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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What To See

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Aichi Prefecture

1

Inuyama

Former castle town north of Nagoya.

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232
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Visited by
539 users
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Nagoya

Japan's third largest economic center.

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1339
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Visited by
3038 users

Shizuoka Prefecture

2

Shizuoka

Prefectural capital with views of Mount Fuji.

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202
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Visited by
580 users
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Fujinomiya

City at the southern base of Mount Fuji.

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Visited by
136 users
4

Lake Hamanako

A seaside lake with hot spring baths.

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116
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Visited by
394 users

Gifu Prefecture

1

Shirakawa-go

Mountainous region, known for its farmhouses.

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366
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Visited by
738 users
2

Takayama

Preserves one of Japan's nicest old towns.

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657
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Visited by
1309 users
3

Okuhida

Hot springs in the mountains above Takayama.

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64
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Visited by
184 users
4

Gujo-Hachiman

Small town in rural Japan with castle.

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74
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Visited by
206 users
5

Furukawa

Small town 15 minutes north of Takayama.

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Visited by
122 users
6

Gero Onsen

Famous hot spring resort south of Takayama.

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141
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Visited by
342 users

Niigata Prefecture

1

Sado Island

Large island off the coast of Niigata.

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75
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Visited by
204 users
2

Yuzawa

One of Japan's leading ski resort towns.

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99
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Visited by
306 users

Nagano Prefecture

1

Kamikochi

Popular mountain resort in the Japanese Alps.

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170
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Visited by
392 users
2

Kiso Valley

Valley with nicely preserved post towns.

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191
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Visited by
397 users
3

Yamanouchi

Home of hot spring bathing monkeys.

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102
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Visited by
225 users
4

Matsumoto

City famous for its beautiful original castle.

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485
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Visited by
1055 users
5

Hakuba

One of Japan's best ski resorts.

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194
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Visited by
578 users
6

Nagano

Former olympic city famous for its temple.

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597
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Visited by
1482 users
7

Obuse

Pleasant town famous for chestnuts and Hokusai.

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25
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Visited by
66 users
8

Norikura

Mountain and highland in the Northern Japan Alps.

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Visited by
76 users
9

Nozawa Onsen

Old fashioned hot spring and ski resort.

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35
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Visited by
194 users
10

Karuizawa

Upmarket mountain resort town.

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274
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Visited by
758 users
11

Bessho Onsen

Small hot spring town with beautiful temples.

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24
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Visited by
69 users

Yamanashi Prefecture

1

Mount Fuji

The country's most iconic landmark.

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246
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Visited by
1248 users

Toyama Prefecture

1

Alpine Route

Spectacular route through the Northern Alps.

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143
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Visited by
325 users
2

Kurobe Gorge

Scenic gorge with a small sightseeing train.

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53
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Visited by
124 users

Ishikawa Prefecture

1

Kanazawa

City rich in culture and history.

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687
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Visited by
1520 users
2

Noto Peninsula

Rural peninsula with beautiful coastlines.

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80
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Visited by
241 users
3

Kaga Onsen

A collection of four historic hot spring towns.

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43
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Visited by
158 users

Fukui Prefecture

1

Fukui

Prefectural capital nearby Eiheiji Temple.

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62
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Visited by
310 users

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Page last updated: August 25, 2014