The Japan Alps and the North Chubu Coast Sights

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Kanazawa 14

Takayama 7

Noto-hanto (Noto Peninsula) 6

Matsumoto 6

Sado Island (Sado-ga-shima) 5

Nagano and Environs 4

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Kusatsu 2

Nagano 1

Yudanaka Onsen and Shibu Onsen 1

Hakuba 3

Karuizawa 3

Shirakawa-go 1

Niigata 1

Toyama 1

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Shirouma-dake

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Hiking at the bottom of Daisekkei (Big Snow) Gorge, which extends for 3½ km (2 miles), requires warm clothes even in midsummer, when...

Shoren-ji

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The main hall of Shoren-ji in Shiroyama Koen (Shiroyama Park) was built in 1504. It was moved here in 1961 from its original site in...

Shukunegi

  • Town/Village

Once known for building small wooden ships to traverse the waters between Sado and Honshu, laid-back Shukunegi is a great place to see...

Soji-ji Temple

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The Zen temple complex at Monzen once served as the Soto sect's headquarters. Though a fire destroyed most of the buildings in 1818 and...

Takaoka City

  • Town/Village

The southern gateway to the Noto Peninsula, Takaoka is mostly known for its traditions of copper-, bronze-, and iron-smithing, and remains...

Takayama Jinya

  • Museum/Gallery

This rare collection of stately buildings housed the 25 officials of the Tokugawa Shogunate who administered the Hida region for 176...

Takayama Matsuri Yatai Kaikan

  • Arts/Performance Venue

This community center displays four of the 11th-, 17th-, and 18th-century yatai (festival floats) used in Takayama's famous Sanno and...

Tsugaike Shizen-en

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

This marshland dazzles with a wide variety of rare alpine flora from early June to late October and is graced with gold and crimson leaves...

Yacho-no-mori

  • Forest

This sanctuary is home to some 120 bird species, including the Japanese white-eye. You can watch from two observation huts along a 2½-km...

Zenko-ji

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Nagano's unusual temple is the final destination each year for millions of religious pilgrims. Since the 7th century, this nonsectarian...

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