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Introduction of Kamikochi

Kamikochi is a grand valley at the elevation of 1,500 meters formed deep in the Northern Japan Alps, where mountains over 3,000 meters high range. Renowned in Japan for its beautiful mountainous scenery, it is designated not only as the Chubu Sangaku National Park but also as a special place of scenic beauty and a special natural monument in Japan.

As a center of the development of modern mountaineering in Japan, it is the climbing base to Yari-Hotaka Mountain Range, which attracts countless alpinists.

Hotaka mountain

Natural history

Hotaka shrine and the boat festival

Kappa bridge

About Kamikochi

Kamikochi is a remote mountainous highland valley within the hida mountains range, in the western region of Nagano prefecture in Japan. It has been preserved in its natural state within Chubu-saga ki national park . It is designated as one of Japan’s national cultural assets , on the list special natural mountains and special place of scenic beauty.

Access map to Kamikochi

55 min from Matsumoto station by bus and just 25 minutes drive to one of the most beautiful mountains tourist area Kamikochi.You can use only public transportation bus and taxi from sawando bus terminal.



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