Japanese Alps and Chubu Region

Japan has some of the best hiking, snowboarding and skiing in the world.  It’s clean, safe and cheap if you plan ahead.  There are also plenty of interesting things to do besides these activities, such as visit shrines, temples and castles.

Highlights

Things to see and do

Hiking and Walking  Snowboarding and Skiing  Shrines and Temples  Castles  Traditional Towns  Hot Springs  Big Cities  Japanese gardens

Accommodation

There are listings on each place’s page, but it’s generally cheaper to stay in the big cities or tourist destinations.  These are Matsumoto, Nagano, Nagoya, Takayama and Hakuba.

Transportation

It’s cheaper to get here via the main cities of MatsumotoNaganoTakayama or Hakuba.

Discount Passes

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