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Kamikochi is a tranquil, peaceful and beautiful slice of Japan, with its stunning mountains, waterways and forests creating a perfect sense of calm. Hiking around here is an outdoor enthusiasts dream.

Kamikochi is one of the most sublime and sumptuous areas of Japan, with its raw natural beauty of pretty snow-capped mountains, lush green forests, mesmerizing waterways and its abundance of rich, vivaciously coloured leaves and flowers. Hiking around Kamikochi is as charming and delightful as it gets, and the landscape, scenery and terrain constantly takes the breath away. Take a pick from our selection of hiking trips in Kamikochi, and prepare to fall in love with the land of the rising sun!

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FAQs: Hiking in Japan

What should I know about Hiking Kamikochi?

Japan is a very clean and respectful society, so please do your best to minimize your waste and footprint that you leave behind.

Some of the hiking can be a bit difficult, so being in decent shape before undertaking a hike will be of great benefit.

Why should I choose Kamikochi for my Hiking adventure?

The Peacefulness

Kamikochi is listed as one of Japan's National Cultural Assets due to being a 'Special Place of Scenic Beauty', and it is easy to see why, as the gorgeous landscapes of tranquil forests and waterways contain an astonishing array of lovely flora and fauna, with rich colours and elegant scenery everywhere. It is the perfect place to disconnect and unwind from the modern world.

The Mountains

Kamikochi is nestled within the Hida Mountains of Japan, in which there are numerous mountains to hike and explore. These include Mt. Hotaka, Mt. Yari, Mt. Yake and Mt. Jonene, with each providing numerous hiking trails and yet more brilliant scenery to navigate and discover.

The Beauty

There are very few concessions to the modern world in Kamikochi, which has allowed the nature and vegetation to form and change at its own pace. This has resulted in the wide array of stunning settings within Kamikochi to maintain its beauty throughout the years, with the waterways remaining clear, the trees retaining their bold and rich colours, and the air remaining fresh and crisp. You will want to take your camera to this part of the world.

What can I expect from the weather during my Hiking trip in Kamikochi?

Very cold in Winter months, with temperatures rarely getting above freezing. Pleasantly warm Summers.

Which language is predominantly spoken in the Kamikochi region?


What currency is accepted around Kamikochi?

Japanese Yen

How can I get to Kamikochi?

5-7 hour bus/car from Tokyo, 1.5 hour train and bus from Matsumoto to Kamikochi.

What's the country code for the Kamikochi region?


When is the best time to travel to Kamikochi for Hiking?

April-November, to avoid the extreme cold of Winter.

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