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Travel to Chubu Region

Chubu region is located in the central part of Honshu, and includes Toyama, Yamanashi, Aichi, Niigata, Ishikawa, Fukui, Nagano, Gifu and Shizuoka Prefectures. This region is home to Mt. Fuji, the symbol of Japan. This area occupies a very mountainous region which is full of 3000 meter-class mountains, and for this reason it is sometimes called the “Japan Alps.” This beautiful mountain scenery is the primary attraction of this region. Chubu is sake country and Niigata, renowned for its koshihikari rice, produces some of the best in the country including famous labels like Kubota, Koshinokanbai and Hakkaisan. Shizuoka is famous for green tea and Mikan(tangerine).