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Chubu Sangaku National Park - Northern Japan Alps

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Mount Hotakadake seen from Kamikochi

The Chubu Sangaku National Park (中部山岳国立公園, Chūbu Sangaku Kokuritsu Kōen) roughly encompasses the Northern Japan Alps, a volcanic mountain range that stretches across Toyama, Nagano and Gifu Prefectures, and includes several 3000 meter high peaks and breathtaking hiking courses. Together with the Central Japan Alps and Southern Japan Alps, the Northern Japan Alps were so named for being reminiscent of the European Alps.

The Chubu Sangaku National Park provides spectacular alpine vistas in every season. Popular destinations in the park include Kamikochi, a highland plateau famous for its beautiful mountain scenery; the unique Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route; and Hakuba, one of Japan's leading ski resort. The park is also loved for its outstanding hot springs and autumn colors.

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Attractions
 1  Alpine Route
Spectacular route through the Northern Alps.
User rating: 93/100 (122 votes)
Visited by: 268 users
 2  Kamikochi
Popular mountain resort in the Japanese Alps.
User rating: 91/100 (148 votes)
Visited by: 342 users
 3  Okuhida
Hot springs in the mountains above Takayama.
User rating: 84/100 (56 votes)
Visited by: 162 users
 4  Kurobe Gorge
Scenic gorge with a small sightseeing train.
User rating: 84/100 (36 votes)
Visited by: 85 users
 5  Hakuba
One of Japan's best ski resorts.
User rating: 80/100 (170 votes)
Visited by: 505 users
 6  Shirahone Onsen
Small hot spring town known for its milky waters.
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Visited by: 13 users
 7  Norikura
Mountain and highland in the Northern Japan Alps.
User rating: 82/100 (12 votes)
Visited by: 58 users
  

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How to get to the Kurobe Gorge

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