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The Chubu region comprises much of east-central Japan. The geographically diverse region spans nine prefectures from the Sea of Japan to the Pacific Ocean: Aichi, Fukui, Gifu, Ishikawa, Nagano, Niigata, Shizuoka, Toyama, and Yamanashi. It is home to the majestic Japanese Alps, the legendary Mount Fuji, two UNESCO World Heritage Sites (in addition to Mount Fuji), and priceless and unforgettable vacation experiences, whether you decide on a city or a country stay.

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Additional Regions of Honshu

  • Tohoku

    Just a three or four-hour shinkansen ride from Tokyo, Tohoku is a great place to explore the Japanese countryside. Rolling farmland and rice paddies make way for lakes and mountains, where there are traditional towns and villages with well-known hot springs and ryokans.

  • Kanto

    The Kanto region is largely comprised of the Kanto Plain, the largest plain in Japan, which fits a third of Japan`s population into an eighth of Honshu. Tokyo, the nation`s capital and one of the world`s major cities, is located in the middle of the Kanto Plain.

  • Kansai

    The Kansai region (also called the Kinki region) is the historical heart of Japan, home to the country`s former capitals, Nara and Kyoto. Kansai is known in equal parts for its history and its great natural beauty, and it boasts five UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

  • Chugoku

    Chugoku means `the middle countries` in Japanese, and it was once the link Nara and Kyoto had with Asia`s mainland. Cut in two by the Chugoku Mountains, the south (Sanyo) is home to its two largest cities, and the north (San'in) is perhaps the most rural part of Japan.

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Experiences & Adventures

  • Japanese Cultural Experiences

    There are so many experiences you can enjoy that are unique to Japan, such as attending a kabuki theatre performance, being a spectator at a sumo wrestling match, watching geishas administer the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, and the list goes on!

  • Japanese Castles

    Japan is particularly well-known for its castles. Today there are over 100 open to the public. From Hokkaido to Okinawa, the castles of Japan educate visitors on what life was like during the late feudal and Tokugawa shogunate eras.

  • Temples and Shrines of Japan

    There are tens of thousands of Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines across Japan, and they can be found even in the remotest towns and villages. One of the most accessible ways to learn about Japanese culture and customs is to visit a temple or shrine.

SUGGESTED ITINERARIES

  • Kanto - Chubu - Chugoku with Rail Pass (Tokyo - Hakone - Shizouka - Hiroshima)
    10 nights from $2,077*
  • Exiting Japan! Combine Tokyo (the center of Japan. This beautiful city actually has an unbelievable amount of restaurants, beautiful gardens and its full of fascinating museums and galleries), before continuing to Hakone, Shizuoka, Nagoya and finally Hiroshima (a modern city on Japan’s Honshu Island, was largely destroyed by an atomic bomb during World War II. Today, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park commemorates the 1945 event). Combine these destinations by rail to experience the culture and natural beauty of Japan. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight in Tokyo and out of Hiroshima
    • High-speed train Shinkansen (Japan Rail Pass - bullet train)
    • 14 Days Japan Rail Pass is included by default. Please ensure you select the correct duration of your Japan Rail Pass according to length of travel (For more details please go to the product description during the booking process).
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Tokyo
    • Train from Tokyo to Hakone operated by Tokaido Shinkansen: Validate your Japan Rail Pass, and take the train that will take you to Odawara station to connect to Hakone. Journey takes approx. 40 min
    • NOT INCLUDED
    • Train Odawara to Hakone operated by Hakone Tozan Railway (Not covered by Japan Rail Pass network) Approx. fare USD $5. Tickets payable at the ticket gate. Duration depends on Hotel location.
    • Odawara to Hakone-Yumoto Station - 14 minutes
    • Odawara to Hakone-Miyanoshita Station — 39 minutes
    • Odawara to Hakone-Kowakudani Station — 44 minutes
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Hakone
    • Train from Hakone to Shizuoka operated by Tokaido Shinkansen: Validate your Japan Rail Pass, and take the train that will take you to Hakone station to connect to Shizuoka Station. Journey takes approx. 45 min
    • Hotel for 2 night in Shizuoka
    • Train from Shizuoka to Nagoya operated by Tokaido Shinkansen: Validate your Japan Rail Pass, and take the train that will take you to Shizuoka station to connect to Nagoya Station. Journey takes approx. 55 min
    • Hotel for 2 night in Nagoya
    • Train from Nagoya to Hiroshima operated by Tokaido Shinkansen: Validate your Japan Rail Pass, and take the train that will take you to Nagoya station to connect to Hiroshima Station. Journey takes approx. 35 min
    • Hotel for 2 night in Hiroshima


