Excitement is in the Air as Kamikochi Prepares for Spring Opening

The opening of Kamikochi to the general public is now just aroud the corner.  After a long and quite snowy winter, staff of the park and local businesses are now busy preparing for the crowds who’ll be eagerly pouring out of the Kama Tunnel to cleberate the arrival of the new season just weeks from now.  It’s a big job for all involved, but with blue skies and picturesque mountains as the backdrop, you couldn’t ask for a nicer place to be spending the first days of spring.


Due to a lack of pictures and other media to illustrate this important time of year, this week’s blog will be shorter than usual.  One thing we can share is the opening dates for some of Kamikochi’s most popular lodgings:


IMPORTANT DATES:  Transportation to Kamikochi commences on April 17th and the official “Kaizansai” opening ceremony will be held on the 27th.  (


Gosenjaku Lodge: Friday, April 17th

Hotel Shirakabaso: Saturday, April 18th

Kamikochi Lemeiesta Hotel / Kamikochi Onsen Hotel / Kamikochi Nishi-Itoya Sanso / Taishoike Hotel: Saturday, April 25th

Kamikochi Alpen Hotel: Sunday, April 26th

Myojinkan: Monday, April 27th


Please note that the above is not a complete list of lodgings in Kamikochi.  However, all of the places listed offer discounts on the total cost of lodging for anyone who reserves by following the simple steps described on our homepage: https://www.kamikochi.org/special-offers


Frugal travelers will definitely want to take advantage of this offer!



We’ll be back next week with more up to date news on the upcoming Opening Ceremony and other points of interest.


Source of Information:


Gonsenjaku Lodge website: http://www.gosenjaku.co.jp