Discover Kamikochi

From the Kappabashi Bridge some amazing views of the Hotaka Mountain Range can be seen. Easy walks to the Myojin Pond and the Taisho Pond offer some great vistas as well. For serious hikers, the regions around Kamikochi offer a wide array of hikes to enjoy. 

Things to see and do

Tours and Activities

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Getting around in Kamikochi

The easiest way around Kamikochi is a combination of car and walking, as the mountainous area is perfect for hiking, but some sights in the area might be to spread out to go about it without a car. If you decide to rent a car, it is advised to do so from the nearest airport in the vicinity. You can use our car rental widget in the FAQ menu below. 

Getting to Kamikochi

Nearest airport: 

The nearest and most convenient airport is Toyama Airport. 

  • by car: approximately 2 hours

 

Car rentals:

How long to stay in Kamikochi

We recommend staying here between one and two days.
 

Hotels in Kamikochi

Flights to Kamikochi

The nearest and most convenient airport is Toyama Airport. 

  • by car: approximately 2 hours

Seasonal information

Hiking:

The hiking season in this area typically runs from Spring until Autumn.
 

Winter sports:

Ski resorts in Japan typically run from January until April. Though this can differ from year to year, depending on the amount of snow.

  • Nomugitoge: click here for the most up-to-date information.

  • Blue Resort Norikura: click here for the most up-to-date information.

 

 

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