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Chubu means “middle” or “center”, accurately reflecting its position locating between the two Japanese poles of Kansai (Kinki) and Kanto. The region includes the major city of Nagoya as well as along Pacific and Sea of Japan coastlines, many high-altitude mountains such as Mount Fuji and the Japanese Alps. The Japanese Alps divide the region into the Pacific side, sunny in winter, and the Sea of Japan side, snowy in winter.

Chubu Aichi Fukui Gifu Ishikawa Nagano Niigata Shizuoka Toyama Yamanashi


Aichi is situated in the center of Japan and is roughly divided into a mountainous, hilly area and a plain. It has been a pivotal point for traffic between western and eastern Japan, and has flourished as a base for industries for centuries. The major industries of the prefecture are the ceramics in Seto and Tokoname, the automobile manufacturing in Toyota, and the woolen textile industry in Ichinomiya.

Nagoya, Aichi

Atsuta-jingu ShrineAtsuta-jingu Shrine
Atsuta-jingu, founded in the 2nd century and rebuilt in 1935, has been revered as the most  …  more »
Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical GardensHigashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens is a combination of zoo, botanical garden and amuseme …  more »
International Design Center NAGOYAInternational Design Center NAGOYA
International Design Center NAGOYA was established aiming to be a stimulation for new desig …  more »
Museum / Gallery
Nagoya CastleNagoya Castle
Nagoya Castle was built on the site of an older castle owned by the Imagawa and Oda clan by …  more »
HistoryLandmarkPark / Garden
Nagoya TV TowerNagoya TV Tower
Nagoya TV Tower, built in 1954 as the first broadcasting tower in Japan, is a 180 meter-hig …  more »
Noritake Garden (Noritake-no-Mori)Noritake Garden (Noritake-no-Mori)
Noritake Garden is a complex facility featuring a tableware maker Noritake. Noritake china  …  more »
EntertainmentMuseum / Gallery
Tokugawa Art MuseumTokugawa Art Museum
The museum was established in 1935 on the site of the former Tokugawa mansion, Tokugawa-en. …  more »
Museum / Gallery
TOYOTA Commemorative Museum of Industry TechnologyTOYOTA Commemorative Museum of Industry Technology
TOYOTA Commemorative Museum of Industry Technology exhibits Toyota’s textile machinery, whi …  more »
Museum / Gallery


Fukui is located in the northwest part of the Chubu region and faces the Sea of Japan to the north. On its east side lies the land made up of a mountainous country linked to the Tateyama Mountain Range and Fukui Plains. By contrast, its western part consists of a stretch of hills and a relatively narrow flatland. The city of Fukui thrived as the former castle town of Shibata Katsuie, a war lord in the 16th century, then later as the seat of the government of a daimyo in the Tokugawa family from the 17th century to the 19th century. The city is dotted with historic remains that reflect its prosperity in those days.

Awara Onsen Yatai-mura “Yukemuri Yokocho”Awara Onsen Yatai-mura 'Yukemuri Yokocho'
There are nostalgic Yatai-style food stalls gathered on the small street called “Yukemuri Y …  more »
Food / Shopping
Echizen Matsushima AquariumEchizen Matsushima Aquarium
In this aquarium located in front of Echizen Matsuhima, 400 species of marine lives can be  …  more »
Museum / Gallery
Echizen Ono CastleEchizen Ono Castle
Echizen Ono Castle was built in 1575 by Kanamori Nagachika, a subordinate of Oda Nobunaga.  …  more »
Eihei-ji TempleEihei-ji Temple
Eihei-ji Temple was established in 1244 by Dogen Zenji. In the 350,000 square-meter precinc …  more »
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur MuseumFukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum is located near the Japan’s largest findspot of dinosaurs …  more »
Museum / Gallery
Tojinbo TowerTojinbo Tower
Tojinbo Tower stands very close to Tojinbo cliffs as its name suggests. From the 55 meters  …  more »


Located in the center of Honshu, with more than 80% of its total area occupied by forests, Gifu Prefecture spreads out from the mountainous Hida region to the flat Nobi Plains downstream from the Kiso-sansen (Three Kiso Rivers). The Hida Mountain Range, rising to a height of 3,000 meters above sea level, is part of Chubu-Sangaku National Park. The Ryohaku Mountains, with a vast forest of Japanese beech and alpine plants, are part of Haku-san National Park. The rows of traditional thatched roof houses at the World Heritage Site Shirakawa-go, located at the foot of Mt. Haku-san, are a must-see.

