10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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10 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + train:  10​h 30​min
1
Nagoya
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Kiso-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Gero
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
4
Takayama-mura
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Shirakawa
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Kanazawa
— 1 night
train + taxi:  2​h
7
Yamanouchi-machi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Takayama
— 1 night
9
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 1 night
+2
bus + train + Fly:  13​h
End: Singapore

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu, then don't miss a visit to Yamazaki River, and finally wander the streets of Osu Shopping Street.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nagoya trip generator.

Singapore, Singapore to Nagoya is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Nagoya. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in February, with highs in Nagoya at 7°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Kiso-machi.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites Nature Wildlife
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Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle
Yamazaki River ©
Yamazaki River
Atsuta Jingu Shrine
Atsuta Jingu Shrine

2
nights
Kiso-machi

Kiso-machi
On the 18th (Sun), hit the slopes at Kisofukushima Ski Resort, see the interesting displays at Kozenji, then wander the streets of Fukushimajuku Uenodanchiku no Machinami, and finally take a stroll through Kisofukushima.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kiso-machi trip generator.

Traveling by car from Nagoya to Kiso-machi takes 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Kiso-machi when traveling from Nagoya in February, with lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Gero.

Things to do in Kiso-machi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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day
Gero

Gero ©
Gero is a city in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Senshoji Temple, then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, and finally see the interesting displays at Gero Onsen Gasshomura.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gero trip builder.

Getting from Kiso-machi to Gero by car takes about 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Gero can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Takayama-mura.

Things to do in Gero

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

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Takayama-mura

Takayama-mura ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Iwabitsu Castle Ruins, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Gunma Cycle Sports Center, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kichijō-ji Temple.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Takayama-mura custom trip planner.

You can drive from Gero to Takayama-mura in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Gero in February, Takayama-mura is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 5°C. You will leave for Shirakawa on the 21st (Wed).

Things to do in Takayama-mura

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Iwabitsu Castle Ruins, Kichijo-ji Temple, Gunma Cycle Sports Center
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Iwabitsu Castle Ruins ©
Iwabitsu Castle Ruins

1
night
Shirakawa

Shirakawa ©
Shirakawa is a city located in Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. On the 21st (Wed), contemplate the long history of Shirakawa no Sekiato, hike along Nishinosato Promenade, and then step into the grandiose world of Komine Castle Remains.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Shirakawa vacation builder.

Getting from Takayama-mura to Shirakawa by car takes about 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Takayama-mura in February: high temperatures in Shirakawa hover around 4°C and lows are around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Shirakawa

Wildlife Outdoors Trails
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Komine Castle Remains ©
Komine Castle Remains

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.
On the 22nd (Thu), examine the collection at D. T. Suzuki Museum, get outside with Shishiku Highland, then don't miss a visit to Higashichaya Old Town, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kanazawa vacation trip planner.

Drive from Shirakawa to Kanazawa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In February in Kanazawa, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trip

Shishiku Park
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
D. T. Suzuki Museum ©
D. T. Suzuki Museum
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Sake Storehouse Art Museum - Gallery Tamamura Honten, then look for all kinds of wild species at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, and then soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Yamanouchi-machi vacation planner.

Do a combination of train and taxi from Kanazawa to Yamanouchi-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Kanazawa in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Yamanouchi-machi, with lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Wildlife Parks Spas
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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Onsen Resorts

1
night
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 24th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Kusakabe Folk Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Yoshijima Heritage House, get engrossed in the history at Takayama Showa Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Funasaka Shuzo Brewery, then sample the tasty concoctions at Harada Sake Brewery, and finally wander the streets of Sanmachi Suji.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Takayama travel itinerary creator.

You can drive from Yamanouchi-machi to Takayama in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Shopping Breweries & Distilleries
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Yoshijima Heritage House ©
Yoshijima Heritage House
Takayama Showa Museum ©
Takayama Showa Museum
Kusakabe Folk Museum ©
Kusakabe Folk Museum

1
night
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): hit the slopes at Fujiten Snow Resort and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Ide Sake Brewery.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi vacation planner.

Getting from Takayama to Fujikawaguchiko-machi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Takayama in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, with lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Fujiten Snow Resort
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Fujiten Snow Resort ©
Fujiten Snow Resort
Ide Sake Brewery ©
Ide Sake Brewery

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