Central Japan 5 Days Itinerary-B

Summary

  • Start
    Chubu Centrair International Airport or Nagoya Station
  • Finish
    Chubu Centrair International Airport or Nagoya Station
  • Mileage
    Total 1050km
    210km per day
  • Travel Pace
    Fast
  • Onsen Stay
    Max. 4 nights
  • Recommended Seasons
    All year round

This itinerary takes 4 days to circle around the central Japan area and Mt.Fuji.
Due to very long daily mileage and by staying consecutive nights in 1 city only, the travel pace is very fast.

 

Nagoya – Takayama(Sample)

Start: Nagoya (名古屋)
Finish: Takayama (高山)
Mileage:220km
Travel Pace: Fast

On this day you will head from Nagoya to Takayama.

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1

Inn in Nagoya

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9:00

Today’s mileage is long about 220km. Please try to shorten the travel time by using expressways as much as possible.




120 min

2

Monet’s Pond

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Monet’s Pond is best from June to November when the weather is clear.

11:00

First of all, you will go from Nagoya Airport to Mino IC on the expressway for about 100km.

The first destination is [Monet’s Pond]. The water lilies blooming in the highly transparent spring water are very beautiful, and the appearance of Nishikigoi swimming elegantly in the pond is like Monet’s masterpiece “Water Lilies”.
(Note) Nishikigoi is a general term for carp breeds that have been improved for ornamental fish, and is characterized by its colorful body color.

If the weather is bad or if you are traveling in winter, we recommend skipping here to save time.




30 min

3

Gujo Hachiman

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Old streets and waterways of Gujo Hachiman

12:30

After that, the highlight of the day is [Gujo Hachiman]. Spring waters and waterways spread out in the old townscape designated as an important traditional buildings preservation district of the country, and it has a wonderful atmosphere. There are many attractions such as Sogi-sui, Yanaka-Mizu no Komichi, Igawa Komichi, and Gujo Hachiman Castle, so it is recommended that you spend as much time as possible in Gujo Hachiman.

Old streets and waterways of Gujo Hachiman

We recommend having an eel lunch at Gujo Hachiman. You can refer to the recommended restaurant on the day-by-day Driving Map

broiled eel served over rice in a lacquered box




70 min

4

Inn in Takayama

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Hida Takayama’s Local Cuisine – Hoba Miso

15:30

On this day, you are staying at [Hida Takayama], the center of the Hida region where you can feel the history and culture. If you book inn near Old town, it is good idea to check-in your inn first.

After checking in at the hotel, please take a leisurely stroll around the old town.

Hida beef steak




5

Takayama Old Town

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If your inn is located far from old town, please use above MAPCODE.

The old town of Takayama.

15:00

After check-in, enjoy walking in the [Takayama Old Town] called “Little Kyoto”. The appearance of castle towns and commercial towns in the Edo period (1603-1868) is preserved. Shopping while looking at the old cityscape, a tour of the sake brewery, eating Hida beef, minced meat cutlet, pudding, etc. are fun, and time passes in no time.

Try Takayama Menchikatsu Croquette using Hida Beef
The are many gift shops, restaurants and Sake Brewary in Takayama
Takayama Matsuri Yatai Kaikan, a permanent exhibit of actual Takayama Matsuri floats

Please drop in at [Takayama Matsuri Yatai Kaikan]. The stalls used at the nationally famous Takayama Festival are always on display.




5 min

There is one of the world’s largest rose gardens, [Gifu World Rose Garden], on the way to the spot on this day. You can enjoy flowers such as roses, sunflowers, and cosmos all year round. The rose season (mid-May-early June, late October-early November) is especially recommended.

One of the world’s largest rose gardens Hana Festa Memorial Park
Driving Map For the Day

The driving map will show additional 10-20 spots for the day! You will travel only to your favorite spots.
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Where to stay in Takayama

On this day, you will stay in Takayama(高山) city which is famous for its old townscape.
Many inns are concentrated between Takayama station and Miyagawa river.

  • Inn Type
    There are a variety of inns like 3-star western-style hotels and 5-star Japanese Ryokans. Please book at your preferred type of inn.
  • Parking
    Luxury Ryokans provides free parking. But middle-range hotels may ask you to park in a nearby public paid parking lot.
  • Onsen
    Many of the inns provide Onsen. However, some western-style hotels don’t have it.
  • Meal Plan Reservations
    There are many restaurants in and around the hotel for dinner, so please make reservations according to your preference.

