Kamikochi is closed for the season.
It will reopen next season on April 27, 2018.
Bus services from Matsumoto to Kamikochi are scheduled to begin on April 17, but not all facilities will open then (see here for details).
Please check the bus service website also for further details.
Kamikochi Official Site
Chubu Sangaku National Park in Nagano, Japan
We help people connect with nature and create lasting memories in the Northern Japan Alps.
Japan is full of beautiful contrast and lives in tension with itself. One of the most beautiful tensions hangs between the booming urban life in big cities and the rest of Japan where a large population live in harmony with nature, enjoying the seasons in rural Japan.
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The Journals are written by people who love Kamikochi and want to share their experiences with you.
2018 A Warm and Sunny Weekend Greets Early Vistors
2018 April 17th Early Opening Just Around the Corner
2018 Spring Mailbag: FAQ and important dates
2018 Shutter Chance! — Seven of Kamikochi’s top photo spots chosen by NPG
2017 Wintery Conditions Arrive ahead of Closing
2017 First Snow at Kappa Bridge
Located in the birthplace of the Japanese Alps, Kamikochi offers breathtaking views and access to your next adventure.
Kamikochi is part of an amazing park system offering great access to the great outdoors.
To tourists and mountain climbers: "Yakedake is an active volcano." The volcano is currently in an active state.
◆Current volcanic alert level: Level 1 (Potential for increased activity)
◆Please take extra precaution with the following:
・Check your equipment before climbing the mountain.
・Watch for gas and other emissions.
・If you feel something unusual, evacuate immediately.
To check for current information please visit:
- Matsumoto City & Yakedake Volcano Disaster Prevention Association