Chubu Region

Embark on a captivating journey through the Chubu region with our curated guide at JapaNEO. Discover the awe-inspiring landscapes of Nagano, where majestic mountains and historic sites converge. Immerse yourself in the coastal charm and cultural richness of Niigata. Unveil the hidden treasures of Toyama, where nature and heritage intertwine. Let us guide you through the serene beauty of Ishikawa and the captivating allure of Fukui. Explore the diverse landscapes, traditions, and experiences that define Chubu, Japan.

Each prefecture


In central Japan, Nagano is renowned for its stunning mountains, ideal for winter sports. It's famous for hosting the 1998 Winter Olympics and boasts relaxing hot springs and cultural treasures like Zenkoji Temple.


Niigata, on Japan's western coast, is famed for its coastal charm, culinary delights including rice and sake, and vibrant festivals that showcase its cultural heritage.


Nestled in central Japan, Toyama seamlessly blends natural beauty with cultural heritage. From the breathtaking Alpine Route to traditional Gokayama villages, it's a haven for nature enthusiasts and history buffs alike. Renowned for its seafood, Toyama Bay offers culinary delights, making it a well-rounded destination for all.


Ishikawa, on Japan's west coast, is a cultural gem known for Kanazawa's samurai history, beautiful gardens, and traditional crafts. The Noto Peninsula adds coastal beauty to its allure. With rich cuisine and heritage, Ishikawa offers an authentic Japanese encounter.


Fukui, in central Japan, merges history and nature seamlessly. With sites like Eiheiji Temple and the striking Tojinbo Cliffs, it caters to history buffs and nature enthusiasts. Famed for dinosaur fossils, Fukui offers a distinct Japanese blend of past and present.


Yamanashi, near Mount Fuji, seamlessly fuses nature and culture. Its stunning landscapes, like the Chureito Pagoda, attract outdoor enthusiasts. With winemaking heritage and historic sites, Yamanashi presents an authentic Japanese encounter.


Shizuoka, along Japan's Pacific coast, seamlessly combines nature and culture. With Mount Fuji's iconic presence, it's a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and photographers. Renowned for its high-quality green tea, Shizuoka offers a rich culinary scene. Historic sites and modern attractions make it a well-rounded Japanese destination.


Aichi, in central Japan, harmoniously blends tradition and modernity. Nagoya's urban landscape features historic treasures like Nagoya Castle, complemented by cultural festivities and a diverse culinary scene. Aichi encapsulates Japan's rich heritage within a vibrant contemporary setting.


Gifu, in central Japan, beautifully combines nature and heritage. From the captivating Shirakawa-go village to historic sites like Gifu Castle, it's a haven for history and culture enthusiasts. Local delights like hida beef complete the authentic Japanese encounter.

Local Activities by Region

Discover the rich diversity of Japan's cultural offerings and experiences through our curated list of activities in each prefecture. Whether you're drawn to bustling urban adventures, serene natural escapes, or unique cultural encounters, our region-specific links will guide you to the heart of each destination's charm.

Northern Region

Hokkaido, Aomori, Akita, Iwate, Miyagi, Yamagata, Fukushima

Kanto Region

Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama, Gunma, Tochigi, Ibaraki

Chubu Region

Nagano, Niigata, Toyama, Ishikawa, Fukui, Yamanashi, Shizuoka, Aichi, Gifu

Kansai Region

Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, Nara, Wakayama, Shiga, Mie

Chugoku Region

Hiroshima, Okayama, Yamaguchi, Shimane, Tottori

Shikoku Region

Kagawa, Tokushima, Ehime, Kochi

Kyushu Region

Fukuoka, Saga, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Oita, Miyazaki, Kagoshima

Okinawa Region

Okinawa Prefecture