7 days in Chubu Itinerary

7 days in Chubu Itinerary

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7 days in Chubu Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + train:  10​h
1
Nagoya
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Shirakawa-mura
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Kanazawa
— 1 night
train + taxi:  2​h
4
Yamanouchi-machi
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Ise
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Singapore

1
night
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 28th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, then admire the masterpieces at Tokugawa Art Museum, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium.

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Singapore, Singapore to Nagoya is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in January, with highs in Nagoya at 7°C and lows at 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Shirakawa-mura.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle
Tokugawa Art Museum ©
Tokugawa Art Museum

1
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.
On the 29th (Wed), 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 contemplate the long history of Nagase house.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Shirakawa-mura day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Nagoya to Shirakawa-mura takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Shirakawa-mura are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Shirakawa-mura

Historic Sites Museums
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1
night
Kanazawa

Kanazawa
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, then stroll around Kenrokuen Garden, and finally admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Kanazawa trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Shirakawa-mura to Kanazawa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Kanazawa

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

1
night
Yamanouchi-machi

Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): hit the slopes at Ichinose Diamond Ski Resort, identify plant and animal life at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Shiga Kogen, then head outdoors with Shigakogen Plateau, and finally head outdoors with Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Yamanouchi-machi road trip site .

Getting from Kanazawa to Yamanouchi-machi by combination of train and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kanazawa in January: high temperatures in Yamanouchi-machi hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Ise.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Shiga Kogen ©
Shiga Kogen
Shigakogen Plateau ©
Shigakogen Plateau

2
nights
Ise

Ise ©
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): meet the residents at Toba Aquarium, make a trip to Oharai-machi, make a trip to Okage Yokocho, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ise Grand Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarutahiko Shrine.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ise holiday site .

Traveling by car from Yamanouchi-machi to Ise takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of car, flight, and train. Traveling from Yamanouchi-machi in January, expect Ise to be a bit warmer, temps between 9°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Toba Aquarium
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Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Okage Yokocho ©
Okage Yokocho
Toba Aquarium ©
Toba Aquarium

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