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one of the top sites in Kamikochi

. On the right time of the day ,you can see the mountain reflection in the blue water. the pond is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Netanya, Israel
Pleasant hike from Taisho Pond to Kappa Bridge

It was a typical fall weather day with intermittent rain when we embarked in the morning from... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2018
Michael O
Vancouver, Canada
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Azumi Kamikochi, Matsumoto 390-1516, Nagano Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

. On the right time of the day ,you can see the mountain reflection in the blue water. the pond is quite big and close to the bus stop.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank HTamari
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

It was a typical fall weather day with intermittent rain when we embarked in the morning from Matsumoto to Kamikochi. Took the train to Shin-shimashima and from there the bus to Kamikochi. Disembarked at Taisho Pond and started our walk towards Kamikochi bus center/Kappa Bridge....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Michael O
Reviewed November 5, 2018

This is a beautiful pond, definitely worth a visit. But the whole Kamikochi area is otherworldly, so that I wouldn't rank this the most spectacular. Don't get me wrong, though, it's still nice and charming, esp in the autumn colour season.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jaylowe
Reviewed November 3, 2018

I have bought bus return ticket, so I start from this pond. There is a washroom. This place is very beautiful and the landscape is the best. I wish I had stayed overnight here. From here, walking to the Tashiro pond is very easy. On...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chivory
Reviewed October 13, 2018

The area is quite small for tourists, luckily, there weren't many when we went there. It was quiet and we were able to enjoy the view. There is a nearby restaurant and that's about it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 26_KatYa_26
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

We rode a bus to Kamikochi and got out at Taicho pond as recommended by many reviews. The water was so still that the reflection of the mountains was so beautiful. After looking back at all the photos I took at Kamikochi, The photos at...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank asdaSap
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Absolutely beautiful and breathtaking! You can easily spend 5-6 hours in Kamikochi. Taisho Pond is the first Alpico bus stop of Kamikochi. You may get off from this stop and walk all the way to the Kamikochi Visitor Center (Kappa Bridge). For us, we got...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Mic C
Reviewed August 9, 2018

The water is so clear that you can see the bottom of lake. Moreover, if you have time, you must row a boat in the lake. The experience of rowing a boat there will be memorable.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank SolonLeung
Reviewed June 26, 2018

I had heard a lot about Taishoike so I had a high expectation. We walked from the Kamikochi bus terminal to Taishoike and walked back. The walk on both way, on either side of the river, was very nice, but when I got to Taishoike,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Pengapa
Reviewed June 10, 2018

I stayed at the Gosenjaku Hotel there are many walks you can do , walking to Taisho pond is one of them. The walk follows the Azusa river , it is not difficult or strenuous , a great way to spend a few hours.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank BluePete
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May 23, 2016|
Response from shihok556 | Reviewed this property |
I think it isn't impossible, but hard for your mother. You can take off the bus at last stop,near by KAPPA-BASHI.There is a beautiful walk along the river. You can enjoy them, using whellchair.
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