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Kamikochi

Japan's most spectacular mountain scenery attracts 1.2 million people annually.

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Mountain

Kamikochi offers one of Japan's most spectacular mountain sceneries. Its magnificent landscape is designated as a Special Natural Monuments along with Special Places of Scenic Beauty. Walter Weston, a British Anglican missionary praised Kamikochi in his writing “Mountaineering and Exploration in the Japan Alps” in 1896 which made Kamikochi an internationally well-known mountain area.

Its well-kept trails look out upon a range of mountains with a height of three-thousand meters, like Hotaka mountain. As the Kamikochi area is one of the entrances for hikes to Mt. Yarigatake, there are many serious climbers around with large backpacks. If you’d like to enjoy this beautiful nature in a more relaxed way, the well-maintained trail walk from Taisho Pond to Kappa Bridge is recommended.

The area closes from Mid-November to the end of April and private cars are not allowed throughout the year. This provides for an environment of rich animal life and vegetation, well preserved with clean water and air.

The majestic mountains, beautiful ponds and marshlands, and the tranquil sounds of the crystal river change depending on the weather and the time of day.

Highlights

  • Beautiful nature and spectacular views of 3000m mountains.
  • Some well-maintained trails make it easy to stroll around.
  • In bad weather, the trails can get muddy, so choose proper shoes.
  • There are also hotels, hot springs and campgrounds in the area.

Photos

  • View from Taisho Lake

    View from Taisho Lake

  • View from the open field of Weston Park

    View from the open field of Weston Park

  • Clean air and water

    Clean air and water

  • Japanese azalea

    Japanese azalea

  • Starflowers

    Starflowers

  • The Autumn foliage is unforgettable

    The Autumn foliage is unforgettable

Reviews

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  • 陳錦玉

    夢想已久的地方,走了一段非常遠的路,看到這麼美的風景一切都很值得。

  • 何婉瑜

    到上高地一般都是從大正池開始散策,經過田代池到河童橋,體力夠好的話可以繼續往裡面走到明神橋。

  • Yi Huang0901

    餐廳的選擇性很少!
    都已經是世界級的旅遊勝地,相關配套應該要做好。

  • 王隆佑

    沒有親臨現場,真的感受不到有如畫中般美景!

  • Greeny NY

    上高地附近白骨溫泉很不錯,略呈現乳白色的溫泉,洗完身上的味道會持續個幾天!

  • 陳佳祐

    一年四季不同風光都很美,還能看見猴子🐒

  • Hollin_A_A_A

    遠離都市的吵雜喧鬧,享受著神賜予大自然美麗環境。

  • Wai Wai Wim

    車子可以直接開到裡面停車場,從停車場走到河童橋一下就到了。

  • 茜茜922

    要安排一整天時間在這,因為真的太美了,美景令人捨不得離開,附近平湯溫泉住宿一晚也很棒

  • Gayetri0603

    上高地剛開放的時候,沿著河床走都還看得到殘雪,偶爾也有野生母猴帶著小猴出來找食物吃,是很自然原始的環境。

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Details

Name in Japanese
上高地
Postal Code
390-1516
Address
Azumikamikochi, Matsumoto City, Nagano
Tel
0263-95-2433 (Kamikochi Information Center)
Admission
Free
Regular Holidays
None
Hours of operation
None specified
Access
One hour bus ride from Shin-Shimashima station on Matsumoto railways.
Official Website
Official Website (English)