  • Kanto and Chubu with Rail Pass (Tokyo - Yokohama - Hamamatsu - Nagoya - Toyama)
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  • Greatest population with large industrial zone and amazing high rugged mountains, you will discover with this package along these two Japan's areas with a Rail Pass. In Kanto Region, visit Tokyo and Yokohama (famous for its abundant sightseeing spots, entertainment complex with shopping malls, an amusement park and movie theaters). After that, explore, Chubu Region with fantastic stays in Hamamatsu (famous flower producing area, and for its manufacturing musical instruments and motorcycles); Nagoya (important transportation hub, industrial powerhouses; center of the automotive industry in Japan); and Toyama (a coastal city on Japan’s main island, Honshu. In the center, Toyama Castle Park has a restored castle dating to the 1500s, plus small museums of history and art). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Tokyo and out of Toyama
    • Bullet Train - Japan Rail Pass
    • High-speed bullet train Shinkansen (Japan Rail Pass - 7 Days)
    • 7 Days Japan Rail Pass is included by default. Please ensure you select the correct duration of your Japan Rail Pass according to length of travel (For more details please go to the product description during the booking process).
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Tokyo
    • Train from Tokyo to Yokohama: Go to Tokyo train station, validate your Japan Rail Pass, and take the train that will take you to Yokohama train station. Journey takes approx. 25 Min.
    • Hotel for 1 night in Yokohama
    • Train from Yokohama to Hamamatsu Go to Yokohama train station, validate your Japan Rail Pass, and take the train that will take you to Hamamatsu train station. Journey takes approx. 85 Min.
    • Hotel for 1 night in Hamamatsu
    • Train from Hamamatsu to Nagoya: Go to Hamamatsu train station, validate your Japan Rail Pass, and take the train that will take you to Nagoya train station. Journey takes approx. 30 Min.
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Nagoya
    • Train from Nagoya to Toyama: Go to Nagoya train station, validate your Japan Rail Pass, and take the train that will take you to Toyama train station. Journey takes approx. 190 Min.
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Toyama


  • Tokyo and Chubu Region with Rail Pass (Kanazawa - Takayama - Nagoya)
    8 nights from $1,857*
  • Amazing and inspiring Japanese Alps! Soaring mountain peaks, open-air hot springs, lush forests, quaint mountain villages and the incomparable landscape make of the alpine area a great escape. Arrive Tokyo, modern metropolis, a land of staggering skyscrapers. Visit Kanazawa with its temples and tearooms that served lords and housed geishas, and are beautifully preserved. Spend some time in Takayama riverside streetscapes that satisfy admirers from Japan and abroad. Continue to Nagoya, Japan's fourth largest city, and a gateway city famed for technical know-how. Travel with your Japan Rail Pass and use it as a jumping off point for all the area`s highlights. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Tokyo and out of Nagoya
    • High-speed bullet train Shinkansen (Japan Rail Pass - 7 Days)
    • 7 Days Japan Rail Pass is included by default. Please ensure you select the correct duration of your Japan Rail Pass according to length of travel (For more details please go to the product description during the booking process).
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Tokyo
    • Train from Tokyo to Kanazawa: Go to Tokyo train station, validate your Japan Rail Pass, and take the train that will take you to Kanazawa train station. Route operated by Shinkansen. Journey takes approx. 154 Min.
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Kanazawa
    • Train from Kanazawa to Takayama (via Toyama): Go to Kanazawa train station, validate your Japan Rail Pass, and take the train that will take you to Takayama train station. Route operated by Shinkansen with one stop in Toyama to connect with JR Hida Limited Express Train to Takayama. Journey takes approx. 120 Min.
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Takayama
    • Train from Takayama to Nagoya: Go to Takayama train station, validate your Japan Rail Pass, and take the train that will take you to Nagoya train station. This route is operated by JR Hida Limited Express. Journey takes approx. 144 Min.
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Nagoya