 

Takayama – Takayama🔒

Start: Takayama (高山)
Finish: Takayama (高山)
Mileage:160km
Travel Pace:Normal

It is a day to fully enjoy the world heritage Shirakawago and Gokayama, which is the best highlights of the Central Japan.

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1

Inn in Takayama

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9:00

The mileage is not very long 160km, but due to many attractions, it is recommended to leave by 9 o’clock.




80 min

2

Shirakawago Village

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Shirakawa-go, a World Heritage Site where you can enjoy the original landscape of Japan

10:20

The highlights of the day are [Shirakawago Village] and [Gokayama], which are World Heritage Sites. First, head to Shirakawago Village.

In Shirakawago Village, general vehicles are not allowed to enter the center of the village. Please park your car in the Seseragi Park parking lot, cross the river, and stroll through the village while looking at the gassho-style houses.

You can also see the inside of some houses, so be sure to visit them.

Ogimachi Castle Ruins in Shirakawa-go View from the observatory

The Ogimachi Castle Ruins Observatory on the hill is a great spot with a famous panoramic view of Shirakawago Village. It is recommended to walk from the village but those who have bad legs can also drive. Please refer driving map.

Be sure to visit!




40 min

It is recommended to drive NOT expressway(E41) but normal route156 from Shirakawago village to Ainokura. The travel time is almost same and you can drive scenic mountain roads.

There is nice soba restaurant using Gassho style old house and nice for lunch.

Sansai(Mountain begetable) Soba at Shokuro is nice!

3

Ainokura Gassho style Village

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Ainokura Gassho style Village

13:30

Next, you will go to [Ainokura Gassho style Village] in Gokayama town, a World Heritage Site. Although it is smaller than Shirakawago Village, there are fewer tourists, and you can feel the original scenery of Japan with gassho-style houses.

Aikura Gassho-Zukuri Village, representing the World Heritage Site of Gokayama




110 min

When you go back to Takayama, it is recommended to take expressway(E41).

If you haven’t visited Hida Furukawa town or Utsue 48 Waterfalls yet, it is also good idea to stop by.

Hida Furukawa’s dazzling white-walled storehouse district
Utsue 48 Falls, which changes its appearance in various ways

5

Inn in Takayama

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16:45

On this day you will stay in Takayama for consecutive nights following yesterday. Please spend a relaxing time at the hotel.




Driving Map For the Day🔒

The driving map will show additional 10-20 sightseeing spots and local restaurants for the day!
You can travel freely, choosing only the spots you like!
Check pin color and MAPCODE usage.

Where to stay in Takayama

On this day, you will stay in Takayama(高山) city which is famous for its old townscape.
Many inns are concentrated between Takayama station and Miyagawa river.

  • Inn Type
    There are a variety of inns like 3-star western-style hotels and 5-star Japanese Ryokans. Please book at your preferred type of inn.
  • Parking
    Luxury Ryokans provides free parking. But middle-range hotels may ask you to park in a nearby public paid parking lot.
  • Onsen
    Many of the inns provide Onsen. However, some western-style hotels don’t have it.
  • Meal Plan Reservations
    There are many restaurants in and around the hotel for dinner, so please make reservations according to your preference.

 

Takayama – Matsumoto🔒

Start: Takayama (高山)
Finish: Matsumoto (松本)
Mileage:140km
Travel Pace:Relax

You are heading from Takayama to Matsumoto on this day. Enjoy walking in the beautiful Kamikochi highland!

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1

Inn in Takayama

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8:45

The mileage is about 140km, which is short. The highlight of the day is walking in Kamikochi one of the most famous highland in all over Japan.
It is recommended to leave Takayama at 8:45 to catch the 9:50 bus from “Akandana Parking”.




50 min

2

Kamikochi

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Autumn foliage in Kamikochi (mid-October to late October)

9:35

The first is today’s highlight [Kamikochi] highland.
Kamikochi is restricted to private cars throughout the year, so park your car at the “Akandana Parking Lot” and head for it by shuttle bus. Buses depart at 20 and 50 minutes per hour.

You need to take bus from Apandana Parking to Kamikochi

The recommended course is to get off at “Taisho Pond” and walk to “Kappa Bridge”. Even children can walk on the road for about 1 hour and half at a slower pace, and you can enjoy the most pleasant walk.

