The Kamikochi Line
Access to alpine adventures
The Kamikochi Valley is in the heart of the Japanese Alps. It is only open to visitors from April to November. A relaxed family walk or alpine hiking for the more experienced, anything is possible. Access is well organized from Matsumoto with the Kamikochi Line or from Takayama by bus for a day trip or more.
alpico line starting from matsumoto
To preserve natural environment, private cars are restricted in Kamikochi area. Access is well organized from Matsumoto or Takayama for a day trip or more.
As the transport is non JR, the Japan Rail Pass is not valid on the Kamikochi Line.
Today you have many itineraries to discover the valley : from the Lake Taisho or the Kappa Bridge, you can walk along the Azusa River to Myojin Bridge or Tokusawa area ( tours from 2 hours to 6 hours).
Learn more about Kamikochi in the Japan Experience Guide.