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Kamikochi, Nagano Prefecture
+81 90-8902-3351
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Great Scenery

We caught a bus from the Hirayu Onsen / bus terminal. The bus ride was pleasant and got to see some... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great place to visit

For people into nature a must to do thing. The views are great. Many unique Japanese birds. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Kamikochi, Nagano Prefecture
+81 90-8902-3351
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We caught a bus from the Hirayu Onsen / bus terminal. The bus ride was pleasant and got to see some great scenery along the way, with an abundance of fresh water streams, waterfalls and tree covered mountain sides which had almost vertical slopes. As...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For people into nature a must to do thing. The views are great. Many unique Japanese birds. Lots of wild snow monkeys around. Was happy we did this trip during our Japan holidays.

1  Thank Natalia B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The scenery is kind of a small scale, if you have been to other countries like Germany, Australia, China - Kamikochi is just nothing... there are not many "tourist spots" in that area, so this place is kind of made-up as a must go place....More

1  Thank yeungali
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We caught a bus from Matsumoto that left at 1015 and arrived at 1200. I would suggest a pair of good walking shoes and maybe a spray jacket just to be on the safe side. The walk through the park is not difficult but at...More

1  Thank Linette P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're going to visit on a day trip from Matsumoto, it's best to hire a car then drive to the parking area and catch a taxi. It's pricey (but not that pricey). That way you get to make the most of the view, hiking...More

2  Thank James D
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Visited the place in autumn in late October 2016. Arrived early by bus from Tokyo - approx. at 3AM in the morning. We started trekking at 7AM to see how grandeur the God-made view was! It was utterly amazing. Going there in autumn might be...More

3  Thank Jo_Raymunda
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I went to Kamikochi, the crown jewel of the Japanese Alps. The scenic area is a basin at an elevation of 1500 metres. The Alps rise an additional 1500 metres from there, creating a stunningly gorgeous background. It is probably one of the most spectacular...More

2  Thank Iris C
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

My wife's first camping trip was here to Kamikochi. Although the campground was very crowded this is no doubt one of the best places for outdoor recreation. We woke up in the morning and the monkeys were in the trees right above the tent!

1  Thank Matthew M
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Achingly beautiful place to walk through for an afternoon. Formed from a volcanic mud flow I believe and due to the policy of asking tourists to take their rubbish home with them, it's wonderfully clean. Great if you want to relax and soak in a...More

1  Thank kevinchoi88
Reviewed 20 November 2016

The paths are easy to follow and you can walk for many hours to see the different lakes - tashiro ike, taisho ike and myojin ike. Immerse yourself in nature and take a moment to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. It was very cold when I...More

3  Thank sshao_3047
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hi everyone, Im planning to go to kamikochi, i will arrive at kamikochi at 09.05 and i will take the bus again away at 16.45 or 17.25 so is 7-8 hours enough to go from kapabridge to Myojin pound and then to go from MYojin pound back to kapabridge to than go to the south to taisho pound and then to go back to the bus terminal? Or is this plan to crazy? thank you!
20 April 2017|
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Response from 930nihalp | Reviewed this property |
Start from Taisho Pond, walk towards Kappabashi and then go to Myojin pond. Return path take the other side of the river and come to Kappabashi. Rest and take the return bus from the bus terminal. Time is enough.