Pleasant riverside walking pass in Kamikochi
Kappa Bridge in Kamikochi

Once you reach Kappa bridge, you can walk 6min to bus terminal. Additionally, there are some restaurants around Kappa bridge and nice for lunch.

Kamikochi bus terminal

Kamikochi is also known for its beautiful autumn colors (Mid-Oct-End October). Please note that it will be closed in winter from Mid-Nov to End-Apr.




30 min

3

Shinhodaka Ropeway

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Shin Hotaka Ropeway is recommended on a clear day

13:30

Next, if the weather is nice, head to the [Shinhodaka Ropeway]. Japan’s first two-story gondola is in operation, and you can enjoy a large panorama of the Northern Alps. The autumn leaves season (Mid-Oct-End Oct) is especially recommended.

The ropeway departs at 15 and 45 minutes per hour.

You can check the weather from live camera



100 min

4

Matsumoto Castle

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Magnificent view of Matsumoto Castle

16:00

It takes about 50km, 1 hour, and 40 minutes to reach the next Matsumoto city.
[Matsumoto Castle] is the symbol of Matsumoto and is a national treasure where the original castle tower remains. Known for its beautiful contrast of black and white, the castle has a wonderful landscape against the backdrop of the mountains of the Alps. The last entry is 16:30.




10 min

5

Inn in Matsumoto

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17:00

You are staying at Matsumoto on this day. There are many hotels on the east side of the station, and there are plenty of restaurants.
In addition, Asama Onsen is located just east of Matsumoto City. This is recommended if you want to stay at a hot spring inn.

Matsumoto’s Toji Soba
Matsumoto Nakamachi Street lined with sea cucumber walls

Enjoy local gourmet food such as Toji soba noodles and Sanzoku-yaki (Chicken thigh dish).
If you have time, we recommend taking a walk along Nakamachi-dori road, which is lined with buildings with Namako walls.




Driving Map For the Day🔒

The driving map will show additional 10-20 sightseeing spots and local restaurants for the day!
You can travel freely, choosing only the spots you like!
Check pin color and MAPCODE usage.

Where to stay in Matsumoto

On this day, you will stay in Matsumoto (松本) city.
Many inns are concentrated in the following two areas.

①Around Matsumoto Station
The inns are concentrated east side of Matsumoto Station. This area is convenient for dinner and visiting Matsumoto castle but no inns offer Onsen.

  • Inn Type
    Most of these inns are 3 to 5-star western-style hotels.
  • Parking
    Most inns have official parking but in addition to the accommodation fee, the parking lot fee will be charged separately.
  • Onsen
    There is no Onsen in this town and no inns have Onsens.
  • Meal Plan Reservations
    As many restaurants are open till midnight, it is recommended to book your inns with breakfast only or without meals.

②Asama Onsen(浅間温泉)
This hot spring resort area is located 4km north of Matsumoto station. If you would like to stay in better accommodation with Onsen, here is recommended.

  • Inn Type
    Most of these inns are 3 to 5-star Japanese-style Ryokans with Onsen facilities.
  • Parking
    Most inns will offer free parking.
  • Onsen
    This area is famous for Onsen and most of the inns have one.
  • Meal Plan Reservations
    There are few restaurants in this area and be sure to make a reservation with a plan that includes dinner and breakfast.

 

Matsumoto – Mt.Fuji🔒

Start: Matsumoto (松本)
Finish:Mt.Fuji(Lake Kawaguchiko)(河口湖)
Mileage:180km
Travel Pace: Fast

On this day you will head from Matsumoto to Mt.Fuji.

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1

Inn in Matsumoto

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9:00

The mileage is relatively long at 180km, so it is recommended that you leave the hotel by 9 o’clock at the latest. Also, use the expressway as much as possible to reduce driing time.

If you haven’t visited Matsumoto castle yet, let’s visit before you leave Matsumoto. They open from 8:30.

Matsumoto Castle is recommended to visit early in the morning.




80 min

2

Lake Suwa Observatory(Tateishi Park)

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Suwa Lake (Tateishi Park) was made famous by the anime “Kimi no na wa”

10:50

The first destination is [Lake Suwa Observatory (Tateishi Park)]. It is a place visited by many tourists with a wonderful view of Lake Suwa and the city of Suwa.




