Discover Kamikochi

Discover the captivating beauty of Kamikochi, a highland valley in the northern Japanese Alps. From the iconic Kappabashi Bridge, marvel at the panoramic views of the majestic Hotaka Mountain Range. Enjoy leisurely walks to the serene Myojin Pond and Taisho Pond, where you'll be greeted by stunning vistas. For avid hikers, the northern Japanese Alps offer an array of challenging trails amid breathtaking scenery, making Kamikochi a true paradise for outdoor enthusiasts.

Things to see and do

Tours and Activities


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


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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