22 days in Chubu Itinerary

22 days in Chubu Itinerary

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Start: Singapore
+2
Subway + 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
+2
Train + Fly + Subway:  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, see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, then take a stroll through Sakae, and finally make a trip to Osu Shopping Street. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Suido Michi Green Road, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atsuta Jingu Shrine, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Nagoya road trip planning tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Nagoya is an approximately 10- hour combination of subway, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Singapore to Nagoya, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in October, you will find days in Nagoya are cooler (24°C), and nights are little chillier (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can take a train to Shizuoka.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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.
On the 16th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushunin Temple.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Shizuoka trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Nagoya to Shizuoka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Shizuoka are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): stroll through Lake Kawaguchi and then admire the masterpieces at Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba, then get impressive views of Mount Fuji, then get great views at Kengamine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kawaguchi Sengen Shrine.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi driving holiday planner.

Drive from Shizuoka to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trips

Spas, Kengamine, Mount Fuji
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): take a stroll around Nakamachi Kurassic-kan, take a stroll through Nakamachi Street, stop by Nawate Shopping District, then explore the historical opulence of Matsumoto Castle, then steep yourself in history at Kaichi Gakko Primary School, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Matsumoto visit app.

You can drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Matsumoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Matsumoto when traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in October, with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Omachi.

Things to do in Matsumoto

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

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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 Mt. Tateyama. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Omachi: Matsukawa-mura (Chihiro Art Museum Azumino & Azumino Chihiro Park) and Tateyama-machi (Mikurigaike Pond, Kurobe Lake, &more). It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nishinashinmeigu.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Omachi road trip planner.

Drive from Matsumoto to Omachi in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Chikuma.

Things to do in Omachi

Parks Nature Wildlife

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 ©
Chikuma is a city located in central Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 60,105 and a population density of 502 persons per km². On the 24th (Thu), take in panoramic vistas at Aisai no Oka, then admire the sheer force of Yonako Daibakufu, then soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, and finally don't miss a visit to Obasute tanada (Terraced rice fields). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hijiri Kogen, then make a trip to Obasute Station, then enjoy breathtaking views from Obasute Service Area Kudari Lookout, and finally walk around Chikumashi Joyamashiseki Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Chikuma trip planner.

Drive from Omachi to Chikuma in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Chikuma can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Uozu.

Things to do in Chikuma

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trips

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

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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. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): examine the collection at Uozu Buried Forest Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Uozu Aquarium, then admire the striking features of Komesodo Hassho no Chi, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Shomyo Falls. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Tenshinji Temple Shookaku, then explore the striking landscape at Shinyamabiko Bridge, then make a trip to Fish Station Ikuji, and finally get advice or help at Umi no Eki Shinkirou.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Uozu online holiday planner.

You can drive from Chikuma to Uozu in 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) to allow enough time to drive to Nanao.

Things to do in Uozu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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

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night
Nanao

Nanao ©
Located in the heart of Noto Peninsula, Nanao offers tourists a laid-back getaway and scenic nature spots.
On the 28th (Mon), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Notojima Aquarium, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, then snap pictures at Notojima Ohashi, and finally stop by Michi-no-Eki Noto Shokusai Market.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Nanao road trip site.

Traveling by car from Uozu to Nanao takes 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nanao

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Spas
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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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 29th (Tue): 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 explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Kanazawa road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nanao to Kanazawa takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Kanazawa are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Akasawa Natural Recreational Forest and Hida Great Limestone Cave and Ohashi Collection Kan Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to 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 still lots to do: take a stroll through Sanmachi Suji, get a new perspective on nature at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), examine the collection at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, and admire the striking features of Takayama Jinya.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Takayama trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Takayama takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Takayama can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Gujo.

Things to do in Takayama

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Rail Mountain Bike Gattan Go!!, Akasawa Natural Recreational Forest
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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Gujo

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

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Gujo driving holiday app.

You can drive from Takayama to Gujo in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gifu.

Things to do in Gujo

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

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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): pause for some photo ops at Statue of Oda Nobunaga.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Gifu visit planner.

Getting from Gujo to Gifu by car takes about an hour. November in Gifu sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Nagoya.

Things to do in Gifu

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

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Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Nagoya TV Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hosho-in (Osu Kannon), then stroll around Tsuruma Park, then examine the collection at SCMAGLEV and Railway Park, and finally stroll around Arakogawa Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nagoya travel planner.

Nagoya is just a short distance from 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)