Chūbu (中部地方; Chūbu-chihō) is the central region of Honshu, Japan's main island. It is located between Kanto and Kansai, and includes the major city of Nagoya as well as long Pacific and Sea of Japan coastlines, extensive mountain resorts, and Mount Fuji.
The region consists of the following prefectures: Aichi, Fukui, Gifu, Ishikawa, Nagano, Niigata, Shizuoka, Toyama, and Yamanashi.
Chubu has three major subregions: Tokai region in coastal area of the Pacific Ocean, Hokuriku region in that of the Sea of Japan, and Koshin'etsu region for the rest.
See also: Geography of Japan
, List of regions in Japan