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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

Kanazawa Trip planner BEST FOR: Garden, Landmark, Art Museum Ise Trip planner BEST FOR: Religious Site, Landmark, Historic Site Yamanouchi-machi Trip planner BEST FOR: Wildlife Area, Ski Area, Onsen Resort Shirakawa-mura Trip planner BEST FOR: Historic Walking Area, Historic Site, Lookout Nagoya Trip planner BEST FOR: Castle, Specialty Museum, Religious Site

Popular things to do in Chubu

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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Wildlife Area
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park Yamanouchi-machi
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
Ise Grand Shrine ©
Religious Site
Ise Grand Shrine Ise
4.7
Duration: 1 hour
Kenrokuen Garden
Garden
Kenrokuen Garden Kanazawa
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Chubu

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Matsumoto Castle ©
Castle
Matsumoto Castle Matsumoto
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Kanazawa Castle ©
Castle
Kanazawa Castle Kanazawa
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Zenko-ji Temple
Religious Site
Zenko-ji Temple Nagano
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
Nagoya Castle ©
Castle
Nagoya Castle Naka
3.9
Duration: 1 hour

Nature in Chubu

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Lake Kawaguchi ©
Water Body
Lake Kawaguchi Fujikawaguchiko-machi
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
Mount Fuji ©
World heritage site
Mount Fuji
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
Mikimoto Pearl Island ©
Island
Mikimoto Pearl Island Toba
3.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Mount Omuro ©
Mountain
Mount Omuro Ito
4.4
Duration: 1 hour

Winter Sports in Chubu

Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort ©
Ski Area
Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort Nozawaonsen-mura
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort ©
Ski Area
Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort Hakuba-mura
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
Tsugaike Kogen Ski Resort ©
Ski Area
Tsugaike Kogen Ski Resort Otari-mura
4.3
Duration: 8 hours

Hidden gems in Chubu

Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
History Museum
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen Shirakawa-mura
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
Snow Monkey Resorts
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Snow Monkey Resorts Nagano
4.9
Duration: 4 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Chubu

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Fuji-Q Highland ©
Theme Park
Fuji-Q Highland Fujiyoshida
4.1
Duration: 8 hours
Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology ©
Specialty Museum
Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology Nagoya
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Aquarium
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Nagoya
4.2
Duration: 3 hours
Ise Ninja Kingdom
Castle
Ise Ninja Kingdom Ise
1.0
Duration: 3h 30 min
Hakuna Matata ©
Outdoor Activity
Hakuna Matata Nakano
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Nakagomi Fruit Orchard ©
Farm
Nakagomi Fruit Orchard Minami Alps
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Hakuba Snow Sports School ©
Sports Clinic
Hakuba Snow Sports School Hakuba-mura
4.7
Duration: 1 hour
Great Nature Tours ©
Eco Tour
Great Nature Tours Ito
5.0
Duration: 4 hours