While one full day is enough to see the most important sights in Takayama, two days allows you to see the sights in Takayama City and then do one day trip to a nearby town. This is my recommendation for anyone visiting the area.... read more ›
7 to 10 days are ideal for first time visitors to Japan. You wouldn't be able to see all around Japan, but it is possible to pick best highlights of the country.... see more ›
Two days is the ideal amount of time to spend in Kanazawa. It allows you to slow down a bit and savor the things you're seeing.... view details ›
Located deep within the mountains of Central Japan, Takayama is famous for the excellent preservation its Edo Period (1603-1868) historical centre, known as the 'Sannomachi'.... continue reading ›
Small, but packed full of charisma, definitely worth a visit. There are many more reasons to visit Takayama. For example, Takayama Jinya, a super well maintained 17th Century Government building in town, which is popular with visitors.... see more ›
It is an amazing place, certainly worth the visit. I have been to Japan many times and I have never seen a town like this. You can pay a few hundred yen to enter the homes.... continue reading ›
How long to spend in Tokyo. Depending on how long you have to spend in Japan, we recommend allowing at least 5 nights in Tokyo. We've included a detailed itinerary for 7 days of sightseeing – just pick and choose days based on your interests and length of visit.... continue reading ›
Of course, there is so much to see in Japan, but if you have a limited time frame for your Japan itinerary, 7 days is a really good amount of time to get to know a few places in the country. Plus, even if you can't see everything, one week in Japan is going to be magical regardless!... see details ›
A 10-day vacation to Japan costs around US$3,500 per person. A 1-week vacation costs around US$2,450 per person. A round trip flight ticket from the U.S. to Japan costs US$700 to US$1,500 per person. Expect airfare and hotel prices in Tokyo to SKYROCKET during the 2021 Summer Olympics from late-July to early-September.... view details ›
Thankfully, the city was spared air raids during World War II, leaving much of the old city intact. While often missed by first-time visitors to Japan, Kanazawa is an extremely worthwhile destination for travelers to Japan interested in history, gardens, food, and art.... see more ›
Tokyo and Kanazawa are directly connected with each other by the JR Hokuriku Shinkansen. The one way ride takes 2.5 to 3 hours, costs around 14,000 yen and is fully covered by the Japan Rail Pass and Hokuriku Arch Pass.... continue reading ›
- Kenrokuen Garden.
- Kanazawa Castle Park.
- Nagamachi Samurai District.
- Higashi Chaya District.
- Omicho Fish Market.
- Myoryuji (Ninja Temple)
- 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art.
- DT Suzuki Museum.
- Hida Beef (飛騨牛) Hida beef is the locally raised beef of the Hida area. ...
- Hoba Miso (朴葉味噌) Vegetables and mushrooms grilled with miso paste (soy bean paste) on Japanese magnolia leaves. ...
- Midarashi Dango (みだらし団子) Ball shaped rice cakes with soy sauce skewered on a stick. ...
- Takayama Ramen (高山ラーメン/中華そば)
Takayama (written: 高山 lit. "high mountain") is a Japanese surname.... see details ›
Takayama is a japanese city of Gifu prefecture, located in the heart of Hida mountains in the Japanese Alps, on the main island Honshu. Its full name being Hida-Takayama, this ancient feudal city is now an increasing appreciated rural and historical touristic destination.... view details ›
Winter (December to February)
Winter in Shirakawago is really cold, but it's considered as the best season to visit there as the whole village turns into a magical snow wonderland. From mid December, snow starts falling down around the village.... read more ›
The residents of Shirakawago still live in several small villages. The most popular village for visitors is Ogimachi which in 1995 was declared World Cultural and Heritage Site. Although it is off the beaten track, Shirakawago is well worth the visit.... see more ›
One of the top sightseeing destinations in Central Japan, Shirakawa-go is known for its traditional houses with steep, thatched roofs surrounded by lush nature. Breathtaking, serene, and charming, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is worth making a trip there!... read more ›
- 1 Day 1: Getting to know Tokyo. 1.1 Arriving at Narita or Haneda Airport. ...
- 2 Day 2: Odaiba and Tokyo Tower. 2.1 Odaiba. ...
- 3 Day 3: Traditional and quiet Tokyo. ...
- 4 Day 4: Day-trip to Kamakura, Nikko, or Hakone.
- 5 Day 5: Takayama.
- 6 Day 6: Kanazawa.
- 7 Days 7 and 8: Beautiful Kyoto.
- 8 Day 9: Nara.
- Day 1: Arrive in Tokyo. ...
- Day 2: Tokyo: Modern Tokyo. ...
- Day 3: Tokyo: Traditional Tokyo. ...
- Day 4: Travel to Kyoto, Explore Downtown Kyoto. ...
- Day 5: Kyoto: Southern Higashiyama. ...
- Day 6: Kyoto: Arashiyama. ...
- Day 7: Kyoto: Kurama and Northern Higashiyama. ...
- Day 8: Travel from Kyoto back to Tokyo.
Japan is ranked nr. 54 on the list of the World's happiest countries. There's a huge happiness gap between the Nordic countries and Japan. Why?... see details ›
The Tokyo Megalopolis Region, or Greater Tokyo Area, is made up of Tokyo and the three neighboring prefectures of Saitama, Chiba, and Kanagawa. This area is home to around 30% of Japan's total population.... read more ›
Time should never be a constraint for travel. As a trip that offers travellers with only 9 days to spare the chance to see some of Japan's best bits, we're particularly proud of the Spirit of Honshu small group tour.... view details ›
Five days in Kyoto is the perfect amount of time to spend in Kyoto. You can explore the main sightseeing districts and take a daytrip to Nara. This itinerary allows you to get the best out of five full days in the city.... read more ›
Ten days is enough for a first timer, but you could easily stretch this itinerary to two weeks in Japan if you have a few extra days, or skip one or two places if you only have a week there. Mad, mind-boggling, and futuristic are all words that come to mind when I think of our 10-day trip to Japan.... read more ›