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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.

Top destinations in Chubu

Aichi Prefecture

Nagoya

Japan's third largest economic center.
74%
3,222

Inuyama

Former castle town north of Nagoya.
76%
581
Shizuoka Prefecture

Shizuoka

Prefectural capital with views of Mount Fuji.
72%
635
Gifu Prefecture

Okuhida

Hot springs in the mountains above Takayama.
84%
201

Gero Onsen

Famous hot spring resort south of Takayama.
79%
366
Niigata Prefecture

Yuzawa

One of Japan's leading ski resort towns.
80%
315
Nagano Prefecture

Nagano

Former olympic city famous for its temple.
76%
1,581

Obuse

Pleasant town famous for chestnuts and Hokusai.
83%
81

Norikura

Mountain and highland in the Northern Japan Alps.
82%
92
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Yamanashi Prefecture
Toyama Prefecture

Toyama

Capital city of Toyama Prefecture.
67%
42

Takaoka

Famous for its bronze casting industry.
10
Ishikawa Prefecture

Kaga Onsen

A collection of four historic hot spring towns.
74%
179
Fukui Prefecture

Fukui

Prefectural capital nearby Eiheiji Temple.
70%
354
Page last updated: July 22, 2016