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Kamikochi

Address: Kamikochi, Nagano Prefecture
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Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Kamikochi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Hiking trails, Mountains, National Parks, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Hiking trails, Mountains, National Parks, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks

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Thailand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I have visited Kamikochi by myself with the bus. The view is stunning. I went there in Nov which is season change. The leaf turns to red. Such a beaufitul view. I enjoy trekking for 1.5 hour to walk from location to location. Enjoy the nice whether and beautiful view. I sat there and watch the mountain for an hour.... More 

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We spent the morning hiking the big loop in kamikochi. It was just spectacular...and it was rainy and cold. Can't imagine if it would have been sunny what the Japanese alps would look like! We came in on the 6.30am train from Matsumoto ( its 4500 yen for round trip for the 1/2 hr train ride and 1+ hr bus... More 

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Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
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108 reviews 108 reviews
20 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Perfect daytrip from Matsumoto or Takayama (or why not spend a few nights here?). Plenty of options for hiking, from easy 2 hours strolls to more strenusous hikes. We went during autumn, and were treated to some fantastic scenery with brightly coloured leaves livening things up.

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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I very much enjoyed my visit to Kamikochi. The environment seems relatively pristine and untouched and is a great way to take in the beautiful scenery of the Japanese Alps. It is also a great place for visitors who are not interested in strenuous hikes as there is a lovely flat walk alongside the river that can be enjoyed by... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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50 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

visited here on the last week of oct, expecting to see the autumn foliage, but i guess we were too late as we didn't manage to see much. however, i must say that the hike was pleasant with beautiful streams and mountains along the way.

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Kuala Lumpur
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We went on the official opening day for the season ( 26 April) and thus, there was a large crowd. We took to early bus from Hirayu onsen station to Kamikochi. It was a beautiful spring weather with views of beautiful snowcapped mountains. A pleasant walk. In some places, there was snow walls (3 ft high). Wish we could stayed... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Visited here with my husband after Matsumoto Castle. It is beautiful and calm sanctuary where I would like to keep secret. I hike for a few hours from Taisho pond to Kappa bridge slowly. The place keeps a beautiful nature, and it is easily accessible from Matsumoto.

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Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

First of all let me say that I live 30 minutes from the Canadian Rockies so when it comes to mountain views I suppose I'm spoiled...having said that we were a little let down to be honest. Don't get me wrong, it's a beautiful area and the water is crystal clear, but the mountain range itself is not awe inspiring,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I loved this area so much. Obviously it was so safe, because well it is Japan, but besides that, the views are incredible. Beautiful mountains, streams, monkeys and other nature just walking distance from the bust stop. I stayed 2 nights, wish I had stayed 3. I am not an experienced hiker (there are experienced and longer paths) so I... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

To preserve nature and clear air, it is prohibited use regular auto mobile,except taxis,, and limited bus, only hybrid ones can access there. Even taxi and hybrid bus can't access there in night time. There is a gate to keep the rule and there are gate keepers who standing in front of the gate. Thanks the rule, you can breath... More 

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