The Chubu region is often seen as the obstacle to get through
to go to the popular Kansai prefecture such as Kyoto or Osaka,
but there is so much more to this region.
And today I want to share that with you guys.
What to do in the chubu region: part one
So if you didn’t know really Japan has eight regions and since I’ve already done a video on the Kanto region
today I will be moving onto the Chubu region which has 9 prefectures.
I will also be dividing this region into two videos
这这个视频中 我将介绍长野县 石川县 富山县 山梨县
and in this video I will cover Nagano,Yamanashi,Toyama and Ishikawa.
Nagano evolved as a temple Town around Zenkoji, one of Japan’s most popular temples.
So It is definitely a must-go if you are ever in the area.
Also Nagano host the Winter Olympics in 1998,
so you can still see some of the monuments that represent this.
Another popular thing to do in Nagano is the ……Monkey Park
Not only can you see the monkeys up close, but you can see them bathe in the hot spring,
and also take really cool photos like these guys up-close.
These monkeys seem really cute, and I say that first
but just be careful not to do what I did.
“Come to mama, come to…”
But don’t worry I manage to survive , somehow.
And another must see is the Matsumoto Castle.
它一年四季都很美丽：夏季 冬季 秋季 春季
It’ beautiful in all four season: Summer, Winter, Autumn and Spring
So defenitely check that out if you are in the area.
If you stop right Toyama, then make sure to check out the historical villages at Gokayama.
They are also listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
I visit Gokayama Village.Yeah~
There are also some locals living in the village,
so it’s nice to talk to them and understand more about the local area.
Toyama is famous for its glass, so you can exprience
making your own glass here
你可以亲手做属于你自己的玻璃杯 马克杯 甚至是镇纸
You can make your own glass cup, mug and even a paperweight,
I decide to make this mickey paperweight
Also check out Toyama Castle if you are in the area.
It’s a really nice and peaceful area to have a stroll.
And for the next two, I didn’t actually have enough time to go there when I was in Toyama,
I really do recommend it and it does seem really beautiful.
When you think of Yamanashi, you should immediatly think of Mount Fuji.
So be sure to check the five lakes sourrounding Mount Fiji in Yamanashi.
And if you have some time, take the ropeway from kawaguchi to the top of the mountain
and you should see a spectacular view.
Next we have Shosen Valley.
And if you’re like me and you’d love to escape the cellulite sometimes and be surrounded by the nature.
这个地方很适合你 这是个徒步的好地方 这有特别漂亮的瀑布
This is the place for you, it’s great for hiking, it’s got beautiful waterfalls,
and it’s got really uniquely-shaped rocks.
And this is just me pretending to be cool meditating a non.
And you can also enjoy great food while being surrounded by nature.
And for the more adventurous ones out there, Fuji Q is for you.
Ishikawa is best known for Noto Peninsula that reaches out into the sea of Japan.
The Peninsula coast is full of spectacular views including one of Japan’s most beautiful rice fileds.
Kenrokuen is one of the top three gardens in Japan.
I came here in Spring so I saw the beautiful cherry blossoms,
however all year around it should be really beautiful
and make sure to try the gold ice-cream because this is very famous in kanazawa.
And since we are talking about food, kanazawa is also very famous for its sweets.
And you can actually join in the class and make your own Japanese sweets.
So those are my recommandations on what you can get up to in the Chubu area.
Comment down below which one you found the most interesting or which one you want to do the most.
And I hope this video helped you guys and give you some ideas on
what you can do next time if you visit Chubu area
Thanks for watching!