4 days in Kanazawa, Shirakawa-mura & Takayama Itinerary

4 days in Kanazawa, Shirakawa-mura & Takayama Itinerary

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Kanazawa
— 1 night
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Shirakawa-mura
— 1 day
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Takayama
— 2 nights

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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.
You've now added Nagamachi Neighborhood to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): make a trip to Omicho Market, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, then step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, and finally wander the streets of Nagamachi Neighborhood.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Kanazawa trip maker site.

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major aiports are Komatsu Airport and Toyama Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Shirakawa-mura.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town

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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 Wada House, Ogimachi Castle Old Site Observatory, Myozenji Temple, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, contemplate the long history of Myozenji Temple, steep yourself in history at Wada House, then get to know the fascinating history of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, and finally take some stellar pictures from Ogimachi Castle Old Site Observatory.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Shirakawa-mura trip maker.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Shirakawa-mura in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive 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

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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.
You've now added Jinya-Mae Morning Market to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market, admire the landmark architecture of Takayama Jinya, then wander the streets of Sanmachi Suji, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Higashiyama Walking Course, and finally see the interesting displays at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Jinya-Mae Morning Market, then learn more about the world around you at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), and then contemplate the long history of Residence of Miyaji.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Takayama travel planner.

Getting from Shirakawa-mura to Takayama by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Takayama

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums
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Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market ©
Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Sanmachi Suji ©
Sanmachi Suji

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