80 min

3

Shosenkyo Gorge

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Shosenkyo Gorge is said to be the most beautiful valley in Japan

12:40

Next, you will move to Yamanashi Prefecture and visit [Shosenkyo], which is said to be “the best valley beauty in Japan”. It is about 75km, about 1 hour and 30 minutes drive using the Chuo Expressway (E20).

Shosenkyo ropeway is also located near Shosenkyo

You can enjoy the natural beauty of cliffs, special-looking rocks, and beautiful water streams from the well-maintained promenade.




80 min

4

Oishi Park

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Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi, and flowers of the four seasons at the same time at Oishi Park (lawn cherry blossoms late April-early May, lavender June-July)

15:40

After Shosenkyo, you will go to [Oishi Park] where you can see Mt. Fuji and Kawaguchiko which is one of the Fuji Five Lakes at the same time. It is about 65km, about 1 hour and 15 minutes drive using the Chuo Expressway (E20). The flowers of the four seasons are also beautiful here, especially during the lavender season (mid-June-mid-July).

Take a break at a cafe with a nice atmosphere

There is [Slow Garden Kinuta] near Oishi Park, so please stop by. Homemade natural yeast bread is lined up at the store, and you can relax in the cafe space.




10 min

5

Inn in Lake Kawaguchi

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16:50

We recommend staying around Lake Kawaguchi or Lake Yamanaka on this day. After checking in at the hotel, you can enjoy local gourmet food such as Hoto or Yoshida udon, which are local dishes of Yamanashi prefecture, while strolling along the lakeside. At dusk on Lake Yamanaka, you may be able to capture the lake, Mt. Fuji, and the setting sun in one photo.




On this day, you can enjoy beautiful flowers if the seasons match. We recommend that you adjust the time and stop by, such as [Jindai Zakura], [Sunflower field of Akeno], and [Lake Yamanaka Flower Park].

Jindai-zakura, one of the three oldest cherry trees in Japan, is said to be 2,000 years old (early to late April)
Akeno’s sunflower field is a spectacular sight with 600,000 sunflowers in full bloom (late July-late August)
Lake Yamanakako Hananomiyako Park where you can enjoy seasonal flowers (tulips late April-early May, sunflowers mid-August-late August, cosmos late August-mid October, etc.)

Driving Map For the Day🔒

The driving map will show additional 10-20 sightseeing spots and local restaurants for the day!
You can travel freely, choosing only the spots you like!
Check pin color and MAPCODE usage.

Where to stay in Lake Kawaguchiko

Lake Kawaguchiko, located on the northern side of Mt. Fuji, is one of the Fuji Five Lakes and is also famous for its Onsen. Many inns line the eastern shore of the lake.

  • Inn Type
    There are a variety of inns like 3-star western-style hotels and 5-star Japanese Ryokans.
  • Parking
    Most inns will offer free parking.
  • Onsen
    This town is famous for Onsen and some of the inns have one. Some hotels provide you can enjoy an open-air Onsen with a Mt.Fuji view.
    There is no Onsen in this town and no inns have Onsens.
  • Meal Plan Reservations
    As many restaurants are open till midnight, it is recommended to book your inns with breakfast only or without meals.
    There are a few restaurants around in this area but it is recommended to make a reservation with a plan that includes dinner and breakfast.

 

Mt.Fuji – Nagoya🔒

Start:Mt.Fuji(Lake Kawaguchiko)(河口湖)
Finish: Nagoya (名古屋)
Mileage:
To Nagoya Station: 310km
To Chubu International Airport: 325km
Travel Pace: Fast

On this day you will head to Nagoya from Lake Kawaguchiko.

Recommended Itinerary

1

Inn in Mt.Fuji(Lake Kawaguchiko)

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9:00

Since the mileage of this day is long at about 310-325km, we recommend to leave your hotel before 9:00.

Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi, and flowers of the four seasons at the same time at Oishi Park (lawn cherry blossoms late April-early May, lavender June-July)




15 min

2

Mt.Arakurayama Sengen Park

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Niikurayama Sengen Park is very popular among foreigners for taking pictures that are uniquely Japanese.

9:15

Your first destination of the day is [Mt.Arakura Sengen Park] near Lake Kawaguchiko. It is a popular spot where you can see Mt. Fuji and the five-storied pagoda as a set.




