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Address: Kamikochi, Nagano Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 9089023351
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Such a beautiful sight!

A highly recommended place to visit. Start at Taisho Pond and behold the beautiful snow capped mountain and its reflection on the still clear water. The nature trail is easy to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A highly recommended place to visit. Start at Taisho Pond and behold the beautiful snow capped mountain and its reflection on the still clear water. The nature trail is easy to walk and thoroughly enjoyable.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walk around was ok but defiantly nothing overly special i don't see why people have given it such high ratings but in our opinion this place isn't really worth going out of your way for it is a long way and the bus becomes rather expensive to get here you have to come from Takayama to hariou onsen return... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

really nice location and pleasant quite easy hiking not strenuous, we spent a few hours here but would be better to stay longer or even a couple of days, really pleasant location

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not much of a nature person, actually. However, i was so amazed at the scenery here. It was raining a little bit. As a result, there were beautiful fogs away around the mountains. I am thinking about coming again in other seasons now.

Thank HungYi L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Kamikochi for 2 day 1 night. It's a beautiful place to be able to enjoy the nature with so many like-minded travellers. If you love nature, it's a place not to be missed. We stayed in the lodge of the Nishi-Itoya Mountain Lodge. There is only one room on the ground floor in the lodge. No bathroom... More 

Thank ConnieY
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely better than Tateyama alpine route in my opinion, although I encountered very bad weather in Tateyama and very good weather in Kamikochi. Trail walking in a nice open environment is definitely better than sitting through different transportation for hours. For people with rental cars, you must park at Hirayu or Sawando and take the shuttle bus to Kamikochi, this... More 

Thank Alex L
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kamikochi is absolutely stunning! I visited in End July, and the air was so fresh and cool in contrast to the summer heat in other areas of Japan. I started from the Bus Terminal and made my way to the Kappa Bridge, which was filled with Japanese tourists. After which, I hiked up to Myojin Pond. There are two routes... More 

Thank Jenahcoil
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the highlight of my trip to Japan. Absolutely beautiful. Very easy to walk around. I did it as a day trip from Takayama (the 7.50am bus) and returning around 4pm. It's a long day but thoroughly worth it. Do-able in trainers but hiking boots are probably preferable. My top tip is to get off the bus at Taisho... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Also called as Japanese Alps, Kamikochi offer hiking routes for all the visitors irrespective of age and skill. Mountain Hiking: 1. Yake-dake is beautiful active-volcano which can be hiked between 2-4hrs (one-way). 2. Mount Hotaka and nearby ones are for more experience hikers. Leisure Walk: Kappa-bashi bridge to Tashiro lake and Taisho lake offers wonderful along-river and through-forest walks. Both... More 

Thank kewal d
Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There is serious hiking/climbing to be had in the northern Japanese Alps, but the trails around Kamikochi are more of the nature walk variety- almost entirely flat, bathrooms available, hotels and restaurants nearby. The walk is about 5-7miles/12k depending on some of the choices you make and absolutely gorgeous when resplendent in autumn leaves. No personal vehicles are allowed, only... More 

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