Takayama, Gifu

Takayama is a well-preserved old town which attracts many tourists from all over the world. Local museums and famous morning markets are indispensable for learning more about town.
Shirakawa-go is a village which is known for farmhouses with steep thatched roofs called Gassho-zukuri. This traditional style is a motif of hands giving prayers. The village was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site together with Gokayama in 1995.

Amo-toge Pass (Amo Natural Park)Amo-toge Pass (Amo Natural Park)
Amo Natural Park is a large natural park located between Hida City and Shirakawa-go. A virg …  more »
NaturePark / Garden
Binen Yumeromu MuseumBinen Yumeromu Museum
Binen Yumeromu Museum exhibits paintings and wood carvings created by a local artist Minesh …  more »
Museum / Gallery
Doburoku Festival HallDoburoku Festival Hall
Doburoku Festival Hall is located in the grounds of the Shirakawa Hachiman-jinja Shrine, on …  more »
Museum / Gallery
Former Toyama Family Residence MuseumFormer Toyama Family Residence Museum
The Gassho style house was built around 1827 by carpenters from Noto. The 14 meters tall, f …  more »
Museum / Gallery
Gassho Style House Colony (Gassho-zukuri Minka-en)Gassho Style House Colony (Gassho-zukuri Minka-en)
In 1968 the residents of the Kazura District decided to move out of the village and tried t …  more »
Museum / Gallery
Jin Homura Art MuseumJin Homura Art Museum
Jin Homura Art Museum exhibits the art works of Jin Homura, an artist and admirer of Shirak …  more »
Museum / Gallery
Kanda Family HouseKanda Family House
Kanda family is a branch of the Wada clan, a village headman in Shirakawa village. The fami …  more »
Local Industry Studio “Ji-Ba Kobo”Local Industry Studio 'Ji-Ba Kobo'
Ji-Ba Kobo is a studio where Shirakawa-go’s local products and crafts are demonstrated and  …  more »
Food / Shopping
Miboro Dam / Miboro Dam Side ParkMiboro Dam / Miboro Dam Side Park
Miboro Dam is a 131-meter high and 401-meter wide rock-fill dam which is constructed of cla …  more »
Museum / GalleryNature
Michi-no-Eki Shirakawa-goMichi-no-Eki Shirakawa-go
Michi-no-Eki Shirakawa-go is a rest house which sells local products and souvenirs of Shira …  more »
Food / Shopping
Myozen-ji TempleMyozen-ji Temple
Myozen-ji is known for its thatched roof gate “Shoro-mon”. According to historic records, z …  more »
Nagase Family HouseNagase Family House
The family whose pedigree continued for 250 years, and because the family practiced medicin …  more »
Ogimachi Castle RuinsOgimachi Castle Ruins
Ogimachi Castle was a typical mountain castle of medieval times which was built on a high h …  more »
Shiramizu-no-taki WaterfallShiramizu-no-taki Waterfall
Shiramizu-no-taki Waterfall is located in Hakusan National Park. The 72 meters high and 8 m …  more »
Shiramizu-no-yu SpaShiramizu-no-yu Spa
Abundant hot spring water flowing from the foot of Mt. Hakusan is known as “blessing hot wa …  more »
Spa / Hot spring
Toyota Shirakawa-go Eco InstituteToyota Shirakawa-go Eco Institute
Toyota Shirakawa-go Eco Institute is an environmental study facility with lodging accommoda …  more »
EntertainmentSpa / Hot spring
Wada Family ResidenceWada Family Residence
Built in the mid Edo Period (1603 – 1868), this well-preserved house is the largest remaini …  more »


Ishikawa is located in the center of Honshu facing the Sea of Japan, and is divided into the Noto and Kaga districts. The northern part is the Noto-hanto Peninsula that juts out into the Sea of Japan. Its coastline reaches as long as 580 kilometers. Since Ishikawa stretches long and narrow from north to south, the topographies of the Noto and the southern Kaga districts are significantly different.

