Chubu

Description

Chubu, Mount Fuji

中部地方

The Chubu Region houses the famous Japanese Alps. Since it is also situated in the populated centre of the country, this region is probably the most popular hiking area in Japan. The highest mountains can be found here. Three Alpine massifs are generally distinguished: Kita Alps (North), Minami Alps (South) and lesser known Chuo Alps (Central Alps). Other mountain massifs can be found here and are just as fine to explore.

Japan's highest mountain and national symbol, Fuji-san (3.776m), is in the southern part of Chubu.

The west coast, called Hokuriku 北陸地方, attracts a lot of hikers. Nagano is in the centre of many hiking area's.

Two nature trails can be found here (Chubu Hokuriku nature Trail and Tokai Nature Trail) as well as part of the Nakasendo Trail.

Map

Chubu

Trails in this region

Books

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2009
  • Lonely Planet Hiking in Japan
  • Hiking in Japan in the Walking Guide series from Lonely Planet; profiling in comprehensive detail the walking opportunities, from day walks to long distance hikes, available in a range of international destinations. Frank and informal in style, the guides introduce readers to a selection of walks in each country and are designed to be practical... Read more
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  • Stanfords, United Kingdom
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2009
  • Hiking in Japan
  • Hiking in Japan in the Walking Guide series from Lonely Planet gives details of walking opportunities, from day walks to long distance hikes in Tokyo, Chubu, Kansai, Chugoku, Tohoku, Hokkaido, Shikoku, Kyushu and Nasei-shoto.With instructions of 69 great hikes this guide is organised geographically by region, with further sub-regions also... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2009
  • Lonely Planet Hiking in Japan
  • Hiking in Japan in the Walking Guide series from Lonely Planet; profiling in comprehensive detail the walking opportunities, from day walks to long distance hikes, available in a range of international destinations. Frank and informal in style, the guides introduce readers to a selection of walks in each country and are designed to be practical... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2009
  • Wandelgids Hiking in Japan | Lonely Planet |
  • Uitstekende wandelgids voor Japan. Met gedetailleerde beschrijvingen van zowel dagtochten als meerdaagse tochten. Schetsmatige kaarten en veel praktische informatie. Forget Japan´s neon reputation. Away from the big cities, Japan is a hiker´s wonderland and this guide has recommended routes for every ability level. See sunrise from atop... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Kumano Kodo - Kyoto to Osaka Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Self guided village to village walk on the Kumano Kodo trail to the Kumano shrines on the Kii Peninsula. Walk the 11th century Kumano Kodo pilgrim’s trail through rural Japan to the three grand shrines of Kumano. Walking from village to village, staying in authentic Japanese lodgings each night you will experience the Japan of your imagination.... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Nakasendo Trail Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Walk the Nakasendo Way through rural Japan from Kyoto to Tokyo. Walk through rural Japan following the Nakasendo Way, one of a network of ancient highways which linked Kyoto and Tokyo through the central mountains. Travellers would rest each night at juku - post towns - and today it is still possible to walk the route and stay in small local... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Nakasendo Trail, Tokyo, Kyoto, Mount Koya & Nara
  • Combine four days of walking along the Nakasendo Trail with time to explore Japans' highlights; vibrant Tokyo, ancient Nara, Mount Koya & Nara. Combine four days of walking along the Nakasendo Trail with time to explore Japans' highlights; vibrant Tokyo, ancient Nara, Mount Koya & Nara. You’ll discover the highlights of Japan over 11 days,... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Nakasendo Trail - Kyoto to Tokyo Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Walk the Nakasendo Way through rural Japan from Kyoto to Tokyo. Walk the Nakasendo Way through rural Japan from Kyoto to Tokyo. A route used since feudal times the Nakasendo Trail, one of a network of ancient highways, linked Kyoto and Tokyo through the central mountains. Travellers would rest each night at juku - post towns - and today it is... Read more
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