TOKAI・HOKUSHIN'ETSU

TOKAI・HOKUSHIN'ETSU

TOKAI・HOKUSHIN'ETSU

TOKAI・HOKUSHIN'ETSU

TOKAI・HOKUSHIN'ETSU

TOKAI・HOKUSHIN'ETSU

TOKAI・HOKUSHIN'ETSU

TOKAI・HOKUSHIN'ETSU

TOKAI・HOKUSHIN'ETSU

TOKAI・HOKUSHIN'ETSU

"Tastes of JAPAN by ANA" is a regional vitalization project that collaborates with the different prefectures in Japan to present the Land of the Rising Sun in all of its diverse glory.
  • All Tokai Hokushin'etsu

  • Niigata

  • Toyama

  • Ishikawa

  • Fukui

  • Nagano

  • Gifu

  • Shizuoka

  • Aichi

  • Mie

All Tokai Hokushin'etsu

  • All Tokai Hokushin'etsu
  • Niigata
  • Toyama
  • Ishikawa
  • Fukui
  • Nagano
  • Gifu
  • Shizuoka
  • Aichi
  • Mie

The Tokai and Hokushin'etsu area is located where the Japanese archipelago divides into east and west. The area gets a marine culture from the Tsushima Current on the Sea of Japan coast and the Kuroshio Current on the Pacific Ocean coast. It also has a mountain culture created by its many peaks, such as the Japan Alps. There are many diverse ways to enjoy the region.

All Tokai Hokuriku shinetsu All Tokai Hokuriku shinetsu

Niigata Prefecture consists of four main areas: Joetsu, Chuetsu, Kaetsu, and Sado. It is also known for being a rice-producing region with many sake breweries. The prefecture also has a diverse variety of hometown dishes and local delicacies such as ramen and tarekatsu. There are also hot springs both in mountainous areas and in the plains.

Niigata Niigata

Toyama Prefecture is home to Toyama Bay, sometimes called a natural fish tank. Fish and shellfish reared in mineral-rich seas come up to shore here. In mountainous areas such as the Tateyama Mountain Range and Kurobe Gorge, the prefecture also has locations where you can enjoy the beauty of the natural scenery of water and greenery, such as the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route. There are also many hot springs areas, allowing visitors to enjoy the blessings of nature to the fullest.

Toyama Toyama

Ishikawa Prefecture is comprised of two regions, with the northern section referred to as the Noto Region and the southern section referred to as the Kaga Region. There is much for travelers to enjoy in Ishikawa, like streetscapes which have visitors getting a feel for the elegance of a castle town in the Kaga Domain, educational facilities like art galleries, a renowned seaside hot spring resort called Wakura Onsen, a hot spring town boasting four hot spring resorts called Kaga Onsen Kyo, and the sacred mountain Hakusan, where visitors can experience nature.

Ishikawa Ishikawa

Fukui Prefecture faces the Sea of Japan and has the Echizen coast in the east and Wakasa Bay in the west. The Tojinbo cliffs are famous for their spectacular scenery. Blessed with delicious delicacies such as Echizen crabs, Fukui is a place where you can feel the abundance of nature. There are also spots filled with a sense of adventures, such as relics like Maruoka Castle and a museum housing the most dinosaur fossils discovered in Japan.

Fukui Fukui

Nagano Prefecture is lined with mountains in the range of 3,000 meters high. The prefecture is divided into six main areas: Kita-Shinano, the Japan Alps, Higashi-Shinshu, Suwa, Kiso-ji, and Ina-ji. Each of them has many hot springs areas. Nagano also has a diverse food culture, with delicacies such as soba noodles, eel, Shinshu brand beef, and fruits. Breweries and wineries are also dotted about the prefecture.

Nagano Nagano

Gifu Prefecture has many renowned locations full of atmospheres, such as the World Heritage site Shirakawa-go Village of Gassho-style Houses and the townscape of Hida-Takayama. Gero Hot Springs and Okuhida Hot Spring Village are also famous. You can enjoy famous dishes such as Hida Beef and freshwater fish dishes, specialty crafts such as Mino Pottery and Mino Washi Paper, and unique Gifu culture such as watching cormorant fishing at Nagara River.

Gifu Gifu

Shizuoka Prefecture faces Mount Fuji, which has become a World Heritage site and has many natural blessings such as Suruga Bay and the Sea of Enshu. The prefecture's nature and history have created many famous places and cultural locations. Shizuoka offers a diverse range of attractions: Hamamatsu, known for the eels of Lake Hamana; Shizuoka City, famous for green tea; the port town of Yaizu; and Izu and Atami, famous locations for hot springs.

Shizuoka Shizuoka

Aichi has everything from big cities to areas of vast nature. Aichi prefecture can be broadly divided into three areas: the Owari area, the Nishi-Mikawa area, and the Higashi-Mikawa area. Each area has different cultures, local delicacies, and things to see. You can also enjoy a historical vibe at famous places that used to be the scene of devastating wars, such as Nagoya Castle and Kiyosu Castle.

Aichi Aichi

There's so much to enjoy on a trip to Mie Prefecture. There's an endless variety of things to do: Ise-Shima is home to the sacred Ise Jingu, Higashi-Kishu has some beautiful nature such as the Ancient Kumano Pilgrimage Trail, and the Hokusei area has plenty of amusement locations. You can also try touring castle towns and dressing up as a ninja in Iga, as well as enjoying Matsusaka beef and Sakakibara hot springs in Chunansei.

Mie Mie

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