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Chubu Region Travel Guide

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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Attractions
Aichi Prefecture
 1  Inuyama
Former castle town north of Nagoya.
User rating: 74/100 (205 votes)
Visited by: 468 users
 2  Nagoya
Japan's third largest economic center.
User rating: 74/100 (1149 votes)
Visited by: 2568 users
 
Shizuoka Prefecture
 1  Izu Peninsula
Hot springs and natural scenery.
User rating: 82/100 (303 votes)
Visited by: 804 users
 2  Shizuoka
Prefectural capital with views of Mount Fuji.
User rating: 73/100 (148 votes)
Visited by: 431 users
 3  Lake Hamanako
A seaside lake with hot spring baths.
User rating: 60/100 (91 votes)
Visited by: 292 users
 4  Fujinomiya
City at the southern base of Mount Fuji.
User rating: 58/100 (12 votes)
Visited by: 51 users
  
Gifu Prefecture
 1  Shirakawa-go
Mountainous region, known for its farmhouses.
User rating: 93/100 (279 votes)
Visited by: 571 users
 2  Takayama
Preserves one of Japan's nicest old towns.
User rating: 87/100 (557 votes)
Visited by: 1094 users
 3  Okuhida
Hot springs in the mountains above Takayama.
User rating: 84/100 (54 votes)
Visited by: 159 users
 4  Gujo-Hachiman
Small town in rural Japan with castle.
User rating: 79/100 (63 votes)
Visited by: 167 users
 5  Furukawa
Small town 15 minutes north of Takayama.
User rating: 76/100 (42 votes)
Visited by: 111 users
 6  Gero Onsen
Famous hot spring resort south of Takayama.
User rating: 78/100 (116 votes)
Visited by: 282 users
Niigata Prefecture
 1  Sado Island
Large island off the coast of Niigata.
User rating: 86/100 (63 votes)
Visited by: 170 users
 2  Yuzawa
One of Japan's leading ski resort towns.
User rating: 78/100 (83 votes)
Visited by: 254 users
 3  Echigo Tsumari
Idyllic countryside staging modern art.
User rating: 76/100 (20 votes)
Visited by: 56 users
Nagano Prefecture
 1  Kamikochi
Popular mountain resort in the Japanese Alps.
User rating: 91/100 (140 votes)
Visited by: 327 users
 2  Kiso Valley
Valley with nicely preserved post towns.
User rating: 89/100 (168 votes)
Visited by: 331 users
 3  Yamanouchi
Home of hot spring bathing monkeys.
User rating: 87/100 (75 votes)
Visited by: 171 users
 4  Matsumoto
City famous for its beautiful original castle.
User rating: 81/100 (411 votes)
Visited by: 873 users
 5  Hakuba
One of Japan's best ski resorts.
User rating: 80/100 (164 votes)
Visited by: 488 users
 6  Nagano
Former olympic city famous for its temple.
User rating: 75/100 (494 votes)
Visited by: 1210 users
 7  Obuse
Pleasant town famous for chestnuts and Hokusai.
User rating: 85/100 (16 votes)
Visited by: 41 users
 8  Norikura
Mountain and highland in the Northern Japan Alps.
User rating: 80/100 (11 votes)
Visited by: 51 users
 9  Nozawa Onsen
Old fashioned hot spring and ski resort.
User rating: 79/100 (24 votes)
Visited by: 159 users
 10  Karuizawa
Upmarket mountain resort town.
User rating: 76/100 (237 votes)
Visited by: 638 users
 11  Bessho Onsen
Small hot spring town with beautiful temples.
User rating: 74/100 (14 votes)
Visited by: 50 users
 12  Togura Kamiyamada
Foreigner-friendly onsen town with historic fortress.
User rating: insufficient data
Visited by: 1 user
Yamanashi Prefecture
 1  Mount Fuji
The country's most iconic landmark.
User rating: 95/100 (116 votes)
Visited by: 957 users
 2  Fuji Five Lakes
Lake resort at the foot of Mount Fuji.
User rating: 86/100 (752 votes)
Visited by: 1879 users
 3  Shosenkyo Gorge
Nice gorge famous for autumn colors.
User rating: 84/100 (49 votes)
Visited by: 114 users
Toyama Prefecture
 1  Alpine Route
Spectacular route through the Northern Alps.
User rating: 93/100 (118 votes)
Visited by: 261 users
 2  Kurobe Gorge
Scenic gorge with a small sightseeing train.
User rating: 84/100 (36 votes)
Visited by: 82 users
 
Ishikawa Prefecture
 1  Kanazawa
City rich in culture and history.
User rating: 84/100 (567 votes)
Visited by: 1247 users
 2  Kaga Onsen
A collection of four historic hot spring towns.
User rating: 77/100 (33 votes)
Visited by: 124 users
 3  Noto Peninsula
Rural peninsula with beautiful coastlines.
User rating: 77/100 (64 votes)
Visited by: 197 users
Fukui Prefecture
 1  Fukui
Prefectural capital nearby Eiheiji Temple.
User rating: 70/100 (45 votes)
Visited by: 250 users
  

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