Kanazawa Castle ParkKanazawa Castle Park
Kanazawa Castle has been the residential castle of the Maeda family since Toshiie Maeda fir …  more »
HistoryPark / Garden
Kenroku-en GardenKenroku-en Garden
Kenroku-en Garden, first laid out in 1676 and enlarged to its present size of about 10 ha.  …  more »
HistoryPark / Garden
Nagamachi BukeyashikiNagamachi Bukeyashiki
This traditional samurai residential area is said to have got its name from the fact that t …  more »
Nagamachi Yuzen-kanNagamachi Yuzen-kan
Nagamachi Yuzen-kan exhibits Kaga Yuzen dyeing products, such as Kimono, hanging scroll, an …  more »
Museum / Gallery
Nomura ResidenceNomura Residence
Nomura Residence is the only residence which is open to the public in Nagamachi quarter. Th …  more »
Oyama-jinja ShrineOyama-jinja Shrine
Oyama-jinja Shrine was established in 1599 in dedication to the first lord of Kaga Domain ( …  more »


Nagano is an inland prefecture situated in the central part of Honshu that spreads across the Central Highland, also known as the Roof of Japan. Because it is situated between the Kanto and Kansai regions, it developed while being influenced by the cultures of both eastern and western Japan.

Daio Wasabi FarmDaio Wasabi Farm
Utilizing natural spring water supplied by the Northern Alps is the biggest Wasabi farm in  …  more »
Kaminari-daki WaterfallKaminari-daki Waterfall
Kaminari-daki Waterfall (Thunder waterfall) is so called because of its thunderous noise. T …  more »
Mount Asama-yama / Onioshidashi-en ParkMount Asama-yama / Onioshidashi-en Park
Mt. Asama-yama is a 2,568 meters high volcano located on the border of Nagano and Gunma pre …  more »
Narai-juku is a post station on the Nakasendo Highway founded in the Edo Period (1603 – 186 …  more »
Food / ShoppingHistory
Shichimi-otaki WaterfallShichimi-otaki Waterfall
After passing through a narrow mountain trail from Shichimi Onsen Hot Spring, you will be m …  more »
Yataki WaterfallYataki Waterfall
Yataki Waterfall is famous for its powerful 180 meter drop with 8 tiers, giving the impress …  more »

Karuizawa, Nagano

Former Mikasa HotelFormer Mikasa Hotel
Mikasa Hotel was opened in 1906 and operated for 64 years since then. It was designated as  …  more »
Kumoba-ike PondKumoba-ike Pond
This artificial pond is the perfect spot for a walk in the woods. It features a path whereb …  more »
Kyu-Karuizawa Ginza StreetKyu-Karuizawa Ginza Street
The charming shopping area is known as Kyu-Karuizawa Ginza, originally developed by the sho …  more »
Food / Shopping
Shaw Memorial Chapel (Shaw House Museum)Shaw Memorial Chapel (Shaw House Museum)
It is the oldest church in Karuizawa built in 1895 by A.C. Shaw, a Canadian missionary who  …  more »
HistoryMuseum / Gallery
Shiraito-no-taki Falls (in Karuizawa)Shiraito-no-taki Falls (in Karuizawa)
Shiraito-no-taki Falls is one of the major tourist spots in Karuizawa. The falls located al …  more »

Komoro, Nagano

Komoro Castle Ruins / Kaiko-en ParkKomoro Castle Ruins / Kaiko-en Park
Komoro Castle was constructed in 1554 by Takeda Shingen. The castle was built in a location …  more »
EntertainmentHistoryMuseum / GalleryPark / Garden
Komoro City Toson Memorial HallKomoro City Toson Memorial Hall
Toson Memorial Hall is in the premises of Kaiko-en Park. Shimazaki Toson is a distinguished …  more »
HistoryMuseum / Gallery
Komoro Kogen Art MuseumKomoro Kogen Art Museum
Komoro Kogen Art Museum is a unique building located near the top of Mt. Iizuna-yama. The m …  more »
EntertainmentMuseum / Gallery
Shakuson-ji Temple (Nunobiki Kannon)Shakuson-ji Temple (Nunobiki Kannon)
Shakuson-ji Temple is said to have been established in 724 by a high priest Gyoki. From the …  more »
Takamine-kogen HighlandTakamine-kogen Highland
Takamine-kogen is particularly beautiful in summer and autumn. Many wild flowers bloom on h …  more »

