 1 night
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Kanazawa
— 2 nights
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Matsumoto
— 1 night
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Fujiyoshida
— 1 night
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Kamakura
— 2 nights

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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 8th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, and then walk around Chubu Park. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, explore the world behind art at Tokugawa Art Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nunoike Catholic Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atsuta Jingu Shrine, and finally enjoy some diversion at Todagawa Kodomo Land.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nagoya planning app.

George Town, Malaysia to Nagoya is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from George Town to Nagoya due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from George Town in November, with highs in Nagoya at 16°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Chubu Park ©
Chubu Park
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Tokugawa Art Museum ©
Tokugawa Art Museum

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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 10th (Sun), examine the collection at Hirata Folk Art Museum (Hirata Kinen-kan), take an in-depth tour of Hida Folk Archeological Museum (Hida Minzoku Kokokan), take a stroll through Sanmachi Suji, then contemplate the long history of Takayama Jinya, then learn more about the world around you at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), and finally examine the collection at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall. Keep things going the next day: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, have fun and explore at Hida Takayama Retro Museum, then explore the world behind art at Hida Takayama Museum of Art, and finally stop by Curnontue.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Takayama journey planner.

Traveling by car from Nagoya to Takayama takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Takayama can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Shirakawa-mura.

Things to do in Takayama

Museums · Wineries · Tours · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall ©
Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall
Wine Tours & Tastings
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

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night
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 12th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Tenshukakau Observatory, take an in-depth tour of Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, then contemplate the long history of Wada House, and finally steep yourself in history at Nagase house.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Shirakawa-mura travel planner.

Drive from Takayama to Shirakawa-mura in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Shirakawa-mura, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Shirakawa-mura

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen
Nagase house ©
Nagase house

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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 13th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Kanazawa Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, then don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, and finally contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the collection at Kanazawa Umimirai Library, make a trip to Kanazawa Station, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, then examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, then don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Kanazawa trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Shirakawa-mura to Kanazawa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Kanazawa sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town

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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 15th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Matsumoto Castle, see the interesting displays at Matsumoto City Museum, admire the masterpieces at Japan Ukiyo-e Museum, then examine the collection at Matsumoto Folkcraft Museum (Matsumoto Mingei-kan), and finally deepen your understanding at Suzuki Shin-ichi Talent Education Institute.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Matsumoto driving holiday app.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Matsumoto in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kanazawa in November, expect nights in Matsumoto to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Fujiyoshida.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Find places to stay Nov 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Japan Ukiyo-e Museum ©
Japan Ukiyo-e Museum
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle

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Fujiyoshida

Fujiyoshida ©
A gateway to the volcano, Fujiyoshida sits in the shadow of a giant, and everything across the city seemingly points toward the iconic symbol of national pride, Mount Fuji.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): enjoy some diversion at Onshirin Garden, get in on the family fun at Fuji-Q Highland, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Omuro Sengen Shrine (Shimosengen).

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Fujiyoshida online trip builder.

Getting from Matsumoto to Fujiyoshida by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Matsumoto in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Fujiyoshida, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujiyoshida

Theme Parks · Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Fuji-Q Highland ©
Fuji-Q Highland
Omuro Sengen Shrine (Shimosengen) ©
Omuro Sengen Shrine (Shimosengen)

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, make a trip to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Fujiyoshida to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Fujiyoshida in November, you will find days in Tokyo are somewhat warmer (19°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Kamakura.

Things to do in Tokyo

Find places to stay Nov 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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Kamakura

Kamakura ©

Ancient City

The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
On the 20th (Wed), make a trip to Kōtoku-in, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hase-dera Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, and finally go for a walk through Kamakura Zushi Highland Cherry Blossom Trees.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kamakura road trip website.

Drive from Tokyo to Kamakura in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in November, expect nights in Kamakura to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are slightly colder, around 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

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