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Kamikochi Hiking

Outdoor Recreation & Leisure Travel Services

Note: This event has already passed.

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. 

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.

*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.


Cost: Adult/Youth/Child $57   (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.

Outdoor Recreation