Chubu is the central region of Japan’s main island of Honshu, an area with such diversity of beautiful landscapes, rich culture, and incredible cuisine that it is nearly impossible to summarize in a few brief paragraphs.
For starters, Chubu boasts what is arguably the most beautiful and famous of all the views in Japan, those of Mt. Fuji. While Fuji-san itself is geographically split between Shizuoka Prefecture and Kanto’s Kanagawa Prefecture, many of its most picturesque views are from the nearby Chubu locations known as the “Five Fuji Lakes” 富士五湖 of Yamanashi Prefecture. This southern area of Chubu which contains Shizuoka, Yamanashi, and Aichi is well known for its agriculture, which includes green tea, fruits, and flowers. Yamanashi is also home to a wine industry that has been quietly thriving for over a hundred years.