Guide and information of Japan travel, with Nagoya, Takayama, Shirakawago, Kanazawa, Tsumago, Matsumoto, Kamikochi.
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The Chubu and Hokuriku regions have the backbone of Japan, the Northen Japan Alps and the Southern Japan Alps, which rise to 3,000m and more.
Mt. Fuji is one of the most famous mountain throughout the world, and is the symbol of Japan. Izu Peninsula is a popular resort area for Tokyo people. There are open-air hot-springs that view Mt. Fuji and/or Pacific Ocean.
Nagoya is the largest city in the Chubu region holds the Expo 2005, recently opened unique airport called Centrair with hot-spting inside the terminal. Nagoya Castle, originally a residence and military headquarters for Tokugawa Ieyasu.
Ise and Shima National Park harbors the most quintessential Ise Shrine as well as numerous pearl fisheries along its magnificent seacoast.
Hida-Takayama where you feel the best of traditional Japan. Shirakawago is an intermountain village registered as a world heritage site. Old wooden houses called 'Gassho-Zukuri', constructed with thatch, remains as it used to be for hundreds years.
Tateyama mountains and Kurobe canyon are knows as a cool point of summer time. Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is not JR, but very recommended for the scenic route.
The Kenrokuen in Kanazawa is one of Japan's three most beautiful gardens. Kanazawa has 21st Century Museum as well. The Noto Peninsula has unique atomosphere stick into the Japan Sea.
A 90 minutes train ride from Kanazawa via Fukui takes you to
Eiheiji Temple, celebrated as one of the headquarters of the Soto sect of Zen Buddhism.
Niigata, about 90 minutes from Tokyo, is one of the world's snowiest areas and, as such, attracts large numbers of skiers throughout the winter. Sado Island in Niigata is the fifth largest of Japan's islands on the way to Russia.
Nagano became world-famous as the host for the 1998 Winter Olymoics. The Zenkoji Temple is a representative old temple of Nagano. The main tower of Matsumoto Castle in the city of Matsumoto is nicknamed as 'Crow Castle' because of its black walls.
JR East Nagano/Niigata
JR Central/West
JR West Passes
Sightseeing Spots
Noto Peninsula
Kenrokuen Park / 21st Museum
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
Matsumoto Castle
Hida Takayama and Shirakawago and Gokayama
Fukui Eiheiji Temple
Mt. Fuji
Izu Peninsula
Hot Spring
Echigo Yuzawa Onsen
Monkey Onsen
Manza Onsen
Gero Onsen
Go Gifu Onsen
Yutaki Onsen in iiyama
Scenic Route (JR Tadami Line, JR Iiyama Line, JR Ooito Line, JR Takayama Line and Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route)
Where is Asakusa
LCC (Low Cost Carrier)
Japan Rail Pass
Rail Passes
Special Train Tickets
Narita Airport
Haneda Airport
Japan in Asia
From/To elsewhere
Tokyo - Kyoto
Tokyo - Takayama
Tokyo - Naoshima
Tokyo - KumanoKodo
Tokyo - Sapporo
Tokyo - Okinawa
Area by Area
Chubu Hokuriku
Chugoku Shikoku
Kyushu Okinawa
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