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Kappa Bashi, Kamikochi

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Bridge Tourist Spot
Walk across the wooden suspension bridge of Kappa Bashi for spectacular scenery of mountain peaks and the rushing river below. In the heart of Kamikochi valley, the bridge also offers access to hiking trails that wind through the untouched forested scenery. Enjoy a vista of the magnificent Hotaka mountains from the 36 m (118 ft) long and 3 m (10 ft) wide bridge. Information and visitor centers are onsite, and a three-story cafeteria serves up refreshments in the tourist center. A visit to Kappa Bashi represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Kamikochi itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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  • Did the usual touristy thing and got photos and selfies on and near the bridge. A nice spot to sit and relax or walk around. The water running underneath it was quite amazing, absolutely crystal clear...  more »
  • IT is just a bridge in a picturesque village that is the setting off point for Alpine walking. I'm afraid it isn't spectacular in any way, although it is useful for crossing the river!  more »
  • Once you walk the 300 meters from the bus terminal (take the "river" not the "forest" path), you will arrive at the main juncture of the valley. Most tourist lodges are within a few meters and on both...  more »

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Where to stay in Kamikochi

Visitors to Kamikochi in want of a little luxury will need to book ahead. As a sought-after holiday destination that has resisted overdevelopment, Kamikochi offers a relatively small number of upmarket lodgings--just a few traditional ryokans in town, and others next to the hot springs across the mountainous terrain. Budget-conscious travelers have an easier time finding a place to stay, with some hiking lodges next to the rivers, as well as campgrounds.
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