Japan Alps Kamikochi Day Hike with Government-Licensed Guide

Kamikochi is a popular resort in the Northern Japan Alps, offering some of Japan’s most spectacular mountain scenery. With one of the most famous hiking paths in all Japan, we set foot there on our quest for traditional Japan.

Kamikochi hiking course along the Azusa River is well maintained and almost flat. This value-packed trail day hike with a government-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Japan Alps!

It is about 3.5 kilometres (2 miles) long and has only gentle elevation changes which takes around 2-4 hours to easy walk at a leisurely pace.

Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a four-hours tour that’s best for you!

Note*1: Nationally and State Licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
* Duration: 4 hours
* Starts: Matsumoto, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Kamikochi is a popular resort in the Northern Japan Alps, offering some of Japan’s most spectacular mountain scenery. With one of the most famous hiking paths in all Japan, we set foot there on our quest for traditional Japan.

Kamikochi hiking course along the Azusa River is well maintained and almost flat. This value-packed trail day hike with a government-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Japan Alps!

It is about 3.5 kilometres (2 miles) long and has only gentle elevation changes which takes around 2-4 hours to easy walk at a leisurely pace.

Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a four-hours tour that’s best for you!

Note*1: Nationally and State Licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.

Itinerary
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Pass By: Taisho Pond, Azumi Kamikochi, Matsumoto 390-1516 Nagano Prefecture

Taisho-ike Pond was formed by a volcanic eruption over one night in 1915.

Pass By: Pond Tashiro, Azumi Kamikochi, Matsumoto 390-1516 Nagano Prefecture

Located approximately midway between “Taisho pond” and “Kappa bridge”.

Pass By: Kappa Bashi, Kamikochi, Matsumoto 390-1516 Nagano Prefecture

It is a 36-meter-long suspension bridge spanning Azusa River.
You can have a panoramic view of majestic Japan Alps from here.

Pass By: Myojin Pond, Azumi Kamikochi, Matsumoto 390-1516 Nagano Prefecture

It is known as “a pond that God lives” and located by Hotaka Shrine.

Pass By: Hodaka Shrine Okumiya, AzumI Kamikochi MyojIn, Matsumoto Nagano Prefecture

Climbers visit here to pray for safety of climbing Japan Alps.