6 days in Chubu Itinerary

6 days in Chubu Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Karuizawa-machi
— 1 night
Drive
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Matsumoto
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kiso-mura
— 1 night
Drive
4
Nagiso-machi
— 1 night
Drive
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Nakatsugawa
— 1 night
Drive to Chubu Centrair International Airport, Fly to Singapore

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Karuizawa-machi

— 1 night
The only city in the world to have hosted both summer and winter Olympics, the resort town of Karuizawa-machi boasts clean air, impressive mountain scenery, and many outdoor activities and hot springs.
On the 18th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stone Church, browse the different shops at Harunire Terrace, admire the sheer force of Shiraito Falls, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kumoba Pond, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Karuizawa prince shopping plaza.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Karuizawa-machi road trip planning site.

Singapore, Singapore to Karuizawa-machi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in May, with highs in Karuizawa-machi at 26°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Karuizawa-machi

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 17 — 18:

Matsumoto

— 1 night
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 19th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Matsumoto Castle, take in the views from Kappa Bashi, then explore the activities along Taisho Pond, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Tashiro Shitsugen.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Matsumoto online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Karuizawa-machi to Matsumoto by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Matsumoto can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Kiso-mura.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 18 — 19:

Kiso-mura

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mizukisawa Forest, stroll through Yabuhara Kogen Ski Area, then take an in-depth tour of Kisomura Folk Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gokurakuji Temple.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kiso-mura trip maker app.

You can drive from Matsumoto to Kiso-mura in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Kiso-mura are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nagiso-machi.

Things to do in Kiso-mura

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 19 — 20:
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Nagiso-machi

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Ushigataki Waterfall, get engrossed in the history at Nagisomachi Museum (Tsumagojuku Honjin), tour the pleasant surroundings at Nakasendo Tsumagojuku, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotoku-ji Temple, then appreciate the views at Kakizore Valley, and finally explore the ancient world of Uwakubono Ichirizuka.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Nagiso-machi holiday planner.

You can drive from Kiso-mura to Nagiso-machi in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Nakatsugawa.

Things to do in Nagiso-machi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 20 — 21:

Nakatsugawa

— 1 night
Nakatsugawa is a city located in the Tōnō region of Gifu Prefecture, Japan. You've now added Magome Tourist Information Center to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Toson Memorial Museum and then get your bearings at Magome Tourist Information Center.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nakatsugawa road trip planning tool.

Drive from Nagiso-machi to Nakatsugawa in an hour. In May in Nakatsugawa, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nakatsugawa

Museums
Find places to stay May 21 — 22:

Chubu travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
In the middle of Japan's largest island, the region of Chubu remains best known for its picturesque natural scenery and numerous hot springs. The region contains the rugged Japanese Alps, which separate the country's sunny Pacific from the snowy Sea of Japan side. Thanks to this high mountain range, most vacations in Chubu include skiing in the cold months and hiking in the warmer part of the year. Don't miss a tour of Mount Fuji, Japan's enduring symbol and a hugely popular attraction, both for climbing and viewing. When you need to add some urban flair to your Chubu itinerary, the large city of Nagoya holds plenty of appeal with museums, shrines, and parks.