  • Tokyo to Osaka via Chubu Region with Rail Pass (Takayama - Nagoya)
    8 nights from $3,127*
  • Traditional Japan!!!... Begin your trip in Tokyo, the world's most populous metropolis and recently awarded as the city with best 'Helpfulness of locals, Nightlife, Shopping and Best Local Transportation. Then get on the famous bullet train and go to Takayama, a picturesque town that houses three of the most beautiful festivals in Japan. Up next is Nagoya, home of auto-making giants, and not to forget that is where samurai and ninja culture has evolved. Right after comes Osaka, famous for its delicious traditional food along with its Castle and renowned Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. This is a flexible package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Tokyo and out of Osaka
    • High-speed bullet train Shinkansen (Japan Rail Pass - 7 Days)
    • 7 Days Japan Rail Pass is included by default. Please ensure you select the correct duration of your Japan Rail Pass according to length of travel (For more details please go to the product description during the booking process).
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Tokyo
    • Train from Tokyo to Takayama: Go to Tokyo train station, validate your Japan Rail Pass, and take the train that will take you to Takayama train station. Route operated by Shinkansen. Journey takes approx. 240 Min.
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Takayama
    • Train from Takayama to Nagoya: Go to Takayama train station, validate your Japan Rail Pass, and take the train that will take you to Nagoya train station. Journey takes approx. 160 Min.
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Nagoya
    • Train from Nagoya to Osaka: Go to Nagoya train station, validate your Japan Rail Pass, and take the train that will take you to Nagoya train station. This route is operated by JR Hida Limited Express. Journey takes approx. 140 Min.
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Osaka


  • Tokyo - Nagano - Kanazawa - Toyama by Rail
    7 nights from $1,813*
  • Japan with a Rail Pass Combine Tokyo (with its contrasts between the old and the new, the traditional and modern, an exciting place for travelers to visit the world over), Nagano, Kanazawa and Toyama (a coastal city on Japan’s main island, Honshu) with flights between cities. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Tokyo and out of Toyama
    • High-speed bullet train Shinkansen (Japan Rail Pass - 7 Days)
    • 7 Days Japan Rail Pass is included by default. Please ensure you select the correct duration of your Japan Rail Pass according to length of travel (For more details please go to the product description during the booking process).
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Tokyo
    • Train from Tokyo to Nagano: Go to Tokyo train station, validate your Japan Rail Pass, and take the train that will take you to Nagano train station. Route operated by Shinkansen. Journey takes approx. 90 Min.
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Nagano
    • Train from Nagano to Kanazawa:Go to Nagano train station, validate your Japan Rail Pass, and take the train that will take you to Kanazawa train station. Route operated by Shinkansen. Journey takes approx. 90 Min.
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Kanazawa
    • Train from Kanazawa to Toyama: Go to Kanazawa train station, validate your Japan Rail Pass, and take the train that will take you to Toyama train station. Route operated by Shinkansen. Journey takes approx. 20 Min.
    • Hotel for 1 night in Toyama


  • Tokyo - Nagano - Matsumoto - Kanazawa - Toyam with Rail Pass
    10 nights from $3,367*
  • Combine Tokyo, Nagano, Matsumoto, Takayama and Toyama with bullet train. This is a flexible package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Tokyo and out of Toyama
    • High-speed bullet train Shinkansen (Japan Rail Pass - 7 Days)
    • 7 Days Japan Rail Pass is included by default. Please ensure you select the correct duration of your Japan Rail Pass according to length of travel (For more details please go to the product description during the booking process).
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Tokyo
    • Train from Tokyo to Nagano: Go to Tokyo train station, validate your Japan Rail Pass, and take the train that will take you to Nagano train station. Route operated by Shinkansen. Journey takes approx. 90 Min.
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Nagano
    • Train from Nagano to Matsumoto:Go to Nagano train station, validate your Japan Rail Pass, and take the train that will take you to Matsumoto train station. Route operated by Shinkansen. Journey takes approx. 80 Min.
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Matsumoto
    • Train from Matsumoto to Kanazawa:Go to Matsumoto train station, validate your Japan Rail Pass, and take the train that will take you to Kanazawa train station. Route operated by Shinkansen. Journey takes approx. 150 Min.
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Kanazawa
    • Train from Kanazawa to Toyama: Go to Kanazawa train station, validate your Japan Rail Pass, and take the train that will take you to Toyama train station. Route operated by Shinkansen. Journey takes approx. 20 Min.
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Toyama