75 min

3

Yaizu Sakana Center

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Enjoy seafood for lunch.

12:00

Next you will head to the Yaizu Sakana Center. It will be a long drive of about 120km, 1 hour and 45 minutes, so please use the expressway (E1). At Yaizu Sakana Center, we recommend a fresh seafood lunch.

Entrance of Yaizu Sakana Center.




30 min

4

Tea Museum Shizuoka

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Tea Museum Shizuoka. You can learn valiety of tea in the world and taste green tea ice cream!

13:30

After that, you will head to [Tea Museum Shizuoka]. This is a museum about tea. You can actually touch it, see it, and smell it. You can also see Mt. Fuji from the garden.

You can enjoy very high quality Macha(Green Tea) Ice cream




75 min

5

Toyokawa Inari Temple

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Toyokawa Inari Temple is also called “Fox Temple”

15:45

Next, you will head to [Toyokawa Inari Temple] which is counted as one of the three major Inari shrines in Japan, and is known nationwide for its benefits of prosperous business. Please take the expressway (E1) again to save travel time.

You can enjoy shopping and eating at road to Toyokawa Inari Temple




70 min

6

Nagoya

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18:00

This concludes your Chubu road trip.
For those who use Chubu Centrair International Airport, please pay attention to the time that going to the airport takes 10 minutes longer than going to Nagoya station.
Please use the map codes of the nearest car rental shops and gas stations at Nagoya Station and Chubu International Airport on the drive map.

Nagoya offers a variety of delicious gourmet foods. In particular, hitsumabushi, miso katsu, miso stewed udon, Nagoya cochin, and kishimen are recommended.

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Driving Map For the Day🔒

The driving map will show additional 10-20 spots for the day! You will travel only to your favorite spots.
Check pin color and MAPCODE usage.

Where to stay in Nagoya

Nagoya is the 3rd biggest city in Japan and the gateway of central Japan travel. Chubu Centrair International Airport and Nagoya station are 50km away and take 45min by expressway. There are hundreds of accommodations around Nagoya Station and the Sakae downtown area.

  • Inn Type
    Most of these inns are 3 to 5-star western-style hotels.
  • Parking
    Some inns have official parking but in addition to the accommodation fee, the parking lot fee will be charged separately.
  • Onsen
    There is no Onsen in this town and no inns have Onsens.
  • Meal Plan Reservations
    As many restaurants are open till midnight, it is recommended to book your inns with breakfast only or without meals.

Process

  1. Book hotels or rental cars from the links below.
  2. Submit the “Map Request Form” at the bottom after bookings.
  3. We will send you day-by-day Driving Maps with MAPCODE of the itinerary you choose!
    Enjoy your trip without the hassle of finding parking!

 

Rental Car Booking

Please rent a car with below “Rentalcars.com” link.

  • The abundant number of rental cars
  • Price comparisons with several major car rental companies
  • Free cancellation
*Please change the location and date by yourself
Pick-up & Drop-off Location Guide

  • Chubu Centrair International Airport
    The main international airport in Central Japan. Recommended for Pick-up.
    If you arrive after 13:00, consider staying overnight around the airport or in Nagoya and departing the next morning.
    It takes 30-60 min to Nagoya station by train and 45 min by car.
  • Nagoya City
    The capital of Aichi Prefecture and the 3rd biggest city in Japan. Most car rental shops are located around Nagoya Station.
    Nagoya Station, a Shinkansen stop, and downtown Sakae Station are only 5 min by train.
Important reminder for renting a car
  • GPS(Car Navigation System)
    MAPCODE from Drive Japan navigates you precisely to the parking lot. GPS from major car rental companies(Nippon, ORIX, Nissan, Times) are always MAPCODE compatible. However, if you are renting a car from another company, we recommend that you check with the rental company after making a reservation, just to be sure.
  • One-way Rental
    You can rent at Centrair Airport and return to Nagoya Station, and vice versa. Normally, the one-way charge is about JPY5000.
  • Child Seat
    In Japan, the use of a child safety seat or baby seat is mandatory for children under 5 years old.
    Be sure to request one from “Extras”.
  • Snow Tire
    If you travel from the end of November to the end of March, you must book a car with snow tires.

