The Best 7 Days Chūbu Japan Autumn Itinerary

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The Chūbu Region (中部地方) that is located in the centre of Japan’s main island – Honshū (本州), is one of the most scenic parts of Japan. As these stunning attractions are mostly situated in mountainous areas, for beautiful autumn foliage, we recommend you embark on your trip between mid to late October.

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Hakusan Shirakawagō White Road Complete Guide

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The World Heritage Shirakawagō is now a really popular tourist destination in Japan. Quite often, people will visit this fairytale-like village by catching a bus or driving from Kanazawa. Many tourists take the normal highway. But unbeknownst to them (and us when we first visited Shirakawagō), there is also a really scenic toll road that goes through the magnificent local mountain ranges that would be a shame to miss out on!

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Hida Furukawa – A Quaint Town The Movie Your Name Is Based On

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Hida Furukawa (飛騨古川), a quaint, unassuming town, has become a lot more lively since Makoto Shinkai’s movie – Your Name (君の名は) hit the theatre. The town serves as the inspiration behind many iconic scenes from the film! It can be accessed just 2 stations away from Hida Takayama City, which is a popular tourist destination in its own right. Whether you are like us, big fans of the movie, or if you simply want to enjoy the traditional atmosphere of the Kami-Sannomachi of Takayama, but dislike the crowd, Hida Furukawa will surely give you a deep and pleasant impression!

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Shirakawago – The Most Fairytale-Like Villages in Japan

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Since its listing on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1995, Shirakawago (白川郷) in Gifu Prefecture has been considered as one of the most popular getaway spots in Japan. Located in a remote mountainous region in central Japan, the villages and its people were known to be isolated and hidden from the rest of the world. However, due to the tourism industry boom, it has become a lot easier for people to get to this charming part of Japan!

No matter what season you visit Shirakawago, the villages in the river valley surrounded by rugged high-mountain will definitely be the ultimate escape from the chaotic urban lifestyle (=゚ω゚)ノ

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Takayama – A City That No One Will Be bored With

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Takayama City in Gifu Prefecture is one of the destinations that most people won’t miss when the Chubu region (中部地方) is on their itinerary. Commonly referred to as Hida Takayama (飛騨高山), the city is conveniently located close to a couple of famous tourist spots such as: Shirakawago, Kamikouchi, Kanazawa and Hida Furukawa (for those who are big fans of the anime movie – Your Name!).

With old well-preserved townships and other popular attractions in the city, it is now one of the prime candidates among both Japanese and foreign visitors who want to experience rural elements of Japan.

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