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Address: Kamikochi, Nagano Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 9089023351
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Kamikochi In Late Autumn

We visited Kamikochi in late autumn, 11 November 2015. Even in late autumn the view still breathtaking.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We visited Kamikochi in late autumn, 11 November 2015. Even in late autumn the view still breathtaking.

Thank Kasumad
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74 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

If you want to explore the natural beauty of Japan, a half day tour of Kamikochi national park from either Matsumoto or Takayama is a must. We went there when the trees were quite dry post autumn. Even then the mountains in the backdrop of the beautiful clear and blue river flowing by is a wonder. Be ready for a... More 

1 Thank Sayantan G
Singapore, Singapore
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77 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

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.

1 Thank maskgal
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

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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1,625 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

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

3 Thank swift314
Taipei, Taiwan
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250 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

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 Bestlambert
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

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 November 4, 2015

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 

1 Thank Alex L
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

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 

1 Thank Jenahcoil
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

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 

1 Thank jeffpeters

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