Matsumoto, Nagano

Centered around the national treasure Matsumoto Castle, Matsumoto has thrived as a castle town for over 400 years. Located in Nagano Prefecture, the central part of Japan, the history and culture of Matsumoto have been nurtured in the area’s beautiful natural environment. It commands a spectacular view of the Japan Alps, which are over 3,000 meters in altitude to the west, and the Utsukushi-ga-hara-kogen Highlands, which is 2,000 meters in altitude, to the east.
Visitors to Matsumoto can enjoy nature during all four seasons such as special events for cherry blossom and moon viewing at Matsumoto Castle as well as Japanese culture such as traditional festivals and music. It is also intriguing to see the contrast between the Japan Ukiyo-e Museum and the modern art museum featuring Yayoi Kusama, the old streets with modern cafes, the old buildings and the modern architecture of Matsumoto Performing Arts Center.

Asama Onsen Hot SpringAsama Onsen Hot Spring
With over 1,000 years of history, the Asama Onsen hot spring area has traditionally been a  …  more »
Spa / Hot spring
Former Kaichi SchoolFormer Kaichi School
Founded in 1873, the former Kaichi School is the oldest elementary school in Japan. At the  …  more »
Fukashi-jinja ShrineFukashi-jinja Shrine
Fukashi-jinja enshrines Ume-no-Tenjin (plum tree deity), a god associated with tests and ex …  more »
Japan Ukiyo-e MuseumJapan Ukiyo-e Museum
In both quality and quantity, the Japan Ukiyo-e Museum is one of the most prominent wood-bl …  more »
Museum / Gallery
Kamikochi / Kamikochi Onsen Hot SpringKamikochi / Kamikochi Onsen Hot Spring
Kamikochi, at the height of 1,500 meters, is a perfect example of the beauty of the Japanes …  more »
NatureSpa / Hot spring
Matsumoto CastleMatsumoto Castle
Matsumoto Castle, which is the oldest castle in Japan, still containing it is original wood …  more »
Matsumoto City MuseumMatsumoto City Museum
Located on the right-hand side of the castle grounds as you enter from downtown, the Matsum …  more »
Museum / Gallery
Matsumoto City Museum of ArtMatsumoto City Museum of Art
Matsumoto City Museum of Art is a municipal museum with a huge outdoor exhibit of an artist …  more »
Museum / Gallery
Matsumoto City Timepiece MuseumMatsumoto City Timepiece Museum
Matsumoto City Timepiece Museum showcases antique western and Japanese timepieces that Mr.  …  more »
Museum / Gallery
Matsumoto Folkcraft MuseumMatsumoto Folkcraft Museum
Matsumoto Folkcraft Museum was established in 1962 by a Matsumoto’s craft researcher Muneyo …  more »
Nakamachi-dori StreetNakamachi-dori Street
The chief feature of the Nakamachi area is the “Namako-kabe”, or the black and white geomet …  more »
Food / ShoppingHistory
Nawate-dori StreetNawate-dori Street
As a castle town thrived around the castle for centuries, there are many old buildings and  …  more »
Food / ShoppingHistory
Norikura-kogen PlateauNorikura-kogen Plateau
Norikura-kogen is an immense plateau, which lies to the east of Mt. Norikura. From the high …  more »
NatureSpa / Hot spring
Shirahone Onsen Hot SpringShirahone Onsen Hot Spring
Nestled in the mountains, the term “secret host spring” is perfect for Shirahone Onsen. The …  more »
Spa / Hot spring
Tobira Onsen HotspringTobira Onsen Hotspring
Tobira Onsen Hotspring is a secluded hot spring area which stands quietly among the mountai …  more »
Spa / Hot spring
Utsukushi-ga-hara Onsen Hot SpringUtsukushi-ga-hara Onsen Hot Spring
Utsukushi-ga-hara Onsen Hot Spring, located on the foot of Utsukushi-ga-hara-kogen Highland …  more »
Spa / Hot spring
Utsukushi-ga-hara-kogen HighlandsUtsukushi-ga-hara-kogen Highlands
Located in the northernmost part of Yatsugatake Chushin National Park, Utsukushi-ga-hara-ko …  more »

