Hiking & Japan Alps Area
Hiking in the Japan Alps & Kamikochi (late Apr to Nov 15)
See the reflections of the surrounding scenery on the surface of Taisho Pond's pristine water.
Kamikochi's most popular spot where you can grab a bite to eat and take in the beautiful view from the bridge.
While you're at it, try the salted-grilled char at Kamonjigoya.
Kamikochi Bus Terminal
Depart at 3:35 PM
Shirahone Hot Springs
Shirahone is a well known hot spring area in the Alps, near Kamikochi. The milky white water is supposed to be good for ... [Read more...]
* Spend a night here.
Depart at 8:25 AM
Norikura Highlands is a large plateau surrounded by nature and mountains east of Mt. Norikuradake (3,026 m), which is th... [Read more...]
From May to June, you can take a bus to see the big snow walls and during summer, you can walk around the flower meadow at the top of Mt. Norikuradake. Afterwards, you can either go to Takayama or back to Matsumoto.