Tokai | Nagoya
Shizuoka Prefecture, lovingly referred to be its residence as Japan’s Riviera, is home to the most iconic landmark of the nation, Mount Fuji. You can enjoy stunning views of Mount Fuji from almost anywhere in the prefecture and while you are in Shizuoka, why not try some of its delicious green tea. Moving westward from Shizuoka you come across Aichi Prefecture which truly is a mix between the old and the modern. At the heart of the prefecture lies its capital and Japan’s third largest city, Nagoya. For the history enthusiasts Nagoya Castle and the Tokugawa Art Museum will most likely be the first stop while automotive enthusiasts will easily enjoy a full-day exploring the various sights related to car manufacturer Toyota based in the city.
Whereas Aichi prefecture is relatively small, Gifu prefecture to its north is vast and encompasses a significant part of the areas valleys and mountain ranges. Located deep in the mountains surrounded by seemingly endless nature the historic villages of Takayama and Shirakawago are Gifu’s hidden treasures. Mie Prefecture is famous for Ise Jingu, Japan’s most sacred Shinto shrine as well as Iga Ueno with its long-standing history of training the best ninja in Japan.