Japan – Chūbu North-West (Niigata, Ishikawa, Toyama, Fukui, Gifu)

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What to do here
 
 World Heritage Sites
  • Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama
 Tentative WHS
  • The Sado complex of heritage mines, primarily gold mines (22/11/2010)
 Sights (Temporarily Reinstated)
  • Hōshi Ryokan
 Islands
  • Sado
 Borders
  • Japan (sea border/port)
 XL
  • Noto hanto (Ishikawa north)
 Cities of Asia and Oceania
  • Gifu
  • Kanazawa
  • Nagaoka
  • Niigata
  • Toyama
 Villages and Small Towns
  • Gifu: Shirakawa-go
  • Ishikawa: Wajima
 Airports
  • Komatsu (KMQ)
  • Niigata (KIJ)
  • Toyama (TOY)
 Railway, Metro, Funiculars, Cable Cars
  • Gifu: Mt. Kinka Ropeway
  • Gifu: Takayama Main Line
  • Gunma: Tanigawadake Ropeway
  • Niigata: Hakkaisan Ropeway
  • Niigata: Yahikoyama Ropeway
  • Shinhotaka Ropeway
  • Toyama City Tram Line
  • Toyama: Kurobe Cable Car
  • Toyama: Kurobe Gorge Railway
  • Toyama: Tateyama Ropeway
  • Toyamama: Tateyama Cable Car
 Museums
  • Fukui: Fukui Prefectural Museum of Cultural History
  • Gifu: Museum of Fine Arts
  • Gifu: Museum of History
  • Kanazawa: 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Kanazawa: Ishikawa Prefectural History Museum
  • Katsuyama: Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum
  • Niigata: City History Museum
  • Niigata: Northern Culture Museums
  • Toyama: Glass Art Museum
 Castles, Palaces, Forts
  • Gifu: Gifu Castle
  • Inuyama: Inuyama Castle
  • Maruoka: Maruoka Castle
 Religious Temples
  • Gifu: Shōhō-ji
  • Obama: Myōtsū-ji
  • Tajimi: Eihō-ji
  • Takaoka: Zuiryū-ji
  • Tsuruga: Kehi Shrine
 Festivals
  • Fuji Rock Festival
  • The Labyrinth
 Experiences
  • Bodhi Day
  • Capsule Hotel
  • Experience Sumo match
  • Noh theatre performance
  • Obon Festival
  • Onsen
  • Play/hear koto
  • Taste Fugu
  • Taste Sushi
  • Traditional meal while sitting
  • Tsukimi (Mid-Autumn Festival)
  • Wear Kimono
 Zoos
  • Sabae: Nishiyama Zoo
 Botanical Gardens
  • Toyama Botanical Gardens
 Waterfalls
  • Hannoki Falls
  • Shōmyō Falls
 Caves
  • Hida Daishonyudo
 Ski Resorts
  • Myoko Kogen
 Pedestrian Bridges
  • Ishikawa: Wagatani Suspension Bridge
 Open-Air Museums
  • Hida Minzoku Mura Folk Village
 Railway Museums
  • Niigata: Niigata Niitsu Railway Museum
 Vehicle Museums
  • Komatsu: Motorcar Museum of Japan
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