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Address: Kamikochi, Nagano Prefecture
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Amazing Nature

Japan's most spectacular mountain scenery ; It is a part of Chubu-Sangaku National Park , Nagano Prefecture, Japan. The must see "Kappa Wooden Bridge Acorss Azusa River With... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Japan's most spectacular mountain scenery ; It is a part of Chubu-Sangaku National Park , Nagano Prefecture, Japan. The must see "Kappa Wooden Bridge Acorss Azusa River With Stunning Mt. Hokata As Wallpaper"

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We quite enjoyed the trip out to Kamikochi. The water is very clean. The mountains are nice, especially for those of us who never see snow at home. Enjoyed seeing the monkeys playing in the trees, in the wild.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Incredibly beauitful area. Breath-taking scenery. Cute frogs. Delicious apple pie. Lots of English information for tourists, the tourist centre staff were extremely helpful. There's even a library there to read about the history of the area. Very easy to access via bus from Takayama, the bus stops at Hirayu Onsen and you change over to a Kamikochi bus which is... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I first went in 2011 on a solo trip when I was 21, and now every time I'm remotely near this region of Japan I'd make it a point to go to Kamikochi. It's such an amazing feeling to go hiking here, views are spectacular - water is crystal clear, there are magnificent mountains in the background, and the scenery... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Kamikochi represents one of the rare occasions when local government acted in the interest of conservation over commerce. Many years ago all direct car traffic was banned to better preserve the environment. Access is only available now by one of the Kamikochi buses or taxi. Which brings up the first point to mention: access is a little tricky to Kamikochi... More 

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We took a scenic and interesting bus ride from Hirayu Onsen to Kamikochi on the day before the official opening of Kamikochi for the year. Being a Sunday, it was super busy with tour buses. The facilities near to the carpark were very nice and the scenery at the nearby bridge of the river with mountains in the background was... More 

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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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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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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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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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