Welcome to the very first edition of Chubu Weekender. sister mag to Tokyo Weekender, which has been keeping Tokyoites informed and entertained since 1970. CW covers all nine Chubu prefectures — Shizuoka, Yamanashi, Aichi, Nagano, Gifu, Niigata, Toyama, Ishikawa and Fukui — taking you on adventures through these often-overlooked destinations.

Encouraging New Perspectives

The overarching theme of this issue is “expect the unexpected” — a mindset we encourage when on the road, as it opens avenues that would otherwise be missed. Some of our best travel memories are from fortuitous encounters while waiting for a bus or train, joining locally organized tours, or even just wandering around on foot. So, set your biases aside and prepare for a new perspective on this diverse and thrilling region. You’ll find everything from tongue-in-cheek fun facts, to life-changing art installations and exquisite dining experiences across Chubu. We hope this issue will inspire you to embark on investigative journeys that yield delightful surprises along the way.

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