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Address: Kamikochi, Nagano Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 9089023351

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One of the best natural views in Japan

It seems I have missed such a beautiful place to visit since so long in Japan. It is just amazing to be here, have a walk with beautiful river and through trees. I have taken... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Atsugi, Japan
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Atsugi, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It seems I have missed such a beautiful place to visit since so long in Japan. It is just amazing to be here, have a walk with beautiful river and through trees. I have taken train from Matsumoto to shin shimashima and then bus to Kamikochi. This place can only be visited by public bus. We had stops at Taisho-ike... More 

Thank VirendraYadav-2014
Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The village is at the bottom of a valley and the first 2 or 3 hours of hiking up the valley are flat, easy and pleasant but become boring. The real mountain environment starts after the Yokoo Sanso Hut, where the trail divides in two branches. The leftside valley leads to a classical mountain circus at the Karasawa huts. The... More 

Thank Pierre W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the 7:40am bus from the bus station in Takayama, and were hiking a bit before 9:30am. Get off at the 2nd to the last bus stop, Taishoke, and hike to Taisho Pond, and along the river to Kappa Bridge (the picture spot). From the main area, we did a loop course to Myosin Pond - an easy hike... More 

1 Thank Monica R
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is well worth taking the bus to Kamikochi. The views were unbelievably beautiful. The paths are easy to walk along and the visitor centers have lots of information about the local wildlife as well as information for hikers and mountaineers.

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

When we were there, the weather was so perfect - sunny and cool. We didn't sweat much even though we hiked more than 3 hours. The air was so fresh. The river water is very clear and blue. It was very cold. The view is so stunning and we took lots of photos and selfies. Don't miss this place!

Thank mwfwinnie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kamikochi is a beautiful Valley that has been compared with Yosemite national park. I think Yosemite is more beautiful, but Kamikochi comes close. Great for a day trip from Matsumoto. The trip to get there is quite expensive though. You have to buy a ¥4550 return ticket from Matsumoto station that takes you by train to foot of the mountainous... More 

Thank Maarten3058315
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful, clean air ... Great place to hike for all ages! I m most impressed by our fellow hikers - the Japanese hikers are so polite that they would greet each other along the way. I would recommend bringing the young ones here to appreciate not just the splendid scenaries but also to appreciate the fine behaviour of local people... More 

Thank wynsum
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kamikochi is a very popular touristic destination for Japanese people, but it is not as much popular for the foreign tourists, partly because their schedule is tight and they have no time to visit such a remote area. But it is really worth to visit, if you are a lover of nature. I can even say that it is a... More 

Thank Kimitaka S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited Kamikochi in autumn. Trees are amazingly beautiful and the contrast with the lake was beyond description... You should check it by yourself :)

1 Thank Kyoko Y
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Kamikochi is a valley in the Japan Alps and it is only accessible by bus or taxi. The bus trip from Takayama requires one change and takes about 1½ hours each way. The scenery along the walking track is superb. TIP: Get out of the bus at the second-last stop and then walk one way to the main tourist area.... More 

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