Welcome to Central Honshū
World-class skiing, hiking and onsen can be found in the region's photogenic alpine uplands. All but one of Japan's 30 highest peaks (Mt Fuji) are here. Kanazawa oozes culture: temples and tearooms that served lords and housed geisha are beautifully preserved. Takayama's riverside streetscapes satisfy admirers from Japan and abroad. Matsumoto's magnificent castle and alpine backdrop ensure its popularity.
Nagoya, Japan's fourth-largest city, is the gateway to Central Honshū, packing its share of urban delights with excellent transport connections to just about everywhere.