Update and Clarification Regarding Access to Kamikochi from Tokyo

Good evening.

It has come to our attention that some of our readers have cancelled travel plans based on some of our earlier posts regarding access to Kamikochi from Tokyo.

Please note the following updates:

  • The expressway between Tokyo and Matsumoto is now operating normally. That means that highway buses are also operating on their usual schedule.
  • Regarding trains, the JR Chuo Line is also operating, though the popular Azusa limited express is still out of service and expected to remain that way until the end of the month.

We wish you all safe and enjoyable travels.