Nagano-shi, Nagano

Chokoku-ji TempleChokoku-ji Temple
Chokoku-ji Temple, with the striking Orca ornaments and Rokumonsen emblem that adorns its r …  more »
As you get closer to Zenko-ji Temple, you will find more old storehouses and merchant house …  more »
Food / ShoppingHistory
Former Yokota Family ResidenceFormer Yokota Family Residence
The building is the residence of Yokota Family, a middle-class Samurai who served as the co …  more »
Joyama ParkJoyama Park
Joyama Park located on the east side of Zenko-ji Temple is the oldest park in Nagano city.  …  more »
Park / Garden
Karukaya-san Saiko-ji TempleKarukaya-san Saiko-ji Temple
Karukaya-san Saiko-ji Temple was established in 1831. The temple is famous for “E-toki”, a  …  more »
Kawanakajima Kosenjo (Old Kawanakajima Battlefield)Kawanakajima Kosenjo (Old Kawanakajima Battlefield)
Tradition has it that Takeda Shingen of Kai Province (today’s Yamanashi) and Uesugi Kenshin …  more »
HistoryPark / Garden
M-WAVE (Nagano Olympic Memorial Arena)M-WAVE (Nagano Olympic Memorial Arena)
For the people of Nagano City, the memories or the exciting games played in the uniquely sh …  more »
EntertainmentMuseum / Gallery
Matsushiro Castle RuinsMatsushiro Castle Ruins
At the time of the historically famous Battles of Kawanakajima (1553 – 1564) between Takeda …  more »
Matsushiro-so (Matsushiro Onsen Hot Spring)Matsushiro-so (Matsushiro Onsen Hot Spring)
Matsushiro-so is a hot spring inn operated by the local government. It is famous for its pe …  more »
Spa / Hot spring
Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum / Higashiyama Kaii GalleryNagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum / Higashiyama Kaii Gallery
Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum located in Joyama Park is the only prefectural art mu …  more »
Museum / Gallery
Okususobana Natural GardenOkususobana Natural Garden
Throughout Okususobana-keikoku Valley lies a forest of giant beech trees spread around the  …  more »
Sanada Treasures MuseumSanada Treasures Museum
The long-established Sanada family from east Shinshu expanded their influence as a local ru …  more »
HistoryMuseum / Gallery
Tenkyu-ji TempleTenkyu-ji Temple
Tenkyu-ji Temple was originally called Kakuso-ji, but the name was changed by Sanada Nobuyu …  more »
Togakusi-jinja ShrineTogakusi-jinja Shrine
Togakushi has long been known as a sacred place where Japanese Yamabushi (mountain priests) …  more »
Zenko-ji Nakamise-dori StreetZenko-ji Nakamise-dori Street
Zenko-ji Nakamise-dori Street is a stone-paved street spreading out from Nio-mon Gate of th …  more »
Food / ShoppingHistory
Zenko-ji TempleZenko-ji Temple
Zenko-ji Temple is an ancient temple which is believed to have been built about 1400 years  …  more »
Zozan-jinja Shrine / Zozan Memorial MuseumZozan-jinja Shrine / Zozan Memorial Museum
In 1868, Meiji government ended Tokugawa Shogunate’s isolationist foreign policy and began  …  more »
HistoryMuseum / Gallery


Niigata Prefecture, a long prefecture facing the Sea of Japan, is situated in the center of Honshu, the largest of Japan’s four main islands. It prospered as a port on the sea of Japan during the Edo period in the 17th and 18th centuries, and, after the 19th century, developed as a base for trade with Russia and South Korea.

