※Since Kamikochi is a highland located in a mountainous region at around 1,500m above sea level, the weather and temperature are usually unstable and changeable. It is highly recommended that you will wear or bring comfortable walking shoes, rain wear, umbrella, hat, sunglasses, and an extra jacket that you can wear and take off according to the temperature of the day.
※In June in Kamikochi, the temperature usually rises up to around 12 to 17 degree Celsius at noon. Wearing long-sleeved and thin shirts or sweater is recommended. Wearing short pants is not recommended at all.
※In July and August in Kamikochi, the temperature usually rises up to around 18 to 22 degree Celsius at noon. Wearing short-sleeved shirts or long-sleeved and thin shirts are recommended. In September, the temperature usually goes up to only 14 to 18 degree Celsius at noon. Wearing short pants is not recommended at all. In October, it goes up to only 10 to 13 degree Celsius at noon. It may snow from mid-October. Wearing sweater or coat is recommended. The temperature is usually lower than these averages in the case of cloudy or raining weather conditions.
※In a case of the closure of the roads to Kamikochi, you will have free time in Takayama instead, and the returning time will be 2 hours earlier than the scheduled time.
※The returning time may be delayed due to traffic congestion.
※Either USB charging ports or outlet is equipped on the bus.（There are some areas on the way where Wi-Fi may not be working.）
※This tour is operated by a Japanese tour guide in Japanese. For foreign visitors, English service will be provided or English speaking staff will be accompany during the tour. English and Chinese tourist information handout will be provided, too. In case English speaking staff accompanies you, the staff will give you the basic information such as meeting place and time, but not detailed sightseeing information.
※The customers cannot request any specific seat, and generally the foreign visitors will be seated at the back of the bus for convenience.
※Infant (0-1 year old) cannot participate as the seat-belt cannot be fastened securely and properly.
Enjoy the impressive mountain view in a beautiful resortKAMIKOCHI
Kamikochi is a special place of scenic beauty and natural monuments.Hodaka Mountain range towering at over 3,000 meters stretches through Nagano and Gifu prefecture.
Kamikochi is a remote mountainous highland valley with Azusa River, which is merged with melted snow.Kamikochi is welcoming approximately 1.2 million visitors every year.
The Chubu Sangaku National Park, Kamikochi, was introduced by an English man called Walter Weston. Kamikochi walking route is mainly flat and paved compared to other terrific Northern mountains.
Even though Kamikochi is a highland at heights of 1500 meters, you can enjoy hiking without special equipment.
Many flowers in various colors can be enjoyed in spring, fresh green leaves in summer, and colored larch in autumn.
This pristine landscape of Kamikochi was designated as both a "Special Place of Scenic Beauty" and "Special Natural monuments."
Introduction of Kamikochi Highlight spotsKamikochi is a highland at heights of 1500 meters, which is rare in Japan.
Let’s enjoy hiking with the view of Northern mountain ranges.
KAMIKOCHI POINT 01
Taisho Pond & Mt.Yakedake
Tranquility of Nature over 100 years
Taisho Pond (Taishoike) was formed in Taisho 4 (i.e.1915) when an eruption of Mt. Yakedake blocked Azusa River.
Back then, it was such a large pond so that it had been called “Azusa Lake” instead. However over the years, it was called “Taisho pond” and become one of the most popular scenic points in Kamikochi.
On the surface of the water, mountain ranges is reflected against the clear sky, with the view of the trees standing withered or being sunken over 100 years ago.
KAMIKOCHI POINT 02
A symbolic bridge merged with Nature
Kappa Bridge became widely known for appearing in a famous novel “Kappa” written by Ryunosuke Akutagawa.
Kamikochi is now a tourist landmark and harmonized with beautiful natural scenery.
Kappa Bridge is popular as a view point with a terrific view of the Hodaka Peaks, the Takezawa, and an active Volcano, Mt. Yakedake as the background.
Especially during summer holidays and in autumn, Kappa Bridge is quite popular with many visitors, which is described “Kamikochi Ginza”.
KAMIKOCHI POINT 03
Mysterious atmosphere surrounded by a coniferous forest
Myojin Pond is a pond consisting of a large pond and a smaller pond. By the edge of the ponds, a shrine Hodaka Jinja Okumiya, which is considered to be the general guardian of the Japanese Alps, stands peacefully.
The pond does not entirely freeze over even in the winter because underground water is always flowing from Mt. Myojin.
You have wonderful mirror reflections of the vastness of the clear sky.
This place is so magical, peaceful and very beautiful with a stunning pond placed with the large underwater rocks in Larch forest.
|Name of chartered bus company||Meitetsu Kanko Bus|
|Place of departure||Meitetsu Bus Center 4F, Nagoya Station|
|Tour guide||Japanese-speaking tour guide|
|Meal||Lunch:bento lunch box
*No alternative menu is available.
|The tour fee includes||Bus fare, bento lunch box, Wi-Fi, power outlet or USB charging ports, walking map
*No refunds for voluntarily skipped tour items.
|Tour Duration||Approximately 12hours 10minutes|
|Minimum number of participants
required for departure
The departure of tour is guaranteed with one person.
|Planning and Execution of Tour||MEITETSU KANKO BUS
member of the Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA)
Licensed Travel Agent under the Japan Tourism Agency, License No. 1857
Meitetsu Jingumae Station West Building 8F, 3-6-34 Jingu, Atsuta-ku,
Nagoya City, 456-0031