The Japan Alps and the North Chubu Coast Sights

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Kanazawa 14

Takayama 7

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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

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Mawaki Onsen

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Artifacts found at this open-air hot spring include pottery from the Jomon (straw-rope pattern) archaeological period (13,000 BC–300...

Mitsuke-jima

  • Local Interest–Sight

Just south of the village of Suzu is a dramatic offshore rock formation called Mitsuke-jima, a huge wedge of rock topped with lush vegetation...

Myojo-ji Temple

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

This seldom-visited but well-tended temple complex sits a few miles north of the town of Hakui on the bus route from Kanazawa. The temple,...

Noto Seacoast

  • Scenic Drive/Tour

Although inland buses will get you around faster, the coastal route is recommended for its scenic value. The 16-km (10-mile) stretch...

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...

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