Enki-kan is a reconstruction of the Saito family’s Mansion, the house of a merchant who flo …  more »
HistoryPark / Garden
Furumachi is the oldest part of the Niigata City. Unfortunately, a great fire in 1955 destr …  more »
Food / Shopping
Hakusan-jinja ShrineHakusan-jinja Shrine
Hakusan-jinja Shrine has been revered as a local tutelary god for more than 400 years. It i …  more »
Niigata Prefectural Government Memorial HallNiigata Prefectural Government Memorial Hall
The memorial hall was originally built in 1883, and was used as a prefectural parliament fo …  more »
HistoryMuseum / Gallery


Shizuoka Prefecture, with a population of 3.79 million, is located in nearly the center of the Japanese archipelago, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean to the south, and Mt. Fuji and the southern Japan Alps to the north. The average yearly temperature of approximately 17 degrees Celsius makes it a very mild climate, and except for the northern mountain district, hardly any snow falls on the level ground, even in winter. Shizuoka Prefecture, which is also located between the two major cultural climates of Tokyo and Osaka, has its own unique natural features which cannot be associated with either of these.

Izu, Shizuoka

Amagi-Kogen Begonia GardenAmagi-Kogen Begonia Garden
Begonia is called “the queen of flowers” because of the beauty of its shape which resembles …  more »
EntertainmentPark / Garden
Banjo-no-taki WaterfallBanjo-no-taki Waterfall
Banjo-no-taki Waterfall that is 20 meters high and 6 meters wide is located up the Jizodo-g …  more »
Cape Koibito-misakiCape Koibito-misaki
Cape Koibito-misaki is a tourist spot which has sister ties to Two Lovers Point in Guam. An …  more »
Chikurin-no-Komichi (Banboo Forest Path)Chikurin-no-Komichi (Banboo Forest Path)
Chikurin-no-Komichi is a scenic pedestrian walkway that meanders along the Katsura-gawa Riv …  more »
Cycle Sports CenterCycle Sports Center
The sports center offers a wide range of biking experiences, from a 5 kilometer circuit and …  more »
Haccho-ike PondHaccho-ike Pond
Haccho-ike Pond is a crater lake of Mt. Amagi-san. It is known familiarly as “Izu-no-Hitomi …  more »
Hako-yu SpaHako-yu Spa
Shuzenji Onsen is the oldest hot spring in Izu. It is said that the second Kamakura Shogun  …  more »
Spa / Hot spring
Ikadaba Wasabi PaddiesIkadaba Wasabi Paddies
Naka-Izu is the foremost center of Wasabi (Japanese horseradish) production in Japan becaus …  more »
Izu Tsukigase Bairin Plum GroveIzu Tsukigase Bairin Plum Grove
At Tsukigase Bairin, 1,500 Japanese plum trees blossom in the vast 6.2 hectares ground fert …  more »
Joren-no-taki WaterfallJoren-no-taki Waterfall
The waterfall, which has been selected one of the top 100 waterfalls in Japan, is the most  …  more »
Matsubara Park (World’s Largest Flower Clock, Kogane-no-Yu)Matsubara Park (World's Largest Flower Clock, Kogane-no-Yu)
The World’s Largest Flower Clock is decorated with 10,000 flowers of the season. Music can  …  more »
Park / GardenSpa / Hot spring
Myotoku-ji TempleMyotoku-ji Temple
Myotoku-ji Temple is a weird temple known for being dedicated to the “deity of the toilet”  …  more »
Nakaizu Winery HillsNakaizu Winery Hills
Nakaizu Winery Hills produces 12 types of wines and offers tours to visitors. Surrounded by …  more »
Food / ShoppingNature
Old Amagi TunnelOld Amagi Tunnel
The old Amagi Tunnel was built in 1904. It was part of the Shimoda Route that extends north …  more »
Omi-no-Sato KitaraOmi-no-Sato Kitara
Eco-tourism is thriving in Naka-Izu, offering visitors farm stay experiences. Omi-no-Sato K …  more »
Food / ShoppingNature
Shigetsu-den is a library built for dedication and storage of Buddhist sutras by Hojo Masak …  more »
Showa-no-Mori KaikanShowa-no-Mori Kaikan
Showa-no-Mori Kaikan consists of Amagi Wasabi-no-Sato, the Izu Museum of Modern Literature, …  more »
Food / ShoppingHistoryMuseum / GalleryPark / Garden
Shuzen-ji TempleShuzen-ji Temple
Shuzen-ji Temple is an ancient Buddhist temple said to have been founded by Kukai (Kobo-Dai …  more »
Shuzenji Niji-no-Sato ParkShuzenji Niji-no-Sato Park
Niji-no-Sato Park is a 50-hectare spacious theme park sits in a scenic environment. The par …  more »
EntertainmentPark / Garden
The Grave of Minamoto-no-NoriyoriThe Grave of Minamoto-no-Noriyori
Minamoto-no-Noriyori was a son of Minamoto-no-Yoshitomo, the other son being Yoritomo. A mi …  more »
Toi BeachToi Beach
Toi Beach is the largest swimming area on the western coast of Izu Peninsula. The beach, se …  more »
Toi Ivory Art VaultToi Ivory Art Vault
Toi Ivory Art Vault offers a look into an extensive collection of 300 art works. Their exhi …  more »
Museum / Gallery
Toi Kinzan Gold MineToi Kinzan Gold Mine
Toi Kinzan was Izu’s largest gold mine, which had a working mine for roughly 400 years. The …  more »
HistoryMuseum / Gallery
Tokko-no-yu SpaTokko-no-yu Spa
Tokko-no-yu is a hot spring gushes beside the Katsura-gawa River. This is the symbol of Shu …  more »
HistorySpa / Hot spring


