Each year, there are events held in the magnificent nature of Kamikochi.

This year’s lineup is listed below and includes festivals, ceremonies, and field trips.

Events Listing for 2024

  • Apr
    Kamikochi Opening Festival
    Every spring, about a week after Kamikochi opens to public transit, and official opening ceremony is held to offer prayers for safe passage through the mountains. Many gather at Kappa Bridge to observe the solemn Shinto rites as well as various forms of live entertainment later in the day.

    Location: Kappa Bridge
    Date: April 27
    Start Time: 10:50 a.m.
  • May
    Kamikochi Walk Rally
    Enjoy sightseeing in Kamikochi during the beautiful spring season while collecting stamps from locations around the park.

    Date: May 7 to July 5 (2019)
  • Jun
    Weston Memorial Festival
    This memorial event features Walter Weston, who introduced the beauty of Kamikochi to the world.

    Location: Tokugo Pass- Weston Relief
    Date: June 4 (Sat) & June 5 (Sun) (2022)
    Start Time: 10:00 a.m.
    - June 1 (Sat): Depart for Tokugo Pass
    - June 2 (Sun): Festival at Weston Relief
  • Oct
    Hotaka Shrine Boat Festival
    Held annually at Myojin Pond, the Boat Festival's main ceremony is actually performed on boats sailing across the pond itself. Prayers are offered in thanks for safe passage through the mountains and traditional Japanese music is played live. For anyone looking to mix a bit of culture into a visit to Kamikochi, it offers Shinto Ritual with a uniquely local flavor. The event also strikes an elegant balance between formal ceremony and the colorful pageantry on display in the decorative boats and the clothing of the participants.

    Location: Myojin Pond
    Date: October 8
    Start Time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Nov
    Kamikochi Closing Ceremony
    Location: Kappa Bridge
    Date: November 15
    Start Time: 11:30 a.m.