The Dragon Route

【The Dragon Route】

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What is the Dragon Route?

The Shoryudo truly offers a diverse array of tourist attractions. The Dragon Route, the route that symbolizes the Shoryudo, cuts south-to-north through the middle of the Japanese archipelago and is shaped like a dragon ascending into the sky from Nagoya, the region's largest city, with Noto Peninsula as its head. Tourists can enjoy such famous hot springs as Gero Onsen and Wakura Onsen as they experience festivals, Karakuri on dashi floats, sword making, gold leaf crafts, and other traditional cultures. Go from the Pacific coast through the mountains to the Sea of Japan coast, and experience the wondrous changing scenery, cities, food, and culture along the way.

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Day 1・Nagoya (Overnight in Nagoya)Show details
Walking around Nagoya (Nagoya Castle, Oasis 21 and TV Tower, Osu Kannon shopping district and temple, Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, Noritake Garden, and more) Nagoya cuisine (hitsumabushi eel, miso pork cutlets, miso udon noodles, chicken wings, kishimen noodles, and more)
Day 2・Nagoya ▶ Inuyama ▶ Seki ▶ Mino ▶ Gujo ▶ Gero Onsen (Overnight in Gero Onsen)Show details
【Route 1】Nagoya → Walking around Inuyama (Inuyama Castle, karakuri puppets, and more) → Walking around Seki (Seki Sword Tradition Museum, Cutlery Hall, and more) → Walking around Mino (udatsu-lined old streets, Mino-Washi Museum [paper-making activities], and more) → Gero Onsen
【Route 2】Nagoya → Walking around Inuyama (Inuyama Castle, karakuri puppets, and more) → Walking around Gujo (Gujo-Hachiman Hakurankan, food sample-making activities, and more) → Gero Onsen Ayu, keichan, and more
Day 3・Gero Onsen ▶ Takayama (Overnight in Takayama)Show details
Walking around Gero Onsen (footbath tour, Gero Onsen Gassho-mura, and more) → Walking around Takayama (historical district, Nakabashi Bridge, Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, Hida Folk Village Hida no Sato, local sake brewery tours and sampling, and more) Hida beef, Hoba miso, Takayama ramen, and more
Day 4・Takayama ▶ Toyama and Takaoka (Overnight in Toyama)Show details
Walking around Takayama (morning market and more) → Walking around Toyama and Takaoka (Fugan Unga Kansui Park, Zuiryu-ji Temple, Kanayamachi, Takaoka Daibutsu, foundry tours, and more) Toyama Bay sushi, yakuzen dishes, and more
Day 5・Toyama ▶ Kanazawa(Overnight in Kanazawa)Show details
Toyama → Walking around Kanazawa (Kenroku-en, Kanazawa Castle Park, Higashi Chaya District, Japanese confection-making and gold foil activities, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, and more) Kaga cuisine, Kano crab, Japanese confections, and more
Day 6・Kanazawa ▶ Wakura Onsen (Overnight in Wakura Onsen)Show details
Walking around Kanazawa (Kenroku-en, Kanazawa Castle Park, Higashi Chaya District, Japanese confection-making and gold foil activities, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, and more) → Wakura Onsen Notodon rice bowls and more
Day 7・Wakura Onsen ▶ WajimaShow details
Wakura Onsen → Walking around Wajima (morning market, Wajima Kiriko Art Museum, Wajima-nuri lacquer craft activities, Shiroyone Senmaida, and more)

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Dragon Course

This route, which symbolizes the Shoryudo, is shaped like a dragon rising to the sky with the Noto Peninsula as its head.

Nostalgic Course

This route let you experience the spirit of the Japanese people, providing encounters with the nation’s good old days.

Great Nature Course

This route puts you in touch with the bustle and magnificence of the great outdoors, including mountains, fantastically-shaped rocks, and ancient lakes.

Ukiyo-e Course

This route lets you enjoy crafts and experience castles related to the samurai, who played a formative role in the period we see depicted in ukiyo-e paintings.

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  • sake
  • samurai
  • monozukuri

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