Hotel Booking

You can book any hotels for this itinerary from the links below, however we will suggest a recommended mid range hotel or inn that has:
・Parking
・A convenient location
・A rate of about JPY8,000-15,000/person/night

Start Date

/ stay in Takayama
Recommended Inn

Honjin Hiranoya Bekkan Annex

On this day, you will stay in Takayama(高山) city which is famous for its old townscape.
Many inns are concentrated between Takayama station and Miyagawa river.

  • Inn Type
    There are a variety of inns like 3-star western-style hotels and 5-star Japanese Ryokans. Please book at your preferred type of inn.
  • Parking
    Luxury Ryokans provides free parking. But middle-range hotels may ask you to park in a nearby public paid parking lot.
  • Onsen
    Many of the inns provide Onsen. However, some western-style hotels don’t have it.
  • Meal Plan Reservations
    There are many restaurants in and around the hotel for dinner, so please make reservations according to your preference.
/ stay in Takayama
Recommended Inn

Honjin Hiranoya Bekkan Annex

On this day, you will stay in Takayama(高山) city which is famous for its old townscape.
Many inns are concentrated between Takayama station and Miyagawa river.

  • Inn Type
    There are a variety of inns like 3-star western-style hotels and 5-star Japanese Ryokans. Please book at your preferred type of inn.
  • Parking
    Luxury Ryokans provides free parking. But middle-range hotels may ask you to park in a nearby public paid parking lot.
  • Onsen
    Many of the inns provide Onsen. However, some western-style hotels don’t have it.
  • Meal Plan Reservations
    There are many restaurants in and around the hotel for dinner, so please make reservations according to your preference.
/ stay in Matsumoto
Recommended Inn

Hotel Buena Vista

On this day, you will stay in Matsumoto (松本) city.
Many inns are concentrated in the following two areas.

①Around Matsumoto Station
The inns are concentrated east side of Matsumoto Station. This area is convenient for dinner and visiting Matsumoto castle but no inns offer Onsens.

  • Inn Type
    Most of these inns are 3 to 5-star western-style hotels.
  • Parking
    Most inns have official parking but in addition to the accommodation fee, the parking lot fee will be charged separately.
  • Onsen
    There is no Onsen in this town and no inns have Onsens.
  • Meal Plan Reservations
    As many restaurants are open till midnight, it is recommended to book your inns with breakfast only or without meals.

②Asama Onsen(浅間温泉)
This hot spring resort area is located 4km north of Matsumoto station. If you would like to stay in better accommodation with Onsen, here is recommended.

  • Inn Type
    Most of these inns are 3 to 5-star Japanese-style Ryokans with onsen facilities.
  • Parking
    Most inns will offer free parking.
  • Onsen
    This area is famous for onsen and most of the inns have one.
  • Meal Plan Reservations
    There are few restaurants in this area and be sure to make a reservation with a plan that includes dinner and breakfast.
/ stay in Mt.Fuji(Lake Kawaguchiko)
Recommended Inn

Fuji Lake Hotel

Lake Kawaguchiko, located on the northern side of Mt. Fuji, is one of the Fuji Five Lakes and is also famous for its onsen. Many inns line the eastern shore of the lake.

  • Inn Type
    There are a variety of inns like 3-star western-style hotels and 5-star Japanese Ryokans.
  • Parking
    Most inns will offer free parking.
  • Onsen
    This town is famous for onsens and some of the inns have one. Some hotels provide you can enjoy an open-air onsen with a Mt.Fuji view.
    There are no onsens in this town and no inns have onsens.
  • Meal Plan Reservations
    As many restaurants are open till midnight, it is recommended to book your inns with breakfast only or without meals.
    There are a few restaurants around in this area but it is recommended to make a reservation with a plan that includes dinner and breakfast.
/ stay in Nagoya
Recommended Inn

Nagoya Tokyu Hotel

Nagoya is the 3rd biggest city in Japan and the gateway of central Japan travel. Chubu Centrair International Airport and Nagoya station are 50km away and take 45min by expressway. There are hundreds of accommodations around Nagoya Station and the Sakae downtown area.

  • Inn Type
    Most of these inns are 3 to 5-star western-style hotels.
  • Parking
    Some inns have official parking but in addition to the accommodation fee, the parking lot fee will be charged separately.
  • Onsen
    There is no Onsen in this town and no inns have Onsens.
  • Meal Plan Reservations
    As many restaurants are open till midnight, it is recommended to book your inns with breakfast only or without meals.

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