The Chūbu region of Japan is home to a vast array of extraordinary sights and sensations. Visit the incredible Five Lakes District where you will witness some of the most breathtaking natural sites in Japan. Look up and gaze at the iconic sight of Mt. Fuji’s snow-capped peak before travelling on an unforgettable ascent 2,300m up the mountain.
Head north and step back into another era when you visit Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This bastion of tranquillity is populated with traditional minka homes, distinguished by their striking gassho-zukuri wooden roofs, typical of 17th century settlements in this region.
Kanazawa is where 99% of Japan's gold leaf is produced. Here you’ll get to meet a local artist, who’ll join you to reveal the mysteries of this sophisticated and lucrative craft and its application. Visit the historic Nagamachi district and walk its tapering lanes while admiring the old and beautifully preserved samurai houses.
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