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Kamikochi Hiking

Outdoor Recreation & Leisure Travel Services

Note: This event has already passed.

Depart: 3 a.m. / Return: 7 p.m.

Surrounded by the Japan Alps, Kamikochi is considered one of the most beautiful scenic areas in Japan. We are going to take you to a place that is difficult to visit on your own due to the conservation laws (POV restrictions). Our hike starts at Taishoike Pond that was created by the eruption of Mt. Yakedake. We will slowly walk on a promenade along Azusa River, enjoying the natural scenery of Taishoike Pond and its magnificent alpine plants; Kappabashi Bridge, a symbol of Kamikochi; and the mysterious pond of Myojinike.

*It is for all ages, however we do not recommend small children due to the long bus ride and strollers cannot be used on the hiking trails.
*Weather and temperature at the mountains are unpredictable. Please bring extra jacket and rain gear.
*Do not stray from the designated hiking trails. Do not go into the alpine areas and other restricted areas.

Wear: Hiking shoes, appropriate clothing for hiking, cap/hat.
Bring: Extra clothes, rain gear, hiking shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, towel, plastic bags for trash, water/snacks, coins (donation for toilet use), Yen for lunch or bring packed lunch and anything you may need.


Adult/Youth/Child $56 (Guide, Transportation included)

Registration Information

*In Person 
Stop by the Outdoor Recreation office, located in building 267! 

*Telephone 263-4671 
Give us a call Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.~ 7 p.m. or weekends from 8 a.m. ~ 5 p.m. We are closed for all U.S Federal Holidays.