Chubu Region

Chubu Region

The Chubu Region (中部地方, Chūbu Chihō, literally "central part") consists of nine prefectures and is located in the center of Japan's largest island Honshu.

The northern part of the Chubu Region along the Sea of Japan coast (Fukui, Ishikawa, Toyama) is also known as Hokuriku Region, while the southern part (Shizuoka, Aichi, Gifu) is also known as Tokai Region and the prefectures of Yamanashi, Nagano and Niigata as the Koshinetsu Region.

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Aichi Prefecture

1

Inuyama

Former castle town north of Nagoya.

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241
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Visited by
567 users
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Nagoya

Japan's third largest economic center.

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1382
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Visited by
3138 users

Shizuoka Prefecture

2

Shizuoka

Prefectural capital with views of Mount Fuji.

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210
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Visited by
604 users
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Fujinomiya

City at the southern base of Mount Fuji.

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Visited by
146 users
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Lake Hamanako

A seaside lake with hot spring baths.

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123
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Visited by
415 users

Gifu Prefecture

1

Shirakawa-go

Mountainous region, known for its farmhouses.

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387
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Visited by
784 users
2

Takayama

Preserves one of Japan's nicest old towns.

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683
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Visited by
1369 users
3

Okuhida

Hot springs in the mountains above Takayama.

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Visited by
192 users
4

Gujo-Hachiman

Small town in rural Japan with castle.

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79
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Visited by
216 users
5

Furukawa

Small town 15 minutes north of Takayama.

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49
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Visited by
126 users
6

Gero Onsen

Famous hot spring resort south of Takayama.

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146
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Visited by
358 users

Niigata Prefecture

1

Sado Island

Large island off the coast of Niigata.

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77
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Visited by
210 users
2

Yuzawa

One of Japan's leading ski resort towns.

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102
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Visited by
311 users

Nagano Prefecture

1

Kamikochi

Popular mountain resort in the Japanese Alps.

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177
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Visited by
413 users
2

Kiso Valley

Valley with nicely preserved post towns.

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198
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Visited by
412 users
3

Yamanouchi

Home of hot spring bathing monkeys.

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110
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Visited by
237 users
4

Matsumoto

City famous for its beautiful original castle.

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503
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Visited by
1100 users
5

Hakuba

One of Japan's best ski resorts.

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199
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Visited by
599 users
6

Nagano

Former olympic city famous for its temple.

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613
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Visited by
1528 users
7

Obuse

Pleasant town famous for chestnuts and Hokusai.

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27
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Visited by
73 users
8

Norikura

Mountain and highland in the Northern Japan Alps.

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Visited by
86 users
9

Nozawa Onsen

Old fashioned hot spring and ski resort.

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36
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Visited by
204 users
10

Karuizawa

Upmarket mountain resort town.

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280
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Visited by
793 users
11

Bessho Onsen

Small hot spring town with beautiful temples.

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25
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Visited by
72 users

Yamanashi Prefecture

1

Mount Fuji

The country's most iconic landmark.

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278
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Visited by
1315 users

Toyama Prefecture

1

Alpine Route

Spectacular route through the Northern Alps.

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150
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Visited by
344 users
2

Kurobe Gorge

Scenic gorge with a small sightseeing train.

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57
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Visited by
136 users
3

Toyama

Capital city of Toyama Prefecture.

Visited by
22 users
4

Takaoka

Famous for its bronze casting industry.

Visited by
7 users

Ishikawa Prefecture

1

Kanazawa

City rich in culture and history.

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711
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Visited by
1596 users
2

Noto Peninsula

Rural peninsula with beautiful coastlines.

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86
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Visited by
256 users
3

Kaga Onsen

A collection of four historic hot spring towns.

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45
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Visited by
168 users

Fukui Prefecture

1

Fukui

Prefectural capital nearby Eiheiji Temple.

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72
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Visited by
333 users

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Page last updated: July 22, 2016