22 days in Chubu Itinerary

22 days in Chubu Itinerary

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22 days in Chubu Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + train:  10​h
1
Nagoya
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Shizuoka
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Matsumoto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Omachi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Chikuma
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Uozu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Nanao
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Takayama
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Gujo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
12
Gifu
— 1 night
train:  30​min
13
Nagoya
— 1 night
train + Fly:  10​h
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Nagoya Castle, examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, then take a stroll through Sakae, and finally don't miss a visit to Osu Shopping Street. Keep things going the next day: go for a walk through Suido Michi Green Road, take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nagoya trip itinerary builder tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Nagoya is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Nagoya is 1 hour. When traveling from Singapore in October, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Nagoya: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Shizuoka.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Sakae
Sakae
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

1
night
Shizuoka

Shizuoka ©
With its upmarket shopping districts and scenic coastal landscape, Shizuoka stands as the main urban area of a province often referred to as Japan's riviera.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushunin Temple.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Shizuoka road trip tool .

You can take a train from Nagoya to Shizuoka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Shizuoka can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Shizuoka

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Kunozan Toshogu Shrine ©
Kunozan Toshogu Shrine
Fushunin Temple ©
Fushunin Temple

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): go for a walk through Lake Kawaguchi and then explore the world behind art at Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba, contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji, then take some stellar pictures from Kengamine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kawaguchi Sengen Shrine.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip builder site .

You can drive from Shizuoka to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Shizuoka in October: high temperatures in Fujikawaguchiko-machi hover around 19°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trips

Mount Fuji, Kengamine, Spas
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Spas

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get into the urban bustle at Nakamachi Kurassic-kan, wander the streets of Nakamachi Street, wander the streets of Nawate Shopping District, then explore the historical opulence of Matsumoto Castle, then contemplate the long history of Kaichi Gakko Primary School, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Matsumoto trip planning app .

You can drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Matsumoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in October since evenings lows in Matsumoto dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Omachi.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Baths
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Onsen Resorts
Nawate Shopping District
Nawate Shopping District

2
nights
Omachi

Omachi
Ōmachi is a city located in northwest Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 27,587 and a population density of 48.8 persons per km². Take a break from the city and head to Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route and Daiganbo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Omachi: Matsukawa-mura (Chihiro Art Museum Azumino & Azumino Chihiro Park) and Tateyama-machi (Mt. Tateyama, Mikurigaike Pond, & more). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nishinashinmeigu.

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Drive from Matsumoto to Omachi in an hour. In October, daytime highs in Omachi are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Chikuma.

Things to do in Omachi

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Tateyama-machi, Matsukawa-mura
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Mikurigaike Pond
Mikurigaike Pond
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route ©
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
Mt. Tateyama ©
Mt. Tateyama

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nights
Chikuma

Chikuma ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Aisai no Oka, then take in the dramatic scenery at Yonako Daibakufu, then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, and finally make a trip to Obasute tanada (Terraced rice fields). On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Hijiri Kogen, don't miss a visit to Obasute Station, then enjoy breathtaking views from Obasute Service Area Kudari Lookout, and finally stroll around Chikumashi Joyamashiseki Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Chikuma trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Omachi to Chikuma in 1.5 hours. October in Chikuma sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Uozu.

Things to do in Chikuma

Parks Nature Baths

Side Trips

Yonako Daibakufu, Aisai no Oka, Hijiri Kogen
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Yonako Daibakufu ©
Yonako Daibakufu
Hijiri Kogen ©
Hijiri Kogen
Obasute Station ©
Obasute Station

2
nights
Uozu

Uozu ©
Uozu is a city in the eastern part of Toyama Prefecture, Japan., the city had an estimated population of 42,556 and a population density of 212 persons per km². Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): examine the collection at Uozu Buried Forest Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Uozu Aquarium, then admire the striking features of Komesodo Hassho no Chi, and finally admire the sheer force of Shomyo Waterfall. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Tenshinji Temple Shookaku, explore the striking landscape at Shinyamabiko Bridge, then soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, then make a trip to Fish Station Ikuji, and finally get all the information you need at Umi no Eki Shinkirou.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Uozu travel planner.

Traveling by car from Chikuma to Uozu takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Nanao.

Things to do in Uozu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kurobe, Shomyo Waterfall
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Uozu Aquarium ©
Uozu Aquarium
Shomyo Waterfall ©
Shomyo Waterfall
Shinyamabiko Bridge ©
Shinyamabiko Bridge

1
night
Nanao

Nanao ©
Located in the heart of Noto Peninsula, Nanao offers tourists a laid-back getaway and scenic nature spots.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): meet the residents at Notojima Aquarium, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, and then take in the views from Notojima Ohashi.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nanao trip builder site .

Getting from Uozu to Nanao by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Nanao can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nanao

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Baths
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Notojima Aquarium ©
Notojima Aquarium
Notojima Ohashi ©
Notojima Ohashi
Michi-no-Eki Noto Shokusai Market ©
Michi-no-Eki Noto Shokusai Market

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nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, and finally explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Kanazawa visit planner.

Traveling by car from Nanao to Kanazawa takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Akasawa Natural Recreational Forest and Hida Great Limestone Cave and Ohashi Collection Kan Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Takayama side-trips: Shirakawa-mura (The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, & more) and Rail Mountain Bike Gattan Go!! (in Hida). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Sanmachi Suji, get a new perspective on nature at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), admire the landmark architecture of Takayama Jinya, and see the interesting displays at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Takayama online journey builder .

You can drive from Kanazawa to Takayama in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gujo.

Things to do in Takayama

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Akasawa Natural Recreational Forest, Rail Mountain Bike Gattan Go!!
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 2:
Highlights from your plan
Sanmachi Suji ©
Sanmachi Suji
Rail Mountain Bike Gattan Go!! ©
Rail Mountain Bike Gattan Go!!

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night
Gujo

Gujo ©
Step back into a traditional way of life with a visit to Gujo, a little Japanese city rich in culture.
On the 2nd (Sat), don't miss a visit to Togakushi Shrine and then don't miss a visit to Igawa Komichi.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Gujo online journey planner .

Drive from Takayama to Gujo in 1.5 hours. November in Gujo sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gifu.

Things to do in Gujo

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Togakushi Shrine ©
Togakushi Shrine

1
night
Gifu

Gifu ©
Bordered by verdant mountains, quaint villages, and fruit orchards, the city of Gifu boasts a well-developed historic center and swift connections to Nagoya.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): appreciate the history behind Gold Statue of Nobunaga Oda.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Gifu day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Gujo to Gifu takes an hour. In November, daytime highs in Gifu are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Gifu

Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Yanagase ©
Yanagase
Gold Statue of Nobunaga Oda
Gold Statue of Nobunaga Oda

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Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Nagoya TV Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hosho-in (Osu Kannon), then stroll around Tsuruma Park, then examine the collection at SCMAGLEV and Railway Park, and finally stroll around Arakogawa Park.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nagoya trip itinerary builder website .

Nagoya is very close to Gifu. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
SCMAGLEV and Railway Park ©
SCMAGLEV and Railway Park
Nagoya TV Tower ©
Nagoya TV Tower
Hosho-in (Osu Kannon) ©
Hosho-in (Osu Kannon)