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Sightseeing in the Japanese Alps in Kamikochi

This video, titled "LEAP | Kamikochi (上高地) - Japan - UHD 4K," was released by Jonathan Teo.
It shows an aerial view of Kamikochi, a tourist resort area overflowing with natural beauty in Nagano Prefecture.

Kamikochi, located in Matsumoto City in western Shinshu, is a scenic, mountainous area situated at an elevation of approximately 1,500 meters above sea level.
The entire area makes up Chubu Sangaku National Park (中部山岳国立公園), and is a base for climbing the Hotaka Mountain Range (穂高連峰) and Mt. Yari (槍ヶ岳).
If you want to enjoy the beautiful scenery, plan a trip to Kamikochi and explore the mountain route!

Recommended Sightseeing Spots in Kamikochi

Image of Kamikochi, Nagano Prefecture
Photo:Kamikochi, Nagano Prefecture

After the opening of the mountain, many tourists flock to Kamikochi, which has a series of peaks that are coveted by alpinists, for the purpose of mountain climbing.
When climbing in Kamikochi, be sure to get your fill of the unique mountain scenery.
Kappa Bridge (河童橋), the symbol of Kamikochi, is a popular spot where you can enjoy a great view.

Be sure to also check out Taisho Pond, Myojin Pond, and Tashiro Pond, which are known for their natural beauty.
At 0:53 in the video, you can see the Azusa River glowing a cobalt blue.

Key Points to Remember When Visiting Kamikochi

Image of Kamikochi, Nagano Prefecture
Photo:Kamikochi, Nagano Prefecture

Kamikochi is a fun mountain for both beginners and advanced climbers.
If you're looking for a casual hike, consider planning a day trip.
The climate in the mountains can change easily, so be sure to suitable clothing when climbing in the Kamikochi area.
Also, be sure to bring maps, drinks, and emergency food in your luggage just in case.

Inns and Souvenir Shops at Kamikochi in Shinshu, Nagano

Image of a hot spring at an inn
Photo:A hot spring at an inn

There are a number of hot spring inns and tourist hotels in the area around Kamikochi.
After a day of hiking, we recommend staying at an accommodation with a hot spring to relax and rejuvenate.
There are also many tourist attractions nearby, including restaurants serving local gourmet food and souvenir shops.

Summary of Kamikochi, Located in Shinshu, Nagano

長Image of the scenery of Kamikochi, Nagano Prefecture
Photo:The scenery of Kamikochi, Nagano Prefecture

There are many scenic spots like the ones shown in this article's video, in Kamikochi.
Walking around while enjoying the unique mountain scenery is sure to leave you feeling refreshed.

To protect the environment around Kamikochi, personal vehicles are prohibited in and around the area.
Park your car at the parking lot in Sawatari before Kamikochi and use the shuttle bus to get there.

【Official Website】Kamikochi Official Website|Area Introduction


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Last Updated : Nov. 22, 2022
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