Travel Plan

6 Best Travel Plans to Get Around the Holy Land of Samurai and Ninja

Travel Summary

Rent a car and take a tour of central Japan. Visit three historical castles, associated with warlords, hot spring resorts, and places known for their spectacular scenery.

  • Day 1

    • Gifu Castle
    • Cutler Sansyu Seki Hamono Museum
    • Mino Washi
  • Day 2

    • Gujo Hachiman
    • Gujo Castle
    • Gero
  • Day 3

    • Asuke
    • Korankei Gorge
    • Gifu Sekigahara Battlefield Memorial Museum
    • Hikone Castle
    • Omihachiman
  • Day 4

    • Nagoya

Day 1

  • Start
    First stop, Gifu City!
    Drive about 60 minutes from Nagoya City to Gifu City in Gifu Prefecture
  • Gifu

Day 2

  • Drive about 60 minutes from Gifu City to Gujo City
  • Gujo (Gifu)
  • Drive about 60 minutes from Gujo City to Gero City
  • Gero (Gifu)

Day 3

  • Drive about 120 minutes from Gero City to Toyota City
  • Toyota
  • Drive about 90 minutes from Toyota City to Sekigahara City
  • Sekigahara
  • Drive about 30 minutes from Sekigahara to Hikone City in Shiga
  • Shiga

Day 4

  • Drive about 120 minutes from Omihachiman City in Shiga to Nagoya
  • Goal
    Chubu Centrair International Airport Your trip is almost over. Have you left anything undone?
    Don't worry. There are many souvenir stores and restaurants inside the Chubu Centrair International Airport, where you can taste the local specialties of the Central Japan Region.