Located in the center of Honshu, Chubu stretches from the north to the south of the island with coastlines along the Sea of Japan and the Pacific Ocean.
Over here, there is plenty to see and do from hitting the bustling cities to the calm and serene mountains and it’s also the ideal place to experience a slice of Japan from the past. Visit Higashi Chaya, an Edo era teahouse district in Kanazawa, Gokayama for washi-making and traditional thatched roof farm houses known as Gassho-Zukuri, and Hakukokan for a gold leaf application workshop.
The vast area is very diverse and consists of smaller regions within that are known as the Hokuriku region to the north, the Tokai region to the south, Chukyo, which is Japan’s third economical powerhouse, and Koshinetsu, which is known as the “roof of Japan” because of its rough mountainous terrain.
Chūbu in Detail