  • Tokyo - Nagoya - Osaka by Train
    9 nights from $1,987*
  • Japan land of contrast and diversity!! Fly to Tokyo and enjoy its museums, historic temples and gardens, this amazing city offers a seemingly unlimited choice of shopping, entertainment, culture and dining to its visitors. Up next visit Nagoya , which offers a welcoming social experience keeping its traditions , culture and rich flavors . Finally go to Osaka famous for its delicious traditional food along with its Castle and renowned Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Tokyo and out of Osaka
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Tokyo
    • Train from Tokyo to Nagoya
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Nagoya
    • Train from Nagoya to Osaka
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Osaka


  • Tokyo - Matsumoto - Kyoto - Osaka by Rail
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  • Combine Tokyo, Matsumoto, Kyoto and Osaka with bullet train.
    Included:
    • Flight into Tokyo and out of Osaka
    • High-speed train Shinkansen (Japan Rail Pass - bullet train)
    • 7 Days Japan Rail Pass is included by default. Please ensure you select the correct duration of your Japan Rail Pass according to length of travel (For more details please go to the product description during the booking process).
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Tokyo
    • Train from Tokyo to Matsumoto: Go to Tokyo train station, validate your Japan Rail Pass, and take the train that will take you to Matsumoto train station. Journey takes approx. 140 Min.
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Matsumoto
    • Train from Matsumoto to Kyoto: Go to Matsumoto train station, validate your Japan Rail Pass, and take the train that will take you to Kyoto train station. Journey takes approx. 180 Min.
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Kyoto
    • Train from Kyoto to Osaka: Go to Kyoto train station, validate your Japan Rail Pass, and take the train that will take you to Osaka train station. Route operated by Shinkansen. Journey takes approx. 30 Min.
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Osaka


  • Chubu Region with Rail Pass (Tokyo - Shizuoka - Nagoya - Takayama - Gero Onsen - Toyama)
    12 nights from $2,919*
  • The beautiful Japan's Chubu Region is at your disposal for an unforgettable holiday; combining these cities with a Rail Pass. Visit; Tokyo; then, Shizuoka (best known as home to Mt. Fuji, and for its green tea production, where Shizuoka City is the capital); after that, Nagoya (one of the nation's major economic centers for the automotive, aviation, and ceramic industries in Japan); then, Takayama (city in the mountainous Hida region of Gifu Prefecture, with its beautifully preserved old town, specially in the Sanmachi Suji district); Gero (one of Japan's three famous Springs, very popular among women, because its spring water buffs human skin); and finally, Toyama (a coastal city on Japan’s main island, Honshu. In the center, Toyama Castle Park has a restored castle dating to the 1500s, plus small museums of history and art). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Tokyo and out of Toyama
    • Bullet Train - Japan Rail Pass
    • High-speed bullet train Shinkansen (Japan Rail Pass - 7 Days)
    • 7 Days Japan Rail Pass is included by default. Please ensure you select the correct duration of your Japan Rail Pass according to length of travel (For more details please go to the product description during the booking process).
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Tokyo
    • Train from Tokyo to Shizuoka: Go to Tokyo train station, validate your Japan Rail Pass, and take the train that will take you to Shizuoka train station. Journey takes approx. 80 Min.
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Shizuoka
    • Train from Shizuoka to Nagoya Go to Shizuoka train station, validate your Japan Rail Pass, and take the train that will take you to Nagoya train station. Journey takes approx. 55 Min.
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Nagoya
    • Train from Nagoya to Takayama: Go to Nagoya train station, validate your Japan Rail Pass, and take the train that will take you to Takayama train station. Journey takes approx. 155 Min.
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Takayama
    • Train from Takayama to Gero Onsen: Go to Takayama train station, validate your Japan Rail Pass, and take the train that will take you to Gero Onsen train station. Journey takes approx. 45 Min.
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Gero Onsen
    • Train from Gero Onsen to Toyama: Go to Gero Onsen train that will take you to Toyama train station. Journey takes approx. 45 Min.
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Toyama


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    The most authentically Japanese accommodations that are offered are called ryokan, a traditional Japanese-style inn. Many ryokan also have onsen, a blissful and uniquely Japanese spin on the thermal spring.

  • Japanese Cuisine

    Japanese cuisine is one of the world`s most popular cuisines, and definitely one of the most delicious. You will find certain regions are cities are known for the best of the best of certain Japanese delicacies and staples.

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