Area: Chubu｜Taiken Japan
The Chubu area is the central part of Japan and includes eight prefectures: Aichi, Fukui, Gifu, Ishikawa, Nagano, Niigata, Shizuoka, Toyama and Yamanashi. The area is famous for its mountain resorts, and for Mount Fuji.
As it is the largest training monastery in Japan, it is fairly unique, and visiting is a great way to familiarize yourself with Zen Buddhism. Even those who are less interested in religion will no doubt be awed by this gorgeous temple.
October 11, 2017
Nestled on the Chita Peninsula in Aichi prefecture is Tokoname, an ancient pottery town decorated with ceramic-lined pathways and a fortune cat (Manekineko) trail.
October 7, 2017
Each of the three restaurants visited in this article are located in Kanazawa, the capital of Ishikawa. In each, the integrity of the ingredients is held to an Ishikawan standard; that is, if it is good enough for the world’s top chefs, it is good enough for you.
September 23, 2017
As the lazy days of summer fade away and energy returns, the autumn brings with it wonderful seasonal festivals all across the beautiful country of Japan. Here is a sampling to wet your appetite and get you excited about this fantastic season!
September 11, 2017
The Linimo utilizes magnetic levitation technology, also known as MAGLEV, where it maintains its prestige by being the first automated MAGLEV train service in the world.
September 6, 2017
Karuizawa is a beautiful, unique town that feels markedly different from many of Japan’s other famous cities. With its easy access from Tokyo, there is no reason to miss out.
August 21, 2017
In Shizuoka, Fukuroi City Hanabi is known to cater one of the best fireworks festivals in the whole prefecture attended by thousands of people every year.
August 10, 2017
When most people visit Japan for the first time, there’s few itineraries they have in mind. Very few of them involve a visit to the Hokuriku region. Here's why you definitely should go, and a sample itinerary stretched across the region's three main cities.
August 7, 2017
The annual Hokuto City Akeno Sunflower Festival in Yamanashi boasts a stunning view of 600,000 sunflowers, which bloom in an area that has the longest period of daylight in Japan.
August 3, 2017
Fukushimagata Lagoon is a freshwater lake located in Niigata prefecture, an important wetlands ecosystem that is home to the rare Gorgon Plant and is also an important stopover for migratory birds.
July 28, 2017