Kamikochi opens for the 2011 season

Lederhosen-clad Japanese Alpen horn players? This is a sight you cannot find just anytime and anywhere even in Japan. You have to come to Kamikōchi in April to see the Kaizansai (Mountain Opening Festival). You are in for even more treats: you can see the traditional lion dance and to warm you up in the chilly spring breeze, you can taste sake blessed by the local priests.