Tuesday, July 23, 2019

CHUBU

中部地方

Extending from the Sea of Japan on the west to the Pacific Ocean on the east, the Chubu region encompasses natural areas of breathtaking natural beauty and Japan's third largest city: Nagoya. From the rugged mountains of the Japanese Alps to the panoramic shores of Shizuoka, the iconic figure of Mt. Fuji, makes an apparition in almost every landscape.

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Latest Articles from Chubu Region

The Four Seasons in Nagano City & Travel Tips

The rugged mountains that define the outline of Nagano City are a popular destination for hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts. In the summertime, the...

Matsushiro Area:A historic town of samurai, powerful clans and castles

If you are interested in the history of Japan, then you cannot miss the chance to visit Nagano city. In this historic district, ninjas...

Togakushi & Iizuna Area: Ninja history shrouded in stunning...

Togakushi Jinja Shrine Discover mysterious legends and powerspots Togakushi Shrine consists of five shrines located at the base of Mt. Togakushi. According to Japanese mythology, a...

Tradition, Technology and Tries: 2019 in Toyota City

When you hear the word “Toyota”, I doubt the next word in your mind is “city”. Toyota City, as the name suggests, is the...

Nagano Station Area:A cultural core, a splendid temple and a...

Zenkoji Temple attracts numbers of tourists who seek knowledge of ancient Japanese culture and enlightenment. Among the picturesque mountain peaks, you can sense the...

The rich culture and spirituality of Nagano

Nagano Prefecture is a mountainous region in the center of Japan’s main island, Honshu. Best known for its exhilarating ski slopes which hosted the...

Matsuri hunting at Matsushiro Castle in Nagano

The 63rd Matsushiro clan: Sanada Jumangoku Festival Matsushiro is located in Nagano Prefecture, an area nowadays famous for skiing. However, during Sengoku period (the Warring...

FUJI-Q – AN AMUSEMENT PARK FOR THRILL SEEKERS

I recently took my first trip to Fuji-Q Highland theme park, which always seems to be part of Tokyoites’ bucket list. Although there are...
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Escaping Everyday Routine: A Day Trip to Fuji-Q Highland

Founded in 1969, Fuji-Q Highland still remains one of the greatest destinations for adventure-seekers in Japan. The amusement park with an ambition to be...
wisteria in Ashikaga park

Tokyo day trips: spring flower landscapes

Spring is a season of new beginnings, new life and good weather. The cherry blossoms in Japan don't last long, but they create a...

Fuji Five Lakes in Autumn: Stunning Colors of Japan’s Foliage (Part...

Mt. Fuji puts on a new look every season. Fall is a great time to visit the Fuji Five Lakes (Yamanakako, Kawaguchiko, Saiko, Shojiko...

Fuji Five Lakes in Autumn: Stunning Colors of Japan’s Foliage (Part...

Mt. Fuji puts on a new look every season. Fall is a great time to visit the Fuji Five Lakes (Yamanakako, Kawaguchiko, Saiko, Shojiko...

Matsumoto Castle: One of the best preserved castles

  You can’t leave Nagano without visiting Matsumoto Castle! This black and white, six-story castle is a magnificent site with the Japanese Alps in the...

Koshu Yume Kouji: Perfect gift shopping destination

  Just a quick walk from the Kofu station is a reproduction of the jokamachi (castle town) from the Meiji (1868–1912), Taisho (1912-1926) and the...