15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Chiang Mai
Fly + Train:  11 h 30 min
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Nagoya
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Shimada
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
3
Fujieda
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
4
Fujinomiya
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
5
Shimizu-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Kawazu-cho
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Ito
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
8
Shirakawa
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
9
Kurobe
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
10
Matsumoto
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
11
Gero
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
12
Nagoya
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Chiang Mai

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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.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nagoya trip builder .

Chiang Mai, Thailand to Nagoya is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Chiang Mai to Nagoya. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Chiang Mai in April; daily highs in Nagoya reach 19°C and lows reach 13°C. On the 12th (Sun), you're off toShimada.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 13:

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Shimada

Shimada ©
Shimada is a city located in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.The city, which covers an area of 315.7sqkm, had an estimated population in December 2016 of 97,540, giving a population density of 309 persons per km2.GeographyShimada is located in the Shida Plains of west-central Shizuoka Prefecture. You've now added Horaibashi Bridge to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): snap pictures at Horaibashi Bridge.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Shimada tour planner .

Drive from Nagoya to Shimada in 2.5 hours. April in Shimada sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fujieda.
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Horaibashi Bridge ©
Horaibashi Bridge

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Fujieda

Fujieda
Fujieda is a city located in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Find out how to plan Fujieda trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Fujieda is just a stone's throw from Shimada. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Fujinomiya.

Things to do in Fujieda

Nature Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Yaizu
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Fujinomiya

Fujinomiya ©
Sitting on the southwest slopes of Mount Fuji, Fujinomiya makes a popular starting point for climbing trips to the famous mountain's summit.
On the 14th (Tue), examine the collection at The Kiseki Museum of World Stones, steep yourself in history at Wakajishi Shrine, get great views at Kengamine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine, and finally don't miss a visit to Fujisanhongusengen Shrine Okumiya.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Fujinomiya trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Shimada to Fujinomiya in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Shimizu-cho.

Things to do in Fujinomiya

Historic Sites Museums
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Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine ©
Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine
The Kiseki Museum of World Stones ©
The Kiseki Museum of World Stones
Wakajishi Shrine ©
Wakajishi Shrine

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Shimizu-cho

Shimizu-cho
To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Shimizu-cho trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Fujinomiya to Shimizu-cho by car takes about an hour. In April in Shimizu-cho, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 17°C at night. You will leave for Kawazu-cho on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Shimizu-cho

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Kawazu-cho

Kawazu-cho ©
A good base for exploring the scenic Izu Peninsula, the town of Kawazu-cho, partly set in within a national park, remains well-known for its many hot spring resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kappa no Tera Seisoku-ji Temple, then see the interesting displays at Izu Naranda no Sato Kawazu Heian Buddha Statue Pavilion, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kawazu Nanadaru Waterfalls.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kawazu-cho trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Shimizu-cho to Kawazu-cho in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Kawazu-cho are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ito.

Things to do in Kawazu-cho

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Kawazu Nanadaru Waterfalls ©
Kawazu Nanadaru Waterfalls
Kappa no Tera Seisoku-ji Temple ©
Kappa no Tera Seisoku-ji Temple

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Ito

Ito ©
Not too far from the capital, Ito has developed a reputation as a resort town, with a fair portion of its area lying within a national park.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Ikeda museum of 20th century art.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ito online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Kawazu-cho to Ito takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Shirakawa.

Things to do in Ito

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Former Hyuga Bettei
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Izu Highland Stained Glass Museum ©
Izu Highland Stained Glass Museum
Ikeda museum of 20th century art ©
Ikeda museum of 20th century art

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Shirakawa

Shirakawa ©
Shirakawa is a city located in Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. On the 17th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Auschwitz Peace Museum, explore the historical opulence of Komine Castle Remains, make a trip to Shirakawa Haristos Othodox Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Myotokuji Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Myokanji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Shirakawa no Sekiato, explore the activities along Yukiwari Canyon, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Otsujiga Falls.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Shirakawa travel planner .

You can drive from Ito to Shirakawa in 5 hours. Traveling from Ito in April, plan for little chillier nights in Shirakawa, with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Kurobe.

Things to do in Shirakawa

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Otsujiga Falls
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:
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Komine Castle Remains ©
Komine Castle Remains
Myokanji Temple ©
Myokanji Temple
Myotokuji Temple ©
Myotokuji Temple

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Kurobe

Kurobe ©
On the 19th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Tanimura Art Museum, engage your brain at Kurobe Yoshida Science Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Unazuki Hometown Museum Yukakukan. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount. Tsurugi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Oyama Shrine Chugu Kiganden, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryusenji Temple.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kurobe journey planning website .

Traveling by car from Shirakawa to Kurobe takes 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Kurobe

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Oyama Shrine Chugu Kiganden, Mount. Tsurugi, Tanimura Art Museum, Ryusenji Temple
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 20:
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Kurobe Yoshida Science Museum ©
Kurobe Yoshida Science Museum
Tanimura Art Museum ©
Tanimura Art Museum
Mount. Tsurugi ©
Mount. Tsurugi

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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 21st (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fukashi Shrine, then stroll the grounds of Koboyama Ancient Tomb, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Ogato, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Utsukushigahara Highlands. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hodaka Shrine Okumiya, take in the dramatic scenery at Bandokoro Otaki Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Zengoro Fall.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Matsumoto trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Kurobe to Matsumoto by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Gero.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Utsukushigahara Highlands
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Fukashi Shrine ©
Fukashi Shrine
Hodaka Shrine Okumiya ©
Hodaka Shrine Okumiya
Utsukushigahara Highlands ©
Utsukushigahara Highlands

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Gero

Gero ©
Gero is a city in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. On the 23rd (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chikuraji Temple, then take an in-depth tour of Jomon Park Gero Furusato Histroy Memorial Museum, then see the interesting displays at Gero Onsen Gassho Village, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Moriminashihachiman Shrine.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Gero trip planner .

You can drive from Matsumoto to Gero in 3 hours. In April in Gero, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nagoya.

Things to do in Gero

Museums Historic Sites
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Gero Onsen Gassho Village ©
Gero Onsen Gassho Village

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Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): sample the tasty concoctions at Asahi Beer Nagoya Brewery, admire the masterpieces at Tokugawa Art Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nunoike Catholic Cathedral, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Nagoya TV Tower.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Nagoya online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Gero to Nagoya takes 2.5 hours. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:
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Tokugawa Art Museum ©
Tokugawa Art Museum
Kasuga Shrine ©
Kasuga Shrine
Nagoya City Art Museum ©
Nagoya City Art Museum

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