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Address: Kamikochi, Nagano Prefecture
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Breathtaking View

Visited the place in autumn in late October 2016. Arrived early by bus from Tokyo - approx. at 3AM in the morning. We started trekking at 7AM to see how grandeur the God-made view... read more

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the place in autumn in late October 2016. Arrived early by bus from Tokyo - approx. at 3AM in the morning. We started trekking at 7AM to see how grandeur the God-made view was! It was utterly amazing. Going there in autumn might be the best time as you'll be seeing the yellow-ish scenic view all over the place.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I went to Kamikochi, the crown jewel of the Japanese Alps. The scenic area is a basin at an elevation of 1500 metres. The Alps rise an additional 1500 metres from there, creating a stunningly gorgeous background. It is probably one of the most spectacular views I have seen.

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Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

My wife's first camping trip was here to Kamikochi. Although the campground was very crowded this is no doubt one of the best places for outdoor recreation. We woke up in the morning and the monkeys were in the trees right above the tent!

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1 Thank Matthew M
Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Achingly beautiful place to walk through for an afternoon. Formed from a volcanic mud flow I believe and due to the policy of asking tourists to take their rubbish home with them, it's wonderfully clean. Great if you want to relax and soak in a bit of fresh air and nature.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

The paths are easy to follow and you can walk for many hours to see the different lakes - tashiro ike, taisho ike and myojin ike. Immerse yourself in nature and take a moment to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. It was very cold when I visited in October so please dress up. If you are feeling fit, there are some... More 

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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Visited Kamikochi as a day trip from Takayama. Had a great day. The walking tracks are amazing. Scenery is surreal. Would loved to have spend a couple of days here walking the various tracks.

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Reviewed 9 November 2016

We started our day trip by bus from Hirayu Bus Terminal, the return bus fare is 2050 yen and it is valid for 2 days. We got off the bus at Taisho-ike Bus Stop, one stop before the Kamikochi bus Terminal. The crystal clear blue water of Taisho Pond forming the scenic mirror-like reflections of Mt. Yakedate. We passed by... More 

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Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Kamikochi area don't allow private car. Hence, you need to park your car near Sawando bus station and take a bus or taxi there (30 mins ride). There's 4 of us and hence is slightly cheaper to take the cab. One way to Kamikochi is 4,200 yen for taxi vs 1,250 per pax for bus. Our taxi driver offered us... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

Kamikochi itself has around 5 or 6 hotels and a tourist information point. It is a good set-off and end point for hiking in the area but is probably not worth more than a one night stay.

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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Kamikochi offers a lot of hikes that can suit every type of traveler, there are trails that are very easy and beautiful and trails that go up the mountain and suit more experienced hikers. There were a lot of resting places along the way.

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