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Kamikochi’s Kappa Bridge area

Kamikochi's Kappa Bridge area
Status
Fallen
Last Updated:Nov 26
Best Time to See
Oct 12 - Oct 22
  • Kamikochi

    Kamikochi

    WALK
    You can hike to Kamikochi from Shimashima via the Tokugo Pass (10-12 hour).
    TRAIN
    松本駅からは路線バスかタクシーにて。あるいは、松本電鉄上高地線で約30分の新島々駅で下車、路線バスかタクシーにて。
    BUS
    Take the Matsumoto Dentetsu Kamikochi Line train from Matsumoto Station to Shin-Shimashima (30 min), followed by a bus ride to Kamikochi (60 min). There are also two direct buses a day to Kamikochi from Matsumoto Bus Terminal (90 min). See the timetable here.
    CAR
    The road to Kamikochi is closed to private cars just below the last tunnel at Sawando. You can park your car at Sawando for 500 yen a day, and catch a bus or taxi into the park. The parking outside of Kamikochi is about 50 minutes by car from Matsumoto Station.
    TAXI
    松本駅、新島々駅、沢渡駐車場からタクシー。
    OTHER
    You could also opt to ride your bike into the park. Unfortunately, between the car and Kamikochi is a long, dark, steep, ascending tunnel where buses will rush by you. This can be a very unpleasant experience. However, once out of the tunnel you will be treated to some of the most amazing mountain views in Japan.
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