Japan - The Japan Alps & Central Honshu (Chapter)
This is the Japan Alps & Central Honshu chapter from Lonely Planet's Japan guidebook.
Japan's heartland in both geography and outlook, Central Honshu stretches out between the sprawling leviathans of Greater Tokyo and Kansai. The region's photogenic alpine uplands offer world-class skiing, hiking and onsen.
- walk the Nakasendo
- sleep in a thatched-roof house at the World Heritage-listed Ainokura
- dissolve your troubles in the mountain ringed rotemburo (outdoor baths)
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Nagoya & around, Tokoname, Inuyama & around, Gifu, Gujo-Hachiman, Hida District, Takayama, Hida-Furukawa, Shirakawa-go, Gokayama, Northern Japan Alps, Kamikochi, Shirahone Onsen, Hirayu Onsen, Fukuchi Onsen, Shin-Hotaka Onsen, Nagano Prefecture, Nagano, Togakushi, Karuizawa, Obuse, Yudanaka, Shiga Kogen, Nozawa Onsen, Hakuba, Bessho Onsen, Matsumoto, Kiso Valley Nakasendo, Azumino, Toyama, Ishikawa Prefecture, Kanazawa, Noto Peninsula, Kaga Onsen, Hakusan National Park, Fukui Prefecture, Fukui, Eihei-ji, Tojinbo and Tsuruga.
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