Central Japan is so easy to access. Whether you are coming from Tokyo, Kyoto or Osaka you can be experiencing the ‘heartbeat of the nation’ in less than an hour. Access to Central Japan is also easy from our regional airport in Nagoya ‘Centrair’. Lufthansa, Finn Air, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, Delta to name but a few all operate scheduled flights into Centrair.
There are world famous, UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Mt Fuji, Shirakawa-go and the Alpine Route. Ise Jingu is part of UNESCO’S World Heritage Pilgrimage – the Kumano Kodo....and there is so much more to discover.
Our region is the home to Mikimoto Pearls and the Ama divers. It has Japan’s ancient highway, the Nakasendo Way, running right through it. This is a treasure trove of small towns, castles and incredible views. The region has Japan’s largest lake – Biwako. Noritake and Toyota are other world famous brands in the region and of course they have pioneering museums and stories to tell. To the north of our region Kanazawa is a beautiful historic city. The Noto Peninsula is home to some of Japan’s finest sashimi and has sustainable industries such as sea salt farming and charcoal production. If you truly want to understand Japan and the Japanese, then central Japan is where you need to spend some time.
It takes about an hour and a half from Tokyo to Nagoya by Tokaido Shinkansen Bullet Train, and about two and a half hours from Tokyo to Kanazawa via the Hokuriku Shinkansen Bullet Train. The major cities within the Chubu area are accessible within 3 hours from Chubu Centrair International airport.