December is a time where the working can take some days off and the studying are free of classes. It is usually a time where the whole family can travel together. This will be our 3rd driving holiday in Japan. We enjoy driving in Japan. Outside of the big cities, roads are uncongested and well signposted. With in-car GPS, Google Maps and phone numbers of the destinations getting to any place in Japan is not a problem. It is almost impossible to get lost.
The 9-day trip begins this Sunday 11th December. This time there’s 5 of us. We are renting an MPV from ToCoo again.
Just like last year we will be flying SQ to Nagoya. The last time we travelled north from Nagoya doing a loop back to Kyoto. For this trip we are driving south, first to Shima (2 days), then to Shingu (2 days). From Shingu we are driving northwards to Kyoto again for 3 days. We plan to visit Nara enroute if time permits. The last night will be in Nagoya before flying off the next morning (19th Dec).
Day 1: Nagoya to Ise-Shima
Day 2: Exploring Ise-Shima and Ago Bay
Day 3: Scenic Drive From Shima to Shingu
Day 4: Paying Homage to the Historic Shrines of Kumano
Day 5: Driving From Shingu to Kyoto via Nara