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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: 75/100 (214 votes)
Visited by: 495 users
 2  Nagoya
Japan's third largest economic center.
User rating: 74/100 (1225 votes)
Visited by: 2741 users
 
Shizuoka Prefecture
 1  Izu Peninsula
Hot springs and natural scenery.
User rating: 81/100 (321 votes)
Visited by: 869 users
 2  Shizuoka
Prefectural capital with views of Mount Fuji.
User rating: 72/100 (168 votes)
Visited by: 491 users
 3  Fujinomiya
City at the southern base of Mount Fuji.
User rating: 64/100 (27 votes)
Visited by: 88 users
 4  Lake Hamanako
A seaside lake with hot spring baths.
User rating: 59/100 (101 votes)
Visited by: 334 users
  
Gifu Prefecture
 1  Shirakawa-go
Mountainous region, known for its farmhouses.
User rating: 93/100 (305 votes)
Visited by: 620 users
 2  Takayama
Preserves one of Japan's nicest old towns.
User rating: 87/100 (586 votes)
Visited by: 1160 users
 3  Okuhida
Hot springs in the mountains above Takayama.
User rating: 84/100 (58 votes)
Visited by: 167 users
 4  Gujo-Hachiman
Small town in rural Japan with castle.
User rating: 80/100 (64 votes)
Visited by: 180 users
 5  Furukawa
Small town 15 minutes north of Takayama.
User rating: 76/100 (44 votes)
Visited by: 118 users
 6  Gero Onsen
Famous hot spring resort south of Takayama.
User rating: 77/100 (126 votes)
Visited by: 302 users
Niigata Prefecture
 1  Sado Island
Large island off the coast of Niigata.
User rating: 86/100 (69 votes)
Visited by: 185 users
 2  Yuzawa
One of Japan's leading ski resort towns.
User rating: 78/100 (88 votes)
Visited by: 272 users
 3  Echigo Tsumari
Idyllic countryside staging modern art.
User rating: 76/100 (20 votes)
Visited by: 61 users
Nagano Prefecture
 1  Kamikochi
Popular mountain resort in the Japanese Alps.
User rating: 91/100 (152 votes)
Visited by: 359 users
 2  Kiso Valley
Valley with nicely preserved post towns.
User rating: 89/100 (176 votes)
Visited by: 353 users
 3  Yamanouchi
Home of hot spring bathing monkeys.
User rating: 87/100 (84 votes)
Visited by: 193 users
 4  Matsumoto
City famous for its beautiful original castle.
User rating: 80/100 (440 votes)
Visited by: 946 users
 5  Hakuba
One of Japan's best ski resorts.
User rating: 80/100 (178 votes)
Visited by: 530 users
 6  Nagano
Former olympic city famous for its temple.
User rating: 75/100 (537 votes)
Visited by: 1330 users
 7  Obuse
Pleasant town famous for chestnuts and Hokusai.
User rating: 83/100 (18 votes)
Visited by: 50 users
 8  Norikura
Mountain and highland in the Northern Japan Alps.
User rating: 80/100 (14 votes)
Visited by: 67 users
 9  Nozawa Onsen
Old fashioned hot spring and ski resort.
User rating: 79/100 (26 votes)
Visited by: 171 users
 10  Karuizawa
Upmarket mountain resort town.
User rating: 76/100 (249 votes)
Visited by: 687 users
 11  Bessho Onsen
Small hot spring town with beautiful temples.
User rating: 71/100 (18 votes)
Visited by: 55 users
 12  Takato Castle Park
Castle ruins covered by cherry trees.
User rating: insufficient data
Visited by: 7 users
 13  Togura Kamiyamada
Foreigner-friendly onsen town with historic fortress.
User rating: insufficient data
Visited by: 6 users
  
Yamanashi Prefecture
 1  Mount Fuji
The country's most iconic landmark.
User rating: 95/100 (171 votes)
Visited by: 1077 users
 2  Fuji Five Lakes
Lake resort at the foot of Mount Fuji.
User rating: 86/100 (803 votes)
Visited by: 2013 users
 3  Shosenkyo Gorge
Nice gorge famous for autumn colors.
User rating: 84/100 (53 votes)
Visited by: 124 users
Toyama Prefecture
 1  Alpine Route
Spectacular route through the Northern Alps.
User rating: 93/100 (123 votes)
Visited by: 277 users
 2  Kurobe Gorge
Scenic gorge with a small sightseeing train.
User rating: 84/100 (41 votes)
Visited by: 96 users
 
Ishikawa Prefecture
 1  Kanazawa
City rich in culture and history.
User rating: 84/100 (610 votes)
Visited by: 1343 users
 2  Noto Peninsula
Rural peninsula with beautiful coastlines.
User rating: 77/100 (71 votes)
Visited by: 215 users
 3  Kaga Onsen
A collection of four historic hot spring towns.
User rating: 77/100 (37 votes)
Visited by: 136 users
Fukui Prefecture
 1  Fukui
Prefectural capital nearby Eiheiji Temple.
User rating: 69/100 (56 votes)
Visited by: 274 users
  

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