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Kamikochi

Trip Planner Asia  /  Japan  /  Chubu  /  Nagano Prefecture  /  Kamikochi
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Things to do: nature, sightseeing, shopping
A seasonal resort town located in the highland valley of the same name, Kamikochi gives access to some of the most dramatic landscape of the Northern Japan Alps. The forests of birch and Japanese larch trees contain a wealth of nature walks, while the mountains of the area provide a number of challenging and scenic hikes for more adventurous visitors on holiday in Kamikochi. The town offers a handful of places to stay, stores, and restaurants, and can only be accessed by bus or taxi. Note that Kamikochi closes between November and April each year. Plan your vacation with our Japan tour planner and discover the best things to do in Kamikochi.
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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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