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

1

Nagoya

Japan's third largest economic center.
3.3 / 5
3,342
2

Inuyama

Former castle town north of Nagoya.
3.4 / 5
607
2

Shizuoka

Prefectural capital with views of Mount Fuji.
3.2 / 5
663
3

Fujinomiya

City at the southern base of Mount Fuji.
3.0 / 5
207
4

Lake Hamanako

A seaside lake with hot spring baths.
2.6 / 5
458
2

Takayama••

Preserves one of Japan's nicest old towns.
4.2 / 5
1,496
3

Okuhida

Hot springs in the mountains above Takayama.
3.9 / 5
222
5

Furukawa

Small town 15 minutes north of Takayama.
3.4 / 5
137
6

Gero Onsen

Famous hot spring resort south of Takayama.
3.6 / 5
379
2

Yuzawa

One of Japan's leading ski resort towns.
3.7 / 5
327
1

Kamikochi••

Popular mountain resort in the Japanese Alps.
4.4 / 5
462
4

Matsumoto

City famous for its beautiful original castle.
3.8 / 5
1,207
5

Hakuba

One of Japan's best ski resorts.
3.7 / 5
635
6

Nagano

Former olympic city famous for its temple.
3.5 / 5
1,636
7

Nozawa Onsen

Old fashioned hot spring and ski resort.
3.8 / 5
216
8

Norikura

Mountain and highland in the Northern Japan Alps.
3.8 / 5
94
9

Obuse

Pleasant town famous for chestnuts and Hokusai.
3.8 / 5
87
11

Karuizawa

Upmarket mountain resort town.
3.4 / 5
861
12

Bessho Onsen

Small hot spring town with beautiful temples.
3.3 / 5
83
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2

Kurobe Gorge

Scenic gorge with a small sightseeing train.
4.1 / 5
166
3

Takaoka

Famous for its bronze casting industry.
3.0 / 5
25
4

Toyama

Capital city of Toyama Prefecture.
2.7 / 5
80
2

Noto Peninsula

Rural peninsula with beautiful coastlines.
3.8 / 5
279
3

Kaga Onsen

A collection of four historic hot spring towns.
3.3 / 5
188
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Fukui

Prefectural capital nearby Eiheiji Temple.
3.2 / 5
388
Page last updated: July 22, 2016