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The Japan Alps and the North Chubu Coast Travel Guide

The Japan Alps and the North Chubu Coast Top Experiences

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Gassho-zukuri Farmhouses

It’s tempting to think of traditional domestic architecture in Japan, with its paper windows and tatami mats and sliding screens as, well,...


Top Reasons to Go

Onsen: The salty, calcium-rich waters of coastal thermal spas and iron- and sulfur-heavy springs in the mountains make your skin smooth,...


On the Menu

Every microregion in Japan's alpine region has its specialties and unique style of preparing seafood from the Sea of Japan. Vitamin-rich seaweed...


Heartbeat of Sado Island

A hawk flies overhead as the sky deepens to the indigo of the kimonos the two women are wearing. With an elegant flick, the batchi resounds...


Festivals in the Japan Alps

Takayama's spring and fall festivals (April 14 and 15 and October 9 and 10) transform the usually quiet town into a rowdy, colorful party,...

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