7 days in Nagano Prefecture, Toyama Prefecture & Kanazawa Itinerary

7 days in Nagano Prefecture, Toyama Prefecture & Kanazawa Itinerary

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Karuizawa-machi
— 2 nights
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Matsumoto
— 1 day
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Tateyama-machi
— 2 nights
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Kanazawa
— 2 nights

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Karuizawa-machi

Karuizawa-machi ©
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 9th (Sun), buy something for everyone on your list at Karuizawa prince shopping plaza, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kyukaruizawa Ginza-dori, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Karuizawa Kogen Church, then appreciate the history behind Stone Church, and finally take in the natural beauty of Tombo no Yu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Harunire Terrace, find something for the whole family at Karuizawa Toy Kingdom, go for a walk through Onioshidashi Volcanic Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Shiraito Falls, and finally explore the activities along Kumoba Pond.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Karuizawa-machi trip itinerary planning app.

Tokyo to Karuizawa-machi is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Karuizawa-machi are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Karuizawa-machi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

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Kyukaruizawa Ginza-dori ©
Kyukaruizawa Ginza-dori
Karuizawa prince shopping plaza ©
Karuizawa prince shopping plaza
Shiraito Falls ©
Shiraito Falls

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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 11th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Matsumoto City Art Museum, contemplate the long history of Kaichi Gakko Primary School, contemplate the waterfront views at Myojin Pond, contemplate the waterfront views at Taisho Pond, then take in the views from Kappa Bashi, and finally stop by Kamikochi Souvenir Shop.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Matsumoto road trip app.

Getting from Karuizawa-machi to Matsumoto by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tateyama-machi.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Taisho Pond ©
Taisho Pond
Kappa Bashi ©
Kappa Bashi
Myojin Pond
Myojin Pond

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Tateyama-machi

Tateyama-machi
The small town of Tateyama-machi, nestled in the hills of Mount Tate, remains most notable as the gateway to the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.
On the 12th (Wed), get great views at Shin Tembo Hiroba Rainbow Terrace, admire the engineering at Kurobe Dam, head outdoors with Murododaira, then explore the activities along Mikurigaike Pond, and finally hike along Hotel Tateyama / Tateyama transmural light Terminal Co., Ltd.. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, take in the dramatic scenery at Shomyo Falls, and then identify plant and animal life at Daikanbo.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tateyama-machi online road trip planner.

Getting from Matsumoto to Tateyama-machi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Tateyama-machi, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tateyama-machi

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:
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Mikurigaike Pond
Mikurigaike Pond
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route ©
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
Kurobe Dam
Kurobe Dam

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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.
On the 14th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, walk around Kenrokuen Garden, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kenrokuen Kasumiga-ike Pond, then take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, and finally explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Tsuzumi Gate, don't miss a visit to Kanazawa Station, then make a trip to Omicho Market, then contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, and finally see the interesting displays at Dolls Museum.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kanazawa visit planner.

Traveling by car from Tateyama-machi to Kanazawa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Kanazawa sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kanazawa

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

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