The Chubu region is located about halfway of the largest and most important island of the Japanese archipelago, Honshu.
It is located in the middle between the two major regions of Japan, that of Tokyo to the west and that of Osaka and Kyoto to the east, and here is where stands one of the most famous symbols of Japan, Mount Fuji.
This region is often snubbed by most of tourists who merely cross it in order to get to the Kansai from Tokyo or vice versa.
The main town is Nagoya, Japan's fourth largest city and an important industrial center, the most popular places are the historical towns of Kanazawa and Takayama, the mountain areas around Nagano and the lakes around Mount Fuji.
Jigokudani Monkey Park
a worldwide famous park, thanks to its monkeys that spend their winter days having a bath in the hot springs
major city, home to many historic buildings and one of the country's finest gardens
mountain town that hosted the Winter Olympics in 1998, it's home to important Buddhist and Shinto places
historical old town where is held one of the most important matsuri festivals of Japan