Kamikochi - uniquely Japan - uniquely alpine

Kamikochi will be closed on Nov. 15 for this season.
Some facilities will be closed earlier (see here for details.)
The trail to Mt. Yakedake will be closed during the winter season.
(See here for 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 lives in harmony with nature, enjoying the seasons in rural Japan.


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Experience a Deeper Japan - Kamikochi

Located in the birthplace of the Japanese Alps, Kamikochi offers breathtaking views and access to your next adventure.

Chubu Sangaku National Park

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: (Japanese) (English)

- Matsumoto City & Yakedake Volcano Disaster Prevention Association

Experience & Explore Kamikochi

Explore the road less traveled.
Experience the heart of japan.

Kamikochi is located on a great #RuralJapan route between Matsumoto and Takayama City. If you are looking to get away from the big city and explore the road less traveled, Kamikochi and its surrounding areas have much to offer.