Japanese Alps and Chubu Region Budget Travel Guide

The Japanese Alps have some of the best hiking, snowboarding and skiing in the world. It’s clean, safe and cheap if you plan ahead. There are also plenty of interesting things to do besides these activities, such as visit shrines, temples and castles.

Things to see and do



There are listings on each place’s page, but it’s generally cheaper to stay in the big cities or tourist destinations.  These are Matsumoto, Nagano, Nagoya, Takayama and Hakuba.


It’s cheaper to get here via the main cities of MatsumotoNaganoTakayama or Hakuba.