Obuse

Enjoy gourmet treats, sake, traditional architecture and art in this rural town – a model of sensitive tourist development.

Matsumoto

Survey the mountains surrounding this friendly city from the donjon of Japan’s oldest wooden castle.

Kamikōchi

Climb Japan’s magnificent Alps from this beguiling alpine resort only accessible from April to November.

Takayama

Famous for its skilled carpenters, whose craftsmanship is evident in the town’s attractive merchant houses, shrines and temples.

Kanazawa

Refined city that’s home to verdant Kenroku-en and the cutting-edge vision of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art.

Gujō Hachiman

The August O-bon holidays are a great time to visit this charming castle town and dance the night away.

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