Central Highland (Japan)
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The humid continental climate of the region gives large temperature differences between summers and winters, and between days and nights. Precipitation is light throughout the year. The more northern and western portions of this region tend to experience heavy snow during the winter with lower daytime temperatures resembling parts of Northern Japan and Hokkaido more so than its neighbor prefectures.
The region is known for its various mountains and geological features, and is most well known for Mount Fuji, the tallest mountain in Japan.
- Mountain Ranges: Akaishi Mountains, Hida Mountains, Kiso Mountains, Yatsugatake Mountains
- Mountains: Mount Fuji, Mount Tateshina, Mount Yari, Mount Hotakadake, Mount Yake, Mount Norikura, Mount Ontake, Mount Akaishi, Mount Shirouma, Mount Asama
- Basins: Kiso Valley, Kofu Basin, Suwa Basin, Matsumoto Basin, Ina Basin, Ueda Basin, Saku Basin, Nagano Basin
- Plateau: Kirigamine, Sugadaira Plateau
- Lakes: Lake Suwa, Lake Aoki, Lake Shirakaba
- Rivers : Fuefuki River, Fuji River, Tenryū River, Kiso River, Shinano River
- Onsen: Kamisuwa Onsen, Bessho Onsen