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.

Questions? Ask in our forum.

What To See

  • Uncategorized
  • Group by prefecture
  • Sort by japan-guide rating
  • Sort by user rating
  • Sort by most visted

Aichi Prefecture

1

Inuyama

Former castle town north of Nagoya.

75
234
votes
Visited by
545 users
2

Nagoya

Japan's third largest economic center.

74
1346
votes
Visited by
3057 users

Shizuoka Prefecture

2

Shizuoka

Prefectural capital with views of Mount Fuji.

72
207
votes
Visited by
585 users
3

Fujinomiya

City at the southern base of Mount Fuji.

66
43
votes
Visited by
138 users
4

Lake Hamanako

A seaside lake with hot spring baths.

59
117
votes
Visited by
396 users

Gifu Prefecture

1

Shirakawa-go

Mountainous region, known for its farmhouses.

93
369
votes
Visited by
746 users
2

Takayama

Preserves one of Japan's nicest old towns.

87
662
votes
Visited by
1321 users
3

Okuhida

Hot springs in the mountains above Takayama.

85
65
votes
Visited by
185 users
4

Gujo-Hachiman

Small town in rural Japan with castle.

79
74
votes
Visited by
206 users
5

Furukawa

Small town 15 minutes north of Takayama.

77
48
votes
Visited by
121 users
6

Gero Onsen

Famous hot spring resort south of Takayama.

78
142
votes
Visited by
343 users

Niigata Prefecture

1

Sado Island

Large island off the coast of Niigata.

85
75
votes
Visited by
205 users
2

Yuzawa

One of Japan's leading ski resort towns.

79
98
votes
Visited by
305 users

Nagano Prefecture

1

Kamikochi

Popular mountain resort in the Japanese Alps.

91
171
votes
Visited by
396 users
2

Kiso Valley

Valley with nicely preserved post towns.

89
192
votes
Visited by
399 users
3

Yamanouchi

Home of hot spring bathing monkeys.

88
104
votes
Visited by
227 users
4

Matsumoto

City famous for its beautiful original castle.

81
490
votes
Visited by
1067 users
5

Hakuba

One of Japan's best ski resorts.

80
195
votes
Visited by
582 users
6

Nagano

Former olympic city famous for its temple.

76
603
votes
Visited by
1491 users
7

Obuse

Pleasant town famous for chestnuts and Hokusai.

84
26
votes
Visited by
68 users
8

Norikura

Mountain and highland in the Northern Japan Alps.

82
18
votes
Visited by
77 users
9

Nozawa Onsen

Old fashioned hot spring and ski resort.

81
36
votes
Visited by
196 users
10

Karuizawa

Upmarket mountain resort town.

76
275
votes
Visited by
761 users
11

Bessho Onsen

Small hot spring town with beautiful temples.

73
25
votes
Visited by
70 users

Yamanashi Prefecture

1

Mount Fuji

The country's most iconic landmark.

93
257
votes
Visited by
1264 users

Toyama Prefecture

1

Alpine Route

Spectacular route through the Northern Alps.

93
144
votes
Visited by
328 users
2

Kurobe Gorge

Scenic gorge with a small sightseeing train.

86
54
votes
Visited by
125 users

Ishikawa Prefecture

1

Kanazawa

City rich in culture and history.

85
690
votes
Visited by
1530 users
2

Noto Peninsula

Rural peninsula with beautiful coastlines.

79
80
votes
Visited by
243 users
3

Kaga Onsen

A collection of four historic hot spring towns.

75
44
votes
Visited by
160 users

Fukui Prefecture

1

Fukui

Prefectural capital nearby Eiheiji Temple.

67
65
votes
Visited by
315 users

Hotels around Chubu Region

Find a hotel:

  • Tokyo
  • Fukuoka
  • Hakone
  • Hiroshima
  • Hokkaido
  • Kamakura
  • Kanazawa
  • Kansai Airport
  • Kyoto
  • Mount Fuji
  • Nagasaki
  • Nagoya
  • Narita Airport
  • Nikko
  • Niigata
  • Okinawa
  • Osaka
  • Sapporo
  • Sendai
  • Shima Peninsula
  • Takayama
  • Tokyo
  • 1 night
  • 2 nights
  • 3 nights
  • 4 nights
  • 5 nights
  • 6 nights
  • 7 nights
with:
  • JAPANiCAN
  • Hotels.com
  • Booking.com
  • Agoda
  • Hostel World
  • Japanese Guest Houses
  • HotelsCombined
  • Rakuten Travel
Anything we can improve?  Let us know
We strive to keep Japan Guide up-to-date and accurate, and we're always looking for ways to improve. If you have any updates, suggestions, corrections or opinions, please let us know:
Thank you for your feedback.
Page last updated: August 25, 2014