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Kamikochi Area

Kamikochi Area

Kamikochi is one the highlights of visiting Nagano, one that leaves a lasting impression on visitors. This stunning region is a natural basin nestled within the Chubu Sangaku National Park which preserves are near pristine natural environment intersected by hiking paths and without the interruption of private vehicles (which are prohibited).

 

Only open to the public from mid-April to mid-April (Japan’s “green season”) due to heavy snow in winter, the region includes a range of accommodation options from camping to high-end hotels. In total, there are approximately 20 options for accommodation in Kamikochi however due to popularity, finding accommodation during the high season can be difficult. Booking early is highly recommended and while popularity also equates to high prices, the experience of stargazing at night or your walks through this gorgeous landscape will be a highlight of your visit to Japan.

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Up to 4 hours from Snow Monkey Park

Take the Limited Express Shinano from Nagano Station to Matsumoto Station. Once there, transfer to the Kamikochi Line bound for Shin-shimashima Station and transfer to Alpico bus headed to Kamikochi.

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  • Kanbayashi Hotel Senjukaku

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  • Hotel Sunny Shiga

    Located directly across from the Takamagahara ski fields of Shiga Koge…
  • Hotel Grand Phenix Okushiga

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  • Nozawa Grand Hotel

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  • Shiga Kogen Area

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  • Hakuba Village Area

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  • Hakuba Goryu/47 Area

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  • Hakuba Cortina/Norikura Area

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  • Myoko Kogen Area

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  • Matsumoto Area

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  • Hotaka Onsen-kyo

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  • Kiso-Fukushima Area

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  • Obuse Area

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  • Iiyama & Madarao Area

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  • Toyama Area

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  • Takaoka Area

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  • Kusatsu Onsen Area

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  • Nagano City Area

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  • Nozawa Onsen Area

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  • Manza Onsen Area

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  • Gujo Hachiman Area

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  • Shima Onsen Area

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  • Minakami Onsen Area

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  • Kawaguchi Lake (Kawaguchiko) Onsen Area

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  • Hakone Onsen Area

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  • Unazuki Onsen & Kurobe Gorge Area

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  • Kanazawa Area

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  • Kaga Onsen Area

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  • Gero Onsen Area

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  • Okuhida Onsen Area

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  • Hirayu Onsen Area

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  • Ise Shima Area

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  • Kumano Hongu Area

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  • Asakusa Station Area

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  • Ryokan Chuokan Shimizuya

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  • Tokyu Rei Hotel

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  • Hotel Abest Naganoeki-mae

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  • Hotel Nagano Avenue

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  • Hotel Mielparque Nagano

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  • Chisun Grand Hotel Nagano

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  • Yoroduya

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  • Hotel Tsubakino

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  • Kokuya Ryokan

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  • Shibu Hotel

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  • Hotel Japan Shiga

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  • HOTEL ICHINOSE

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  • Yudanaka Yumoto

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  • Hotel Mount Shiga

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  • Chalet Shiga

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  • HOTEL IWASUGE

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  • Hotel Shirakabaso

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  • Sports Hotel Silver Shiga

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  • Hotel Takimoto

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  • SHIGANOYU HOTEL

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  • HOTEL KHULS SHIGAKOGEN

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  • SHIGA SKYLAND HOTEL

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  • HOTEL SHIGA SUN VALLEY

    Open the door, the gelaende is right there. Best place to dominate Shi…
  • Biwaike Hotel

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  • Shiga Grand Hotel

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  • Suzurikawa Hotel

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  • Diamond Shiga

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  • Hotel Sanraku

    The center of the ShigaKogen Ichinose. It is the most suitable for the…
  • KITA-SHIGA AREA

    With the Ryuoo Ropeway and the Sora terrace offering a beautiful view …

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