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.

What To See

Aichi Prefecture

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Inuyama

Former castle town north of Nagoya.

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500 users
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Nagoya

Japan's third largest economic center.

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2781 users

Shizuoka Prefecture

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Shizuoka

Prefectural capital with views of Mount Fuji.

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501 users
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Fujinomiya

City at the southern base of Mount Fuji.

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92 users

Gifu Prefecture

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Shirakawa-go

Mountainous region, known for its farmhouses.

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638 users
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Takayama

Preserves one of Japan's nicest old towns.

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1179 users
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Okuhida

Hot springs in the mountains above Takayama.

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169 users
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Furukawa

Small town 15 minutes north of Takayama.

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119 users
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Gero Onsen

Famous hot spring resort south of Takayama.

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312 users

Niigata Prefecture

1

Sado Island

Large island off the coast of Niigata.

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187 users
2

Yuzawa

One of Japan's leading ski resort towns.

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275 users

Nagano Prefecture

1

Kamikochi

Popular mountain resort in the Japanese Alps.

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Visited by
363 users
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Kiso Valley

Valley with nicely preserved post towns.

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358 users
3

Yamanouchi

Home of hot spring bathing monkeys.

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196 users
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Matsumoto

City famous for its beautiful original castle.

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962 users
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Hakuba

One of Japan's best ski resorts.

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542 users
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Nagano

Former olympic city famous for its temple.

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1351 users
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Obuse

Pleasant town famous for chestnuts and Hokusai.

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52 users
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Norikura

Mountain and highland in the Northern Japan Alps.

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68 users
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Nozawa Onsen

Old fashioned hot spring and ski resort.

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174 users
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Karuizawa

Upmarket mountain resort town.

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Visited by
701 users
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Bessho Onsen

Small hot spring town with beautiful temples.

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59 users

Yamanashi Prefecture

1

Mount Fuji

The country's most iconic landmark.

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1104 users

Toyama Prefecture

1

Alpine Route

Spectacular route through the Northern Alps.

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281 users
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Kurobe Gorge

Scenic gorge with a small sightseeing train.

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96 users

Ishikawa Prefecture

1

Kanazawa

City rich in culture and history.

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Visited by
1366 users
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Kaga Onsen

A collection of four historic hot spring towns.

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Visited by
138 users

Fukui Prefecture

1

Fukui

Prefectural capital nearby Eiheiji Temple.

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Visited by
276 users
Last updated: August 25, 2014
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