Japan - The Japan Alps & Central Honshu (PDF Chapter)

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Central Honshū is Japan’s heartland in both geography and outlook. You’ll find world-class skiing, hiking and onsen in the alpine uplands; atmospheric streetscapes in Takayama and Matsumoto; and urban delights in bustling Nagoya.

  • walk Nakasendō, an ancient post road between Tsumago and Magome
  • maps
  • sleep in a thatch-roofed house in World Heritage–listed Ainokura
  • transport
  • contemplate Zen and the art of contemplating at the DT Suzuki Museum in Kanazawa
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Nagoya & Around, Gifu, Gujō-Hachiman, Magome, Tsumago, Kiso, Narai, Takayama, Hida-Furukawa, Okuhida Onsen-gō, Shirakawa-gō & Gokayama, Kanazawa, Noto Peninsula, Kaga Onsen, Fukui, Toyama, Matsumoto, Azumino, Shirahone Onsen, Kamikōchi, Hakuba, Nagano & Around, Togakushi, Obuse, Nozawa Onsen, Shiga Kōgen, Bessho Onsen, Karuizawa, Gunma Prefecture, Takasaki & Around, Minakami Onsen-kyo and Kusatsu Onsen.

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