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Chubu

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In the middle of Japan's largest island, the region of Chubu remains best known for its picturesque natural scenery and numerous hot springs. The region contains the rugged Japanese Alps, which separate the country's sunny Pacific from the snowy Sea of Japan side. Thanks to this high mountain range, most vacations in Chubu include skiing in the cold months and hiking in the warmer part of the year. Don't miss a tour of Mount Fuji, Japan's enduring symbol and a hugely popular attraction, both for climbing and viewing. When you need to add some urban flair to your Chubu itinerary, the large city of Nagoya holds plenty of appeal with museums, shrines, and parks. When using our Japan road trip planner to make an itinerary online, Chubu holidays come together around your tastes, interests, and requirements, with us taking care of the logistics.
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Places to visit in Chubu

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Wildlife Area
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park Yamanouchi-machi
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Duration: 1 hour
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Religious Site
Ise Grand Shrine Ise
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Duration: 1 hour
Garden
Kenrokuen Garden Kanazawa
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Chubu

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Castle
Matsumoto Castle Matsumoto
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Religious Site
Zenko-ji Temple Nagano
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Castle
Kanazawa Castle Kanazawa
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Castle
Nagoya Castle Naka
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Duration: 1 hour

Nature in Chubu

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Water Body
Lake Kawaguchi Fujikawaguchiko-machi
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World heritage site
Mount Fuji
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Duration: 4 hours
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Island
Mikimoto Pearl Island Toba
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Mountain
Mount Omuro Ito
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Duration: 1 hour

Winter Sports in Chubu

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Ski Area
Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort Nozawaonsen-mura
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Duration: 1 hour
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Ski Area
Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort Hakuba-mura
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Ski Area
Tsugaike Kogen Ski Resort Otari-mura
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Duration: 8 hours

Hidden gems in Chubu

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History Museum
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen Shirakawa-mura
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Snow Monkey Resorts Nagano
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Duration: 4 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Chubu

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Theme Park
Fuji-Q Highland Fujiyoshida
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Duration: 8 hours
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Specialty Museum
Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology Nagoya
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Aquarium
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Nagoya
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Duration: 3 hours
Castle
Ise Ninja Kingdom Ise
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Duration: 3h 30 min
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Lesson / Workshop
Snow Country Instructors Yuzawa-machi
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Duration: 3h 30 min
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Outdoor Activity
Hakuna Matata Nakano
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Farm
Nakagomi Fruit Orchard Minami Alps
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Sports Clinic
Hakuba Snow Sports School Hakuba-mura
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Duration: 1 hour

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