Surrounded by steep mountains and spreading its fields as if to embrace the deep bay, Toyama prefecture is a small area, only 50 kilometers in radius, with the prefectural capital Toyama City at its center. Over the years, Toyama has enjoyed a relationship with other countries located on the opposite shore, such as countries on the Asian Continent and the Korean Peninsula. With its advantages and rich experience, Toyama has played an active role as the center of the Northwest Pacific Region.

Gokayama is a prefectural natural park including Kamitaira, Taira and Toga villages. In thi …  more »
Kurobe DamKurobe Dam
Kurobe Dam is the largest dam in Japan and was built in 1963 by the Kansai Electric Power C …  more »
Kurobe-kyokoku GorgeKurobe-kyokoku Gorge
Kurobe-kyokoku Gorge, the deepest V-shaped gorge in Japan, is the route of the tram going t …  more »
Miyazaki-Sakai Beach (Hisui Beach)Miyazaki-Sakai Beach (Hisui Beach)
Miyazaki-Sakai Beach is also called “Hisui Beach (Jade Beach)” because raw jade stones are  …  more »
Uozu AquariumUozu Aquarium
Uozu Aquarium is the only aquarium in Toyama, which exhibits 400 species of 10,000 fishes a …  more »
Uozu Morning MarketUozu Morning Market
Uozu Morning Market began in 1995 to give an opportunity to sell Uozu’s local products dire …  more »
Food / Shopping


Yamanashi is encircled by the mountains and mountain ranges designated as national and quasi-national parks, such as Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, Tanzawa-Oyama Quasi-National Park, Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park, Yatsugatake-Chushin Quasi-National Park, and the South Japan Alps National Park. It is a prefecture where nature abounds with varying spectacular views of lakes and valleys.

Fuji Yuusui-no-sato AquariumFuji Yuusui-no-sato Aquarium
The aquarium, located in Sakana Park, specializes in freshwater fishes that live in river o …  more »
Katsunuma Budo-no-Oka WineryKatsunuma Budo-no-Oka Winery
Katsunuma town is famous for its grape and wine. Budo-no-Oka (or Grape Hill) is a winery lo …  more »
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Mount FujiMount Fuji
Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776 meters. It is the most iconic mountain …  more »
The area around Oshino village was used to be a bottom of Lake Utsu-ko which was once conne …  more »
Shosen-kyo GorgeShosen-kyo Gorge
In the 4-kilometer gorge along the Arakawa River, you can see mountain craigs, oddly-shaped …  more »
Shosen-kyo RopewayShosen-kyo Ropeway
Shosen-kyo Ropeway takes you from Sengataki Station to Panoramadai Station at the top of Mt …  more »
Yamanaka-ko Hana-no-Miyako Park / Seiryu-no-SatoYamanaka-ko Hana-no-Miyako Park / Seiryu-no-Sato
Hana-no-Miyako Park is a theme park that features flowers. It consists of free area and pay …  more »
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